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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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  • Barbara B. (Holbrook, NY)
    Our House
    I enjoyed this book but I did find the texts annoying. This was written by Fi in a crime blog and her husband Bram wrote it in a document style. It did take me awhile to get used to this format but after really getting involved in this mystery I didn’t notice it anymore. The texts were critiques of Fi’s blog. This story had a lot of ups and downs that kept my curiosity going and I really did want to know how their situation got to the point it did. I would recommend this as a good quick summer read and I did enjoy it.
  • Kathleene M. (Running Springs, CA)
    Domestic Deception
    Wow, this book was really unexpectedly full of twists and turns. A marriage collapses due to infidelity, but there's so much more that is eventually exposed, you won't put this read down! This book bring us into a world of secrets, fraud and unimaginable events in a marriage. Perfect for book clubs; lots to discuss, from different points of view.
  • Jan T. (Leona Valley, CA)
    Our House
    Our House by Louise Candlish is a fast paced novel of deception amid the suburbs. The plot involves a separating couple and a devastating incident. The marriage has some very dark secrets. It also includes some dark characters whom propel the plot. Not quite a mystery but there are twists throughout the novel. The chapters alternate between the couple and between two timelines. I found the book addicting - perfect for a beach read. If you enjoyed The Couple Next Door - you will enjoy this book.
  • Christine B. (Lilydale, MN)
    A reverse O.Henry
    My goodness - this novel contains so many twists of fate and errors of judgment. Each character is flawed and gets more deeply mired in their traps of deception as the story expands. I think every reader will find themselves believing one version of events and then exclaiming WHAT? I think this would certainly lead to some interesting discussions - especially thinking of O. Henry's famous story about selflessness between husband and wife.
  • Becky K. (Chicagoland)
    A family drama/thriller
    This is the first novel I've read by Louise Candlish. While I enjoyed the character of Fiona, I found it difficult to like her husband Bram. For the majority of the story, his motives seemed purely selfish. Though the plot is a bit fantastical (there's fraud and then there's crazy blackmail on top of massive fraud), I felt sympathy for Fi and the boys. And while Bram's actions were horrible, it seemed like the cruel manner in which he was blackmailed was disproportionately evil to his crimes. The plot dragged a bit in the middle, in my opinion, but picked up quite a bit at the end of the story. Overall, I enjoyed the book and recommend it to others.
  • Ginny H. (Troutdale, OR)
    Our House by Louise Candlish
    The concept of having your house bought out from underneath you is scary. Especially if you weren't given any recompense. Also when you discover a sociopath is behind the scheme. This book follows the husband and wife as they deal with the situation in different ways. A shocking ending is in store.
  • Iris F. (West Bloomfield, MI)
    Our House
    I was looking forward to reading this book. From the description it sounded like it was in the same genre as Gone Girl or Girl on the Train. These books are not fine literature but they are a fun, fast read. I was highly disappointed. The premise was based on preposterous circumstances and I quickly lost interest. To go into detail would be a spoiler for anyone who chooses to read it. The only characters I had empathy for were the Lawson's and the children. However I was totally surprised by the ending and that almost made the book worthwhile

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