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The Heights

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There is nothing as powerful as a mother’s love. But how far will Ellen go to protect her son?

From the
Sunday Times bestselling author of The Other Passenger and Our House – now a major ITV series – comes a nail-biting story about a mother’s obsession with revenge.

‘I didn’t read The Heights, I inhaled it’ LISA JEWELL

Ellen Saint is just your average mum. Devoted to her family, she’s no different from any other mother who wants the best for her kids. But when her teenage son Lucas brings a new friend home, cracks start to appear in Ellen’s perfect family life.
Kieran Watts isn’t like Lucas. He’s rude, obnoxious and reckless, and Ellen can only watch in despair as her son falls deeper under his influence.
Then Ellen’s whole world implodes and she embarks on an obsessive need to get revenge.

There is nothing you won’t do for your children – even murder . . .

'Compelling, unexpected and beautifully written' JANE FALLON

‘Tense, provocative and devastatingly powerful’ TM LOGAN

'There’s nothing quite so chilling as the roar of mother tiger love. Louise Candlish had my heart in my throat. Dizzily dark. Dangerous. Deadly' JANE CORRY

'The Heights has everything you could possibly wish for – tragedy, obsession, revenge and, yes, love. Another finely-crafted masterpiece from Louise Candlish' BA PARIS

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Louise is the mistress of the 'Oh my God, this could be me' nightmare." - Fiona Barton

"It twists and it turns and it twists again. The Heights by Louise Candlish is the very definition of a ‘just one more chapter’ novel. I devoured it. And it’s full of such great writing about the ferocity of maternal love." - Hannah Beckerman

"Louise Candlish just gets better and better." - Lisa Jewell

"Impossible to resist, impossible to predict, impossible to put down… this is an author at the top of her game." - Erin Kelly

"The Queen of the sucker-punch twist." - Ruth Ware

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