By: Rebecca Fleet
Publisher: Pamela Dorman
Publication Date: 5/22/2018
My Rating: 3.5 Stars A hypnotic domestic noir novel in which a house swap becomes the eerie backdrop to a crumbling marriage, a torrid affair, and the fatal consequences that unfold
Be careful who you let in . . . When Caroline and Francis receive an offer to house swap--from their city flat to a townhouse in a leafy, upscale London suburb--they jump at the chance for a week away from home, their son, and the tensions that have pushed their marriage to the brink.
As the couple settles in, the old problems that permeate their marriage--his unhealthy behaviors, her indiscretions--start bubbling to the surface. But while they attempt to mend their relationship, their neighbor, an intense young woman, is showing a little too much interest in their activities.
Meanwhile, Caroline slowly begins to uncover some signs of life in the stark house--signs of her life. The flowers in the bathroom or the music might seem innocent to anyone else--but to her they are clues. It seems the person they have swapped with is someone who knows her, someone who knows the secrets she's desperate to forget. . . .
A special thank you to Dutton and #NetGalley for an early reading copy. Also purchased the audiobook. Review to follow.
“[The House Swap] will keep [readers] turning the pages as the satisfying twists unfold.” --Booklist
“Fleet is a writer to watch.” --Publishers Weekly
“A fantastic thriller--dead-on domestic noir, full of tension and surprises. I loved it.” –Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Midnight Line
“An engrossing tale of sexual obsession, secrets and lies. . . Chilling.” –Shari Lapena, New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door
“So engrossing that I forgot to turn off the bath taps. Nearly caused a flood.” --Jane Corry, national bestselling author of My Husband’s Wife
“An enthralling thriller that lives up to its chilling premise.” –Renée Knight, author of Disclaimer
“I read The House Swap in one breathless sitting. Dark, smart, sexy, gripping, totally brilliant.” –Erin Kelly, author of He Said/She Said
“Fleet has created a perfectly contained cast of credible characters in a story so intriguing that you will be guessing right up to the last page.” –Liz Nugent, author of Unraveling Oliver
About the Author
REBECCA FLEET’s brilliant page-turner THE HOUSE SWAP was pre-empted by Transworld for publication in May 2018. The novel combines psychological suspense with domestic drama. When a young couple organises a house swap to have a break away – a first step towards rebuilding their faltering marriage – the wife slowly begins to realise from clues left in the house that the person staying back in their home is someone she used to know and, for reasons that gradually become clear, was very much hoping to forget. Rebecca had two literary novels published by 4th Estate under a different name. Represented by Caroline Wood
Rebecca Fleet was educated at Oxford and works in marketing. She lives in London. This is her US debut. Read More