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Our House

by Louise Candlish

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Our House by Louise Candlish
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  • Published in USA  Aug 2018
    416 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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  • Jennifer H. (Mishawaka, IN)
    Louise Candlish delivers psychological suspense with the best!
    This was one terrific read, albeit a dark one! This story of a seemingly normal family situation that spirals out of control, was an enthralling read, especially from the comfort of my own "normal" existence. There were twists and turns, situations going from bad to worse. The husband Bram was really not a bad person, but certainly a flawed individual that made some very bad decisions. This is a book filled with suspense and surprises. It does not disappoint! I love forward to reading more of Louise Candlish.
  • Mary O. (Boston, MA)
    Twisted
    A book full of twists and turns and unexpected events. It is difficult to put down and a great summmer read! I highly recommend it!
  • Susan T. (Bahama, NC)
    Great ending
    Our House is written as a story from the point of view of two different characters, one through a podcast and the other as a suicide note. That grabs your attention at the outset. I thought details such as including comments on the podcast were very creative. My attention wavered a bit in the middle of the story--I became a bit ambivalent about the plight of the characters. However, the story picks up again and the ending was unexpected and clever. It was much more satisfying than where I thought the author was headed and in keeping with the one character's propensity to create a mess out of everything he did.
  • Cheryl M. (Le Claire, IA)
    What a tangled web we weave...
    Our House by Louise Candlish is a story about how tangled our lives can become. The unexpected twists and turns in the lives of the main characters, Fi (ona) and Bram Lawson quickly keep you interested and involved. It keeps you thankful for the problems you have.

    Most of us start our adult lives with wonder, excitement, and energy to achieve our lofty goals. It sometimes goes better than we could ever hope, and sometimes spirals into situations in which we have no idea what to do, especially in this electronic age.

    Fi and Bram marry, have two boys, and an upscale life – a home in a sought after area, wonderful jobs, and good friends. Or do they?

    It quickly dissolves when Fi catches Bram in a second round of infidelity, and decides she cannot continue being married to him. She takes the high road in separating and keeping a good quality life intact for her boys. They take turns narrating how it is going – adjustments, discussions, difficulties, and good times. Then Fi comes home one day to people moving into her adored, status-symbol home! Her furniture and possessions are all gone. Imagine sitting on a chair at a table that you have never seen before in "your" kitchen!

    As Bram's story of infidelity, drinking, and driving issues unfold, it is clear that one could not have predicted the next steps, how dishonesty spirals into more than can be straightened out, and affects friends, acquaintances, and strangers alike. Are there really people like that in the world? Would they really take everything they could and run? How lack of communication makes things even worse? Could Fi have been less naïve and more aware of things a little out of place?

    You will be thinking about this novel after you finish it. Wondering if only…would this have happened? A very dark novel, that is worth the read
  • Terrie J. (Eagan, MN)
    What a great read!
    This book was full of twists and turns that kept my attention throughout. This book would appeal to anyone who likes suspense (without violence). The story is told in different formats and jumps back and forth in time. It would be great for a book club discussion because I feel some would sympathize with the main villain. Enjoy!
  • Brenda S. (Winter Haven, FL)
    Did not see that coming!
    The good and the bad of this book: the plot moved a little slower than I like; however, the ending was unpredictable. For a person who loves to read the end of the book and then sit back and enjoy the narrative, this book did not allow this option. Yes, the ending was read; but, no, it did not help move the story along. I cannot even explain how awesome the ending of this book is...well worth the extra words. Thank you, Louise Candlish! You have a new fan!
  • Sharon P. (San Diego, CA)
    Whoa and wow!
    While many aspects of this book seemed common....broken marriage, infidelity, guilt, etc. the house fraud angle and all the twists and turns that occurred because of a few bad, but relatable choices, leads the reader down an interesting and unique path in this exciting book. I love it when a chapter ends with a gasp of "whoa"; it happened quite a few times! Highly recommend.

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