The Heights by Louise Candlish, Hardback, 448 Pages, £12.99, Waterstones
The very first book I’ve read by Louise Candlish but definitely not the last.
The blurb itself made me wanting answers before I’d even received the ARC. Imagine bumping into someone you thought to be dead? Especially when you are the one who tried to make it happen. This concept alone sent shivers down my spine – such an intriguing predicament.
Because of this gripping blurb, I began reading, not knowing who I should be sympathising with and as the novel progressed, it appeared that everyone had that little bit of dirt under their nails.
Throughout this novel there were so many twists, gradually increasing the intensity until the very last page. Admittedly, I’d have liked one less twist, although I guess that could depend on the reader’s morals.
The underlying issues of grieving for you child’s accidental death, was written in a way that felt sensitive, yet understanding, as the reader watches Lucas’ death affect many relatives differently.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes psychological thrillers.
This was the first novel I’ve read by Louise Candlish but definitely not my last.