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Famous musician William Hamilton, vanished from the Maleny Hinterlands in 1994 under puzzling circumstances — no one has seen or heard from him since. When two podcasters, Adam and Simon, decide to solve the 25-year-old mystery, they travel with Lilly, William’s youngest daughter, to the secluded Hamilton estate for a long weekend. Lilly has granted the pair unprecedented access to the reclusive Gloria, William’s wife, who hasn’t given an interview since he disappeared. But when they arrive, they find Gloria in a state of mental decline and they’re not the only ones searching for answers. Lilly’s older sister, Norah – a musician who lives in the shadow of her absent father – is desperate to discover the truth from Gloria before it’s lost for good. Yet William’s sister Rachel is fiercely uncooperative and there even seems to be an intruder on the property. The deeper Adam and Simon get with their investigation, the more the lines between voyeur and subject become blurred. As events reach a shattering climax, it becomes clear that somebody is willing to go to violent lengths to uncover the dark secrets at the heart of this famous family....

Written and directed by Clare Sladden and performed by a stellar cast including Dacre Montgomery (Stranger Things), Yael Stone (Orange Is the New Black), Noni Hazlehurst (The End), David Berry (Outlander), Anna McGahan (Picnic at Hanging Rock), Bernard Fanning (Powderfinger), Gabrielle Rogers (All Saints) with original music performed by Bernard Fanning and Elana Stone (All Our Exes Live In Texas) and with special guest Clementine Ford (Fight Like a Girl).

This is an Audible Original Podcast, developed and produced with investment from Screen Queensland. Free for members. You can download all 10 episodes to your Library now.

Please note: contains strong language and adult content.

©2020 Loveology Films Pty Ltd and Broken Head Productions (P)2020 Audible Australia Pty Ltd

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Enjoyable listen filled with twists and turns

Really enjoyed listening to this story. Interesting plot with a few surprises along the way. Soundtrack is great too.

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fabulous concept and delivery

fabulous concept and delivery, and a high water mark set for audible books. thank you

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Just Brilliant

Loved this. Couldn’t sleep as I didn’t want to stop listening. Great characterisations. Loved the music and the suspense was well done. Well written.

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You won't want to stop listening the entire time.

This story is incredibly compelling and told in a masterful way by a very talented crew. It feels like you're watching a movie that you don't want to pause the entire time - there's so much suspense and it's impossible to guess what's going to happen at the end.

Clare Sladden and Danielle Redford have expertly directed and produced this production, pulling together some of Australia's best actors who tell the story beautifully.

The cherry on top of a suspenseful and engaging story is the music performances, particularly Bernard Fanning's William Hamilton and Elana Stone's Norah. 5/5 stars, highly recommend.

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The best thing 2020 has produced.

This podcast is hypnotic. It has a power to draw you in seldom heard in this medium. Thr plot is solid. The twists and turns are genuinely surprising. The voice acting, music and background sound engineering is awesome. Such a well constructed production.

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  • 08-12-2020

A unique delivery

I loved the story foremat with the individual characters speaking 'live' and the way the story unfolded. when I downloaded it, I thought it was going to be an actual podcast so it was great to find out was a play about a podcast instead. The music was good too.

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Very Enjoyable

I really enjoyed this. As a fan of pod casts I had a hard time not believing this was a true life story. Thank you

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Captivating

I have tried other titles that did not thrill me. I was recommended this title by friends and Im so glad I did. I have been hooked since the first stum of the original music score and the building storylines. It feels like a show for my ears and imagination. Share the word or sound for that matter its a brilliant series

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Intriguing

Like some other reviewers, I too found myself googling the Hamilton musicians as I thought it was a true story also.

It kept me intrigued all the way through, It was so very well done, Highly recommend this one.

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Ultimately disappointing

I held out hope for this story and suffered through far too much twee country music in the hope there would be a payoff but alas, the premise seemed absurd and the payoff lacking. I found a number of the characters hard to believe in and therefore didn’t really care too much what happened to them, although I stuck it out to end, hoping for a resolution that ultimately fell short of the mark.

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  • 27-11-2020

A Gripping Mystery

The interwoven original music is a beautiful addition to this intriguing thriller. Wonderfully written, it hooks you in with complex characters and great performances. I was desperate for answers and it delivered!

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  • Mrs E Flounders
  • 04-12-2020

Brilliant!

As an avid listener of true crime and non fiction podcasts, I loved this! Hybrid between fiction and reality. Very talented writers, creators, producers etc.

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  • 25-11-2020

Captivating Original Thriller

Easy to forget this murder-mystery isn't a true story. Beautifully performed by the cast and written and produced in a way that blurs the line between real-life and fiction with unnerving ease. A great listen!

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  • 12-12-2020

Couldn't recommend it more!

I normally refrain from leaving message through sheer apathy ; however, this story had me hooked all the way along. It was brilliant to escape to, well performed, great music and a good tied up ending.

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  • Ruby Joy
  • 18-01-2021

Thought it was great until it got stupid

No spoilers ! The story was great until a big reveal that was just dumb.

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  • Rachel Shepherd
  • 17-12-2020

Very enjoyable

Very enjoyable with lots of twists & turns, didn't predict the ending. Would recommend .

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  • Scout
  • 27-03-2021

Would recommend, the end can be triggering though

I was really gripped by this story, initially I thought it was going to be a pompous over the top nonsense type of story but I stuck with it in bed at night, the acting was really good and I have a very vivid imagination which this sparked so well I could image every detail in my mind as though I was watching it rather than just listening, but it had a better feel being able to go into my imagination as I suffer from anxiety and like being able to actually escape into my own mind rather than feel trapped in it, it’s a welcome relief as I said until the end and personally finding it quite triggering via emotions, but I would defo recommend listening to this and it’s free so why not!

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  • MR D J WILSON
  • 20-03-2021

Really engulfing, very interesting, enjoyed it.

You simply couldn't have predicted the twists and turns, all consuming, engulfing, difficult to stop listening.

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  • Liam N
  • 19-03-2021

Great listening

I thought this was brilliant, it really reels you in and you want to listen to the next episode

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  • Alison Butler
  • 02-03-2021

Intriguing

Only listened to the first episode so far but I’m already hooked. It’s a good pace, gives a back history so I feel well informed & intrigued to move onto the next episodes

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