Blog Tour 1st November
Today it’s my stop on the blog tour for The Roommates by Rachel Sargeant. Many thanks to the author for inviting me to take part and thanks to Harper Collins for the advance copy.
I found this a great read. My first by Rachel Sargeant and definitely not my last.
Told from the perspective of four people, sharing first year accommodation at University. Four girls from very different backgrounds, trying to get along the best they can when they really don’t know anything about each other. That horrible feeling of being the newbie was in my stomach. They all seem to be hiding something too.
Imogen, or Imo as she likes to be known. Studying German and Business. She seems to have something that’s making her nervous. We find out little by little what it is, and why she has a reason to feel this way.
Amber, a blonde from the Home Counties (or is she?), studying Theatre Studies. She behaves very strangely at times and the other girls are wondering just what to believe about some of the things she says.
Phoenix, studying Mechanical Engineering. She is keeping her background hidden.
Tegan, studying Business Studies. A rich girl with a privileged background. She already has an entrepreneurial spirit. She drives a Mini convertible.
There is another roommate, Riku, a man. They rarely see him and he has parcels constantly arriving at the flat. The girls all wonder what he’s up to.
The girls attend a few Freshers’ Week activities and sign up to things that students do. When Amber goes missing on this first week Imo is very worried and starts investigating and is suspicious of everything. Tegan and Phoenix not so much, they wonder why she is caring so much about someone she’s only just met.
There is a mysterious man who they keep seeing too, is he a stalker?
Imaginations run wild.
The last few chapters were totally unputdownable as the race to find Amber neared conclusion, the roommates finally got some answers.
Beautifully written and very easy to read, I felt like I was there on campus with them.
An intriguing and suspenseful story that I highly recommend.
Thanks to the author, Harper Collins and NetGalley for the review copy in which I give my honest opinion.
Ebook Publication date 24th October 2019
Amazon.co.uk: The Roommates
Other formats: https://www.harpercollins.co.uk/9780008331894/the-roommates/
The paperback is published on 28th November and will be available from bookshops.
About The Book
Do you really know the people you live with?
THEY LIVE IN YOUR HOUSE
University is supposed to be the best time of your life. But Imo’s first week is quickly going from bad to worse.
YOU SHARE EVERYTHING
A stalker is watching her flat, following her every move, and Imo suspects that her new roommates are hiding dark secrets…
BUT DO YOU TRUST THEM?
When one of them suddenly disappears, the trauma of Imo’s recent past comes hurtling back to haunt her. And she begins to realise just how little she knows about the people she lives with…
FOUR STUDENTS. FOUR SECRETS. ONE DEVASTATING CRIME.
Rachel Sargeant grew up in Lincolnshire. She is the author of Kindle Top Ten bestseller The Perfect Neighbours, a psychological thriller set in Germany. Her second novel with HarperCollins, The Good Teacher, is a detective mystery, featuring DC Pippa “Agatha” Adams. Her new psychological thriller, The Roommates, takes place during a university freshers’ week. She also wrote Gallipoli: Year of Love and Duty, a novel featuring Great War nurses on a hospital ship. This is loosely based on the 1915 diary of her husband’s grandmother, a nurse at Gallipoli.
Rachel has a degree in German and Librarianship from Aberystwyth University and a Masters in Creative Writing from Lancaster University. She spent several years living in Germany where she taught English and she now lives in Gloucestershire with her husband and children. Her hobbies are swimming, visiting country houses and coffee shops, and going to the theatre to watch quality amateur productions.
Find out more about her writing and reading on her website: https://www.rachelsargeant.co.uk/
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