Book Review: The House Swap

31 May 2018|

Title: The House Swap

Author: Rebecca Fleet

Genre: Domestic Thriller

Main Characters:

  • Caroline – lead female
  • Francis – her husband
  • Carl – lover
  • Amber – neighbor


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 behaviours, her discretions – 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.


This had me hooked, I couldn’t put it down. Even though I managed to work it out half way through the book, I just had to keep reading…

Have you read it? What did you think?

Any other good book recommendations?




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