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“Impossible to resist, impossible to predict, impossible to put down…this is an author at the top of her game.” —Erin Kelly, author of Watch Her Fall

The author of the “masterfully plotted, compulsive page-turner” (The Guardian) Our House takes you on a haunting and nail-biting journey of tragedy and revenge.

The Heights is a tall, slender apartment building among warehouses in London. Its roof terrace is so discreet, you wouldn’t know it existed if you weren’t standing at the window of the flat directly opposite. But you are. And that’s when you see a man up there—a man you’d recognize anywhere. He may be older now, but it’s definitely him.

But that can’t be because he’s been dead for over two years. You know this for a fact.

Because you’re the one who killed him.

With Louise Candlish’s signature dark and twisty prose, The Heights shows “the ferocity of maternal love” (Hannah Beckerman, author of If Only I Could Tell You). “This cleverly constructed novel will keep readers enthralled until the last page” (Publishers Weekly, starred).

About The Author

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Louise Candlish is the Sunday Times (London) bestselling author of fourteen novels. Our House, a #1 bestseller, won the Crime & Thriller Book of the Year at the 2019 British Book Awards, was longlisted for the 2019 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, and was shortlisted for the Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award. It is now in development for a major TV series with Red Planet Pictures, producers of Death in Paradise. Louise lives in London with her husband and daughter. Visit her at LouiseCandlish.com or connect with her on Twitter @Louise_Candlish. 

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria Books (March 1, 2022)
  • Length: 416 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781982174125

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Raves and Reviews

“[M]esmerizing...This cleverly constructed novel will keep readers enthralled until the last page.”

– Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Dark, disturbing, and deeply affecting, this humdinger of a story is full of unexpected twists and is sure to keep readers riveted from first page to last.”

– Booklist (starred review)

"With Candlish’s (The Other Passenger) trademark twists and turns, this is a slow-burn psychological suspense that examines grief, fear, guilt, and revenge. . . . In the vein of William Landay’s Defending Jacob, this title is a good choice for readers who enjoy twisting narratives."

– Library Journal (starred review)

"I didn't read The Heights; I inhaled it. Louise Candlish's sense of place is second to none and her attention to detail is forensic. She's absolutely at the top of her game."

– Lisa Jewell

"No one creates middle-class characters we love to hate quite like Louise Candlish. . . . What I wasn’t expecting was that this thriller of obsessive revenge and intense parental grief would tug at my heartstrings. Smart, addictive, twisting, surprising. Highly recommended."

– Sarah Vaughan

"The Heights has everything you could possibly wish for - tragedy, obsession, revenge and, yes, love. Another finely-crafted masterpiece from Louise Candlish."

– BA Paris

“Impossible to resist, impossible to predict, impossible to put down…this is an author at the top of her game.”

– Erin Kelly, author of Watch Her Fall

“[A] wild adventure. . . . Candlish’s storytelling is masterful . . . The story is captivating the entire way through, chock full of twists and turns you’ll never see coming.”

– Associated Press

“Candlish is back this year with another twisty, compelling thriller, spinning a web out of a chance sighting of a believed dead man on the roof of a very distinctive London building…stylish and enticing, with a dark edge that slowly works its way under the skin.”

– CrimeReads

“Louise Candlish keeps readers guessing in The Heights.”

– PopSugar

“If you trusted the column and read her The Other Passenger, last year (there, passengers on a commuter riverboat), you’ll surely need little more than an announcement of this one. (I’m willing to bet that you were surprised over and over in that one.) Candlish gives us characters of dimension and complexity, whom we believe, whether we like them or not; but then we learn surprising but credible stuff about them all. Both we and those characters are forever being startled by revelations—organic, credible, not far-fetched—that we won’t have seen coming.”

– George Ernsberger, Sullivan County Democrat

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