Welcome to another Tuesday celebrating bookish events, First Chapter/Intros, originally hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea and now hosted by I’d Rather Be at the Beach; and Teaser Tuesdays hosted by The Purple Booker.

Today’s feature is a NetGalley review book to be released on 8/7:  Our House, by Louise Candlish, a disturbing and addictive novel of domestic suspense where secrets kept hidden from spouses cause shocking surprises that hit home…




Intro:  Friday, January 13, 2017

London, 12:30 p.m.

She must be mistaken, but it looks exactly as if someone is moving into her house.

The van is parked halfway down Trinity Avenue, its square mouth agape, a large piece of furniture sliding down the ribbed metal tongue.  Fi watches, squinting into the buttery sunlight—rare for the time of year, a gift—as the object is borne shoulder high by two men through the gate and down the path.

My gate.  My path.


Teaser Tuesday:  “That’s why we called you,” Merle tells the officers.  “This house fraud and Bram’s disappearance are clearly linked.  We’re worried he might be the victim of professional criminals.”


Synopsis:  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.


What do you think?  Do the snippets intrigue you?  Do you want to keep reading?



  1. Diane D

    Oh yes, I do like the sound of this one; enjoy

    Here’s my pick -http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2018/07/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday_17.html

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  2. Yeah, this grabbed my attention. The wtf-ness of coming home and finding somebody moving in to your home, yes. They mystery of it all. But also the arrangement. Is that common? For divorcing parents to share the house so that the kids don’t have to move? Can’t see that happening where I live so that too was odd and interesting to me. Noting the book.

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    1. Thanks, Joanne, I have heard of parents moving in and out of the house, while the kids remain; (birds’ nest)..but I can’t ever see myself having agreed to such a thing. Too many problems! Privacy, for one. Imagine with an ex having access to one’s secrets hidden in the house.

      Enjoy your reading!


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