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Be careful who you let in . . . The unputdownable debut thriller from an unmissable new talent.

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

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‘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 . . .

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'Sinister and compelling' Woman & Home

'You'll be whipping through the pages' Stylist

‘This is very much a heart-thumping, read-in-one-sitting story, and absolutely delivers on its smart and original hook’ Heat

‘A fantastic thriller – dead-on domestic noir, full of tension and surprises. I loved it.’ Lee Child

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

‘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

Reviews

A fantastic thriller - dead-on domestic noir, full of tension and surprises. I loved it.

Lee Child

An enthralling thriller that lives up to its chilling premise.

Renee Knight, bestselling author of DISCLAIMER

Rebecca Fleet has created a perfectly contained cast of credible characters in a story so intriguing you will be guessing right up to the last page. And it's beautifully written too. I loved this book.

Liz Nugent, bestselling author of LYING IN WAIT

Mesmerising and nerve-wrangling . . . a can't-put-it-down novel.

Paula Daly, author of THE MISTAKE I MADE

Creepy, compelling and all too plausible.

Tammy Cohen, acclaimed author of WHEN SHE WAS BAD

I read The House Swap in one breathless sitting. Dark, smart, sexy, gripping, totally brilliant.

Erin Kelly, bestselling author of HE SAID, SHE SAID

So engrossing that I forgot to turn off the bath taps. Nearly caused a flood.

Jane Corry, author of MY HUSBAND'S WIFE and BLOOD SISTERS

A clever premise for a thriller [...] you'll be whipping through the pages.

Stylist

A clever premise for a thriller [...] you'll be whipping through the pages.

Stylist

Sinister and compelling.

Woman & Home

This is very much a heart-thumping, read-in-one-sitting story, and absolutely delivers on its smart and original hook.

Heat

Fleet shows skill in timing the gradual reveal of Caroline's past . . . her real talent is the ability to transmit the sheer exhilaration and naked danger of obsessive love.

Daily Mail

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  • Hardback

    9780857525475

    May 15, 2018

    Doubleday

    RRP $35.00

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  • Paperback

    9781784163440

    December 3, 2018

    Black Swan

    RRP $19.99

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780857525482

    May 14, 2018

    Doubleday

    RRP $32.99

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  • EBook

    9781473555228

    May 3, 2018

    Transworld Digital

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Extract

Amber brings the coffees over and sets them down with a flourish, gesturing at the intricately piped pattern of white foam that spirals out geometrically. ‘Pretty, eh,’ she comments. ‘It’s the little things, right?’ Her left eye flickers in what might be a wink, but it’s over so fast I don’t have time to react. ‘So,’ she continues, settling down opposite me, ‘what brings you to these parts, then? Seems like a funny choice for a holiday.’

‘Well…’ I hesitate, unsure of how much to say, or even of what the answer is. I choose my words carefully, weighing them up. ‘I suppose it is funny, in a way,’ I say. ‘But we wanted a week away, and didn’t want the hassle and the expense of going abroad. I don’t particularly know this area, but it’s pretty close to central London, and, well… the opportunity came up.’

‘Sure,’ Amber agrees, shrugging. ‘Why not. And actually, it is nice round here, of course. I’m just too used to it to notice, most of the time.’

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