Blog Tour -The Roommates -Rachel Sargeant

October 29, 2019

About the book: 


Do you really know the people you live with? 

University is supposed to be the best time of your life. But Imo’s first week is quickly going from bad to worse.

A stalker is watching her flat, following her every move, and Imo suspects that her new roommates are hiding dark secrets…

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…



My review:


 Thank you to Jen from Harper Collins for my invitation to the tour and my copy of the book in return for a fair and honest review.

The book begins with the dropping off at university and as a Mum of two children at university I remembered this heart-rendering moment very well.

Although Imo’s Mother has another reason to find this even more difficult.

The reader finds out very quickly that something has happened in Imo’s life that has changed her forever. She finds herself living with Amber, Tegan and Phoenix who all have their own issues in their lives.


The girls start to explore their university they all start to see a hooded man who seems to pop up everywhere?

Does one of the girls have a stalker or is it something else?


Amber does not come home one evening and Imo has a feeling something untoward has happened to her.


However, she has a huge job in convincing the others of this especially when Amber's Mum turns up to empty her room and says she has gone travelling.


Imo will not let her hunch go and Phoenix and Tegan begin to wonder if she is really not well, but they decide to help her even if it is just to prove her wrong.


I do not want to give anymore away from this great, gripping read. I read the book really quickly and there are some quite dark moments in this book but I had to find out if Imo was right and Amber was in trouble. The book has lots of details about the girls but it is all important to the bigger picture.


I enjoy reading books where I am surprised by the direction the author takes and I was not disappointed by the twists and turns in this story.


Thank you for a really entertaining read!






Purchase details:


Other formats:


The ebook is out on 24th October. The paperback is published on 28th November and will be available from bookshops.


About the author:


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 Creative Writing MA 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.


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