Fiona Lawson comes home to find that someone is moving into her house. There must be a mistake.
She and her husband Bram have a co-parenting arrangement, also called bird’s nest custody, where each parent spends part of the week with their two sons at the family home. This is to provide stability for their boys. They have had counseling and been briefed on all the benefits of such an arrangement.
But Fiona has certainly not been briefed on why strangers are now moving into their home. She cannot imagine what is going on. It is surreal. It has to be a mistake, she thinks.
But no, it’s not a mistake. She has been defrauded out of her beloved home. Her husband has disappeared and left no way for anyone to locate him.
Bram has been lying to Fiona for a long time. About his drinking, his traffic tickets while intoxicated, or the fact that he has lost his driver’s license. He has also obviously conspired with someone who resembles like Fiona to sell their home.
One lie tumbles right into another until Bram is cornered and had no way out. Someone else was now making his decisions for him. He feared he’d go to jail. If not for fraud, then for murder. His life is no longer his own.
Fiona has forgiven him for cheating. But she had no idea that he was capable of weaving together all the lies that locked her out of her own home. She realizes that she did not really know her husband at all. It is a bitter pill to swallow, and with the toughest of consequences.
This was a great book. It is alternately told from the voices of both Fiona and Bram. The characters are well fleshed out. And the plot is meticulous. Great read.
About The Author:
Louise Candlish was born in Hexham, Northumberland, and grew up in the Midlands town of Northampton. She studied English at University College London and lives in Herne Hill in South London with her husband and daughter.
She is the author of twelve novels, including her brand new thriller Our House (Simon & Schuster UK), a hardback bestseller and now an ebook #1 bestseller. It is published on 7 August 2018 in the US (Berkley).
Louise’s novel The Sudden Departure of the Frasers (2015) has been optioned for TV by Hartswood Films.