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The Only Suspect


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About The Book

From the internationally bestselling author of The Other Passenger and The Heights comes a new explosive thriller about obsession and deadly secrets.

There’s the obvious story. And then there’s the truth.

Alex lives a comfortable life with his wife, Beth, in the leafy suburb of Silver Vale. Fine, so he’s not the most extroverted guy on the street, he prefers to keep himself to himself, but he’s a good husband and an easy-going neighbour.

That’s until Beth announces the creation of a nature trail on a local site that’s been disused for decades, and suddenly Alex is a changed man. Now he’s always watching. Questioning. Struggling to hide his dread...

As the landscapers get to work, a secret threatens to surface from years ago, back in Alex’s twenties when he got entangled with a seductive young woman called Marina, who threw both their lives into turmoil.

And who sparked a police hunt for a murder suspect that was never quite what it seemed.

It still isn’t.

About The Author

Johnny Ring

Louise Candlish is the internationally bestselling author of fifteen novels, including The Other Passenger, The Heights, and Our House, which won the Crime & Thriller Book of the Year at the 2019 British Book Awards. It is now a major four-part TV drama starring Martin Compston, Tuppence Middleton, and Rupert Penry-Jones, available to stream on CBC Gem. Louise lives in London with her husband and daughter. Connect with her on Twitter @Louise_Candlish, Facebook @LouiseCandlishAuthor, and Instagram @LouiseCandlish.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (April 18, 2023)
  • Length: 432 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781668022238

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Raves and Reviews

“The best Louise Candlish novel yet.”
LISA JEWELL, New York Times bestselling author of The Family Remains

“I loved The Only Suspect: a heady dose of mid-’90s nostalgia, with trademark whiplash twists and satire. Louise Candlish has surpassed her own, always-high standards. Quite possibly her best yet.”
SARAH VAUGHAN, internationally bestselling author of Reputation and Anatomy of a Scandal

“I was sucked in from the beginning, hooked and hoodwinked. A masterclass in psychological thriller writing.”
DIANE JEFFREY, USA Today bestselling author of The Couple at Causeway Cottage

“An incredible page-turner . . . An absolute must-read. Get this on your 2023 wish list.”
B.A. PARIS, New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author of The Prisoner

“Completely addictive and devilishly clever—the queen of the killer twist strikes again!”
T.M. LOGAN, #1 bestselling author of The Curfew and The Holiday

“A nerve-shredding plot that kept me guessing to the finish. Another triumph!”
FIONA BARTON, New York Times bestselling author of Local Gone Missing

“I absolutely adored The Only Suspect. Tightly plotted and brilliantly written with twists so perfect they made me gasp out loud on more than one occasion. The story was so tense I couldn’t stop turning the pages, desperate to know the outcome. My favourite Louise Candlish book so far. Highly recommended.”
CLAIRE DOUGLAS, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Girls Who Disappeared

“A heady pleasure from the very first page. It's both a page-tearing mystery and a pitch-perfect ’90s period piece. Shimmers with mystery, tension, and dirty glamour.”
ABIGAIL DEAN, Sunday Times bestselling author of Girl A

“A twisting, seductive, ingenious thriller from the consistently brilliant Louise Candlish. I’m a huge fan.”
CHRIS WHITAKER, award-winning author of We Begin at the End

“I'm blown away by how good it is. A gripping tale of love, secrets, and deception—it's the best psychological thriller I've read in a long time.”
MARK EDWARDS, #1 bestselling author of No Place to Run

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