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The Roommate

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  1,411 ratings  ·  150 reviews
He thought his life couldn’t get any worse…

Wesley Gates is down on his luck.
He’s drowning in debt.
His demanding career isn’t letting up.
And, to top it all off, after years of ignoring their failing marriage, his wife has had enough.

Heartbroken and in desperate need of a place to stay while he gives his wife the space she’s asked for, Wes is shocked when he runs into a fa
Kindle Edition, 275 pages
Published March 1st 2021 by Kiersten Modglin (first published February 24th 2021)
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Feb 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing

This was supposed to be a #coffeeandcurrentlyreading post but I started this yesterday and could not put it down. That’s actually one of the things I love the most about Kiersten’s books, they’re highly compulsive, page turners that always keep me on my toes.

Wes is having a string of awful luck, he’s in debt, his teenaged daughter is acting like a teenager and now his wife wants a separation. When he runs into an old acquaintance from high school and he offers him a room, he’s super gratef
Feb 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
Holy cow! Kiersten gives us a bad marriage and a psycho from hell!! All from a male perspective and it’s crazy! Wesley and Addy Gates are high school sweethearts with one daughter, Rory, together forever so he thought. Their marriage has hit a rough patch with no immediate resolution so Addy asks him to leave, to give her time & space. While shopping for necessities, he runs into an old classmate Elias Munn. They catch up over drinks and Elias invites Wes to be a roommate. Of course Wes doesn’t ...more
margaret kaser
Mar 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Mind boggling

I love your books, I almost always read a book a day, I am 80 and do not get it much. Your books I can put down, this one I finished in 10 hours. Thanks for making a lot of my days enjoyable.yay
Feb 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Modglin is famous for her sharp and twisted stories for thriller lovers, and The Roommate may be the freshest of them all. Told from the perspective of a husband dealing with problems in his marriage, Wesley's inner turmoil is palpable. The author sows the seeds of distrust is those around Wesley flawlessly. Especially his new roommate, Elias. Their intense and dubious dynamic is unlike any other I've read. Questionable intentions, desperate decisions, and shattering revelations catapult this ps ...more
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Feb 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Published: March 1, 2021
Kiersten Modglin
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Kiersten Modglin is an Amazon Top 30 bestselling author of award-winning psychological suspense novels and a member of International Thriller Writers. Kiersten lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband, daughter, and their two Boston Terriers: Cedric and Georgie. She is best known for her unpredictable suspense, and her readers have dubbed her 'The Queen of Twists.'

“Who’s paranoid now,
Shelly Reynolds
"I'd lost everything in the blink of an eye. How had things gone so wrong so quickly?"

Well, I could tell you, but then I would deprive you of reading yet another stellar and brilliant book from this author. Why would I ever want to do that?

Once again, Ms. Modglin kept me glued to my Kindle, ignoring all else around me. I was captivated, drawn in, held hostage, whatever you want to call it - I couldn't put it down! Page after page had me creating an inner monologue of "What the...?" and "No way!"
..I don’t have much stuff, so I wouldn’t take up too much space, and I’m gone most of the day so you’d hardly notice me—” “Hey,” he cut me off, his hands up as if to proclaim his innocence, “you don’t have to convince me. I’ve already offered you the room. It’s yours if you want it.” “I’d owe you one,” I said, extending my hand toward his. “Don’t mention it,” he said. “So, when do you want to move in?”

Wesley Gates is all out of luck. He is drowing in debt, in a lifeless relationship with kids
Feb 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What didn’t I like? Wow seriously, just when you think surely Kiersten Modglin the author can’t keep coming up with twists and turns that confuse the brain and indeed reality, you realise she can!
This is another great book from her and they are all so different. This one makes you feel uncomfortably aware that something is going on that’s not quite right but the development of the tale gets you questioning why that is and how? Yes Wes is a bit of a wide boy but he’s nice, he loves his job, his
Joy Westerfield
Feb 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
If you want to read a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat? One that you will not put down until every last word is read? Then this story is for you! The twists and turns will make your head spin and keep you guessing throughout. This story revolves around three characters, Wesley, Addy and Elias. Wesley and Addy are a married couple having troubles and are unsure if they can work things out. So when Wesley decides to move in with Elias, a person from their past, strange things star ...more
Meleaha Howard
Feb 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Wow! All of this authors books are great, but they just seem to get better and better! Wes and Addy are struggling in their marriage, and Wes moves out. He then runs into a guy from high school, who offers him a place to stay. From that moment on, things get weird. Is Wes losing his mind, or is Elias not who he says he is? If you love thrillers, this is DEFINITELY the book for you!
Barbara Fields
Mar 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Ok people, buckle up, because my fave author Kiersten has done it again! This book had me on the edge from the beginning, because from the first page there was this niggling feeling that the unlikely, newly forged friendship  between former high school hot shot- Wesley Gates, and former geeky nerd -Elias may not go to plan...  and boy was I right! Poor Wes's life is falling apart. His wife has kicked him out and he has no place to call home. His 14 year old daughter barely tolerates him and even ...more
Randi Robinson
Kierston Modglin has done it again. She writes one hit suspense novel after another in quick succession. I love her highly readable style of writing. Wes has worked hard to get ahead at his job and it has nearly cost him his marriage. His wife kicked him out and he is living in a motel that's just a step above sleazy. He runs into an old friend at the supermarket, at least an old acquaintance who knows him but whom he can't quite seem to remember. Out of desperation Wes moves into Elias's spare ...more
Phyllis Jones Pisanelli Reviews
As you’ve probably figured out by now, Kiersten Modglin has quickly become my go to author for Thriller/Suspense novels. If you want to be scared, get your heart pounding and love sitting on the edge of your seat, you need to pick up any one of her books. I finished The Roommate last night and I can assure you it lives up to her reputation.

This book was a little different than the others I’ve read. It gave me a sense of impending doom from the beginning. The climax came at the end of the book. T
Lisa Hemming
Feb 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I never know what to expect when I start reading any of Kiersten Modglin’s books. What I do know is that I have to read the books in one sitting and I never read her books at night!! Her writing is brilliant, her storylines are riveting, and her characters jump off the page and suck you into their story.

As I began reading her latest psychological thriller “The Roommate,'' I immediately felt bad for Wesley because his marriage was falling apart and his wife had thrown him out of the house. He lov
Sara B
Feb 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Another thrilling rollercoaster ride from Kiersten Modglin!

Wes has hit a rough patch in his marriage, he wants to work things out with his wife but at what cost? He runs into an old schoolmate, Elias, who offers him a place to stay while they work through their martial problems....

“I mean, isn’t that just the type of thing best friends do for each other?”

“It was so different than any friendship I’d ever experienced.”

“Something wasn’t right about Elias”


Ohhh this one had me up all night! I’ve
Lindsey Krekling
Feb 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2021
Whenever I read a book from Kiersten I know I’m in for a lot of twists and turns, and this surely didn’t disappoint.

A man down on his luck with his job, marriage, and social life thinks he can turn it around if he can just figure out some details. When he meets a man from his past, he hopes he can prove to his wife he’s a changed man. Boy was he wrong.

It’s always scary to live with someone you don’t know. But does anyone think it could ever be deadly? Wes surely didn’t. What he thought was a ca
Yannie Sorensen
Feb 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Do you remember the last time you read a book that had you audibly gasping and keeping you up to read it all in one sitting? I can. It was this story. I was so enthralled while reading that I burned dinner and had my husband laughing at me. Totally worth it. The twists just kept on coming until I became all twisted up myself and I can't get the characters out of my head. The people in the story are endearingly real and are placed in a situation no one wants to find themselves in, but it makes th ...more
Feb 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A psychological thriller that will keep you guessing. When you have no where to go, should you accept an offer for a room, a place to live, from someone you barely knew or remember from school? Is Elias friend or foe? Wes' life is falling apart, he's losing his family, his home, what lengths will he go to recapture them? If you enjoy a book with suspense and twists and turns, this is a must read! A twist at the end, you won't see coming. Well written believable story, with good character develop ...more
Sharon  Wingo
Mar 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing page turner from Kiersten Modglin! A failing marriage, a man who would do anything his wife asks of him in order to get her back. An old friend steps in and offers his spare bedroom to Wes until he can get back home. And the twists and turns just keep coming. This story begs to be finished without a break from reading and that’s exactly what I did. I don’t know how Kiersten continues to write these stories and they get better with each book. I recommend this to anyone who likes t ...more
Feb 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing book by Kiersten Modglin. I read all of her books and can never see the end coming. She is truly amazing and extremely gifted. I can always see myself in the situation that some of these characters are experiencing.

The main character, Wes, is struggling in both his personal and work life. As I was reading this book I thought that anyone could actually find themselves in a similar situation. I asked myself what would I do if this happened to me? There are always life lessons to b
Serena Soape
Feb 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Wow freaking wow!! Kiersten has once again caused me to lose sleep. Who needs sleep anyway when there are awesome authors like Kiersten Modglin writing fantastic novels!!
This thriller instantly hooked me and I had to keep reading. Constantly wondering what could happen on the next page. Twists and turns along the way until you reach the shocking unexpected ending.
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Feb 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: have-read
This is a story about a couple who are going through a rough least that is what the husband Wesley is hoping for. But being almost broke and asked to leave by his wife he accepts an offer that sounded really good to be true... and is it ever! Wesley thought thinks things were bad before, now it has included not only his personal life but professional. Another great story that will show you, you really can't trust everyone. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book. ...more
The Poison Pen Reader
Feb 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
“The trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool” ~S. King

I had no doubt before I reached the first page that this was going to be a page turner.

A fast moving, terrifying plot that grips you from start to finish with a bolt from the blue twist that will leave you dumb stricken.

I’m giving The Roommate a thunderous ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ applause 👏!!
As for Kiersten’s uncanny skill to deliver phenomenal suspense, I highly praise her dynamism!
Diane Norwood For The Love of Pimping
Just wow! This book was totally different from any of Kirsten's other books. There's the broken marriage, a psycho, and also trying to decifer who is the psycho was intense. I kept going back and forth trying to decide which one it As always, the book was packed full of twists, some you thought you had figured out, then you second guess your decision, only to find out later you were correct. Another amazing book! ...more
Amanda M
Feb 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A phenomenal mind blowing read. The twists and turns where off the charts, leaving you on edge. It's a page turner that'll have you hooked. This story will have you reeling. It takes you for a wild ride. You never know what's coming or what'll happen until it does. This a must read that I highly recommend reading. It doesn't disappoint. ...more
Kenneth Lingenfelter
Feb 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Wes and Addy are having problems in their marriage. Addy asks him to leave and get a place of his own. He runs into Elias and is offered a place to stay while things get worked out. Not much of what is occurring is what it seems. Life is quickly spinning out of control for Wes. A page turning thriller that is hard to put down.
Feb 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This psychological thriller was such a brilliant story that had me gripped from the very beginning with a plot that was so well written and well planned! The characters were so well created with great detail and depth that Wes, Addy and Elias kept me gripping the pages as the twists and turns kept coming until the turn of the very last page!
Feb 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This psychological thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat! The story of Wes, Addy and Elias is filled with surprising twists and turns that will make the reader question these character's true intentions and their sanity. The Roommate is another impeccably written novel worthy of more than five stars by the Queen of Suspense, Kiersten Modglin. ...more
Mar 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I'm not sure how her mind works but Kiersten Modglin has a knack for writing trippy psychological thrillers that deliver the unexpected. A perfectly twisty ride that keeps you on your toes, turning pages and waiting for the next shoe to drop. I love it!! ...more
Jen Griffin
Jun 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Fast paced

I love psychological thrillers like this one. You know he's up to something, but not sure what exactly. How far will he go to ruin Wes's life, or is that even his intention.
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Kiersten Modglin is an Amazon Top 30 bestselling author of award-winning psychological thrillers and a member of International Thriller Writers. Kiersten lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband, daughter, and their two Boston Terriers: Cedric and Georgie. She is best known for her unpredictable suspense and her readers have dubbed her 'The Queen of Twists.' A Netflix addict, Shonda Rhimes s ...more

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