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The House Swap

Publisher: Doubleday Canada
A compelling and hypnotic domestic noir novel in which a house swap becomes the eerie backdrop to a crumbling marriage and tantalizing affair, and the fatal consequences that unfold.

Be careful who you let in . . .

When Caroline and Francis receive an offer to house swap--from their city flat to a townhouse in a leafy, upscale London suburb--they jump at the chance for a week away from home, their daughter and the tensions that have pushed their marriage to the brink.

The house is stark, pared back and almost sinister in its emptiness: a blank canvas upon which they can try to start again, and rebuild what has been lost between them. But slowly, Caroline begins to uncover some signs--signs that connect to her life. The flowers in the bathroom and the music in the CD player might seem innocent to anyone else--but to her they are clues. It seems the person they have swapped homes with is someone who knows her, who knows the secrets she'd hoped to forget . . .


"A fantastic thriller—dead-on domestic noir, full of tension and surprises. I loved it." —Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Midnight Line

"An engrossing tale of sexual obsession, secrets and lies. . . . Chilling." —Shari Lapena, New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door

"Fleet is a writer to watch." —Publishers Weekly

"[The House Swap] will keep [readers] turning the pages as the satisfying twists unfold." —Booklist

"Sinister and compelling." —Woman & Home (UK)

"This is very much a heart-thumping, read-in-one-sitting story, and absolutely delivers on its smart and original hook." —Heat (UK)

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

"So engrossing that I forgot to turn off the bath taps. Nearly caused a flood." —Jane Corry, bestselling author of My Husband's Wife

"Mesmerising and nerve-jangling. . . . A can't-put-it-down novel." —Paula Daly, author of Just What Kind of Mother Are You?

"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 

"An enthralling thriller that lives up to its chilling premise." —Renee Knight, author of Disclaimer