Those People – Louise Candlish

From the author of the international bestseller Our House, a new novel of twisty domestic suspense asks, “Could you hate your neighbor enough to plot to kill him?”


Lowland Way is the suburban dream. The houses are beautiful, the neighbors get along, and the kids play together on weekends.

But when Darren and Jodie move into the house on the corner, they donʼt follow the rules. They blast music at all hours, begin an unsightly renovation, and run a used-car business from their yard. It doesn’t take long for an all-out war to start brewing.

Then, early one Saturday, a horrific death shocks the street. As police search for witnesses, accusations start flying–and everyone has something to hide.


Sunday Times bestselling author ​Louise Candlish was born in Hexham, Northumberland, and grew up in the Midlands town of Northampton. She studied English at University College London and worked as an illustrated books editor and copywriter before writing fiction. She is the author of twelve novels, including the thriller Our House, winner of the British Book Awards 2019 Crime & Thriller Book of the Year and a #1 bestseller in paperback, ebook and audiobook.

Those People will follow in hardback in June 2019.

Louise lives in Herne Hill in South London with her husband and teenage daughter. Besides books, the things she likes best are: coffee; TV; cats and dogs (equally); salted caramel; France (especially the Ile de Re); Italy (especially Sicily); tennis; Vanity Fair magazine; ‘Book at Bedtime’; lasagne; heavy metal; ‘The Archers’; driving towards the sea (but not into it); anything at the Royal Opera House; white wine; Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (or, failing that, a Starbar); using parentheses, semi-colons, and Oxford commas.


Those People by Louise Candlish is a book that really got under my skin within the first few chapters because of the subject matter “Neighbours From Hell” which I think most people can relate to.  Luckily I’ve never experienced anything quite as bad as the residents of Lowland Way, but living in a semi-detached house and having new neighbours recently move in this book really hit home!

Lowland Way is an upmarket residential road with beautiful houses, happy families and at first glance somewhere everyone would want to live.  When Darren and Jodie move into #1 Lowland Way everything is turned upside down and this harmonious residential area is turned into a living nightmare for all the neighbours.

This book has a multitude of characters and, to be perfectly honest, none of them are likeable however Darren and Jodie are utterly revolting, obnoxious and vile and I personally wouldn’t wish them on anyone!

Those People is a story of how a bunch of despicable snobs and utter thugs can’t live in harmony and the lengths they go to to protect their homes.

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