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The Heights

The new edge-of-your-seat thriller from the #1 bestselling author of The Other Passenger

FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF OUR HOUSE, WINNER OF THE CRIME & THRILLER BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD, COMES A NAIL-BITING STORY OF REVENGE, OBSESSION AND VERTIGO.
 
‘Impossible to resist, impossible to predict, impossible to put down… this is an author at the top of her game’ Erin Kelly

He thinks he’s safe up there. But he’ll never be safe from you. 
 
The Heights is a tall, slender apartment building among the warehouses of Tower Bridge, its roof terrace 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’s older now and his appearance has subtly changed, but it’s definitely him. 

Which makes no sense at all since you know he has been dead for over two years.  You know this for a fact.  

Because you’re the one who killed him.  
 
‘Kieran Watts has been dead for over two years when I see him standing on the roof of a building in Shad Thames…’

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

'There’s nothing quite so chilling as the roar of mother tiger love. Louise Candlish had my heart in my throat. Dizzily dark. Dangerous. Deadly' Jane Corry
 
'No one creates middle-class characters we love to hate quite like Louise Candlish. I’d expected her to do this, and to provide a great sense of place, and twists that would have been rifling through the book to see how they’d been done. 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

‘Tense, provocative and devastatingly powerful. I loved Our House but I think The Heights might be even better’ TM Logan

'A beautifully written tale of destructive obsession and revenge, with Louise’s trademark killer twist' Mark Edwards 

'It twists and it turns and it twists again. The Heights by Louise Candlish is the very definition of a “just one more chapter” novel. I devoured it. And it’s full of such great writing about the ferocity of maternal love' Hannah Beckerman

'Compelling, unexpected and beautifully written' Jane Fallon
 

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Louise Candlish is the Sunday Times 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 soon to be a major ITV drama made by Death in Paradise producers Red Planet Pictures. Louise lives in London with her husband and daughter. Visit her at LouiseCandlish.com or connect with her on Twitter @Louise_Candlish.

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (August 5, 2021)
  • Length: 448 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471183485

'It twists and it turns and it twists again. The Heights by Louise Candlish is the very definition of a “just one more chapter” novel. I devoured it. And it’s full of such great writing about the ferocity of maternal love' 
 

– Hannah Beckerman, author of If Only I Could Tell You

‘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

'There’s nothing quite so chilling as the roar of mother tiger love. Louise Candlish had my heart in my throat. Dizzily dark. Dangerous. Deadly'

– Jane Corry, author of The Lies We Tell

'No one creates middle-class characters we love to hate quite like Louise Candlish. I’d expected her to do this, and to provide a great sense of place, and twists that would have been rifling through the book to see how they’d been done. 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, author of Little Disasters

‘This psychological thriller that is a perfect example of its type’ 

– Times Crime Club

‘Candlish’s latest, thoroughly compelling thriller shows off her trademark mix of smartly observed London life, crafty twists and unreliable, but all-too-believable characters’

– Mail on Sunday

‘A woman glimpses a man on a roof terrace. Strange thing is, she knows he’s dead. And she knows because she killed him… From the award-winning author of Our House'

– The I

‘The Heights explores maternal love and how ferocious it can be, as well as dealing with grief and revenge, showing how these emotions can become blurred. Admittedly, Ellen is a hard character to like, but writer Louise Candlish skilfully makes the reader empathise with her feelings. Stylish and sinister, this is a dark tale with a punch to the ending’

– Sunday Express

‘When Ellen’s son Lucas befriends troubled teen Kieran, her instinct to keep her child safe intensifies. But within months, Lucas’s life has been destroyed. What follows is a cat-and-mouse game between Ellen and Kieran, as she strives for revenge. But we soon wonder if there’s another side to the story'

– Woman’s Weekly

‘A dizzying read with some wicked plot twists, this is a story you won’t put down!’

– My Weekly

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