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  • Summary

  • Famous musician William Hamilton, vanished from the Maleny Hinterlands in 1994 under puzzling circumstances — no one has seen or heard from him since. When two podcasters, Adam and Simon, decide to solve the 25-year-old mystery, they travel with Lilly, William’s youngest daughter, to the secluded Hamilton estate for a long weekend. Lilly has granted the pair unprecedented access to the reclusive Gloria, William’s wife, who hasn’t given an interview since he disappeared. But when they arrive, they find Gloria in a state of mental decline and they’re not the only ones searching for answers. Lilly’s older sister, Norah – a musician who lives in the shadow of her absent father – is desperate to discover the truth from Gloria before it’s lost for good. Yet William’s sister Rachel is fiercely uncooperative and there even seems to be an intruder on the property. The deeper Adam and Simon get with their investigation, the more the lines between voyeur and subject become blurred. As events reach a shattering climax, it becomes clear that somebody is willing to go to violent lengths to uncover the dark secrets at the heart of this famous family....

    Written and directed by Clare Sladden and performed by a stellar cast including Dacre Montgomery (Stranger Things), Yael Stone (Orange Is the New Black), Noni Hazlehurst (The End), David Berry (Outlander), Anna McGahan (Picnic at Hanging Rock), Bernard Fanning (Powderfinger), Gabrielle Rogers (All Saints) with original music performed by Bernard Fanning and Elana Stone (All Our Exes Live In Texas) and with special guest Clementine Ford (Fight Like a Girl).

    Please note: contains strong language and adult content.

    ©2020 Loveology Films Pty Ltd and Broken Head Productions (P)2020 Audible Australia Pty Ltd
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Episodes
  • Nov 23 2020

    Singer/songwriter William Hamilton disappeared 25 years ago and now two true-crime podcasters want to solve the mystery. Adam and Simon uncover a sensational new piece of evidence in the cold case and set their course for the Hamilton estate.

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    44 mins
  • Nov 23 2020

    Adam, Simon and Lilly arrive at Wisteria to interview Gloria Hamilton, but find a woman in the throes of dementia. Their access is restricted by William’s sister Rachel and his eldest daughter Norah, until a photograph raises questions that only Gloria can answer.

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    38 mins
  • Nov 23 2020

    With Norah on-side, Adam and Simon are granted the first interview with Gloria since her husband disappeared. A trip across the mountains solves one mystery but raises plenty of difficult questions – and then an intruder is found on the property.

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    39 mins

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A Gripping Mystery

The interwoven original music is a beautiful addition to this intriguing thriller. Wonderfully written, it hooks you in with complex characters and great performances. I was desperate for answers and it delivered!

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Captivating Original Thriller

Easy to forget this murder-mystery isn't a true story. Beautifully performed by the cast and written and produced in a way that blurs the line between real-life and fiction with unnerving ease. A great listen!

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Couldn't recommend it more!

I normally refrain from leaving message through sheer apathy ; however, this story had me hooked all the way along. It was brilliant to escape to, well performed, great music and a good tied up ending.

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Thought it was great until it got stupid

No spoilers ! The story was great until a big reveal that was just dumb.

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Very enjoyable

Very enjoyable with lots of twists & turns, didn't predict the ending. Would recommend .

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Would recommend, the end can be triggering though

I was really gripped by this story, initially I thought it was going to be a pompous over the top nonsense type of story but I stuck with it in bed at night, the acting was really good and I have a very vivid imagination which this sparked so well I could image every detail in my mind as though I was watching it rather than just listening, but it had a better feel being able to go into my imagination as I suffer from anxiety and like being able to actually escape into my own mind rather than feel trapped in it, it’s a welcome relief as I said until the end and personally finding it quite triggering via emotions, but I would defo recommend listening to this and it’s free so why not!

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Really engulfing, very interesting, enjoyed it.

You simply couldn't have predicted the twists and turns, all consuming, engulfing, difficult to stop listening.

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Great listening

I thought this was brilliant, it really reels you in and you want to listen to the next episode

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Where fiction and fact are blurred

This drama takes the form of a podcast and successfully draws you in so that you can believe that is is based on real events. The live music running through it is incredibly well written and put together for both the male and female singers. The early parts properly reflected the gradual loss of hope that contrasted sharply with the pace after the character twist.. it was 'unputdownable' at that point. A well rounded drama!

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  • 14-12-20

One of the best stories - absolutely loved it

I genuinely thought it was a real life story. So much so that I googled it after I finished only to learn its fiction. There were times I just wanted to google for answers but so glad I did not do it. Smooth listening and its been added to my favourites.

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  • susan polk
  • 01-12-20

Captivating, Immersive & Addicting

I can’t say enough about “Winding Road”! I was looking for something heady and mysterious to get me through a 12 hour road trip. I wanted something engaging that I could disappear in for a long time. On a recommendation from a friend I gave a listen and could not be happier. The writing is top notch, and the PERFORMANCES... Dacre Montgomery and the entire cast are thrilling. Binged it all right away, couldn’t stop. Still thinking my own thoughts in an Australian accent! :o)

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  • 16-12-20

A great listen!

I really enjoyed this series. It had a couple of twists and turns that I didn’t see coming. Well written, well performed and well produced. It was great to hear two of my favorites from the television show A Place To Call Home (David and Noni) together again for this production.

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  • 07-12-20

Exceptional!

The story, the narrators!! It definitely doesn’t have the ending your expecting, at least not for me. I forgot for a minute that it wasn’t a real podcast about real people. Looking forward to more from Clare, and the team of narrators!!

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  • 11-12-20

Compelling and heartbreaking

All I can say is the story of all the people involved was very sad and I want to thank everyone for the tell. May you all rise to live another beautiful day!!!!!!

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  • lorah
  • 04-03-22

I can't say enough positive about this

Thank you so much for an audio that captured my attention right off, pulled me in and let me feel like a part of the pod cast listeners. I pride my self on being able to see what is coming in a mystery or drama, the twist in this one caught me by surprise and I loved it. Excellent story, AMAZING performances, the songs..... so great - I want a soundtrack! I wish I knew of another audio right now that would leave me just as satisfied as this one did. Thank you to all involved.

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  • liz
  • 17-04-21

fabulous fabulous

wonderful. I love when a story is a podcast or a podcast is a story. depends how you look at it this having the music was a nice bonus. I would actually listen to a soundtrack in a min. this reminded me of Alex Woodard and his book for the sender. it also includes songs that are fabulous. I didn't want this to end and it's going to be hard to find another like it. thanks for a great story. even if I did figure it out ,🙂

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  • Mary Schafer
  • 06-03-21

Amazing

This is by far the best podcast I have listened to. Thank you for sharing your story

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  • Admiralu
  • 04-01-21

Another Superb Audio Drama

This was another superb audio drama podcast from Audible. The story of a legendary music artist missing for over 25 years leads two podcast hosts on a mission to find out what happened. Along with two of the artist’s daughters, one of which is an artist in her own right, they will discover dark secrets that lead to a dangerous path. Excellent cast and production and original music is included. Twists and turns you don’t see coming, it’s better than some of the newer thrillers I’ve listened to on Audible. I love these and hope they keep coming.