I am super excited to share my review with you today on day one of The House Mate Audio Blog Tour
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.
I am not going to lie but the cover and book title totally sold it to me when I was asked to listen to this on audio. Like I have said before audio books are the way forward for me at the moment. They give me the chance to enjoy my hobby and get jobs done, not forgetting that it makes a long car journey to work more enjoyable.
For me the key to an enjoyable audio is the narrator. Helen Keeley has done a brilliant job not only have I found a new audio narrator. I have also found a new author to read, or in this case to listen to.
This is one of those books that starts off slower than my normal kinda read. The author drip feeds you information has the story alternates between now and then. Where we meet Regi who starts a new life with a house share. But nothing is quite what it seems with Regi who suffers from OCD. The story does focus around metal health issues. When we get inside the mind of Regi. Who’s obsession quickly became my obsession, with me wanting to know what was going to happen next. Making this a very addictive audio, has I tired to piece the puzzle together.
The massive difference between reading and listening to a story is that you imagine the characters voice in your head. Helen has done a brilliant job of making this story so real. Not only do you feel the emotions but you can hear them in her voice. Which made me feel like she was sharing her story with me.
The House Mate is a brilliant audio which I highly recommend
Thank you to Rachel Gilby and Boldwood books for the chance to listen to it and for the Blog Tour invite.
Purchase Link – http://bit.ly/TheHouseMateAudible
Author Bio –
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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