Review of OUR HOUSE by Louise Candlish

This was an absolutely mesmerizing novel that caught my attention from the beginning and kept me enthralled all the way to the surprising and satisfying ending.  The premise is that Bram sells their house while Fiona is on a weekend getaway with her girlfriends and all of their children.  Bram and Fiona have decided to separate amicably and share the house, for the sake of the children.  The story is told in alternating points of view, which was off-putting at first, but once I got used to it, I actually enjoyed it.  Fiona was weak and gullible.  Bram was selfish and opens himself to being manipulated because of his bad behavior.  The novel was a quick-paced read with twists thrown in at the least expected times.  I really enjoyed the interactions between Fiona and the new owners of her house.  The most enjoyable part of the book was looking into the lives of Bram and Fiona, in their own words, so it was easy to see the problems that each was facing and how they were dealing with them.  The reader cannot help but ask, “What would I do in this situation?”  I think that is why fiction readers will be drawn to this book that has a different and engaging premise.

Disclaimer

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, Penguin Random House.  I was not required to write a positive review.  The opinions that I have expressed are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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