The House Mate by Nina Manning **Audiobook Review** @rararesources

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Do you like an unreliable narrator? Then do I have the book for you! Reggie certainly kept me on my toes!🧹

The House Mate

Narrator:  Helen Keeley

The perfect life? …Or the perfect lie?

When Regi moves into her new house share, she’s ready for a clean slate. A new home. A new routine. A new identity…

Desperate to escape the shadow of her past that follows her everywhere she goes, Regi finds the ideal distraction in the perfect lives of others on social media.

But as innocent scrolling turns into an unhealthy obsession, Regi will soon learn that seeking perfection comes at a price…

A gripping psychological suspense from the international bestselling author of The Daughter In Law. Perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell, K L Slater and Jackie Kabler.

My Thoughts

yikes! Spending 8 1/2 hours in the mind of Reggie was quite interesting. she truly was the ultimate unreliable narrator. The story starts with 30 something Nina living with 3 20 somethings in a shared house. Reggie has a severe case of OCD, suffers from social anxiety and is seriously frightened buy things in her past. The story bounces back-and-forth between now and then. we see Reggie living in an abusive relationship when she is young. we see Reggie fretting about the safety of the child next-door, becoming obsessed with a cleaning lady on Instagram, and trying to get her life together in the present. there really was a lot going on in this book – tons of misdirection, Miss information, and misunderstanding. I had absolutely no idea where the story was going and I have to admit I was completely caught off guard by the ending. reggie was a sympathetic and intriguing character. however, I have no idea if I liked the girl or not? There was just something about her that was a little off-putting, kept me at arms distance. I thought the dynamics between her and her housemates were interesting, I often wondered how I would react if Reggie was my roommate? Helen Keeley narrated the audiobook and I have to say I love her accent. She did a really good job with all the voices in the story and definitely added to my overall enjoyment of the book. A unique twist on the thriller!

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*** Big thank you to Boldwood for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

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Nina Manning studied psychology and was a restaurant-owner and private chef (including to members of the royal family). She is the founder and co-host of Sniffing The Pages, a book review podcast. Her debut psychological thriller, The Daughter in Law, was a bestseller in the UK, US, Australia and Canada. She lives in Dorset.

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