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Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling author of Our House, winner of the Crime and Thriller Book of the Year Award.

It all happens so quickly. One day you're living the dream, commuting to work by riverbus with your charismatic neighbour Kit in the seat beside you. The next, Kit hasn't turned up for the boat and his wife, Melia, has reported him missing.

When you get off at your stop, the police are waiting. Another passenger saw you and Kit arguing on the boat home the night before, and the police say that you had a reason to want him dead. You protest. You and Kit are friends - ask Melia, she'll vouch for you. And who exactly is this other passenger pointing the finger? What do they know about your lives?

No, whatever danger followed you home last night, you are innocent, totally innocent.

Aren't you?

©2020 Louise Candlish (P)2020 Simon & Schuster UK

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Oh wow what a great yarn

This was marvellous I truly loved it. She’s a great writer Louise Candlish.
And Steven Mackintosh is a mighty narrator. I couldn’t put it down. Haven’t been able to stop. More please Louise.

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Exceedingly slow but satisfying

Took an age to get through but enjoyable. Solid performance. Few nice twists and turns

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Intriguing story

Overall I enjoyed the story although I found Jamie to be annoying at times. An interesting twist at the end. The narrator's performance was very good.

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Narrators saliva swallowing disgusting

Couldn’t really focus on this story due to the continued mouth and saliva noises from the narrator that I found utterly disgusting. Totally surprised this audiobook got published as the production quality was appalling,

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Terrible narrator

Barely made it to the third chapter. The narrator makes constant saliva filled breaths and pauses and the sound was sickening.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-12-2020

Great story, struggled slightly with the narrator

The Story was great, another hit by Candlish. I struggled a bit with the narrators swallowing habit while reading but he did the voices and inflections really well.

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  • M. Bourke
  • 26-07-2020

Why can I hear every saliva swallow?

This is an amazing story. Gripped me from the get go

The problem is you can constantly hear the narrator swallow saliva. It is very very distracting.I
I don't know if it's a problem with microphones but it really detracts

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  • greygirl
  • 04-08-2020

Narration flaw

I enjoy Louise Candlish books & was looking forward to this.
Story was good, although I didn’t like the lead character. Plenty of twists, even when you guessed some elements- it was still groping.
However the narration was flawed with persistent swallowing noises, saliva & odd & loud breaths being taken within phrasing. It really spoiled the book/story - once you are aware of it, you can’t ignore it- it was horrible - I persevered to the end but felt this shouldn’t have gone out in this state. I listen to a lot of audible books, but there was no way there was any quality control undertaken on this recording.
Disappointing & distracting on a good story.

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  • 23-07-2020

Masterful & mesmerising-even the twists had twists

I have been a fan of Louise Candlish for years and I have to say her books just keep getting better and better and better - this latest one is sublime.

Great characters, fascinating insight into the housing crisis in London and what it is like to live and work in the capital, wonderful images of the Thames and commuting on the river bus ..... romance, the fragility of relationships living in a survielled society with a phobia and OH THE PLOT!

A plot of plots, so tightly wound it had you sitting back thinking where it is all going but enjoying the ride and then ... suddenly you are thrown ... and thrown again and again until you do not know what is what and feel very foolish for having thought you knew what was going on.

Love Louise Candlish's writing as there are never any annoying plot holes or niggles - nothing left that is not bolted down or squared away - really intelligent, ingenious and addictive storytelling, no cliches, no gore or revelling in gritty, dark, upsetting details of crime - no lazy and horrible shortcuts like pets being killed to signify danger lurking just right riveting, twisty thrilling and compulsive reading with the Thames positively thronging with sneaky red herrings.

Hats off - I cannot find even one small flaw in this book.it was seamless and sensational - I am so hoping we do not have to wait too long for the next as I have so adored and devoured the last four.

Even my husband was caught up in this one and asked for the low down on what the latest news on what was happening in the book every day and was disappointed if I had not got very far since the last recap and pronounced it brilliant - it is not his genre at all, so high praise indeed.

I was kind of expecting a female narrator and it took me a while to get into it, but soon I was thinking it was genius casting as Steven Mackintosh really did make his character Jamie come alive,

I just finished this last night and I will so miss my daily commutes via River Bus and my many drinks in the Hope and Anchor and The Mariner not to mention the wicked plotting, heartbreaking betrayals, devilish deeds and double dealing ..... ahhh if only every thriller could be so thrilling and superbly written!

See, I knew I could not get through a review without one small gripe!

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  • Meli Novelli
  • 27-07-2020

Great story, let down by narrator

Very well written, with lots of unexpected twists and turns. But the narration was distracting. I could hear the narrator swallowing and all kinds of other mouth noises. It kept taking me out of the story. I had to simultaneously play a noise sound app to cover it up, which helped a bit. It's a pity we didn't switch to the pov of other characters, with all the twists and turns I would have loved to really get in the minds of Melia and Claire. I found Jamie to be rather boring and hard to sympathize with. Overall, enjoyable.

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  • "patto89"
  • 28-12-2020

Narrator needs a glass of water

Struggled to get to the end of this because the narrator makes too many mouth noises, he sounds like he really needs a glass of water and I found it too distracting. You can hear every time he swallows Story is interesting enough but I didn't find any of the characters likeable or really care what happened to them.

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  • Alice Oliver
  • 14-12-2020

Not a bad book but too much swallowing and lip smacking

I listened to the whole book, the story was alright overall, nothing to rave about but not terrible. What was terrible was the fact that the narrator’s swallowing was incredibly audible and really really detracted from the story and made me feel really uncomfortable. Honestly I’m surprised I made it to the end of the book because of this!

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  • 11-07-2020

Intricate & Complex

My second Louise Candlish book and she has not disappointed. Good narration for a story that kept me intrigued and listening right to the end (and not bored for 1min).

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  • Eliza
  • 09-10-2020

Awful

I seriously disliked this book. Having said that, I've given it two stars for the plot, which is just interesting enough to hold your attention, though the holes and incongruities in it began to be apparent very early. The characters are dislikable, the main protagonist in particular - I think he is supposed to represent some sort of colossus of evilness, but it really doesn't come off. He comes across more as an ineffectual, whingeing bore. Highly unlikely that such a man could have retained the love of the dynamic woman Claire who is is his partner. Melia, the villainess of the piece, is just ridiculous from the start, and so is her affair with the miserable hero. A goddess such as she is described would never look twice at such a man, not even for nefarious purposes. So no willing suspension of disbelief for. me, then. But the true killer was the narration, which was just vile. The reader waxes loud and soft and if you're listening through headphones, as I do, it is soooooo frustrating to have to keep fiddling with the volume controls. Even so I missed a lot of the dialogue as he shifted from whisper to bellow. The narration was just appalling in every other respect. An irritating voice, irritating accents that wavered and changed mid-speech, and irritating fluctuations in pace. I will be returning this book.

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  • Sararara
  • 13-07-2020

A Room of One’s Own

A twisty tale exploring the sense of entitlement held by various unlikeable Londoners.
It’s a world where square footage is the measure and currency of status but is seldom earned.
Clever plotting but, despite several whopping great twists, it’s actually quite slow for the most part.
Fun read (and superb narration) but I’m not sure which character I would hate to be trapped in a confined space with least.
So glad there are some books being published/recorded again after the lockdown drought.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-12-2020

Great book

really enjoyed this book. great story and characters. the narrator's mouth sounds are very loud and off putting at times but I was able to ignore after awhile

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