The Woman in our House, Andrew Hart – A Review. [SPOILERS].

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Hey guys welcome to my blog! Today I’m reviewing The Woman in our House written by Andrew Hart, published June 2019.

If I could sum up this book in one word it would be average. The plotline was fairly original but didn’t really inspire me and at points felt like a slog to read, to the point I skim read parts as I didn’t feel it was relevant to the plot.

The subplot (if it can even be called that) with Josh was pointless in my opinion, it didn’t add any value to the story and that was part of the book I skim read.

I did enjoy how the book was mainly led by Anna and had a strong female presence within it, I felt empowered by the fact she wanted to return to work, the way she wanted to be known as “Anna” and not just Mum. 

I loved the interactions we had with Oaklynn, I felt the author really kept us on our toes with little snippets about her and the way she was behaving with the children and the twist at the end was very well done!

However, I saw the main ending of the book coming from about halfway into it, it was predictable. Without giving too much away, this was really disappointing as I felt we were left with a lot of questions and holes in the story. The ending was rushed and it almost felt like an injustice to the book itself. 

The book itself, the chapters were strange, to say the least. They constantly swapped between characters, at points, they were labelled as to who’s POV we saw it from but then other times we were left guessing. 

On the whole, I just felt The Woman in our House was average, whilst some parts felt original and exciting, others felt like they were rehashed and taken from other similar books on the market. 

Let me know if you’ve read this book and what you thought!

Em xxx


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