WINNER OF CRIME & THRILLER BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS
'The last line will make you literally shout with shock' Good Housekeeping
'Terrifically twisty ... hooks from the first page' Sunday Times
On a bright morning in the London suburbs, a family moves into the house they’ve just bought on Trinity Avenue.
Nothing strange about that. Except it's your house. And you didn’t sell it.
FOR BETTER, FOR WORSE.
When Fi Lawson arrives home to find strangers moving into her house, she is plunged into terror and confusion. She and her husband Bram have owned their home on Trinity Avenue for years and have no intention of selling. How can this other family possibly think the house is theirs? And why has Bram disappeared when she needs him most?
FOR RICHER, FOR POORER.
Bram has made a catastrophic mistake and now he is paying. Unable to see his wife, his children or his home, he has nothing left but to settle scores. As the nightmare takes grip, both Bram and Fi try to make sense of the events that led to a devastating crime. What has he hidden from her – and what has she hidden from him? And will either survive the chilling truth – that there are far worse things you can lose than your house?
TILL DEATH US DO PART.
Praise for Our House:
'If 2018 brings a better book than Our House I will eat my hat. Addictive, twisty and oh so terrifyingly possible’ Clare Mackintosh
‘I raced through it this weekend. Such a smart idea. Twisty, warped, credible. Brilliantly plotted and compelling. Deserves to be such a hit’ Sarah Vaughan
‘Louise Candlish is a great writer;she inhaled me into her nightmarish world where everything we think we know is ripped from under our feet’ Fiona Barton
''A masterfully plotted, compulsive page-turner' Guardian
'Keeps you guessing to the end - and beyond' Stylist
'Whip-smart, knowing and brilliantly plotted' India Knight
'A corker' Evening Standard
'Terrific premise' New York Times
'Wonderfully plotted' Jane Garvey, Woman's Hour
'A blood pressure-raising thriller' Red
‘Gripping and heartbreaking with an undercurrent of unease running through it’ Louise Jensen
‘What a book! Fast, edge-of-your-seat stuff. Each time I set the book down I had to remind myself to breathe’ broadbeanbooks
‘Oh Louise Candlish, you are a genius! Our House is just brilliant. Scarily believable with the BEST ending I have read in a long time. I devoured it!’ Claire Frost, Fabulous magazine
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
This psychological thriller is built on an original but terrifyingly plausible idea: how a few bad decisions can turn a dream home into a chilling nightmare. When Fi Lawson returns to her London home one January morning to find strangers moving in and her husband missing, a riveting tale of secrets, betrayal, and shattered lives begins. Our House's inventive plot is built around podcast transcripts and excerpts from a suicide note. The story's terrific final twist had us thinking about the implications long after we’d finished the last page.
British author Candlish makes her U.S. debut with an artfully plotted, affecting page-turner. Fiona Lawson gets the shock of her life when she returns from a brief getaway to the beloved London townhouse where she alternates custody with her estranged husband, Bram, of their two children: another family seems to be moving in. Bram has apparently sold the home out from under her and the kids and vanished, along with the 2 million payday. Even more devastating betrayals await the doughty Fi. Alternating narratives one Fi's, the other Bram's raise the tension. In a particularly inspired move, much of Fi's account comes via her emotionally raw tale on a true crime podcast, The Victim, with tweets from the audience serving as a kind of Greek chorus. Movingly chronicling the decline of a marriage that once looked as solid as the couple's stately red-brick residence, Candlish manages to stash a couple of trump cards, setting up a truly killer climax. American fans of domestic suspense will want to see more from this talented author.)
My oh my...oh what a tangled web we weave ... Such a gripping read that I just couldn’t wait to get to the end .. Don’t worry, I won’t spoil it for anyone! Can’t believe I had such sympathy for Bram, but I did up to a point.
Could not put this down, had me gripped from the first page! Going to watch the tv series now!
Not very believable
I liked how it was set out, almost diary style. But the narrative was ridiculous.