Book Review: The House Swap – Rebecca Fleet

Book Review: The House Swap – Rebecca Fleet

Release Date: 3rd May 2018
Publisher: DoubleDay
Pages: 304
Find it on: Goodreads. BookDepository. Waterstones.
Source: The publisher kindly sent me this book to review


‘No one lives this way unless they want to hide something.’

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 couple.

On arrival, they find a house that is stark and sinister in its emptiness – it’s hard to imagine what kind of person lives here. Then, gradually, Caroline begins to uncover some signs of life – signs of her life. The flowers in the bathroom or the music in the CD player might seem innocent to her husband but to her they are anything but. It seems the person they have swapped with is someone she used to know; someone she’s desperate to leave in her past.

But that person is now in her home – and they want to make sure she’ll never forget.


The best suspense thrillers are the ones so twisty you never see it coming, and that’s definitely how I felt about The House Swap. After a tough few years Caroline and Francis are offered a house swap and they accept immediately. The house they come to seems completely empty but as they spend time in this new house Caroline discovers that the person they have swapped with might be much more than they seem.

book cover (5)This book was so dark and intense. It kept me hooked from the first chapter and I honestly couldn’t put it down, staying up way too late on a work night in order to find out what was going to happen next. The book is very atmospheric, building the suspense slowly and really making you second guess yourself.

I absolutely loved the plot of this book, it was different and original and extremely well executed. I really enjoyed Rebecca Fleet’s writing style and found this to be a really enjoyable and entertaining read. Caroline and Francis are really fascinating characters and I really liked seeing them react to this sinister situation.

I love a psychological thriller that keeps you guessing and that was definitely how I felt about The House Swap. I had no idea what was going to come next and there were plenty of twists and turns. If you’re looking for a thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat, look no further than The House Swap.
4 stars

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