Book review: You Let Me In by Lucy Clarke



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 surprised myself by enjoying this as much as I did! Without sounding utterly pretentious, I tend to find these mass market paperback thrillers to be pretty inane but still great fun for when you’re looking for something easy to read. I guess some would describe that as a ‘beach read’.⠀

I thought this one was very well written, it succeeded in building enough tension for you to feel on edge without it ever overstepping the mark, as thrillers often do, into scenarios that seem wildly unrealistic. I also thought the pacing in this one was pretty much spot on. There possibly could have been several repetitive scenes removed, but otherwise I thought the story flowed really nicely.⠀

Unfortunately this one was guilty of a few thriller cliches but it didn’t lessen my enjoyment too much. I guess the main thing for me was that I found the ending predictable. That’s not to say I got all the reveals, but I clocked onto the main one almost within a couple of chapters.⠀

If you’re on the lookout for that so called ‘beach read’ thriller, I would say this is a pretty good option!

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐✨

Book Details:

Pages: 416
Edition Published:
2019, Harper Collins
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Goodreads Av. Rating: 4.11

4 Replies to “Book review: You Let Me In by Lucy Clarke”

  1. Lol I agree with the mass market pb thing. I’m doing my upmost not to read the big author books these days! Anyway, hello again I’m browsing your blog because god knows why I’ve not been seeing your posts lately 😊 plus I tweeted your NetGalley bio advice blog to someone earlier and I thought I’m gonna go visit that bookbum 😂

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    1. I’m the same at the moment!! I’ve been picking up a lot of smaller authors. It’s nice to find hidden gems amongst lesser known writers! & hello!!! Admittedly I’m not as active on here anywhere as much as I used to be, I mainly just post my reviews now rather than tags & other stuff too but I’m glad you stopped by ❤️

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