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You Let Me In

by Lucy Clarke

Books with reviews by our Reader Review Panel Crime / Mystery Family Drama Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on You Let Me In

A wonderfully shiver-inducing wormhole of a read, the possibilities opened up before me while the story snapped at my heels.  Elle returns home after letting her house out to slight but notable differences, the house no longer feels welcoming, small shifts have occurred, has she inadvertently allowed danger in? The prologue is quietly unsettling and sets the tone beautifully. Lucy Clarke writes with an exquisite subtlety, each layer thin as a slice of paper painstakingly constructed into a looming brooding tower. Taunting ‘Previously’ chapters lie in wait, prepared to catch you unawares, and then there are the chapters from the past, allowing knowledge freedom to hint, prod, stir. The characters felt so very real, they slid into my mind, taking up residence, making mistakes, regretting, living their lives. The ending felt real, felt right, felt perfect. You Let Me In is a razor-sharp, smartly provocative tale, and I loved every single second of it - highly recommended.

Liz Robinson

You Let Me In Synopsis

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…

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You Let Me In Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

Supremely chilling and brilliantly atmospheric, Lucy Clarke’s fifth psychological thriller is an absolute powerhouse read that utterly consumed me and takes a seemingly innocuous experience - an Airbnb rental - and overlays it with paranoia, suspicion and menace. Full review

Rachel Hall

Full of mystery and suspense. Buckle up and enjoy the ride, just watch out for the wrong turns and dead ends. A very enjoyable read with plenty of plot twists. Full review

Helen Treadwell

She's a celebrated author trying to write a new novel and now she's being watched from inside her house. Or is she??? Full review

Jo Marie

Clever, thrilling & atmospheric. If you enjoy well-crafted thrillers with a strong sense of place & great characters, then this is a book for you! Thank you Lucy Clarke for a marvellous read! Full review

Jennifer Stoddart

I found the book to be very atmospheric and kept me guessing to the very end. The ending was very surprising and wasn’t expecting it at all. Full review


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ISBN: 9780008262587
Publication date: 06/09/2018
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback

Publication date: 06/09/2018
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Format: Audiobook

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008262587
Publication date: 6th September 2018
Author: Lucy Clarke
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback
Genres: Reader Reviewed Books, Crime / Mystery, Family Drama, Thriller / Suspense,

About Lucy Clarke

Novelist, traveller and fresh air enthusiast, Lucy Clarke is the author of four novels, including the Richard & Judy Book Club pick, THE SEA SISTERS. Lucy is married to a professional windsurfer and, together with their two young children, they spend their winters travelling and their summers at home on the south coast of England. Lucy writes from a beach hut. 

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