You Let Me In - Lucy Clarke
Reading Challenge Category: Modern Mrs Darcy Reading Challenge - A book by an author who is new to you
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…
This was a true psychological thriller, right from the beginning you are made to feel on edge and wonder what is going on, who was the person in Elle’s house? Elle has rented out her impressively large house on the edge of a cliff while she was away for two weeks. When she gets back, she has a feeling something isn’t quite right, but she can’t put her finger on it. There are small things that start to freak her out and make her paranoid. Elle’s life was already unravelling, and these small things start to push her over her own cliff. The story is unravelled slowly; the author drip feeds you enough scandal and secrets to keep you turning the page. One thing is unveiled, and you think you have it all worked out, but then that secret is tied up, and you realise that isn’t the ‘BIG’ story. It really keeps you guessing, and I didn’t see the ending coming at all. It was very well written. I loved the interspersed chapters from the eyes of the renter and tormenter. The inspirational writer’s quotes at the beginning of Elle’s chapters were entertaining. At first, I thought they were from a famous author but then once I knew the character I realised they were hers. Elle is quite weak when dealing with everything that was happening; it was quite frustrating. Knowing the ending, though, made it all came together and made sense. Overall, a fantastic read and I will be putting Lucy Clarke’s other books on my TBR list.