image_2021-10-16_110402From Goodreads: “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 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.

My Review

This was sooo good! A true page-turner of a book set in London, one of my favourite settings!

I loved Louise Candlish’s previous book, The Other Passenger, and knew that I wanted to read this next book, as she’s becoming one of my favourite thriller writers.

Well that synopsis above drew me in instantly and hooked me straight away. The story was told in then and now chapters by Ellen and Vic, former partners and the parents of teenager Lucas. Ellen told the story in part one and then Vic in part two. There were also excerpts from an Sunday Times article dotted throughout the book, which added extra titbits to the story.

I really enjoyed the way the story was told, only gleaning exactly what’s going on the further I got into the book. As a mother of a twenty year old son I totally sympathised with Ellen when a new boy was introduced to her son at school. This troubled pupil who Lucas was buddied up with became a nightmare in Ellen and Vic’s eyes and they really didn’t want their son having anything to do with him. It was a real nightmare scenario for any parent. I really didn’t like this boy and hoped he’d move on to someone else. As the book progressed things got worse and desperate measures where thought of.

Ellen got more unhinged as the book progressed, and I started feeing very uncomfortable with her actions. Then when Vic started to tell his side of the story I saw a very different side to her and different things started to make sense.

I’m not saying any more, and hope I haven’t said too much, as this is a really great thriller that I don’t want to spoil for anyone.

Highly recommended this if you enjoy thrillers. I can’t wait to see what Louise Candlish comes up with next!