Rachels Random Resources presents:
The House Mate – audiobook
by author Nina Manning
published October 15, 2020
Here is a little about the book:
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.
Although having Alexa listen to every word I say is really irritating, it is pretty nice having her in every room so I can listen to my audiobooks wherever I go in the house. I can have her playing in each room and I never have to worry about my headphone charge running low. So yesterday I was able to listen to Nina Mannings latest THE HOUSE MATE on audio while I was getting some housework done.
Speaking of housework, Regi, the main character from THE HOUSE MATE has a problem with OCD and becomes obsessed with Mrs.Clean on instagram. Crazy huh? So is this book by Nina Manning, it’s one heck of a head-spinner. Told with alternating past and present time lines we learn that Regi is trying to get over her traumatic abusive past and is now living in a home with 3 other women. She is doing everything she can to overcome her fears and obsessions. As a distraction, when she becomes intrigued with a cleanstagram account, her interest becomes more of an obsession and the past and the present collide into a very unexpected psychological thriller ending.
This was a unique twist on the psychological thriller for sure. Regi is a quirky and odd character that you are really trying to like but you aren’t quite sure if you should. The chapters from the past slowly reveal more and more about Regi, but it’s not until the ending when all of the twists and turns of the story come together that you really get the total picture. You will find yourself turning the pages on this one because Nina Manning does a beautiful job of keeping you misled and totally intrigued, and Regi, she’s definitely one to watch.
Listening to this on audio was certainly a treat and I absolutely loved the dialect of the narrator which was perfect for the UK location. There is nothing like an awesome audio version to make a book stand out even more, and Helen Keeley did just that, brilliant work.
Thank you so much to Nina Manning, Boldwood Books, Netgalley Audio and Rachel Gilbey from Rachels Random Resources for my gifted copy of this book for my honest and unbiased opinion.
About the Author
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.
You can learn more about Nina on her website ninamanninfauthor.com
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