Happy hump day y’all!
Thrilled to share with you my review for this brilliant book!😍
4.5 Stars Filled With Madness 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5
🎵Father wears his Sunday best
Mother’s tired she needs a rest
The kids are playing up downstairs
Sister’s sighing in her sleep
Brother’s got a date to keep
He can’t hang around
Our house, in the middle of our street
Our house, in the middle of our
Our house it has a crowd
There’s always something happening
And it’s usually quite loud
Our mum she’s so house-proud
Nothing ever slows her down
And a mess is not allowed
-Madness-Our House 1982
Fiona was certainly house proud, but whether or not she liked a mess she certainly found herself in the middle of one… imagine returning home to find someone else has moved into your house… The problem? As far as you know your house was never for sale… and why can you not reach your ex-husband on his phone? Where is your stuff, where are your children? Sounds dreadful, doesn’t it?
The unraveling of this story was quite brilliant… told from Fiona‘s perspective through podcast episodes… Fiona was such a likable generous person who absolutely put her children before all else…. and truly this “bird nest “custody arrangement really played nicely into her house being sold right out from under her… BUT I’m absolutely not going to blame the victim here! We also got Brahm’s perspective through a letter/word doc…. now it was really hard for me to elicit any sympathy for him, he really was a reckless selfish individual…. The one good thing I can say about him is I do think he truly loved his wife and children, he just didn’t know how to go about it…. but what a horrible mess he left for Fiona to clean up!
Along with the podcast and word doc we also got the real time story… this was a TS read and some of the sisters found this to be repetitive…. however, I did not… I really liked getting to see events unfold from both Fiona and Brahm’s points of view… and I felt the use of different medias really kept it fresh….
This book was such a crazy ride! Such a rollercoaster… I got all buckled in and then… that huge hill that starts your heart kmbeating faster and fills you with anticipation… and just when you least expect it you’re headed down that huge hill being turned upside down and then you come to a screeching slamming jarring stop!…. that really is this book so many twists, so many turns, and an ending that will leave you reeling!
Strongly recommend this book to all psychological thriller lovers and I hope you enjoy the ride!
*** many thanks to Berkley for my copy of this book ***
About the Book
On a bright January morning in the London suburbs, a family moves into the house they’ve just bought in Trinity Avenue.
Nothing strange about that. Except it is your house. And you didn’t sell it.
When Fiona Lawson comes home to find strangers moving into her house, she’s sure there’s been a mistake. She and her estranged husband, Bram, have a modern co-parenting arrangement: bird’s nest custody, where each parent spends a few nights a week with their two sons at the prized family home to maintain stability for their children. But the system built to protect their family ends up putting them in terrible jeopardy. In a domino effect of crimes and misdemeanors, the nest comes tumbling down.
Now Bram has disappeared and so have Fiona’s children. As events spiral well beyond her control, Fiona will discover just how many lies her husband was weaving and how little they truly knew each other. But Bram’s not the only one with things to hide, and some secrets are best kept to oneself, safe as houses.