Jamie has taken a job somewhat below his skill set (at least his partner Clare thinks so). All the same, Jamie is happy working the cafe with not a care in the world. Well, except his commute. But that’s about to change!
Jamie and Clare befriend a young couple Kit and Melia hoping it will bring back a spark to the partnership and perhaps life.
Jamie and Kit start commuting into the city together on a riverboat. Perhaps a drink on the boat on the way home. Maybe even a second one at the pub once back on dry ground.
But when Kit vanishes all eyes turn to Jamie. After all, he was the last person seen with Kit. And witnesses say they weren’t exactly getting along!
This is the third book I’ve read by Louise Candlish. And I must admit I’m a bit hit and miss with her work. Though this latest falls right down the middle.
None of the characters are very likable. But that worked well in this case.
I enjoyed the premise and writing. And though I had some of the storyline figured out, the author was still able to throw in a few surprises for me. Thank you!
A buddy read with Susanne
Thank you to Megan Rudloff at Atria Books via Netgalley
Money. It’s What Some People Have and Others Want. When it Comes to Relationships, and the Impact it has on them, Well, it Can be a Doozy!
Jamie and his partner Clare have been together for what seems like forever. Now middle-aged, they live the high life, thanks to Clare, who inherited a fortune. Jamie used to work a high-powered job until something happened. Ever since, he’s worked in a coffee shop, much to Clare’s chagrin. Unable to take the tube to work, he decides to take the riverboat and it is there that he meets a whole host of new friends: Kit, Gretchen, and Steve.
Kit and his girlfriend Melia are in their twenties and struggle to make ends meet. Living beyond their means, these two are desperate for something beyond their reach. Melia is young, gorgeous, and if truth be told, devious among other things.
When Kit begins taking the riverboat with Jamie the two hit it off.
Pretty soon, a friendship of sorts forms between the two couples, odd as it seems, given the disparity between them.
It’s smashing at first until it’s not. One morning Kit doesn’t show up for the riverboat. It is then that the police are waiting to question Jamie. And so it all unravels.
Secrets and lies, here they come.
A few are quite predictable and a few, well, ha, a few, they got me.
A somewhat suspenseful mystery suspense that was a tad slow in the beginning and picked up the pace at the tail end, “The Other Passenger” is yet another winner by Louise Candlish that I highly recommend.
Another buddy read with Ms. Kaceey that gave us lots to discuss.
Thank you to Megan Rudloff, Atria Books, and Louise Candlish for the arc.
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