Louise Candlish is the internationally bestselling author of fifteen novels, including The Other Passenger, The Heights, and Our House, which won the Crime & Thriller Book of the Year at the 2019 British Book Awards. It is now a major four-part TV drama starring Martin Compston, Tuppence Middleton, and Rupert Penry-Jones, available to stream on CBC Gem. Louise lives in London with her husband and daughter. Connect with her on Twitter @Louise_Candlish, Facebook @LouiseCandlishAuthor, and Instagram @LouiseCandlish.
A superstar of psychological thrillers -- Daily Mail
Candlish controls the drip feed of information and ramps up the tension to great effect -- The Guardian
[Candlish] confirms her reputation for unsettling, well-carpentered plots -- Sunday Times
You’ll have a delightful sense of disorientation on the long road to discovering how the two storylines are connected, before arriving at the immensely satisfying conclusion -- Daily Express/Daily Mirror
Candlish has a distinctive take on the contemporary psychological thriller. She skilfully mixes a droll portrayal of middle-class London suburban life with some extremely cunning plots -- Mail on Sunday
This dual-timeline, domestic-noir tale is a tense, read-in-one-sitting thriller -- The Sun on Sunday Fabulous Magazine
The plot is clever, the characters are unpleasantly credible and the revelations give the tiniest sense of reassurance -- Literary Review
When it comes to mind-blowing twists, award-winning author Louise Candlish knows her stuff -- Woman & Home
I’m a huge fan of this thriller writer’s clever, serpentine stories. When the waste ground behind his house is approved for development, it spells trouble for Alex, who is hiding a big secret – but what? Just when I thought I’d figured it out, along came another twist! -- Good Housekeeping
From an author who really does know how to knock it out of the park with her gripping plots… taut and tense, this is fabulous -- Prima
Tense, taut and twisty. Candlish is a master of her craft -- Plantinum
Just when you think you’ve got this twisty thriller sussed, the rug gets pulled yet again -- Crime Monthly
Expect twists and double twists from the queen of the domestic noir thriller -- Red
The queen of mind-blowing twists, Louise Candlish has done it again with her latest can’t-put-it-down thriller -- Woman’s Weekly
A compelling, nerve-tingling treat
A twisting, seductive, ingenious thriller from the consistently brilliant Louise Candlish. I'm a huge fan
Incredibly tense. Louise Candlish is one of my favourite writers and this is her best book yet
Completely addictive and devilishly clever - the queen of the killer twist strikes again!
*T. M. Logan*
Such a vivid sense of place, a gripping plot, elegantly told, and a twist that left me reeling - brilliant!
Psychological suspense has a new adjective - pure Candlish
I'm blown away by how good it is. A gripping tale of love, secrets and deception - it's the best psychological thriller I've read in a long time
I loved The Only Suspect: a heady dose of mid Nineties nostalgia, with trademark whiplash twists and satire. Louise Candlish has surpassed her own, always high standards. Quite possibly her best yet
The Only Suspect is a suspenseful, thrilling and breath-taking mystery about the dark secrets that live in the past, and the paralysing fear that they'll be uncovered. If you thought you misbehaved in the nineties you've got nothing on the devious, duplicitous cast of this book. Gripping, unpredictable and tense, it'll keep you guessing all the way through
*C L Taylor*
I was completely pulled in by the story and the layers of clever plotting; the twists and turns - though well set up, took me completely by surprise and I found myself staying up late to finish it, utterly absorbed by the excellent story telling
The Only Suspect kept me guessing all the way through. It’s the book version of a Rubik's Cube with so many unexpected twists and turns. An adrenaline burner for sure!
As good as I hoped it would be. Messy relationships, deception and some big surprises. Loved it!
WOW. As always Louise Candlish has written a taut, unsettling, compulsive and ingenious novel with gasp-out-loud twists and fatally flawed characters forced into tragedy by circumstances. I LOVED it!
I was sucked in from the beginning, hooked and hoodwinked. A masterclass in psychological thriller writing
I couldn't put it down
I couldn't put it down! Fantastic characters, a trip down memory lane into '90s London and I honestly didn't see that ending coming AT ALL. Deliciously dark and devastating
Tense, taut and twisty. Candlish is a master of her craft
A nerve-shredding plot that kept me guessing to the finish. Another triumph!
I absolutely adored The Only Suspect. Tightly plotted and brilliantly written with twists so perfect they made me gasp out loud on more than one occasion. The story was so tense I couldn’t stop turning the pages, desperate to know the outcome. My favourite Louise Candlish book so far. Highly recommended
An incredible page-turner…An absolute must-read. Get this on your 2023 wish list
The Only Suspect is a heady pleasure from the very first page. It's both a page-tearing mystery and a pitch-perfect 90s period piece. Shimmers with mystery, tension and dirty glamour
This book should come with a warning: you won't speak to anyone until the last page