'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