Book: The Other Passenger
Author: Louise Candlish
This is my 87th read for the year
This is a story about Jamie. He and his partner, Claire, live a quiet, child free life in England. Jamie lost his job due to an incident a few years ago, and ever since has been working as a barista at a local coffee shop. Claire has a good job and her parents bought her a wonderful house for them to live in. Life is good until Jamie and Claire meet Kit and Melia - a younger couple who are envious of what Jamie and Claire have. Kit and Jamie start riding a ferry to work each day with a few other friends and spending time together outside of work. One day - Melia reports Kit missing, and Jamie becomes a suspect because he is the last person who saw Kit. As the police try to unravel the mystery, Jamie tries hard to hold a secret he is keeping from just about everyone - including his wife Claire. As he tries to prove his innocence, his life starts to unravel. Soon he finds himself in a situation that might ruin his life.
This was an okay book. I was interested to see where it was going and how the mystery was going to unfold. I didn't really like the characters Jamie, Kit or Melia. Claire was a sweet character. The set up to the final reveal was probably a bit too long - this book probably could have been about 50-75 pages less and we would have gotten the whole point. There were some twists that were surprising, but the "who done it" really was easy to figure out. But not a bad little mystery book.