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Louise Candlish

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Hexham, Northumberland, The United Kingdom
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'A superb thriller' Washington Post on OUR HOUSE

Hello! I'm the author of thirteen novels, including OUR HOUSE, a #1 bestseller in paperback, ebook and audio and winner of the British Book Awards 2019 Book of the Year - Crime & Thriller. My newest release is THOSE PEOPLE, which is in the same thriller or 'suburban noir' genre and reached #2 on the Sunday Times bestseller lists.

Before writing fiction, I studied English at University College London and worked as an illustrated book editor and advertising copywriter.

Though my stories are about people facing dark - often dangerous - dilemmas, I try to get through the day without too much drama of my own. I live in a South London neighbourhood not unlike the one in my novels with my husband, dau
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Our House

3.72 avg rating — 21,731 ratings — published 2018 — 28 editions
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Those People

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The Swimming Pool

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The Sudden Departure of the...

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Since I Don't Have You

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The Day You Saved My Life

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The Second Husband

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Other People's Secrets

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Before We Say Goodbye

3.45 avg rating — 264 ratings — published 2009 — 8 editions
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Those People by Louise Candlish
“Wall them off?’ Tess said. ‘Like they’re Mexico or West Berlin? That’s a bit unfair on Ant and Em.’ Still, it wasn’t the craziest idea she’d heard to date.”
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“It was in her hand, as everyone’s was these days, as if phones were dialysis machines that could not be out of reach without life-threatening consequences.”
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“Sunday dawned bright and cheerful, oblivious to the fatal wounds of its predecessor,”
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“Thinking there is something better out there in the world, something worth more than you already have- of all my mistakes,that was my biggest.”
Louise Candlish, Before We Say Goodbye

“There was no trap involved, no trick: he was a wolf in wolf's clothing. And I went right up to his door and asked him his name.”
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“Of course, if I had my time again I probably wouldn’t touch a thing. I’d concentrate on the humans. I’d re-purpose them before they destroyed themselves.”
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“Sunday dawned bright and cheerful, oblivious to the fatal wounds of its predecessor,”
Louise Candlish, Those People

“It was in her hand, as everyone’s was these days, as if phones were dialysis machines that could not be out of reach without life-threatening consequences.”
Louise Candlish, Those People

“Wall them off?’ Tess said. ‘Like they’re Mexico or West Berlin? That’s a bit unfair on Ant and Em.’ Still, it wasn’t the craziest idea she’d heard to date.”
Louise Candlish, Those People




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