Today I am taking part in the books on tour and reviewing on its publication day I Let Him In by Jill Childs, published by Bookouture.
Last night I dreamt about the past for the first time in years. I thought I was over it. I thought I’d finally learned to block it out. But I’m right back there, all over again, inside the house. The room is dark, the corners black with shadow. Then, the scream…
When Louise Taylor is hit by a car as she cycles home in the rain following a fight with her boyfriend, she’s left hurt, frightened and confused. And worse, something tells her it wasn’t an accident.
Housebound in her cramped apartment while she recovers, flashbacks to her traumatic childhood begin to resurface, threatening her hard-won self-control. Desperate to keep busy and distract herself, she hires Edward – a friend of a friend – to repaint her shabby living room and, hopefully, keep the past at bay.
But when Edward arrives – quiet, considerate and handsome – Lou instantly feels like they’ve met before, that she can trust him. Tired of carrying the guilt alone after all these years, Lou tells Edward her secret. And to her surprise, he doesn’t pull away. He doesn’t gasp, or grimace or preach about what she did. And Lou is so relieved to finally be free of this burden at last.
Until she learns that Edward has a secret of his own. One he’s been waiting a very, very long time to tell…
A gripping domestic drama from a USA Today bestselling author full of twists and turns, and with a very unexpected ending. Fans of Amanda Prowse, Kerry Fisher and Jodi Picoult won’t be able to stop turning the pages.
After a hit and run leaves Louise with a broken leg and home bound, she enlists the help of a friend of her case worker to do some painting at her home. When she meets Edward, there is an instant connection between the two. But Louise has a secret from her past that she is hiding that has effected her personal relationships and getting close to anyone, but there is something about Edward that she trusts and decides to tell him. Then she finds out that Edward has a terrible secret of his own…
I Let Him In is a suspenseful tale that takes you into the lives of two broken souls as they each deal with grief, guilt and fear of letting themselves be loved. I was taken in by both Louise and Edward’s stories and I was invested in both their characters throughout.
Then the story takes a massive turn, that at first had me questioning, what the heck just happened! So unexpected it was, I thought I missed a chunk of it. When I went back and read it again, it then became clear and fell into place. A very clever twist that took me completely by surprise, but has also been very well done.
I Let Him In is a fast paced, well written read that will have you gripped from beginning to end. A compelling story, I throughly enjoyed this one and I look forward to reading what Jill Childs comes up with for us next.
Thank you to Jill Childs, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of I Let Him In, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play and Barnes & Noble if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.
I Let Him In Books on Tour
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Let’s Get to Know Jill Childs
Jill always loved writing – real and imaginary – and spent thirty years travelling the world as a journalist, living overseas and reporting wherever the news took her.
She’s now made her home in south-west London with her husband and twin girls who love stories as much as she does.
Although she’s covered everything from earthquakes and floods, wars and riots, she’s decided some of the most extraordinary stories are right here at home – in the secrets and lies she imagines behind closed doors on ordinary streets just like yours.