Title: Out House
Author: Louise Candlish
Release Date: August 7, 2018
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
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. (goodreads)
Our House was a highly anticipated read for me after coming across it on Libby. I ordered by copy from Book Outlet’s black Friday sale if I remember correctly.
Our House will have you questioning everything you believe is moral. The story is told from the point of views of Fi via podcast, and Bram via word document. Each character is telling the story from their point of view which in my opinion makes it all the more interesting. We all know by now that I live for books that are told from several points of view.
Between the pages lie marital issues, infidelity, murder, broken friendships, fraud, blackmail and so much more. I absoultely loved that so much was involved in this story, it never got boring. I found myself glued to the pages for hours at a time binge reading. I would say what makes this book so thrilling is how often you’re questioning what you would do in the exact same fucked up situations!
What made this a 4 star read for me instead of 5? The simple the fact that the ending had me so incredibly annoyed! What happened?! The ending is really left up to the reader to imagine and that just makes me infuriateingly mad (but also makes for a great book!)
I will definitely be looking out for more from Louise Candlish in the future.
Have you read Our House? Do you think you’ll be adding this to your TBR? Lets chat in the comments