You Let Me In by Lucy Clarke @lucyclarkebooks @HarperCollinsUK #LucyClarke #BookReview #AudioBookReview #Book617 #NetGalleyCountdown #YouLetMeIn

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You Let Me In by Lucy Clarke @lucyclarkebooks @HarperCollinsUK #LucyClarke #BookReview #AudioBookReview #Book617 #NetGalleyCountdown #YouLetMeInYou Let Me In by Lucy Clarke
Published by HarperCollins on August 16, 2018
Format: eARC, Audiobook
Source: Net Galley, Library
Pages: 417

Spine-tingling, chilling, and utterly compulsive, YOU LET ME IN is the stunning new novel from Richard & Judy Book Club author, 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…

Sometimes you read a book and you have zero clues where it is going. You are shown a path and then, then you are turned around onto a different path. This is what happens here!!! I had an inkling to whom was doing what they were doing, but the story behind it I did not. I loved the story at the end, what a full circle of events – clever!

I listened to this book and then when I got impatient I quickly changed to the ebook. I needed to see what was going to happen. In a way, I feel like not enough penance was given to someone but I did like the final kick in the teeth.

You Let Me In has the ability to put your teeth on edge, it is the thought of someone you didn’t let into your home, be there. The sounds don’t seem the same and then a lot of strange things start to happen. It began to make me wonder, was this all in Elle’s head? I mean she is a writer, after all, was fiction becoming real life?

You can feel the isolation for Elle, especially with the mammoth house she has had built, which felt more cold and sterile rather than a home. The fact, people could see in with the big windows from the beach is so creepy, you never quite know who could be watching you. Plus, with everything going on, you could see how isolated she was as a person and where that all began. It feels she has no one as the crazy starts to ramp up, and we have so many suspects to turn our eyes at. This isolation also feeds her paranoia, which again makes us question the narrator in front of us.

It is a taut thriller which will leave your head spinning with revelations, it is a like a lid on a pressure cooker waiting to explode. When it does, there are most definitely fireworks. I couldn’t believe that someone was doing these things! I mean why? I was shocked too, for the same reason but the revelations that kept coming and coming and coming! Bar hearing the noises in the house, one of the creepiest things for me is the Facebook live video, I kept waiting for something to happen. I love suspense like that, keeps you guessing and tears at your last nerve. This book is by no means boring, there is something all the time to keep you entertained. There are a lot of red herrings and a couple of them I don’t think they’re tied up, whilst others had been given to me with a nice red bow on. Booklover01 anyone!?

I enjoyed my first foray with a Lucy Clarke book and I will be checking out her other works. I love the way she weaves her story, dangling so many carrots in front of you so you trot on through the book. I didn’t trot I was full speed ahead that was for sure! I needed to uncover the ending and all the tantalising secrets!!!

Until next time xxx

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