Pubblicato in Italia con il titolo L’ospite crudele. Francis e Caroline pensano che lo scambio di casa sia il modo più economico per andare in vacanza, ma c’è qualcosa di sbagliato nella casa in cui spenderanno una settimana… e il padrone si trova ora in casa loro.

Would you ever swap house with a stranger? That’s what Francis and Caroline do. They accept to exchange house with a stranger for a week as a holiday. This is their chance to try and make their marriage work after a very hard patch. But as soon as they arrive to the house they notice that something is wrong. Not only there are very few personal effects of the owner, but there are also many items that remind Caroline of her love affair with a younger colleague. Who is staying at their house? And what do they want?

Told in two different timelines and different points of views, The House Swap is full of tension that you can feel page after page, a feeling of something bad about to happen. The characters drive the story, keeping the reader glued to the pages. I couldn’t put it down as I read about Caroline and Francis very troubled marriage, her affair, and the strange situation they find themselves in. A slow-paced and gripping novel, perfect for fans of psychological thrillers!