“She was doing what parents always say they’ll do but never get halfway to achieving: putting the kids first” ~Our House
Our House by Louise Candlish: 4/5 Stars
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.
This will be a spoiler free review. So, I was given a free e-copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for a review. 🙂 I know I’m getting to it super late because I’m really behind on NetGalley reviews but I’m finally getting to it!
So obviously te synopsis is very different and that’s what drew me in. I had never heard of a thriller like it, because let’s be honest thrillers can get pretty similar. This one was different though and I really loved that. It was almost like a TV show the way everything unfolded..hence why the book is kind of long haha. I didn’t mind though. It grabbed my attention and kept me reading.
One of the reasons I’m only giving it four stars is because even though it kept my attention it didn’t grab it enough for me to finish it within a matter of a few days and I didn’t think about it all the time. Usually that’s what a five-star read does to me. However, that doesn’t mean this book is bad!
I really loved the writing in this book. I think it flowed pretty well and I didn’t think it got boring or bland. I did get a little confused at times but that was probably because I would read without paying attention haha. That’s on me not the book haha.
The characters were pretty interesting. I was able to connect with Fi a little bit but she did things I wasn’t too fond of. I wish she could have just stood up for herself a little more. It happens though and she’s just a caring person. Her husband on the other hand…he’s something else. Obviously I can’t give too much away but he annoyed me.
Now after re-reading the synopsis I will say that it definitely pulls you into the book. However, the end of the book kind of wraps up quickly…which is surprising since the book is so long. I mean I don’t think it makes the book bad or anything I’m just warning y’all. That’s also just an opinion so maybe you won’t think the same. 🙂
So, yeah. I don’t really have any other complaints about this book. It had a good story and I definitely enjoyed it. It’s a pretty different thriller that made it stand out from most thrillers and I liked that about it. I recommend this book to thriller lovers or anyone who thinks it’s of their interest. 🙂 I’m sorry this review is short, but I haven’t done one in a while and I need to get the hang of it haha. I apologize this review isn’t very good either for that reason. Hope y’all enjoyed it anyway!