Our House

The Victim


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the victim


The acclaimed crime podcast and winner of a National Documentary Podcast Listeners’ Award.

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Each episode tells the true story of a crime directly in the words of the victim. ‘The Victim’ is not an investigation, but a privileged insight into an innocent person’s suffering. From stalking to identity theft, domestic abuse to property fraud, the experience of each victim is a terrifying journey that you are invited to share – and a cautionary tale for our times. 

Brand new episode ‘Fi’s Story’ is available now! Listen here on the website or on one of multiple podcast apps. And don't forget to tweet your theories as you listen using #VictimFi

Caution: Contains strong language


about the book

"[A] superb thriller . . . the ending Candlish has devised is devastating.”

The Washington Post


From an internationally acclaimed author, a disturbing and addictive novel of domestic suspense where secrets kept hidden from spouses cause shocking surprises that hit home . . .

There's nothing unusual about a new family moving in at 91 Trinity Avenue. Except it's her house. And she didn't sell it.

When Fiona Lawson comes home to find strangers moving into her house, she's sure there's been a mistake. She and her estranged husband, Bram, have a modern coparenting arrangement: bird's nest custody, where each parent spends a few nights a week with their two sons at the prized family home to maintain stability for their children. But the system built to protect their family ends up putting them in terrible jeopardy. In a domino effect of crimes and misdemeanors, the nest comes tumbling down.

Now Bram has disappeared and so have Fiona's children. As events spiral well beyond her control, Fiona will discover just how many lies her husband was weaving and how little they truly knew each other. But Bram's not the only one with things to hide, and some secrets are best kept to oneself, safe as houses.


about the author

Photo by Jonathan Ring

Photo by Jonathan Ring

Louise Candlish attended University College London and worked as an editor in art publishing and as a copywriter before becoming a novelist. She lives with her husband and daughter.


Learn more on her website at louisecandlish.com





Praise for Our House

“[A] superb thriller . . . the ending Candlish has devised is devastating.”

The Washington Post

“An artfully plotted, affecting page-turner . . . a truly killer climax.”

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Candlish is skilled at portraying families in critical situations and ramping up the suspense . . . An absorbing plot with surprising twists until the final page.”

Library Journal (starred review)

“[A] twisty domestic thriller that features everything readers enjoy about the genre: dark secrets, unreliable narrators, a fast-moving plot, and a terrifyingly plausible premise. This could be summer’s breakout hit.”

Booklist (starred review)

“[Louise Candlish] inhaled me into her nightmarish world where everything we think we know is ripped from under our feet.”

—Fiona Barton, New York Times bestselling author of The Widow

"A high-stakes domestic thriller that is utterly absorbing. Twists and turns abound, and Our House will have you locking your doors and checking your windows . . . Trust no one!”


"Absolutely brilliant. It has bestseller written all over it."

—Kate Furnivall, New York Times bestselling author of The Betrayal

"Dark, timely and full of surprises, Our House is a truly captivating novel of domestic suspense . . .  A true binge-read. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough."



Praise for Louise Candlish and her novels

"Tense, twisty, and completely addictive."


"Unapologetically dark, deliciously descriptive and heavy with that irresistible sense of foreboding, this is a novel that redefines the term 'unputdownable.'"


"Page-turning [and] thought-provoking."




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