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Review: Our House

Title: Our House

Author: Louise Candlish

Release Date: August 7, 2018

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Synopsis from Goodreads: 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. 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 co-parenting 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.

My Review: A fabulous slow burn thriller that will keep you reading long after you should be sleeping! I loved the characters in this story. One of them is extremely flawed and one is a bit naïve but I still found both of them had redeeming qualities. There were quite a few twists in the book that I didn’t see coming and kept things interesting. I enjoyed the way the story was told as well. Its told from both Bram’s and Fiona’s points of view. Bram’s point is looking back and telling the story to the reader while Fiona’s is told in present time. The only reason I knocked it down a star was because I wanted a more definitive end. We “know” how it ends but it was left a little open ended. Overall though I loved this book and I highly recommend it!

*I received this book from Berkley Publishing in exchange for an honest review*

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