Book Review for OUR HOUSE by Louise Candlish
OUR HOUSE by Louise Candlish
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My Highly Caffeinated Thought: An addictive domestic thriller complete with secrets, distorted perspectives, and a terrifyingly believable crime.
In OUR HOUSE, we meet a couple trying to share a home after their separation for the sake of their kids. Fiona and Bram's backstories are interesting enough. However, it is only when their house is "mysteriously" sold from under Fiona's nose things start getting good...at least for the reader.
What I was so impressed with was Candlish's ability to elegantly weave together a dual perspective narrative while maintaining the pace of the novel as well as the suspense. The honesty and rawness of the characters coupled with how easily the crime at the center of the book could be real made OUR HOUSE impactful and entertaining.
In the beginning, I was constantly trying to figure out what would happen next, but soon found myself giving up this quest. I surrendered to the story and took the ride down a twisted path of deceit and emotional upheaval. Simply stated, this book is gripping, deliciously warped, and wonderfully written. A must read.
Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
From an internationally acclaimed author, a disturbing and addictive novel of domestic suspense where secrets kept hidden from spouses cause shocking surprises that hit home...
There's nothing unusual about a new family moving in at 91 Trinity Avenue. Except it's her house. And she didn't sell it.
When Fiona Lawson comes home to find strangers moving into her house, she's sure there's been a mistake. She and her estranged husband, Bram, have a modern coparenting arrangement: bird's nest custody, where each parent spends a few nights a week with their two sons at the prized family home to maintain stability for their children. But the system built to protect their family ends up putting them in terrible jeopardy. In a domino effect of crimes and misdemeanors, the nest comes tumbling down.
Now Bram has disappeared and so have Fiona's children. As events spiral well beyond her control, Fiona will discover just how many lies her husband was weaving and how little they truly knew each other. But Bram's not the only one with things to hide, and some secrets are best kept to oneself, safe as houses.
About the Author: Louise Candlish is the author of eleven previous novels, including The Sudden Departure of the Frasers, The Swimming Pool and the international bestseller Since I Don't Have You. Louise studied English at University College London and worked as an advertising copywriter and art book editor before writing fiction. She lives in South London with her husband and teenage daughter.
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Berkley (August 7, 2018)
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