Our House by Louise Candlish
Bookworm Win: when you are on a business trip, but the hotel you are staying in has the most perfect reading nook. Can I take this home with me @hiltongardeninn ?!? 📚☕️
In other news - while I have seen mixed reviews, I thoroughly enjoyed Our House by @louisecandlish - the completely unique way the story is presented (through a podcast style narration, letter, and flashbacks to the events) was so, so, so refreshing to me! I thought it was the most clever way to reveal the story and twists, without being to complicated to follow. Thank you Berkley for the advanced copy - all opinions are my own. #partner #freebook
Synopsis: Fiona comes home to find strangers moving into her house and she’s sure there has been a mistake - except her estranged husband is missing, and now so are her kids. It doesn’t take long for Fiona to realize the extent of her husbands lies - maybe she never knew him at all. 🏡
The story unwinds moving between the present day, when Fiona realizes there is a new family living in her house, to a podcast narration of her telling the story on a Victims Story station, and through a letter from Bram explaining his version of the events. I really felt that all the voices were different enough for the movement between them to be simple to follow - not to mention, incredibly interesting when it came to seeing multiple perspectives on the same event.
I also loved the completely horrible characters in this story. I just wanted to smack Bram every time a new “mistake” of his came to light - it was like watching a crash unfold before your eyes - things are going downhill fast but you can’t stop it, right to the very last twist. 😉🏡
I personally think this is a perfect summer read, especially if you are like me, and enjoy something unique to refresh your reading palate.
Tell me friends - have you read this? What did you think?
Happy Tuesday! 🏡🏡🏡