Jan 182021
 

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The House On The Water by Margot Hunt
Narrated by: Taylor Schilling
Series: Audible Original Stories
Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
Original Recording Audiobook
Release date: 12-03-20
Language: English
Publisher: Audible Originals
Categories: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Thriller & Suspense

Every year, Caroline Reed takes a trip with her best friend, Esme Lamont. They’re usually accompanied by their spouses—but this year, everything’s changed. Esme has just gone through a bitter divorce, and Caroline is wondering if her own marriage is reaching its breaking point, as she and her husband John cope with the discovery that their nineteen-year-old son has been abusing drugs. Still, the inseparable duo books a week-long stay at a beach-front home in Shoreham, Florida, inviting Esme’s brother, Nick, and his new husband, Ford, in hopes that the additional guests will help lighten the mood.

After a blissful first night in the vacation home, tragedy strikes, and one of the houseguests is found dead. While it’s assumed at first to be a horrific accident, it quickly becomes clear that there’s something more sinister at play, and over the course of this fast-paced, deeply chilling novella, the potential motives of each guest are revealed—until a shocking conclusion is reached.

Thoughts
This audiobook is not quite 3 hours but it is very faced paced and packed full of a very good murder mystery!

Getting to know these characters was fun and I liked all of them until close to the end. Then I learned some things about about a few of the that made me put them on the suspect list. One by one I thought about what each of them had to gain by the murder, and then made my choice.

I was wrong.

This is a very good thriller that will keep you guessing. It seemed like a full size novel to me, not  like a Novella, and I very enjoyed it very much.

I would definitely read more from this author

Taylor Schilling did a great job with the narration

  10 Responses to “The House On The Water by Margot Hunt”

  1. This sounds great!

  2. I haven’t heard of this author but sounds like it was a good thriller!

  3. Vicki, I love when I get a really good shorter book in between some lengthy ones – sounds good.

  4. I love it when I think I’ve figured out a thriller/mystery and I am wrong. Mark of a good book (as long as the real “baddie” isn’t totally unreasonable).

  5. I love that it kept you guessing. You definitely want that in a thriller.

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