Our House by Louise Candlish

I’ve been dying to read this book for so long, and so I was incredibly excited when it reached the supermarkets, and everyone began to talk about it even more!

The blurb on this book is so clever and gives little away which means I’m going to have to be cryptic too (!!!), as it was such a welcome surprise to know so little about the plot… and I want you all to feel the same way when you read it!

The start shocked me to the core… I couldn’t believe what had happened and was anxious to find out the truth. We all know how important our homes are to us, so reading what had happened to Fiona really left a lasting impact, and instantly I knew, that I would be up all night until I’d reached the end… and hopefully feel safe that it wouldn’t happen to me!

The events are played out through a podcast where Fiona recounts what happened and her husband – Bram, tells his side from a word document; there are also snapshot real moments in the eyes of these two characters. The different ‘story-telling’ techniques really worked for me, it made the nightmare of it all feel brutally real and raw.

Who would have ever thought that one single event could spiral out of control so quickly and with such damaging consequences. There were times that I felt such sadness for the character that caused the damage (see… I’m being so cryptic!) but then anger would shoot through me because the lies just kept on coming… I wanted to shake them! One call to the police, one honest conversation with your spouse, one call to any friend… and the damage could have been prevented. Help was so close!

With twists until the very end, there is no doubt that all my bookworm friends will LOVE this! Everyone is RAVING about this book – so if for some bizarre reason you’ve not picked it up yet, do it now!

Our House is out now in paperback and eBook form published by Simon & Schuster.

Until next time, Chloé x



  1. I’ve been dying to read this for ages too, I need to get my hands on it! Loved your review I will definitely be buying it asap, and I love the idea that the story is told through the podcast, that seems so interesting. Have only just come across your blog and your photos are incredible btw! x

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