You Let Me In
Spine-tingling, chilling, and utterly compulsive, YOU LET ME IN is the stunning new novel from Richard & Judy Book Club author, Lucy Clarke
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
Elle Fielding is a successful author with her first book hitting the bestsellers lists and making her lots of cash in the process. Now, she is unde ...more
Honestly I’m tempted to say nothing at all about plot but I will caution that if you use AirBnB you might want to tread carefully…Also I think I’ll have to give a little away to tell you why it worked so well.
Elle was an ...more
Elle Field is living the dream. Cliff top mansion with sea views for miles, writing her second novel after her first had gargantuan success. She is beautiful, intelligent and confident with a supportive family and all this is portrayed on her social media accounts. What her picture perfect social media account doesn't show, is she is also an insomniac, paranoid, su ...more
This is the story of Elle, who is a writer. Her first novel was a bestseller and now her publisher, and her readers, are expecting a second book soon. The trouble is, Elle is struggling to write. She is suffering with insomnia, she's separated from her husband, she's moved from London to Cornwall into a huge house that she's had renovated despite opposition from her neighbours, and she is carrying a couple of big secrets with h ...more
Not knowing anything about the book, I went in blind...and I suggest you do the same! This is the type of book that the less you know going in, the better the reading experience will be. Needless to say, I won't be delving into any particular details, except to say that this will grab you hostage from the get go, with its tension filled plot, well writ ...more
After all, who owns a story? The person who tells it? The person who reads it? The person whom it is about? Or all of them?
In a world over-populated with 'twisty' psychological thrillers, this stands out for keeping things creepy but real. Clarke certainly re-uses tropes of the genre like the big empty house, though now renovated and modernised, and that old chestnut of 'how well do we know those around us?' - but, importantly, she makes them work for her by not going over the top and by keepi ...more
Lucy Clarke's, You Let Me In, has you guessing from the get go. I really do recommend this book.
I cringe at the thought that my private stuff can be used against me, that my letters can be intercepted, and my keys copied and sold to just about anybody.
Elle Fielding arrives home from abroad to begin writing a sequel to her latest novel, she feels nervous about being in her newly built home which has been let to a family while she was away. It might be her imagination but some of her belongings that ...more
This was my third book from Lucy Clarke . After reading “You Let Me In” I can definitely say that she has become one of my favorite authors. She captivated me again with an unusual story and very lifelike characters.
This book is a dark and creepy read. Elle comes back to her luxury cliff house in Cornwall after a writing workshop in France. To get some extra money she rented out the house out via Airbnb. But when she returns she is irritated by the strange feeling the house suddenly g ...more
The book is rather unsettling and at times I wasn't really sure what was reality, what was past and what was another character, or if some of this was a book within a book as Elle is an author.
This is the seco ...more
The psychological thriller centers on Elle, a famous author living in a coastal mansion in Cornwall, close to her sister and separated husband. Her life looks idyllic but, as I’m sure you’ve guessed, it isn’t!
In the current wave of books, we know a twist is coming so we guess from page one. Although I got it right, I couldn’t have guessed at the details and I love a book that surprises me. Well worth a read.
Have you ever thought about renting out your house on Airbnb? I don't really like the thought of strangers living in my house, but after this story I will definitely think twice about it! What if your houseguests had some ulterior moti ...more
Elle is living in a beautiful house on the Cornish coast and is working on her second novel.
As the story progresses we learn that Elle has separated from her husband and when things start happening in her house, she doesn’t know what’s going on.
At first she thinks she’s imagining it, and then she thinks it’s the neighbour, then her ex, then her brother in law... so basically she’s clutching at straws.
As the reader, we’re given a glimpse into the mind of the person who ...more
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.
There was a darkly gothic feel to the narrative here that I’ve not felt before wit ...more
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Now I can be very hit and miss with novels that get inside your head. But this was a hit as it was so believable and possible AND it contained so many things, many people can identify with.
A woman has split from her husband and is now living in a very nice cliff house with glass frontage in Cornwall they both planned and dreamed of. Think "Grand Designs" with style.
Same women is a writer who is way behind deadline on her second novel. The first one was such a hit ...more
It has been some ...more
Believable plotline, believable characters and a wonderfully tense atmosphere centred around a house on a cliff on the Cornish coastline.
Elle Fielding has become an internationally bestselling author overnight with her debut novel. She has made quite a lot of money – enough, in fact to totally refurbish a fisherman’s cottage on the clifftop in Cornwall, much to the annoyance of her neigh ...more
Elle has invested everything in her perfect Cornish house. She decides to rent it out when she is away, but when she returns, nothing seems the same. Elle is a writer with a vivid imagination. Have things really changed? Is she a reliable narrator?
A brilliantly written chilling psychological thriller with twists and turns aplenty. Lucy Clarke writes beautiful prose and slowly builds the tension, using the readers imagination as well as that ...more
There can be a lot of let down when your expectations are high, but You Let Me In is every bit as wonderful as Lucy's four previous novels. Well written, tense, full of twists, unpredictable and believable. Tie all that in with excellent narrative, beautiful descriptions and likable characters and you've got one amazing book.
On returning after renting her home on Airbnb, she starts to realise something has changed.
You Let Me In is a good one of the genre. Elle is a credible character, her supporting cast a little less so, but the descriptive and atmospheric writing coupled wit ...more
Lucy is a passionate traveller and fresh air enthusiast. She's married to a professi ...more