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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.  It’s time to confess what we did up there.
 
‘Kieran Watts has been dead for over two years when I see him standing on the roof of a building in Shad Thames…’

#CloseToTheEdge

'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

Praise for Louise Candlish:

'Louise Candlish is the queen of the sucker-punch twist' Ruth Ware

'No one creates middle-class characters we love to hate quite like Louise Candlish' Sarah Vaughan

'Louise is the mistress of the "Oh my God, this could be me" nightmare' Fiona Barton

‘The queen of the urban thriller returns’ Red

‘Louise Candlish just gets better and better’ Lisa Jewell
 
‘Stylish, suspenseful and absorbing’ Best

'Psychological suspense at its most elegant and sinister' AJ Finn

‘You won’t want to put down this roller coaster read!’ Closer

‘Not only is Candlish a terrific storyteller, she has the gift of making you care about unlikable characters’ Guardian

‘A must read!’ Lucy Foley

​‘Gripping from start to finish’ Bella

'I couldn’t put it down!' Shari Lapena

‘The layers of plot astound’ Sunday Times Crime Club

‘A chillingly addictive and glamorous thriller' Sunday Post

Johnny Ring

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.

  • 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

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