Norma’s review and rating 3.5 of 5 stars
THE HOUSE SWAP by REBECCA FLEET is a slow-burning domestic psychological thriller novel that I found to be quite the enjoyable and entertaining read. I wouldn’t necessarily say that there is a lot of action happening here though as the scenes unravel quite slowly but the way that this story was written I found to be rather compelling and suspenseful. I really connected with Rebecca Fleet’s prose and I would say that is one of the main reasons why I found this book to be so enjoyable.
REBECCA FLEET delivers a well-written domestic suspense story here filled with marital indiscretions, addiction and healing that was a slower-paced read with some surprising twists near the end that I didn’t see coming. I was pretty much baffled the whole time trying to figure out who our unknown narrator was.
I really found the concept of house swapping with strangers to be quite intriguing but it isn’t something that I would find myself doing though but it was fun living vicariously through Caroline and Francis’s eyes though.
There were a few aspects of this novel that I wasn’t totally satisfied with but for the most part, this novel worked for me! Would recommend!
Brenda’s Traveling Sisters Review
Norma and I started off in the comfort of our favorite, familiar lush coulee reading The House Swap with three of our Traveling Sisters and we were swapping coulees while we read this one. Not too far into this story, we were looking to swap coulees and we patiently waited for things to pick up and were rewarded around 2/3 into the story.
The House Swap started off a little slow and a bit confusing for some us as we tried to piece together the mystery here and some of us were looking to swap coulees a few times. Once things started to pick up it took us by surprise and things started to move quite fast for us right up until the end.
Rebecca Fleet does a good job here with the house swapping concept and creating an unsettling setting here with the houses that were swapped. We all thought it was an interesting concept for a domestic thriller. We kept swapping ideas as to who is who and what is what as we read this story.
In the end, we did end up swapping coulees and were left in the barren coulee with mixed feelings towards this story. It lead to a very interesting and enjoyable discussion amongst us but I won’t go into it as we think this one is definitely one to go into not knowing too much about it. We recommend giving it a go and see if it has you wanting to swap houses anytime soon.
Publishing Date: May 22, 2018
Thank you so much from both of us to Edelweiss, Pamela Dorman Books and Rebecca Fleet for the opportunity to read an advanced copy of this book in exchange for a review!