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Als Caroline en Francis een aanbod krijgen om voor een week van huis te ruilen – van hun stadsappartement naar een groot herenhuis in een groene, chique Londense buitenwijk – hoeven ze geen twee keer na te denken. Ze willen maar wat graag even ontsnappen aan hun huis, hun drukke jonge zoontje, en de spanningen die hun huwelijk naar het...more
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 e ...more
The idea of “The House Swap” sounds somewhat intriguing right? Instead of taking a regular vacation, you swap houses with a stranger for a week’s time. Going to a different locale, living a different life. Caroline and Francis take the bait. Leaving their flat in England (and their young son Eddie) to go to a townhouse, right outside of London. It’s not something I would do, but hey, let’s give this one a chance, shall we?
2013: Caro and Francis’ relationship is in shambles. Francis has a ...more
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 ...more
Blurb - When Caroline and Francis receive an offer to house swap, they jump at the chance for a week away from home. After the difficulties of the past few years, they’ve worked hard to rebuild their marriage for their son’s sake; now they want to reconnect as a coupl ...more
The House Swap by Rebecca Fleet was my first Traveling Sister read with Brenda, Norma, Kaceey, and Susanne, and I had a great time sharing my thoughts with these lovely women! This book is well-written, but very slow in its pace. It moves back and forth to past and present as we learn more about this couple, their marriage, where it went wrong, and how they have tried to put it back together. It’s a book that wi ...more
Caroline and Francis are a married couple with a young son that are trying to revive their marriage after mistakes on both of ...more
A story full of suspense and a very promis ...more
I would love to read from Rebecca Fleet again.
There wa ...more
Anyway the premise is sound - a house swap, a couple trying to save their marriage after one suffers with addiction and the other has an affair. Mysterious things in the house start sparking memory in the wife and she realises that there ...more
All marriages have secrets, all partners have things they would rather keep to themselves. Some marriages fall apart, while others seem to go forward no matter what obstacles have been placed in their path.
In this novel we follow Caroline and Francis, a couple whose marriage has been on the brink of ending. Caroline had been carrying on a torrid affair with a coworker while Francis seemed to be always strung out on drugs.
Caroline and Francis are a couple trying to rebuild their marriage after one of them has had an affair. Can their marriage survive such a betrayal of trust and will it ever be the same?
Caroline organises a house swap from their flat in Leeds to a house in Chiswick, thinking a change of scenery will do them good. The house has few possessions and slowly Caroline gets the fee ...more
Okay, this is one of those books that I’ll probably forget all the details about in less than a month so I better get something written down pronto.
Caroline and Francis are attempting to rebuild their marriage after going through a seriously rough patch. They decide to take a week away all by themselves and do so via way of a . . . . .
Despite the house they end up with being more than a little cold and impersonal, the location is perf ...more
A sexual affair is a BIG part of the plot, so if infidelity or sexual content (it's not over the top) is a trigger, best to steer clear. Personally, I empathized with all of the characters in the story. It's a bit of a sad story, actually - not weepy sad, but nobody comes out unscathed he ...more
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Although this was a slow burn domestic thriller, I soon "fell" into the story. Alternating between two different periods of time 2013/2015 and narrated by three different characters, The House Swap is simmering with obsession and sex. I enjoyed the writer's way of weaving enticing clues all throughout the book and look forward to what she will write next.
Yes, I am deliberately keeping quiet on the details because the less said, the more intrigued you will become.
Caroline and Francis are trying to save their marriage and trip away by themselves sounds like a good idea. They house swap with a person on the Internet for a week on a townhouse near London to try an reconnect with each other. Strange things happen in the townhouse that causes more difficulties and Caroline thinks she is being watched and becomes afraid. I enjoyed this book and all the twists and turns in the story. I would ...more
"A house swap becomes the eerie backdrop to a crumbling marriage, a torrid affair, and the fatal consequences that unfold."
As a person who reads a lot of thrillers, it's few and far between that I find one that truly stands out or gets to me much these days. This one did but in a subtle way where I could weirdly relate to certain tangents portrayed in the book. I think anyone who has been in a long term relationship or marriage understands how hard it is to maintain a good one and how ea ...more
This book had me hooked ear!y with the characters, p!it that kept me on my toes and excellent writing. A solid psychological thriller.
Refreshing. A psychological novel that doesn't feature a child abduction, baby stealing or anything similar that has dominated a lot of books this year. From the title to the cover and the words in the middle I was mesmerized in this book.
Caroline and Francis are imperfect people surviving in a damaged and painful marriage. The ch ...more
So, Caroline and Francis are trying to rebuild their lives after Caroline has had an affair with a work colleague Carl....they decide to go on a ‘House Swap’ and well, I don’t need to pretend as already you can guess the ‘swap’ is linked to the affair......
Caroline is obnoxious! I don’t think I have ever read a more ‘self indulgent’ character who revels in EVERY detail of her affair......Francis ( her hubby ) is a pill popping drip who amazingly and unbelievably works on n off as a ‘counsellor’ ...more
The House Swap by Rebecca Fleet. (2018).
Caroline and Francis receive an offer to house swap for a week; an offer they take up in order to reconnect as a couple after having a few difficult years. When they arrive, the house is minimalist and sinister. Then gradually there are some signs of life; however they are signs of Caroline's life that she recognizes in horror, but her husband has no idea. It seems the house belongs to someone Ca ...more
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