Our House – Louise Candlish.

Our House

Back of the book : 

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.

What I think : 

The story is told from three different perspectives : ‘ The Story’, ‘Fi’s Story’ told in the form of a vlog and ‘Bram’s -Word Doc’, which to all intense and purposes is a suicide note. So you find out what happened in ‘real time’ (The Story) and Bram and Fi’s accounts.

There are many twists and turns, just when you are just getting over one thing happening, something else, just as bad happens and you think WOW ! Just WOW ! Can it get any worse ? But then its does. I must admit I did gasp out loud quite a few times.

Bram’s character makes really bad choices. I don’t think that he’s really a bad person, but he’s just a very selfish one and he’s so misguided, very easily led. I really didn’t like him that much. But I felt really sorry for Fi, she’d been a long suffering wife long before the ‘house’ incident happened. She’s put up with a lot. This is the last straw for her, she absolutely loves her house.

The story keeps you right on the edge of your seat all the way throughout the book, its so skilfully written that you just can’t put it down until you get to the last page, you just have to see what happens.  It’s all very tense. Talking of the end, I really liked the subtle twist, it really makes you sit up and think. And on that note, its such a scary thought to think that this could happen to any of us …

Can’t wait for the next one !

I really loved this book and give it 9/10.

5 gold stars

Published By Simon & Schuster on 05/04/18

A huge thank you to Netgalley for the digital copy of the book.

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