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The Heights: The new edge-of-your-seat thriller from the #1 bestselling author of The Other Passenger (English Edition) Format Kindle
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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
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…’
'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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"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 --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition kindle_edition.
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- ASIN : B08PC6Q7JC
- Éditeur : Simon & Schuster UK (5 août 2021)
- Langue : Anglais
- Taille du fichier : 2403 KB
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- Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 445 pages
- Classement des meilleures ventes d'Amazon : 62,465 en Boutique Kindle (Voir les 100 premiers en Boutique Kindle)
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Louise Candlish is a talented writer and her previous novel, "The Other Passenger" is a fine example of a suspenseful psychological thriller full of twists and turns. Having missed out on an advanced copy of "The Heights" I was very much looking forward to publishing day, so that I could finally get my hands on her latest offering. Having now completed it, my feelings are a little mixed. It is definitely well-written and enjoyable - but, at the same time, there was something lacking compared with my previous experience of the author's work.
The blurb describes "The Heights" as an 'edge-of-your-seat thriller', but it certainly didn't have me on the edge of my seat - there is more of a slow-burning evolutionary development to the narrative than that. Nor would I really describe it as being a thriller - it is more a story of revenge, or perhaps a family drama examining the psychological effects of a tragic loss.
As you would expect from Louise Candlish, the writing is intelligent and the plot is well constructed and supported by some enterprising literary mechanics. There are twists and turns in the storyline, but the shifts in development of the narrative - although clever - are unlikely to blindside many seasoned readers of this type of fiction.
So, although I would not view "The Heights" as the best example of the author's work, I would have no hesitation in recommending it and I will still be towards the head of the queue for her next book.
This book is imo different to her others, there is still a residential building in it ( The Heights ) but this is really a plus 1 to the main story and definitely not the ‘hub’ of it, whereas most of her previous books are solely based on a house, street, neighbourhood,residents
It is written part narrative, part true crime and is all about a Mother seeking revenge for her loss, the blame she lays for this loss and the lengths she will go to get it, I found her hard going at times, of course she is consumed by grief but goodness she is one dimensional in her focus, other characters almost give the reader a chance to relax and have time away from her as the story unfolds
It is a complicated emotive story and one where you’re ( my ) feelings changed quite often and although shocked at the 2 pronged ending was relieved in a way that there had been ‘more to it all than seemed’ and didn’t end blandly
The actual writing as always was faultless, the descriptive genius is at work throughout but for me not the most easily enjoyable read/story by the author
The weakness of the book for me - unusually for a Louise Candlish novel - was the plotting. It is clever, even brilliant, but it stretches the reader’s credulity too many times to be believable and convincing. I appreciate that this is a very personal view - I’m sure many readers will not agree with me and find this book, like Louise Candlish’s previous novels, thoroughly gripping and entertaining, but the central character’s obsession with revenge, and with Kieran Watts, the book’s other major character, seemed unhealthy and morally questionable to me. The book is very clever, and very disturbing.