Book reviews, Women's Fiction

Our House by Louise Candlish

4/5 stars

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My Review:

This book was unlike anything I have ever read before.  Fiona and her husband Bram are separated and have a custody arrangement where they each live in the family home a few days a week with their two young sons.  Fiona is heading down her street when she sees a moving van in front of her house!  Her house that she didn’t sell.  At first she thinks it must be a friend of her husband’s, but the woman informs her that they are moving in.  Fiona discovers all of her own things are no longer in the house.  Neither are her husband and two young sons.  She can’t find her husband and children!

The book is told in alternating narration of Fiona and her soon-to-be-ex-husband Bram.  Fiona starts doing a podcast called The Victim and we get to read the transcripts of her podcasts.  This is a riveting, compelling story.  I wouldn’t say it was a thriller, but it had me turning pages and wanting to know what would happen next!

Unfortunately, when I read books where the husband is a jerk, I sometimes take that out on my own husband.  I get so wrapped up in the book that my emotions carry over into my personal life.  It’s not fair to my husband, but this was definitely one of those books.

From the Publisher:

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.

3 thoughts on “Our House by Louise Candlish”

    1. I know it’s terrible! I am so mean to him when I read a book and the guy is a jerk, it’s like I take it out on him!

      I have been thinking of you a lot. I need to make time to get on Twitter!!

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