Review: The Other Passenger by Louise Candlish
The novel zigzags between the past year and the present, telling the story of the friendship between Jamie and Kit, and their partners Claire and Melia. There are plenty of deceptions, undercurrents and quiet frankly, none of are terribly nice people. However, the biggest divide between them all is the generation gap. There is resentment on both sides, Jamie and Claire resenting the younger pair for their youth, while Kit and Melia resent Jamie and Claire for have a home and lifestyle that is utterly unobtainable for people of their generation.
But does any of that make Jamie a killer?
Although this book had an interesting premise, I found that the storytelling was let down by a main character that I felt absolutely no compassion for and a situation that soon lost its creepy "it could happen to anyone" vibe and soon began to border on the ridiculous. Overall, this was a disappointing read for me, though there were a couple of interesting twists.
Thank you to Simon and Schuster Australia for my ARC of The Other Passenger.