The House Swap by Rebecca Fleet
Genre: Psychological Thriller
This is a disturbing but addictive psychological thriller that will keep you up all night.
"The key slides and turns in the lock, smooth and slippery as a silverfish. Lying in bed last night, staring at the trembling shadows of the branches grazing agains the window and thinking of this moment, I thought it would be harder. I imagined scratching metal. Jarring resistance. After everything that has led me here, it feels s if it should be more of an effort. But it's easy -an anti-climax, even. An eggshell cracked in the hand and tossed aside."
First of all, if you are planning for a house swap this summer, keep this book till you return, because after reading it maybe you will re-think about it... Sorry!
This story is told between the past and the present of Caroline and Francis marriage, when the things were difficult and the secrets started; and the present, were they are trying to reconnect and have the spark they had before. And then there’s a mystery voice, the person that made the swap with them, has a secret agenda... Who could be? And what is Caroline hiding?
While this slow burning mystery evolves we discover the truth about Caroline and Francis marriage, they had passed a very dark period, this had to be their way to relax and connect, but as the book passes we know that Caroline secret is too big to keep it hidden and maybe it will change their life forever.
This had been a twisty read, but it felt real and human. I’ve done house swap a few times, and sharing your house with an stranger is something intimate and scary at the same time. You never know what you’ll find in the other house, and this is the mystery Rebecca Fleet uses amazingly to penetrate on your skin. Because the anxious is not just when you go to the new house but returning to your own and pray that will be still there.
This is a book to read, share and comment, I am sure it will make you think about some important aspects of your life.
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