You Let Me In – Lucy Clarke.

lucy clarke

Back of the book : 

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…

What I think :

Elle is a newly published writer, her book was an overnight sensation, she has been published in many countries. She Is now writing her second novel and finding it hard. She and her husband Flynn are getting divorced and she has just moved into the newly refurbished Fishermans cottage on the top of the cliffs over looking the Cornish coast.

She is having trouble making ends meet until the next part of her advance arrives, so she decides to put her house on AirBNB, the rental service, as she has to go abroad for a couple of weeks. A family rent it from her and her sister Fiona helps out with the arrangements. The rental goes as planned.

However, when she returns from her trip, something in the house doesn’t seem quite right, she’s started seeing things and she sometimes feels like she’s not quite alone.

Also her neighbours son, the same neighbours who weren’t very pleased about her refurbishments to the house and have since stopped speaking to her, has started hanging around. It seems everywhere she goes he’s there.

Soon the house that she loved so much, seems a bit sinister. She’s started finding excuses not to spend time there on her own. Her lovely clifftop house is creepy.

Is it all in her head or is someone trying to harm her …?

Wow! I read this book in one big sitting ! Its excellent !

Loads of twists and turns that grab you and pull you in, I was gripped from the Start. Its quite eerie and claustrophobic in places.  A fabulous ending with a brilliant twist, one that I would have never guessed in a million years. I have read all of Lucy’s other novels and loved them all but I think that this is her best one yet !

I give this novel a really well-earned 10/10 !

5 gold stars

Published by Harper Collins on 06/09/18.

I got my copy from Waterstones for £9.99

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