Book Review: ‘Our House: A Novel’ Is A Twisted Tale Of Lies And Deceit

Fiona Lawson’s life has been turned upside down. She caught her husband cheating months ago and her marriage was over. She came up with a plan for them to share custody of their kids. They got a flat near this expensive house and each lived there while the other was parenting. It seemed to be working okay. Then it all changed months later.

She came home to her house at 91 Trinity Avenue and saw people moving in. How could that be? The house was in both her name and her husband Bram. All her stuff was gone and the new people had there stuff. She had no idea what was going on. When they started asking questions and got the police involved as well as the solicitor that arranged the sale it all started to come out.

And what a tale it is. Bram had many secrets and has taken off and gone to ground. No one knows where he is or where the money is that was paid for the house. Via Bram’s journals and a podcast Fiona did we learn this torrid, twisted tale. She slowly learns all his secrets (and there are a lot of them). The story involves blackmail, lies and even murder.

A page-turner of a story with lots of twists and turns that you won’t see coming, that reach to a boiling point. It goes to show the lengths that someone will go to in order to protect the things they have done. But in the end it never usually works out. A very enjoyable book from start to finish.

You can pick up Our House: A Novel in stores on Tuesday, August 7 from Berkley Hardcover.

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