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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2021 Sarah Bailey (P)2021 W F Howes

Critic Reviews

"Brilliant...relentless. (Chris Hammer) 

"Addictive." (Kate Mildenhall) 

"Each new twist in the story skilfully balances bombshell revelations and believability, in a crime that feels achingly familiar, yet shocking at the same time. Much like Oli, I couldn’t stop until I knew the truth, too." (Jaqueline Bublitz, author of Before You Knew My Name)

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Too long and too convoluted

I now know after persisting with this audio book that I have a super power of endurance for drivel.
This story just went on and on for way too long.
It is mind numbingly over the top and there are too many characters who are poorly drawn. And the ending is inexplicably and confusingly over complicated.

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Brilliant!

So many possibilities that you’re left racing through the book to try to work out what happened and who did what right to the very end. Narration is fabulous too. Couldn’t put this book down!

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I liked the book once I'd read three quarters of it but found it too long, the plot a bit wishy washy and somewhat implausible .

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Captivating

I could not stop listening to this book! The final twist really got me I was shocked. Highly recommend. Off to download Sarah Bailey’s other novels now

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