I just finished reading “The Other Passenger”, by Louise Candlish. It was intriguing,twisty, and full of surprises. It also reflects today’s obsession with money. The story revolves around two couples who become friends. The two men, Kit and Jaimie commute to work by boat and the two women Melia and Clare work together. Melia and Kit are in debt, living paycheck to paycheck, while Jaimie and Clare live a life of luxury thanks to Clare’s rich family.
The story evolves into a murder mystery after one of them disappears and another is a suspect. The story is fueled by the need and greed for money and the attitudes of different generations towards what they need and want. Alot of what the characters whine and complain about is exactly what we see today. Young people struggling to buy a home and not earning enough money, begrudging the fifty year old crowd for “having it all”.
This attitude towards money and the need to have it leads to an outrageous plot to enrich the lives of Kit and Melia.
To say more will give away too much, but the way the story unravels and exposes plot twists made this book hard to put down.
I read it very quickly and was constantly trying to figure our what was really happening. All the characters had their flaws, but they each served the purpose of moving the story forward and keeping it interesting.
If you like stories with twisty turns and surprising revelations, I am quite sure you will enjoy this book. I know I did and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys this genre. You will not be disappointed….believe me!
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