Review: The Heights by Louise Candlish


Release date: March 1, 2022

Publisher: Atria

Genre: Mystery/Thriller


The Heights is a tall, slender apartment building among warehouses in London. Its roof terrace is so discreet, you wouldn’t know it existed if you weren’t standing at the window of the flat directly opposite. But you are. And that’s when you see a man up there—a man you’d recognize anywhere. He may be older now, but it’s definitely him.

But that can’t be because he’s been dead for over two years. You know this for a fact.

Because you’re the one who killed him.


It’s been awhile since I’ve read one of the authors books, I usually find them ok for me but nothing totally memorable so I went into this one with some hesitation, yet I was hopeful still. I was also intrigued by the last few lines of the synopsis, I mean someone you killed is alive?! 🤯 Right away you can tell this will be a slow burn, there is a ton of backstory and details but the writing was strong so it did keep my interest. It’s also on the longer side at just over four hundred pages but I’m also the type of person who thinks three hundred pages is the ideal length for a thriller. But despite the slowness and the length I was still oddly captivated by this one and in the end I’m glad I stuck it out because there were several clever twists in the end that made me feel like the payoff was worth it. So this may take some patience, but if you like a super slow burn thriller that’s highly detailed this one may work for you!

Overall rating: 3.5/5

Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.

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