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The ‘Zon in its wisdom has stopped me from leaving any Amazon reviews, but hey, I can still write reviews on my WordPress blog and Goodreads (currently trying to sort out why they think I’ve been a naughty girl):

Anyway – on with the show.  I’ve just finished reading an awesome book.  It’s a traditionally published book called ‘Our House’, and the author is Louise Candlish.

They say you have to grab the reader on the first page, and Candlish does this rather well.  Her character Fiona Lawson returns home after a few days away, walks along the road towards her house, but then wonders whether her eyes are playing tricks when she sees somebody moving into her house.  However, it’s no trick; new people are unpacking, and all her furniture and also her husband Bram have disappeared.

We learn how this has come about during the rest of the story, which flits back and forth between Bram’s point of view and Fiona’s.  The suspense builds, with clever twists and turns of the plot, which to me is not quite realistic but it makes for a good story.

I didn’t like the silly podcast comments that kept cropping up (Fiona narrates her side of the story through a podcast), but apart from that it’s an intelligently thought-out story and well-written.  Because of the podcast comments I’m giving it 4.5 instead of 5 stars, but it’s nevertheless a compelling page-turner and all the way through the 400 pages I was eager to read more.

I would call this a suspense/thriller story, and I would definitely recommend this book.

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