The Heights by Louise Candlish

The Heights The Heights 
☆☆☆☆ 1/2
.ePUB, 333 pages
Expected Publication: 01 Mar 2022
By: Simon & Schuster Canada/Atria Books

About The Book:
The Heights is a tall, slender apartment building among warehouses in London. Its roof terrace is so discreet, you wouldn’t know it existed if you weren’t standing at the window of the flat directly opposite. But you are. And that’s when you see a man up there—a man you’d recognize anywhere. He may be older now, but it’s definitely him. But that can’t be because he’s been dead for over two years. You know this for a fact. Because you’re the one who killed him.

My Review:
When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. Defeat is nothing but education; it is the first step towards something better. —Alexander Graham Bell

I read The Other Passenger over the summer and loved it so I was quick to request this from NetGalley. I didn't so much read this book as feel it. I felt the main characters pain at losing her son and the way she raged at the one she blamed for it. Ms. Candlish can write tension like no one else. Right away I was engrossed in this story of a mother's love for her child and the plot she devises to seek her revenge. There are a lot of characters in this story but really only two points of view, with the exception of a newspaper article. I loved how character driven the novel was BUT it also had an amazing plot and a pretty unique one at that. The author mentions that the novel gave her "In the Bedroom" vibes, I really enjoyed that film and have to agree completely.

I loved the flow of the story and how the author was able to give twists that were not expected. Can you feel sympathy for a person who is out to kill and destroy another human being? I did and that is a credit to the author's talented writing style. This is definitely a slow burner but in the best possible the tension escalates it has you flipping pages...and that ending was just perfectly spectacular. This is my third book by Louise Candlish and they just keep getting better and better. She is now one of my favourite writers.

With many thanks to NetGalley, Louise Candlish, Atria Books and Simon & Schuster Canada for the giving of the ARC.

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