What I’m Reading: The Other Passenger

I was looking for something that wasn’t historical fiction.  I love historical fiction but sometimes it’s pretty heavy and I need a break.  This one, The Other Passenger by Louise Candlish, looked promising.


This book was a little slow.  I kept waiting for something to happen.  You all know the saying “one step forward and two steps back”.  I felt like days went by in the story…but the story only advanced in clues by inches.  I got a little bored waiting for some action.  About a quarter of the book could easily have been omitted without missing any of the story.

I’ve said it before and bears repeating.   I have to love one of the characters to love a book and this book had not a single person to love!

Here is what Amazon had to say:
It all happens so quickly. One day you’re living the dream, commuting to work by ferry with your charismatic neighbor Kit in the seat beside you. The next, Kit hasn’t turned up for the boat and his wife, Melia, has reported him missing.

When you get off at your stop, the police are waiting. Another passenger saw you and Kit arguing on the boat home the night before and the police say that you had a reason to want him dead. You protest. You and Kit are friends—ask Melia, she’ll vouch for you. And who exactly is this other passenger pointing the finger? What do they know about your lives?

No, whatever danger followed you home last night, you are innocent, totally innocent.”

Amazon readers give the book 4.1 stars.  I’d give the book a 3.8 rating.  The main character was icky.  I didn’t care if he went to jail or where he went.

Please tell me.  Did any of you like this book?  Has anyone read it?

If you are interested in the book you can find it HERE.

At the time of my writing this, the book was free to Kindle Unlimited users.  You can find more about that HERE.

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