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The Other Passenger

Narrated by: Steven Mackintosh
Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
4 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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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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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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  • Podenco Fan
  • 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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  • Nicks
  • 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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  • 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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  • Adam
  • 23-07-2020

Absolutely Loved This

Brilliant story, based in an area of London I know, with genuine twists and turns..and the performance was great..I’m hard to please and this is the best book I’ve listened to in a long time...I was sorry it ended!

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  • bookylady
  • 22-07-2020

Fiendishly clever plotting. Brilliant.

Louise Candlish has to be one of the most talented creators of complicated, twisty timelines in the psychological/ thriller genre. Her plots are always excellent and the narratives are invariably based on ‘simple’ aspects of everyday life, things that are familiar and accessible to the reader and yet in the hands of this ingenious author make for riveting reading. This novel is no exception. It follows a friendship between two couples and explores how simple friendship can turn into betrayal and how things are not always as they seem. There are red herrings to confuse the reader, copious amounts of intrigue and tension and moments of huge shock. The plot kept me guessing right to the end and the final twist was a really satisfying one. The narration was excellent, with just the right amount of creepiness about the voice to make the listener uncomfortable with the central character and question whether he is just naive or a manipulative, conniving wrongun. Hugely entertaining. I really loved it.

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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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  • 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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  • Squiresean
  • 26-07-2020

Gripped from beginning to end

Great story. I stumbled across this by accident and finished listening to it in two sittings. The story is great, a really mystery set in London in the very recent past, between 2017 and 2020 (the setting in time is so recent I expected a reference to COVID and lockdown but here wasn’t any). I don’t want to give anything away story wise but as a Londoner if lived the settings, Greenwich, the River boat service and the area around the Royal Festival Hall app feature heavily. I’m a big fan of books but that make London almost one of the characters and this is such a book. The narration is also excellent. Characters well depicted and Steve MacKintosh can do convincing female characters and intonation without making it sound cringeworthy (something a lot of male narrators seem to struggle with) . The Scottish edinburgh accent of Clare is excellent. Overall I’ve spent a very enjoyable time with this book and will be looking out for more from both the author and the narrator.

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  • Julie A Addis
  • 21-09-2020

Gripping story and superb narration

This is a brilliant story full of twists and turns and you are gripped from the start. The audible narration by Steven Mackintosh is wonderful and totally brings all the characters to life. Hugely recommended.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-09-2020

Highly enjoyable whodunnit

Thoroughly enjoyed The Other Passenger. Brought to life by Steven Mackintosh's brilliant narration. Would easily recommend.