On a bright January morning in the London suburbs, a family moves into the house they’ve just bought in Trinity Avenue.
Nothing strange about that. Except it is your house. And you didn’t sell it.
WHAT A BOOK!
When I received a copy of this book I was immediately drawn to the front cover, it very cleverly had a black front door that opens and has an eerie message printed. It gives you a hint of things to come and I knew that as soon as I had finished what I was reading, I would have to start this next.
The first chapter sets the tone of the storyline, fast and edge of your seat stuff. Each time I set the book down I had to remind myself to breathe and would come away feeling tense. The storyline had such a hold on me that it took a while to realise it was because of the words I was reading!
Louise Candlish does an absolutely superb job of getting into the main characters (Fi and Bram) heads and describes the actions that can often spiral out of control so vividly, crazy as they are, you can almost understand how easily it can happen, with one bad decision leading to another one whilst also trying to grasp onto a small thread of hope.
We hear from Fi via a podcast who is reliving the moment she realises that her life and much of her marriage has been to someone that doesn’t really know and the build up to THE day and we also hear from Bram her ex-husband who explains the actions that have led up to what has happened and how things have spiralled completely out of control.
You do feel certain amounts of sympathy for Bram. When you are reading his chapters you feel and read about how fast and easy things are completely getting out of his grasp and I think the author really makes you stop and think about your own actions. You do also just want to shake him at times though. What would you do in that situation? It’s easy to think you would do things differently but in the heat of the moment what would you do knowing your actions can have a massive effect on those around you..?
All in all a brilliant book with plenty of twists to keep you gasping!
Thank you to Sara-Jade Virtue and Simon and Schuster for my copy of this book that I chose to review honestly.
Our House is published by Simon and Schuster and is released on 5th April 2018.
About the Author
Louise Candlish is the bestselling author of eleven novels, including THE SUDDEN DEPARTURE OF THE FRASERS (2015) and THE SWIMMING POOL (2016). Her new novel, OUR HOUSE will be published internationally in 2018.
Though her stories are about people facing dark dilemmas, Louise tries to get through the day without too much drama of her own.
She lives in South London with her husband and daughter and is very attached to her dog Maggie and cat Tilly.
Follow her on Twitter at @louise_candlish or find out more at http://www.louisecandlish.com.