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Our House by Louise Candlish

Updated: Mar 14, 2022

What can I say about this amazing book that hasn’t been said before, with over 4,000 reviews on Amazon? Granted, only 50% are 5 * not everyone’s cup of tea and a little long, but for me, it was a great read and I loved it.

Imagine this, you’re separated and a bit early from your weekend break with your not yet boyfriend/fling maybe? Anyway, you’re walking towards your house in a prestigious neighbourhood (houses worth 1 million-plus!) at the distance you see a removal van, you start to think “That’s strange, the only house for sale is a few doors down, and the van is right outside my house”. As you approach “your” front door a woman exits the house and asks you “Can I help you?”, you then say “No, can I help you, this is my house” she responds “I’m sorry you must be mistaken, I’ve just bought this house!!”. What would you do? I presume you would contact your soon-to-be ex-husband, but his number is disconnected, he’s unreachable, what about your two sons, has he abducted them, I’m sure your world has spiralled out of control.

That’s what’s happened to Fi, her world has been turned upside down, what follows is a great story, superbly written with enough twists to grab your attention and when you think the story wraps up nicely, a final twist (which didn’t see it coming) comes crashing down.

Excellent read and another auto-buy author.

Sunday Times bestselling author ​Louise Candlish was born in Northumberland, grew up in the Midlands town of Northampton, and moved to the capital to study English at University College London. She is the author of 15 novels, including the #1 bestseller Our House, winner of the British Book Award's 2019 Crime & Thriller Book of the Year and soon to air on ITV as a four-part drama starring Martin Compston, Tuppence Middleton and Rupert Penry-Jones.

The Other Passenger, a noir tale of adultery and double-crossing set among the Thames river commuters, is Louise's first Richard & Judy Book Club pick and was longlisted for the Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year Award 2021. An international bestseller, it is now in development for the screen in the US.

Louise's latest release is The Heights, a twisty revenge thriller whose narrator, Ellen, has a strange fear of heights known as 'high place phenomenon'. To be published in paperback in the US in March 2022 and the UK in June 2022, it has also been optioned for TV.

Louise lives in South London with her husband, teenage daughter and fox-red Labrador Bertie,

If you would like to buy it, go to the link on your left at no additional cost to you & I receive a percentage.

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