Welcome to another Bookish Friday, in which I share excerpts from books…and connect with other bloggers, who do the same.

Let’s begin the celebration by sharing Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader; and let’s showcase The Friday 56 with Freda’s Voice.

To join in, just grab a book and share the opening lines…along with any thoughts you wish to give us; then turn to page 56 and excerpt anything on the page.

Then give us the title of the book, so others can add it to their lists!

What a great way to spend a Friday!

Today’s feature is a recent download:  The Perfect Roommate, by Minka Kent.  A taut and twisted tale by the author of 2017’s THE MEMORY WATCHER, which has been optioned by NBC Universal’s UCP with Escape Artists attached to produce. 




Book Beginning:  (Prologue)

All I needed was a cheap room to rent.  I didn’t plan this.  I swear.

Chapter One:  It’s a pretty little house with an ugly little address.

47 Magpie Drive.

What should have been an ordinary Sunday kicked off with an eviction notice on my door and ended with my belongings shoved into wrinkled grocery sacks and the neighbor’s stolen WiFi on my computer.  With just minutes to spare, I managed to find the perfect place—one that didn’t require credit checks, a huge deposit, or a long lease.


56:  There’s a swirl of nervous energy in my middle, but my ego is flattered that she likes me enough to introduce me to her family.  If nothing, it solidifies the fact that we’re becoming friends.  Actual friends.


Synopsis: “Think you know what to expect? Think again. This is the kind of book you devour in one sitting, let that twist soak in, and then re-read the entire thing immediately.” – The Riveted Reader Blog   

She’s my roommate.

I know how she takes her tea, how she organizes her closet.

I know when she goes to bed each night, what she eats for breakfast, the passcode on her phone.

I know she calls her mother on Mondays, takes barre on Thursdays, and meets her friends for drinks on Fridays.

But more important than any of that … I know what she did.  


What do you think?  Do the excerpts grab you?  Would you keep reading?



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