Publication: 5th August 2021 – Simon & Schuster UK
The Heights is a tall, slender apartment building amongst the warehouses of Shad Thames, its roof terrace so discreet you wouldn’t know it existed at all, if you weren’t standing at the window of the flat 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 he’s been dead for over two years. You know this for a fact.
Because you’re the one who killed him.
Here is the brilliant trailer for The Heights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POgEEzRROV4
I am delighted to welcome you on my stop for the blog tour of The Heights, the thrilling new novel by Louise Candlish.
I have been reading Louise Candlish’s novels for a few years now, since I first read Our House, and every time she manages to make it impossible to put the book down and to make me gasp in surprise with her twisty and shocking endings. The Heights is her latest gripping novel and, once again, I found myself completely engrossed in the story, the characters, and the twists.
The protagonist of The Heights is Ellen Saint, a mother, a wife, and a woman with a big secret. A few years ago, Kieran Watts entered her life leading to a series of events and choices that changed her life and that of her family. She thought she had got rid of Kieran once and for all, but then she sees him again, on top of The Heights, the new apartment building on Shad Thames, and the nightmare begins again.
One of the things that I love about Louise Candlish’s novels is that she creates characters that are multi-layered and well-developed, but also unlikable and unreliable, although, at times, I also feel a bit of pity and sympathy for them. Ellen Saint is one of these characters. When she first meets Kieran, she instantly dislikes him and she doesn’t trust him. However, we only see Kieran through Ellen’s eyes, through her narrative of the events, so I couldn’t help wondering: is Kieran really dangerous and reckless as Ellen claims or is she simply an overprotective and over-worried mother?
The Heights is a gripping and intense story of revenge and obsession, a story of family drama, grief, and secrets. The suspense and the tension will keep you on the edge of your seat from the first to the last page and the twists will keep you guessing until the very last line. Highly recommended!
A huge thank you to Jess and Simon & Schuster for inviting me to join the blog tour and providing me with a copy of this incredible book.
Louise Candlish is the Sunday Times bestselling author of fifteen novels. Her 2018 thriller OUR HOUSE, which has sold over 250,000 copies in the UK to date, was a #1 bestseller in paperback, ebook and audiobook and winner of the Crime & Thriller Book of the Year at the 2019 British Book Awards. It is soon to be a major ITV drama series made by Death in Paradise producers Red Planet Pictures. THOSE PEOPLE (2019) was a #2 Sunday Times bestseller in paperback and is in development for TV by Company Pictures. THE OTHER PASSENGER (2020) is a Sunday Times bestseller in paperback and under option for a feature film with Moving Image Productions. Louise lives in South London with her husband and daughter.