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Olive is a Los Angeles bartender who has been unlucky in love. She hopes that will change when one of the best-looking men she's ever seen walks into her bar. But he’s not what he seems.

Austin is tall, charismatic, and compellingly attractive. But unbeknownst to the smitten Olive, Austin is not dating her for her beauty, but merely for her usefulness. He and his childhood friend have set a depraved plan in motion.

Becca is a grifter and a con-artist looking for her one big score. She’s found out that Olive’s boss has hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash at his house in the Pacific Palisades. Becca will do anything to make it hers.

Olive becomes the unknowing intermediary and Austin her willing co-conspirator, but both are instruments in Becca’s orchestration. She will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Not even murder.

The Bartender is a twisting, multi-narrative thriller told through the eyes of a brave heroine and unforgettable villains: Olive, the strong but innocent young woman dragged into something sinister. Austin, sensing this will all end horribly, but without the gumption to stop it. And Becca, dollar signs dancing in her eyes, with no regard for human life.

©2019 Brian O'Sullivan (P)2019 Brian O'Sullivan

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  • OverRunByDogs
  • 27-09-20

Almost Perfect Psychopath

Couldn't stop listening. A well crafted story of suspense and murder. "Becca" is the perfect psychopath. Disturbing and very real character.

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  • Cheryl Matson
  • 25-07-20

Enjoyable!

A fun, great read..listen! Definitely recommend. Pulls you into the characters. Perfect ending as well!

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  • June M.
  • 06-07-20

Great narration to an exciting thriller!

This is a great thriller that keeps getting better as you listen. The narration is well done and makes the story more exciting. It keeps delivering intrigue. Details are purposeful and do not slow the the story, but advance the momentum. Highly recommend this book/listen!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-01-20

loved the voicing

great narration! was the best part of the book, very predictable ending. long drive book.

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  • Morton
  • 25-02-22

Didn't finish. Many editing issues!!

The accents on the narrators were exaggerated and sounded very fake as a result.
Some chapters had the same sentence repeated 3 times in a row, but said in a different emphasis. Editor should have caught at least one of the many errors before sending to be published.
Other chapters sounded like the narrator was recording from home in her bathroom. The sound of a broken toilet that doesn't stop running filled the background and every once in a while you could hear a dog and child in the other room. And no, it was not part of the story.
It's too bad because I may have been more captivated with the story had it not kept pulling me out with all of the distractions.

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  • karen diamond
  • 08-06-21

Couldn’t put it down

A great twisted story ! I was once again holding my breath ! If you live a good mystery this is a really good one!

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  • Colleen Cook
  • 02-02-21

you think you know what's going to happen ...Nope

I LOVED this story!! it was a nail biting edge of your seat wild ride!

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  • Rachel Nay
  • 28-09-20

Great read!

very entertaining! Hard to put down! I enjoyed it start to finish! ! ! !