The Housemate Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Dubbed the Housemate Homicide, it's a mystery that has baffled Australians for almost a decade. Melbourne-based journalist Olive Groves worked on the story as a junior reporter and became obsessed by the case. Now, nine years later, the missing housemate turns up dead on a remote property. Olive is once again assigned to the story; this time reluctantly paired with precocious millennial podcaster Cooper Ng. As Oli and Cooper unearth new facts about the three housemates, a dark web of secrets is uncovered. The revelations catapult Oli back to the death of the first housemate, forcing her to confront past traumas and insecurities that have risen to the surface again.
What really happened between the three housemates that night? Will Oli's relentless search for the murderer put her new family in danger? And could her suspicion that the truth lies closer to home threaten her happiness and even her sanity?
A riveting, provocative thriller from the best-selling author of The Dark Lake, Into the Night and Where the Dead Go.
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|Listening Length||12 hours and 42 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||01 September 2021|
|Publisher||Wavesound from W. F. Howes Ltd|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 7,726 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
316 in Crime Thrillers (Audible Books & Originals)
532 in Suspense
594 in Mysteries (Audible Books & Originals)
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Regardless of the believability of the plot, Bailey does an extremely good job of showing us how journalists work. It says something about our political cynicism that stories of extreme corruption at high levels have us barely turning a hair. Personally, I think the book would have worked just as well if it hadn’t been so extensive. The interplay between police and media is also well done. Where Bailey shines in comparison with other authors is in her creation of complex characters: there’s no problem believing in them as real people. Oli’s fiancé, for example, comes across as showing a few signs of incipient abusiveness. There is a big denouement, which would play well were this a movie. There’s only one point where I thought Oli’s deductions were a forced plot linkage. All In all, Bailey is clearly one of our better thriller writers and in this long book there’s plenty to get your teeth into.
Well worth a read
The Housemate is told from the point of view of Olive Groves, an investigative journalist in Melbourne. 9 years ago she worked on The Housemates Homicide as it was dubbed by the papers. 3 women sharing a house in St Kilda - one murdered, one missing. Now, almost a decade later, the missing housemate is found dead on a property in rural Victoria. Olive has been obsessed with the case this whole time and now she gets the chance to write about it again. Her paper throws her together with Cooper Ng, who is working on a podcast on the case, something she is not happy about but they make a great team.
I loved the character of Copper. He is was funny and smart and liked to wind Oli up. He is the future of news reporting and Oli just wants to stick with print media. Their relationship was really enjoyable. As they dig deeper, all is not as it first seemed and things get dangerous for all concerned.
It is hard to express just how great this story is. There is alot that I can't say without spoiling it so you are just going to have to get yourself a copy of The Housemate on August 31st to read for yourself. And while you are at it, grab the Gemma Woodstock series if you haven't already. I promise that you will not be disappointed.
An almost decade-long mystery that baffled Australian's, dubbed the Housemate Homicide, is coming back into the headlines. Journalist Olive Groves (Oli) worked on the story as a junior reporter and when the case returns she is on the scene ready. The missing housemate has turned up dead on a remote property, nine years later and Oli is assigned to the story along with millennial podcaster Cooper Ng. As the pair work together they uncover new facts in the case, while Oli also deals with her past traumas. But as they get closer, will this threaten Oli's new family?
This was one that drew me in right from the beginning and I could not put it down. The characters and their past was so intriguing, along with the new beginning for Oli. I loved the mystery that Oli finds herself entwined in, along with Cooper Ng, with the pair having some playful jesting throughout. Bailey is a master at building suspense and while I thought I had some of the mystery figured out, I was wrong. There was so much I loved about this one but I can't reveal the details, save for spoilers. Definitely one I recommend and another sensational novel by the author
Thank you so much to the author & Allen & Unwin for my advance review copy.