Friday 28 September 2018


The Switch House
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a book that kept popping up on my Twitter and Goodreads timelines. So, when it was reduced, I bought a copy for my Paperwhite.

Last night I picked it up and read it in one sitting.

When Angela and Terry return home after taking part in a reality TV show about switching houses with a stranger, everything about their home and marriage--even their everyday life--feels wrong. Then the nightmares get super weird, and Angela starts questioning her sanity, so she starts going to therapy. In secret.

The relationship between Angela and Terry hasn't been the same since tragedy touched their lives. And just when things seem to be getting back on track, her nightmares become hallucinations... Or are they reality?


This is quite a story.

It's a surreal journey into a nightmarish dreamscape dripping with so much darkness, it didn't take long for me to get as lost and confused as Angela.

My favourite thing about this book is how twisted and non-linear it is. What starts out as some pretty weird shit, soon becomes real-world reality grounded in therapy, before once again dumping us into the creepy, disturbing stuff that makes us lose touch of what's real and what's not.

Not to mention the twisty path. Yeah, did I mention that the twists don't stop coming? That just when you think you know exactly what's going on, it turns out you have no idea. And when the secrets start unravelling, I couldn't believe the depraved direction the book took.

Jesus. This is so screwed up. Messed up.

I have to be honest, when I finished reading this last night I was going to give it a 4-star rating. BUT then today, I couldn't stop thinking about this story. About how it twisted and turned so much that in the end, this book is too good not to get the 5 stars. 😊

I wasn't a fan of the three short stories, but they have no bearing on my rating or opinions because the novel was what I wanted to read.

Yeah. I really enjoyed the darkness and horror of this story. I love reading strange books that feel like living nightmares, and this definitely fit the bill.

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