"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. Home is where the heart is. Or is it? 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
London (England) -- Fiction.
Marriage -- Fiction.
Neighbors -- Fiction.
Secrecy -- Fiction.
Spouses -- Fiction.
Suburban life -- Fiction.
Suburbs -- England -- London -- Fiction.