The Perfect Roommate by Minka Kent

The Perfect Roommate
by
Minka Kent

Rating:

Is there such a thing as a perfect college roommate? Lauren Wiedenfeld and Meadow Cupples are about to find out. Lauren’s been looking for someone to help with the rent and Meadow is desperate for a place to live. But the college seniors couldn’t be more different. Lauren is rich and beautiful and knows the ins and outs of the Meyer State College party scene. Meadow spends most of her time studying and working for the Sparkle Shine Cleaning Company. They could be good for each other, right?

But this isn’t a story about college friendships because something more sinister is going on. Should Meadow turn down Lauren’s invitations and resist her new friend’s efforts to make her over? For a girl with an unhappy past and no money, it’s too hard to say no. Soon Meadow is completely in the mix, with new clothes, new hair, new friends and lots of drama. Lauren seems to fight with her boyfriend Thayer, a lot. And their friend Tessa likes a guy who pays more attention to Meadow. A side story involving the pregnant wife of the hot English professor may help round out the story, or muddle it up.

Readers may sympathize at first with Meadow, the story’s narrator and underdog, but her motives become more ambiguous and her actions more reckless as the plot develops. A shocking campus murder brings everything to a head as the reader wonders who can be trusted.

The only way to know is to keep on reading this fast-paced and entertaining psychological drama. Plenty of twists and time-released developments guarantee surprises to the finish. It’s a quick, surface-read, and a fun way to spend part of your weekend. A few typos take a bit of the polish away, but the reader will quickly forgive at the next turn.

I recommend The Perfect Roommate to readers who enjoy fast-moving thrillers with two-sided characters and motives.

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