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The House Swap

Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
4 out of 5 stars (65 ratings)
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Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The House Swap by Rebecca Fleet, read by Sian Brooke, Adam James, Josh Dylan and Kirsty Dillon.

‘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....

©2018 Rebecca Fleet (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

Critic reviews

"Rebecca Fleet has created a perfectly contained cast of credible characters in a story so intriguing that you will be guessing right up to the last page. And it’s beautifully written too. I loved this book." (Liz Nugent, author of Lying in Wait)

"I read The House Swap in one breathless sitting. Dark, smart, sexy, gripping, totally brilliant." (Erin Kelly, author of He Said She Said)

"A fantastic thriller - dead-on domestic noir, full of tension and surprises. I loved it." (Lee Child)

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Not bad

Ok, I cant actually decide how much I liked this book. I liked the narration, and the overall premise. The story itself was a bit dull, and some parts I found hard to believe. There are so many tines in the story that it could have all ended with one sentence, but obviously this doesn’t happen. There were times I couldn’t wait to start listening again, then other times I switched it off. Overall it was ok, and I didn’t see the ending coming, with was a good twist. I’d say give it a go if it’s ever a daily deal, but maybe not a credit.

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  • 28-08-18

Okay but nothing to get excited about

Not a bad book but did not live up to expectations - just okay. There's better out there, just wish Audible would make it easier to find things I am interested in. It takes so long browsing then looking at reviews.

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Slow starter but better towards the end

I felt this dragged on a bit long and fell flat in the middle however about three quarters of the way through it got very interesting and I was gripped which moved my rating up. The narratoration was good and easy to listen to.

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Fast paced good story

Well read by narrators. Kept me guessing. Chilling in parts with a twist. Really enjoyed it.

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  • 03-06-18

So close to home

This book made me think of how close real life is to the thrillers I avidly read and listen to. Maybe some critics found that it was not sufficiently "unbelievable", but this is exactly what made it fascinating for me. Characters are human, never totally good or bad. Life is not perfect, but there are moments of bliss, even in the bleakest situations. A great book, with a possibly everyday life story as a plot, very well written and read. My hours driving never felt so short. Thanks.

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The House Swap

Good narration. Narrator created good ambience but storyline weak. I felt the lesser characters could have been developed more.

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Depressing

Will be returning as found myself feeling very low listening to this story of an unfaithful wife and its dire consequences. Continued to listen due to such great reviews, but not my cup of tea!

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