Those People

Those People : From the bestselling author of OUR HOUSE

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FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF OUR HOUSE, WINNER OF THE CRIME & THRILLER BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD
'One of this summer's most anticipated thrillers' Stylist
'Scarily plausible' Observer
'Guaranteed to have you vibrating with impotent fury ... a carefully crafted psychological thriller' Laura Wilson, Guardian
'A feverish atmosphere is built up, with Candlish again skewering the peccadilloes and prejudices of her middle-class characters' Sunday Times

MEET THE NEIGHBOURS YOU'LL LOVE TO HATE

Until Darren and Jodie move in, Lowland Way is a suburban paradise. Beautiful homes. Friendly neighbours. Kids playing out in the street. But Darren and Jodie don't follow the rules and soon disputes over loud music and parking rights escalate to threats of violence.

Then, early one Sunday, a horrific crime shocks the street. As the police go house-to-house, the residents close ranks and everyone's story is the same: They did it.

But there's a problem. The police don't agree. And the door they're knocking on next is yours.

'You're in for a treat!' Lisa Jewell
'Prepare to be gripped; Those People is nail-bitingly tense from the first page to the last. Louise Candlish shows us the dark side of suburbia - and of ourselves' Erin Kelly
'Sharp satire and a plot that builds to a roiling boil with a couple of oh-so-clever final twists in close succession: Louise Candlish is one very clever writer' Sarah Vaughan
'Beautifully modulated and terrifically suspenseful' Washington Post
'Twists aplenty, and such wonderful observation - I loved it' Clare Mackintosh
'An addictive, twisty page-turner about the neighbours from hell that will give you nightmares about the suburban dream' Alice Feeney
'A delicious slice of suburban noir. I loved it' Harriet Tyce 'Candlish is a master at peeling away the veneer of middle-class respectability, and utterly nails the trials of living cheek-by-jowl with awful neighbours. You'll be asking yourself, "How far would I go?"' heat
'Candlish shows us, through multiple points of view, how Booth's boorish presence causes sleep-deprived couples to bicker hatefully and grown siblings to become enraged with one another, until the whole community seems to turn on itself - with fatal consequences' Wall Street Journal
'A smart and twisty tale about a murder in a seemingly idyllic neighbourhood. Oozing with scandal, it's a compelling read' Woman & Home
'A devilishly good thriller about smug middle class house price obsession with a wicked ending. Loved it' Laura Kemp
'Utterly gripping' RED
'Lowland Way is a sought-after place to live, with friendly neighbours and real community spirit, that is until the Booths move in. The other residents are up in arms, but how far will they take things to restore their peace? A read that will make you rejoice for nice neighbours!' Prima
'Louise Candlish captures the mores of middle-class life and our worst, curtain-twitching tendencies like no one else' RED, online
'Full of marvellously toxic characters' Best
'Candlish has a keen, satirical eye for social hypocrisy, and she skilfully explores the tensions that the situation exposes in her entitled, privileged characters with compassion and nuance. An unsettling, darkly funny, artfully composed novel about the way we live now' Irish Times
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 24mm | 455g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Export/Airside
  • 1471168085
  • 9781471168086
  • 17,083

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'Candlish has a keen, satirical eye for social hypocrisy, and she skilfully explores the tensions that the situation exposes in her entitled, privileged characters with compassion and nuance. An unsettling, darkly funny, artfully composed novel about the way we live now' * Irish Times * 'Full of marvellously toxic characters' * Best * 'Louise Candlish captures the mores of middle-class life and our worst, curtain-twitching tendencies like no one else' * RED, online * 'Lowland Way is a sought-after place to live, with friendly neighbours and real community spirit, that is until the Booths move in. The other residents are up in arms, but how far will they take things to restore their peace? A read that will make you rejoice for nice neighbours!' * Prima * 'Utterly gripping' * RED * 'A devilishly good thriller about smug middle class house price obsession with a wicked ending. Loved it' -- Laura Kemp 'A smart and twisty tale about a murder in a seemingly idyllic neighbourhood. Oozing with scandal, it's a compelling read' * Woman & Home * 'Candlish shows us, through multiple points of view, how Booth's boorish presence causes sleep-deprived couples to bicker hatefully and grown siblings to become enraged with one another, until the whole community seems to turn on itself - with fatal consequences' * Wall Street Journal * 'Candlish is a master at peeling away the veneer of middle-class respectability, and utterly nails the trials of living cheek-by-jowl with awful neighbours. You'll be asking yourself, "How far would I go?"' * heat * 'A delicious slice of suburban noir. I loved it' -- Harriet Tyce 'An addictive, twisty page-turner about the neighbours from hell that will give you nightmares about the suburban dream' -- Alice Feeney 'Twists aplenty, and such wonderful observation - I loved it' -- Clare Mackintosh 'Beautifully modulated and terrifically suspenseful' * Washington Post * 'Sharp satire and a plot that builds to a roiling boil with a couple of oh-so-clever final twists in close succession: Louise Candlish is one very clever writer' -- Sarah Vaughan 'Prepare to be gripped; Those People is nail-bitingly tense from the first page to the last. Louise Candlish shows us the dark side of suburbia - and of ourselves' -- Erin Kelly 'You're in for a treat!' -- Lisa Jewell 'A feverish atmosphere is built up, with Candlish again skewering the peccadilloes and prejudices of her middle-class characters' * Sunday Times * 'Guaranteed to have you vibrating with impotent fury ... a carefully crafted psychological thriller' -- Laura Wilson * Guardian * 'Scarily plausible' * Observer * 'One of this summer's most anticipated thrillers' * Stylist *
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About Louise Candlish

Louise Candlish is the bestselling author of twelve novels. Her thriller Our House was a number one bestseller in paperback, ebook and audiobook and is shortlisted for a 2019 British Book Award - Crime & Thriller Book of the Year. It has been optioned for TV by Death in Paradise producers Red Planet Pictures, and was picked as a Book of the Year 2018 by the Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Real Simple, the Guardian, the Daily Mail, the Sunday Express, Red and Heat. Louise lives in London with her family.
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2,801 ratings
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