Our House by Louise Candlish

35924499A modern-day premise for this book had intrigued me to put it next on my list!

Thank you netgalley and Berkley publishing for a copy of this in exchange for my review.

Fi (or Fiona) has arrived at her house to find that a whole new family has moved in and all of her belongings are gone. The problem is, she never put her house up for sale and never moved anything out in the first place. Flash forward to a crime podcast where Fi gets to tell her side of the story as well as Bram, her ex-husband. We learn about their soiled relationship and how they try to maintain a stable environment for their kids. The thing is, Bram and the kids are missing and Fi has to try to find them in order to sort out the mess of a life they have left.This is written really quite differently than most books.

It starts off as a script for a crime podcast. I’m a huge fan of crime podcasts for long car trips so this really captured my attention! In fact, the first chapter was so thrilling in itself that I knew it was going to be good! Fi was the one who was talking through the podcast and Bram was written as talking through a word document he wrote. In between their stories were twitter feeds of what people were saying about the podcast. Each chapter was as if you were sitting next to them and they were both telling their own sides to the story. Again, I’m not sure what to make of it. It flowed because they were talking about the same thing, but it got really choppy towards the end of the book when you start to figure out what’s really going on. I enjoyed the twisted ending for sure and would recommend it to others.

3.75/5 Stars

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