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The Only Suspect

A 'twisting, seductive, ingenious' thriller from the bestselling author of The Other Passenger

Read by Jamie Parker

About The Book

There’s the obvious story. And then there’s the truth.

Alex lives a comfortable life with his wife Beth in the leafy suburb of Silver Vale. Fine, so he’s not the most outgoing guy on the street, he prefers to keep himself to himself, but he’s a good husband and an easy-going neighbour.

That’s until Beth announces the creation of a nature trail on a local site that’s been disused for decades and suddenly Alex is a changed man. Now he’s always watching. Questioning. Struggling to hide his dread . . .

As the landscapers get to work, a secret threatens to surface from years ago, back in Alex’s twenties when he got entangled with a seductive young woman called Marina, who threw both their lives into turmoil.

And who sparked a police hunt for a murder suspect that was never quite what it seemed.

And it still isn’t.

Praise for Louise Candlish:

‘A compelling, nerve-tingling treat’ Nicci French
‘Tense, taut and twisty. Candlish is a master of her craft’ Adele Parks
‘Incredibly tense. Louise Candlish is one of my favourite writers and this is her best book yet’ Clare Mackintosh

About The Author

(c) Neil Spence

Louise Candlish is the Sunday Times bestselling author of fifteen previous novels, including the #1 bestseller Our House, winner of the British Book Awards 2019 Crime & Thriller Book of the Year and now a major four-part ITV drama starring Martin Compston and Tuppence Middleton. The Other Passenger was a Richard & Judy Book Club pick and was longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 2021. Several of her titles are now in development for the screen. Louise lives in south London with her husband, teenage daughter and fox-red Labrador, Bertie. Connect with her on Twitter @Louise_Candlish, or

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio UK (February 2, 2023)
  • Runtime: 10 hours and 30 minutes
  • ISBN13: 9781398509733

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