When a millennial couple and a Gen X couple fall into an obsessive friendship, envy turns deadly in this addictive novel of suspense by the international bestselling and award-winning author of Our House.

When Clare befriends a new young woman at work, she and her partner Jamie are living an affluent but predictable life in an elegant house by the river. With fiftieth birthdays not far away, they are ready for new adventures, and Melia and her boyfriend Kit bring a shot of youthful hedonism to their lives. Soon the couples are growing close, with Kit and Jamie even commuting to work together via riverboat.
 
But there is an uncomfortable difference between them: Melia and Kit are deep in debt and obsessed with their struggle to afford the life they feel they deserve--the very life Clare and Jamie seem to be living. Envy and desire simmer dangerously close to the surface.

Then, one morning, Kit doesn’t show up at the ferry. When a witness reports that Jamie argued with him the previous night, he becomes the prime suspect in Kit’s disappearance. Suddenly, both couples’ secrets are spilling out--and a different, darker version of their friendship is shockingly exposed.
Praise for The Other Couple
 
“A smart, twisty thriller that explores how money can warp relationships and destroy lives. A compulsive read that builds to an unimaginable climax. I couldn’t put it down!"—Shari Lapena, New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door and Someone We Know

"A novel like a roulette wheel at full tilt: smooth, hypnotic, relentless, exciting--and ultimately, just as unpredictable....Louise Candlish stitches characters together artfully, easily--wives to husbands, neighbors to neighbors, friends to enemies--only to unpick her threads one by one by one, with merciless precision, until those lives are as frayed as our fingernails. Like every Candlish thriller, The Other Couple is psychological suspense at its most elegant and sinister."—A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

“What a stunner! The Other Couple is equal parts riveting, twisty, and unsettling. I constantly questioned which of these characters I could trust—the answer, to my delight, turned out to be none of them. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough!”—Stephanie Wrobel, author of Darling Rose Gold


Praise for Those People


"Highly entertaining....Candlish knows how to turn everyday situations sinister."—Associated Press

"A twisted, murderous thriller that should resonate deeply with anyone who's ever despised a loud neighbor."—PopSugar

"Those People is one of those thrillers you quite literally cannot put down."—Cosmopolitan

"A structure reminiscent of Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies...[a] wryly intelligent novel with sharp insights into human behavior."—Kirkus Reviews

"Beautifully modulated and terrifically suspenseful."—The Washington Post

"An addictive, twisty page-turner about the neighbors from hell that will give you nightmares about the suburban dream."—Alice Feeney, New York Times bestselling author of Sometimes I Lie

Praise for Our House

One of The Washington Post's 10 Best Thrillers and Mysteries of the Year
One of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of the Year
One of Real Simple's Best Books of the Year

"Nail-biting from the first line to the very end, Our House plunges the reader into one family's terrifyingly plausible nightmare, and twists the knife right up to the very final page."—Ruth Ware, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Turn of the Key
“[A] superb thriller...the ending Candlish has devised is devastating.”—The Washington Post

“An artfully plotted, affecting page-turner…a truly killer climax.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“[A] twisty domestic thriller that features everything readers enjoy about the genre: dark secrets, unreliable narrators, a fast-moving plot, and a terrifyingly plausible premise.”—Booklist (starred review)

“The last line will make you literally shout with shock.”—Good Housekeeping

“The perfect book for thriller readers and true crime podcast addicts….A stunning literary thriller that artfully twists and turns until the very end.”—Bustle.com
 
“Stunning…A mind-boggling, head-spinning, jaw-dropping domestic thriller as good as Liane Moriarty. It outdoes anything by Gillian Flynn, Ruth Ware, or Aimee Molloy.” Mystery Scene Magazine