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 Shad Thames, 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 recognise 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.

My Review

This is a story of revenge and obsession. Ellen is a woman on a mission. She has set out to avenge a tragedy in her family and she blames one person. She will stop at nothing until he is dead.

And he is dead. She knows because she killed him. So how come he is living in the penthouse of a very expensive high rise building in Shad Thames? She would know him anywhere, even though he looks slightly different. He lives in her dreams and her waking hours. She can never let him go.

Ellen is a most unlikely killer. Well educated, middle class, some would say she’s a snob.

The Heights is a riveting, exciting thriller told from the point of view of Ellen and her ex-husband Vic. It is only the tragedy that keeps them in contact.

I’m not sure how I felt about Ellen. Would I behave in the way she does if I had experienced her personal circumstance? I sincerely hope not, because after a while she appears deranged and her idea of fairness and compassion has been totally eroded. Her behaviour impacts on the rest of her family and her hate is eating her up from the inside.

This book kept me on tenterhooks from start to finish. I loved it.

Many thanks to The Pigeonhole, the author and my fellow Pigeons for making this such an enjoyable read.

About the Author

Louise Candlish is the author of 14 novels, including THE OTHER PASSENGER, a dark thriller about envy and deception set on the Thames river buses. It was a Richard & Judy Book Club pick and has been longlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2021.

OUR HOUSE, a #1 bestseller in paperback, ebook and audio book won the British Book Awards 2019 Book of the Year – Crime & Thriller and will soon be on our screens as a major ITV series made by Red Planet Pictures.

Before writing fiction, Louise studied English at University College London and worked as an illustrated book editor and advertising copywriter.

She lives in a South London neighbourhood not unlike the one in her novels with her husband, teenage daughter, and a fox-red Labrador called Bertie. Follow her on Twitter at @louise_candlish, Instagram @louisecandlish, or facebook.com/LouiseCandlishAuthor. She’d love to hear what you think of her books.

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