Delighted to be with you today as part of the Blog Tour for the fabulous THE HEIGHTS by LOUISE CANDLISH. My thanks to the author and publisher for putting the tour together, and letting me be part of it all!!
He thinks he’s safe up there.
But he’ll never be safe from you.
The Heights is a tall, slender apartment building among the warehouses of Shad Thames, its roof terrace 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’s older now and his appearance has subtly changed, but it’s definitely him.
Which makes no sense at all since you know he has been dead for over two years.
You know this for a fact.
Because you’re the one who killed him.
published by Simon & Schuster
I found this to be a book that horrifies, terrifies, excites and thrills in equal measures!! You just can’t get over the intensity as the hate builds and the twists and turns end up punching you in the gut with their verocity!! I’m still in shock!!
It’s the story of parents dealing with grief, and in the case of Ellen she isn’t coping well! She’s doing her best to get on with her life after losing her son, but you’re always aware with her that there is an edge and she’s obsessed with what happened – and how what she has just seen has sent shockwaves through her. The case has consumed her and there is no limit to how far she’ll go to get what she wants! After losing her son, she had a media campaign to be involved with wanting longer sentences and it’s almost as if she got addicted to the feeling of power and control. Is it justice she wants? Or revenge?! I know where I’m putting my money!!
As well as seeing the story from her point of view, we get the viewpoint of Vic, the father of Lucas, and how the case impacted on and how he sees what Ellen is up to now and how it changed her as a person back then.
I loved the slow build up in this book. It really sets the scene to the characters state of mind, so their actions begin to make sense and allows you to put yourself in the same position and wonder if you’d be driven to such extremes if faced with the same situation!
This was such an engrossing read that I raced through it and didn’t want it to end – especially with all the twists and turns ramping up the tension!!