The House Swap by Rebecca Fleet

Published January 20, 2023

The House Swap by Rebecca Fleet

Book info

  • Title The House Swap
  • Author Rebecca Fleet
  • Year 2018
  • Genre Thriller

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...


This was a pretty quick read, it didn’t go to the thriller levels I was expecting it to but it was still a pageturner of what is happening and why. Midway through I felt like it was going a bit slowly for what was quite an obvious plot direction, but then there was a twist and the second half was really fascinating. A good story, well told, with an ending that was both shocking and sad, with just the right amount of hope to finish on.

Rating: 3 / 5

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