Author: Nina Manning
Narrator: Helen Keeley
Publication Date: October 15, 20202
The House Mate by Nina Manning is an interesting story.
Regi moves into a new house with multiple housemates. She has a new identity and is trying to escape her past. There are flashbacks of the past throughout the book.
What is Regi running away from? Can she really escape her past?
The House Mate is a good concept; however, I couldn’t get into it. How it kept jumping between past and present was confusing to me and made it difficult to get invested in the story.
I enjoyed Regi’s interactions with her housemates and seeing how she reacted to certain situations.
I listened to the audiobook narrated by Helen Keeley. Keeley did a good job narrating. However, since the story jumped back and forth between past and present, I think The House Mate would be more enjoyable as a physical book instead of an audiobook.
The ending was my favorite part of the book. Finding out what actually happened in the past really helped me understand the book better.
I recommend The House Mate to anyone that likes thrillers and can keep up with alternating time frames.
Thank you NetGalley and Boldwood Books UK Audio for The House Mate.
About the Author
Nina Manning began my career in the catering industry, working in all areas from being a tea shop waitress, to events management and marketing, to a private chef cooking for royalty and TV personalities. Nina still enjoys to cook and often end up incorporates elements of cooking in her writing.
Nina has a degree in Psychology and thoroughly enjoyed writing in the psychological thriller/grip lit genre for my debut novel. After a few years of edits and changes and bringing three children into the world, in 2018 Manning signed with The Kate Nash Literary agency.
Manning is a voracious reader of many genres. She is the founding member of two book clubs and loves to write book reviews. She has recently started my own book podcast called Sniffing The Pages.
Nin is a mum of three young children so when she’s not writing or reading Nina can usually be found scaling a soft play tower or romping in the woods with the family and their mad chocolate Labrador.