Our House - Louise Candlish

September 24, 2018

4.5 / 5 Stars.

Waterstones Book of the Month

 

This book was everywhere on social media, so I thought I would give it a go.

 

The story starts with Fi returning to her exclusive house in London and finding that there is a new couple moving in and they are convinced that they have bought it legally from Fi and husband Bram.

 

Fi and her husband are separated but living together for the sake of the children, Fi has been away for the weekend with a new man and comes home to find out that her husband and her children Harry and Leo are nowhere to be seen and her home sold.

 

The book then is written from the point of view of Fiona who is retelling her story to a crime podcast and Bram who is writing his story from his exile. I liked how the book was set out and how it was recounted from Bram’s side, which uncovers adultery, deceit, death and blackmail and violence which has meant Bram feels that he has no alternative but to run away from his family for good. I felt sorry for Bram as he isn’t really a bad person he just loses his way and ends up on a path of self-destruction although at the time he doesn’t realise it.

 

The book takes a dramatic turn with Fi uncovering the depths of Bram’s action and also how she has been deceived on many levels. I found it quite sad It was cleverly written and really kept me guessing all the way through and the ending is shocking. If you love a fast-paced thriller you will love this.

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