Four interlocking points of view get expressed eloquently and compassionately in Margot Livesey’s new novel, The House on Fortune Street. The melancholy and touching tale of two best friends, Abigail and Dara, Abigail’s boyfriend, Sean and Dara’s father, Cameron, weave together to form a sort of character-driven mystery.

The House on Fortune Street poses the question: how well do we ever really know anyone – even our best friends and family? With grace and delicacy, Livesey explores the self-absorption and fear in everyone’s life that keeps people from truly connecting and understanding each other while at the same time, creating a fascinating and well-written book.

Grade: A

The House on Fortune Street: A Novel is currently available.