Our House by Louise Candlish

our house

On a bright morning in the London suburbs, a family moves into the house they’ve just bought on Trinity Avenue. Nothing strange about that. Except it’s your house. And you didn’t sell it.

If you handed me a book and told me it was about property fraud I would hand most likely hand it straight back to you! So I’m glad I hadn’t been told what this was about before I started reading it.

Fiona (Fi) Lawson arrives home to see a removal van outside her home. Assuming it’s for the house for sale further down the street she makes her way into her house to be greeted by a stranger who tells her that she has just bought the house. All Fi’s furniture and belongings have been removed, with new items in their place. Logically, Fi thinks there’s been a mistake but it turns out that her house has indeed been sold, apparently by her and her husband Bram. And now her husband also appears to be missing.

This was a great read, written in a unique format. Fi’s side is told through a transcript of a podcast called Victim which she took part in after the loss of her house. Bram’s side is told through a word document that he wrote after his supposed disappearance. The two sides never interact so we, as readers, get to know what each person knows and what the other doesn’t. Fi’s podcast transcript also has comments from social media followers, which I thought was a nice touch. There are a few good twists in this story, although one of them was fairly obvious to see coming. All of them lead to a great ending, which made me literally gasp when I finished reading it.

—–

You can reserve a copy on our eBook service, Borrowbox, here.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s