Title: Our House
Author: Louise Candlish
Genre: Fiction, Thriller
Source: Free ARC from Berkley
Note: As stated under the Source (above), I received this book for free from Berkley via Edelweiss & NetGalley. I pride myself on writing fair and honest reviews.
Summary: Fiona is so likeable, such a good person, so fair-minded. Going through a painful divorce, making selfless sacrifices for the benefit of her children, and trying to find her way towards a future she’d never previously considered, she is wading her way through. In fact, she’s starting to feel like she has a handle on what would have seemed impossible not that long ago. Until she comes home a little early from a short getaway and finds her world torn apart.
Imagine coming home to find someone else moving into your house. Your furniture gone, a moving van out front, and a woman claiming that it’s all on the up and up. Next, you discover your children, who are supposed to be under your soon-to-be ex-husband’s care, are not at school as they should be, and the mobile of that future ex has gone dead. Welcome to the worst day of Fiona Lawson’s life. So far.
Review: After a dreadful reading slump, this book is exactly what I needed. A skillfully written, exceptionally clever thriller, this book had me from the onset. Riveting. Mind-boggling. Oh my gods, this was such a great read!
I loved Fiona. Loved her. And I was rooting for her (and her boys) every inch of the way. If only it were possible to discuss the nitty gritty without giving it all away! Truthfully, I’ve already given away too much. But I must say, though there were several key things I figured out along the way, the ending knocked me off my feet. Honest to gods, I said aloud, “No. NO. NO!!! Don’t you do that!” And while I do talk myself audibly from time to time (ok, daily), I usually internalize my screaming at books. 😉
If you enjoy thrillers, this is a MUST READ.