Those People (Paperback)
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Those People (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 26/12/2019
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Candlish returns to pull at the tantalising threads of neighbourly harmony, asking how far a community might go to protect their little England. Mirroring the on-tenterhooks, slow-reveal structure of Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies and peopled by a brilliant cast of nuanced, believable characters, Those People is a masterclass in tension that probes the darkest corners of everyday prejudice and malice.

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

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.

Praise for Those People:

'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

'You're in for a treat!' Lisa Jewell

'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' 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' 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

'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... a compelling read' Woman & Home

'A devilishly good thriller... with a wicked ending. Loved it' Laura Kemp

'Utterly gripping' RED

'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

'An unsettling, darkly funny, artfully composed novel about the way we live now' Irish Times

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781471168109
Number of pages: 384
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'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 *
'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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Written from the many perspectives of the residents in an upmarket suburb after a new resident moves in. Although a dark tale it also pokes fun at city life and highlights the growing class distinctions. Well... More

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Laura at Sutton Coldfield

“Do you know who you’re living next door to?”

As someone who missed the furore over Louise's previous book Our House (I will be reading it now I’ve read this one!), I was excited to read this one & see whether it grabbed me as much as Our House did for... More

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“Another fantastic thriller from Louise Candlish”

I absolutely loved Our House and was eager to read this one and see if she could work her magic again. I'm pleased to say she didn't disappoint. This had just as many twists and turns as her other novels. I... More

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