Name: Before I Let You In
Author: Jenny BlackHurst
Source: Received for an honest review
Star Rating: 4 Out Of 5 stars
About The Book:
Karen is meant to be the one who fixes problems.
It's her job, as a psychiatrist - and it's always been her role as a friend.
But Jessica is different. She should be the patient, the one that Karen helps.
But she knows things about Karen. Her friends, her personal life. Things no patient should know.
And Karen is starting to wonder if she should have let her in . . .
WOW! This book was really good. Blackhurst has a real writing skill. I didn't want to put this book down which is why i finished it in 2 days.
The book follows Karen who seems to have it all; a good job, a caring family, and good friends; but when a patient Jessica comes to visit Karen, everything turns around!
As Karen gets to know Jessica, she notices something peculiar about the similarities between them but puts it down to coincidence, but then Jessica reveals information about her and her friends (Eleanor and Bea) Karen starts to wonder; Who is Jessica? as it all continues Karen starts to regret letting Jessica in.
For the first 100 pages i wasn't very interested in this book as i felt the plot-line was going no-where but as i kept reading on the plot-line and characterization picked up and left me hooked right until the final page. I also enjoyed how different parts of the story was coming from Karen's, Beas and Eleanors side. Overall, i gave this 4 out of 5 stars because the story took a while to get going but once it did, it defiantly made up for it; I would defiantly read this story again at some point.
Jenny Blackhurst grew up in Shropshire where she still lives with her husband and children. Growing up she spent hours reading and talking about crime novels – writing her own seemed like natural progression. Inspired by the emotions she felt around her own son’s birth, How I Lost You is Jenny’s thrilling debut crime novel.