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The brand new novel from Jenny Blackhurst, the acclaimed author of the #1 Kindle bestseller HOW I LOST YOU, which Clare Mackintosh called ‘utterly gripping’. A psychiatrist must figure out why her patient is seemingly more interested in her than in being treated. If you don’t know who is walking through the door, how do you know if you should let them in?

You came into my office.
You were vulnerable and confused.
You said that I couldn’t fix you but I was your psychiatrist, that was supposed to be my job. I should have realised that you never wanted to be fixed. That you wanted to fix me.
It felt like you thought you knew me. But that’s impossible isn’t it?
Now I feel vulnerable. I am constantly watching over my shoulder, I feel like I am in danger.
And all I can think is that I should never have let you in…

Reviews

An expertly observed and deeply disturbing exploration into the bonds of friendship and the secrets that people keep, Before I Let You In is a captivating, twisty and satisfying tale and I can't wait to see what Blackhurst comes up with next
S.J.I. Holliday
Gripping and relatable. I loved it
Helen Fitzgerald
Compelling, disturbing and thoroughly enjoyable
Sharon Bolton
What a twisted and devious mind Jenny Blackhurst must have! I just loved it!
Joanne Robertson, @jocatrobertson, mychestnutreadingtree.wordpress.com
Amazing! I cannot rave over this book enough. It was heart-stopping, confusing, claustrophobic, amazing, terrifying! The author does a fantastic job of leading the reader on a roller coaster of emotions only to flip it all on its head
@emms_rachel, chillerskillersandthrillers.wordpress.com
The plotting in this is superb, so cleverly done and there are enough twists and red herrings to keep the reader guessing
@murronsmama, thequietknitterer.wordpress.com
A gripping clever book. I loved it and didn't want it to end
Claire Douglas
Such a clever twist, I really enjoyed it
Claire McGowan
I loved it. Jenny is an evil genius
Lisa Hall
A superb thriller. Compelling and thoroughly gripping. Highly recommended
Luca Veste
A fantastic, twisted story
Adam Hamdy
Before I Let You In is a taut, scary thriller, but it's so much more than that, too: it's also about the choices women make and the judgment they receive - about the way they mother, their sex lives and their psychology. I loved the fantastically unreliable narrator and the well-drawn cast of women. Brilliantly done!
Gillian McAllister
A fabulously addictive read with an amazing twist!
Sibel Hodge
'A chillingly cautionary tale about female friendships, with characters that will linger in your mind long after you've turned the final page
Lucy Dawson
An outstanding and original thriller with a complex relationship between three women at its heart and an explosive conclusion
B A Paris
[Blackhurst] has a wonderful ability to understand human frailties and relationships and uses this knowledge to weave a wonderful story
rebeccabradleycrime.com
Brilliant. A dark psychological thriller that will have you looking suspiciously at your own friends
Mason Cross
This novel is genuinely unsettling... A nuanced and gripping read
Catherine Ryan Howard
A page turner which kept me on the edge of my seat and guessing...just brilliant!
havebookswillread.com
Before I Let You In is a definite winner! It's dark, compelling and disturbing
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