COMP CLOSED: WIN ‘The Housemate’ by Sarah Bailey

Three housemates. One dead, one missing and one accused of murder…

This week’s giveaway book is the new standalone thriller from the award-winning writer of the bestselling Gemma Woodstock trilogy: The Dark Lake, Into the Night and Where the Dead Go. That’s right, Sarah Bailey is back – with her new book, The Housemate. (Sarah is also an AWC alumna – read all about her big break here.) Here’s a quick overview of the this thrilling new novel:

Dubbed the Housemate Homicide, it's a mystery that has baffled Australians for almost a decade.

Melbourne-based journalist Olive Groves worked on the story as a junior reporter and became obsessed by the case. Now, nine years later, the missing housemate turns up dead on a remote property. Olive is once again assigned to the story, this time reluctantly paired with precocious millennial podcaster Cooper Ng.

As Oli and Cooper unearth new facts about the three housemates, a dark web of secrets is uncovered. The revelations catapult Oli back to the death of the first housemate, forcing her to confront past traumas and insecurities that have risen to the surface again.

What really happened between the three housemates that night? Will Oli's relentless search for the murderer put her new family in danger? And could her suspicion that the truth lies closer to home threaten her happiness and even her sanity?

A riveting, provocative thriller from the bestselling author of The Dark Lake, Into the Night and Where the Dead Go.

And a review: “Each new twist in the story skilfully balances bombshell revelations and believability, in a crime that feels achingly familiar, yet shocking at the same time. Much like Oli, I couldn't stop until I knew the truth, too.”
– Jacqueline Bublitz, author of Before You Knew My Name.

We have three copies of The Housemate to be won. To be in to win, simply tell us a real-life horrible housemate story in 50 words or fewer. Our favourite three entries will WIN a copy of the book!

Entries close midday Monday 6 September 2021, Sydney/Melbourne time.


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