The Other Couple

Louise Candlish (Author)
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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.

Product Details

$26.00  $23.40
Berkley Books
Publish Date
January 05, 2021
6.0 X 0.91 X 9.0 inches | 1.31 pounds
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About the Author

Louise Candlish studied English at University College London and worked as an editor in art publishing and as a copywriter before becoming a novelist. Her previous novel, Our House, was an international bestseller and won the British Book Awards Book of the Year: Crime & Thriller. It was named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, and Real Simple. Our House is in development for a TV series, and Those People has been optioned for TV. Louise lives in London with her husband and daughter.


Praise for The Other Couple

"Just brilliant; gripping from the first page with an incredible first person narrative and a sense of place that pulls you through the pages fast enough to make your head spin. Louise Candlish just gets better and better, I love her."--Lisa Jewell, New York Times bestselling author of The Family Upstairs

"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

"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

"Dark and clever and terrific in all its twists and turns."--Nicci French, international bestselling author of The Lying Room

"A stunning masterwork of style and suspense. The Other Couple is one of those novels that grabs us from the start, then keeps us up all night by brilliantly peeling back the layers of the story until we arrive--shockingly--at the truth. And I can't think of another novel in which the characters are so perfectly drawn. You'll remember Clare and Jamie, Melia and Kit for long after you've finished the novel!"--Jeffery Deaver, New York Times bestselling author of The Never Game