Jamie is nearing fifty. He’s in a long-term relationship and working at a coffee shop. While not the most ideal job, it suits him fine. When he makes new friends on the morning ferry, his life takes a drastic turn. But when his friend Kit goes missing, we see how easily things we thought were true are flipped upside down.
This was a slow read for me. Everything was told at a leisurely pace, often repeating some of the day-to-day. I wasn’t all that invested in the characters, and I didn’t particularly care for Jamie. His lack of ambition, combined with his sheer stupidity, was astounding. In that, Candlish wrote his character well. The same goes for Kit, although I felt the fact he was so against people with money was drilled into the storyline too often. It wasn’t until we were nearing the final 30% that I got drawn into the story. While not the right fit for me, I’m sure others will enjoy this story. Thank you, Atria Books, for sending this along.
The Other Passenger is available for preorder on Amazon for $11.99, it releases July 20th.
About the Book
It all happens so quickly. One day you’re living the dream, commuting to work by ferry with your charismatic neighbor Kit in the seat beside you. The next, Kit hasn’t turned up for the boat and his wife, Melia, has reported him missing.
When you get off at your stop, the police are waiting. Another passenger saw you and Kit arguing on the boat home the night before and the police say that you had a reason to want him dead. You protest. You and Kit are friends—ask Melia, she’ll vouch for you. And who exactly is this other passenger pointing the finger? What do they know about your lives?
No, whatever danger followed you home last night, you are innocent, totally innocent.