There are certain books that you read which are impossible not to find profoundly disturbing. I’m not talking here of murders stories or supernatural tales, but the rather more mundane. The novels where you find yourself questioning whether something so simple is actually possible? The problem being that, if you believe it is, then could it possibly happen to you?
Our House by Louise Candlish, is one such novel. Fi and Bram have not had the perfect marriage but they have loved each other. When Fi discovers Bram has been unfaithful the marriage ends, relatively amicably. That is until one day a few months later, when Fi comes home to find another family moving into her house. Unable to comprehend what is happening, Fi enters the property to be greeted by the new owners and her very own new reality. The question is, how is any of this possible and where is Bram?
Written as a series of podcasts (Fi) and Word documents (Bram), Candlish explores this nightmarish scenario to reveal the events leading up to this point. As a blogger, I’m reluctant to elaborate much further as this is really a book for those of you that love a plot full of twists and turns. I don’t want to deny you the enjoyment of every now and then audibly gasping or crying out an indignant “no!” and then there’s the ending. Oh the ending!
What more do I need to say?