The House Swap
|May 21, 2018||Posted by admin under Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Women|
Written by Rebecca Fleet
Published by Doubleday Canada
Distributed by Penguin Random House Canada
Reviewed by Crystal Constable
Publication date: May 2018
Reviewed posted on: May 20, 2018
It has been quite some time since I did a review for a book that I didn’t really enjoy. The book itself was interesting and I enjoyed the storyline but I found the writing style difficult to follow. The book changes viewpoints chapter to chapter and there is nothing to tell you specifically whose viewpoint you are on until after you read for a bit. In fact I was probably about 50 pages in before I realized that the viewpoints were of multiple people. It also changes to past and present tense from chapter to chapter; and, finally, has a viewpoint of a person whom has no reference to the story until the very end.
One good thing I can say is that the ending tidied everything up very nicely. While not specifically a “Happily Ever After” ending, there were no loose ends, no additional questions. It was complete. I enjoyed that aspect.
The plot of this book is what kept me reading though! Who doesn’t want to get entangled in a book that goes a little something like: wife has an affair, husband is an addict, wife’s lover ends the relationship, husband gets on the wagon, and then a house swap that is meant to make them face their demons … the skeletons in the closet, if you will.
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