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Our House

by Louise Candlish

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

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  • Dorothy L. (Manalapan, NJ)
    Great Ending
    I was intrigued with the premise of this book. Scam and identity theft are prevalent today and it was clear from the beginning that this would be the book's focus. I felt like I was in the UK and thought the author did a good job describing the deterioration of a marriage. The house was described well and almost became another character.
    I liked the beginning. I loved the end. I was not expecting the twists and turns in the last 30 or 40 pages and particularly the very end left me gasping. I did not give Our House a 5 rating because I think it was at least 50 pages too long and should have been edited better. The middle section was slow for me, but I am glad I read it and think it will be a bestseller.
  • Susan P. (Boston, MA)
    Our House
    The house in question belongs to a family in London -- 2 children and two employed parents. The father is a major screw-up and the mother is competent but thoroughly naive. After yet-again an indiscretion on dad's part, the parents part ways but the kids stay in the house. The parents take turns parenting them in the house so that the kids have that continuity. The crunchy granola idea of course doesn't work, and the mom arrives at the house after a weekend away to find complete strangers moving in...because they have bought the house. It only escalates and trouble piles on. The mystery of what happened is revealed through the rest of the book. Just as things seems to settle down, the end throws a wallop. It's a good, compelling read. Hard to put down but you do want to slap those parents.
  • Sue P. (Albuquerque, NM)
    Outstanding, Gripping Ending!
    I haven't been this knocked out by an ending since Sharon Bolton's "LITTLE BLACK LIES". (I'm still not over that one,)

    This book explores normal, trivial domestic life. But, is any of domestic life what it seems? Jump into this book if you aren't afraid of exploring our seemingly normal lives.
  • Terri C. (Litchfield, NH)
    Good read for this summer
    A story that one hopes will never happen to them but keeps the reader engaged with the transitioning narratives from the wife's perspective then the husbands. At times I felt myself predicting the events but still enjoyed the book.
  • Tiffany V. (Colora, MD)
    The Twisty-Turny Summer Suspense You've Been Waiting For
    When divorce is eminent and the best interests of the children are paramount, the bird's nest custody agreement seems to be a solid decision. Everything is going exceptionally smoothly…until you arrive at your home to see another family moving in, all your worldly possessions missing, and your estranged husband and your children are nowhere to be found. Such is the start of the exceptional tale of Fiona Lawson and her soon-to-be ex, Bram. I thoroughly enjoyed the innovative layout of this novel, as Fi's portion is told as a podcast and Bram's is told as a Word document. There were moments while reading this that I audibly exclaimed "No way!" The twists and turns were wholly unexpected and moved the story along thoroughly yet swiftly to a satisfying conclusion. I give this book four and a half stars for an inventive storyline unlike anything else I've read recently and realistic characters (some of which you'll love, some you will hate, and some will have your feelings turning on a dime!). This would also make a fantastic movie, in my opinion. A huge thank you to BookBrowse, Lousie Candlish, and Berkley Publishing for providing me with a paperback copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
  • Liz B. (McKinney, TX)
    A Tangled Web
    This novel is an ongoing web of tangled webs that cross eventually in the end. I enjoyed the format, very readable as told through Foona's podcast and Bram's Word document. It did seem to drag a bit in the mid section but picked up pace again at the end. I longed for a prologue to learn if the outcome was as expected or if additional twists could be expected. This would make an excellent book club choice, lots of discussion points to be made and characters to sympathize with or not.
  • Amy H. (Iowa City, IA)
    An intriguing crime? Or a Misunderstanding?
    Fi, upon arriving home, finds another family moving into her house. The mystery must unravel from there. Is there a mistake or has her house been stolen out from under her? Very intriguing plot with a few twists and turns throughout. I enjoyed how it unfolded between Fi and Bram's statements and current day narrative.

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