Book Review - Our House by Louise Candlish
Imagine if you came home from a weekend away to find your husband and children missing and a new family moving into your home. That is exactly what happens to Fiona Lawson in Our House by Louise Candlish. The book is written in a unique style - Fiona is recording her story for a podcast about victims in crimes. Her husband is writing a word document to explain his side of the story. Then we have "real time" account written more like your typical novel. I liked that the author chose these different methods of delivering a story.
At times, I found the story to be a bit far-fetched. The crime was getting more and more complicated, I wasn't entirely convinced the characters would react to their situation in the way they did, and I was having a hard time remembering some of the small clues that were key to the the development of the story. I wasn't as engrossed in this book as I had been in others I've read recently. But with that being said, I am glad I stuck with it because the end was the best part. There were some loose ends that weren't tied up as nicely as I'd like but you still see how the story is going to play out after the book ends.
I read this book while on an amazing vacation to Kauai, Hawaii. These pictures were taken in our room at the St. Regis - Princeville where we stayed for the second half of our trip. My husband travels a lot for work so he accumulates quite a bit of "points" (look at me using consultant lingo!) from hotels so we cashed in about a year's worth of points for our stay at the St. Regis in Kauai. We were upgraded to a Jr Suite with views of the beach and ocean. But the real treat was the butler service that came with the room - they were amazing. They brought complimentary French press coffee each morning at our desired time (garnished with a handful of orchids!) Each evening we had turn-down service where they would prep the room with Hawaiian music and occasionally sprinkling rose petals on our bed. It was a luxury I hadn't predicted and it was so much fun!