Latest Reads: You Let Me In Lucy Clarke.

Nothing has felt right since Elle rented out her house . . .


There’s a new coldness. A shift in the atmosphere. The prickling feeling that someone is watching her every move from the shadows.


Maybe it’s all in Elle’s mind? She’s a writer – her imagination, after all, is her strength. And yet every threat seems personal. As if someone has discovered the secrets that keep her awake at night.


As fear and paranoia close in, Elle’s own home becomes a prison. Someone is unlocking her past – and she’s given them the key…

I’ve always enjoyed books from this author, this time I had no clue about the plot so I went in with no expectation and I loved it – a pacy psychological thriller with a totally brilliant ending that I really didn’t see coming – at least not in its entirety. That was super cool.

Honestly I’m tempted to say nothing at all about plot but I will caution that if you use AirBnB you might want to tread carefully…Also I think I’ll have to give a little away to tell you why it worked so well.

Elle was an excellent character to follow along with and I really enjoyed the underneath of it all.  I think Lucy Clarke has definitely brought the benefit of experience in creating a writer character following up her first extremely popular novel with a 2nd book that isn’t coming easy..although I hope not all Elle’s experiences come from reality as she’s also facing down an unknown intruder…

The story twists in on itself so beautifully, it is occasionally very creepy and also has the benefit of a beautifully described Cornish setting. It flows out, with some lovely touches for those of us who have read this author before and ultimately it was a right proper page turner that goes in unexpected directions.

A great read. One of the best in this genre I’ve had for a while.


You can order You Let Me In (Harper Collins) Here.

Happy Reading!

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