REVIEW OF ‘YOU LET ME IN’ BY LUCY CLARKE
Published by HarperCollins 16th August 2018
Nothing has felt right since Elle rented out her house . . .
I’M IN YOUR HOUSE
There’s a new coldness. A shift in the atmosphere. The prickling feeling that someone is watching her every move from the shadows.
I’M IN YOUR HEAD
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.
AND NOW I KNOW YOUR SECRET
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…
Firstly, I loved the atmospheric setting of this book. A designer house perched on the top of a cliff in Cornwall. The description of the inclement weather; blustery winds and torrential rain added a real edge to the chilling narrative with its steadily building tension.
As a writer, I loved the descriptions of the protagonist’s ostentatious writing room with its glass wall overlooking the ocean. The insight to the writing process added a fascinating angle to the story and felt authentic.
Renting out one’s property on Airbnb has always seemed like a nightmare to me, so the initial hook in to the story was particularly gripping.
Characterisation and plotting was excellent throughout and for me, the twist at the end was a big surprise.
Highly recommended to fans of taut psychological thrillers.