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I Let Him In

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There's something really beautiful about this book. It starts out as a story about how two somewhat broken people find each other. And there's a twist at the end that's entirely unexpected, but it puts this book a notch up on my scale.

After Louise is badly injured in a bicycle accident, Edward comes in to re-paint her apartment as she's healing. They begin to fall for each other, wary because each have parts of their lives they don't want to share.

As the novel progresses, you instinctively start rooting for them, hoping they can get past their own pain. 

And when they do, you won't see it coming. Not at all what I expected, but I loved how this ended. Highly recommended!
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The storyline centres on a young woman called Louise who was involvwed in a hit and run whilst riding her bike home one night. Her realtionship with her boyfried isn't that great and he won't take the hint that it is over.Then one day this complete stranger comes into her life and she is intrigued by him.
The ending was totally unexpected and whilst I was hoping for a different one I still liked it.
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Louise is struck by a hit-and-run driver while she’s cycling home late one evening after an argument with her ex-boyfriend.  Stuck at home while she recuperates from her injuries, she hires Ed to repaint her living room and brighten up her flat.  Before long, Lou and Ed have struck up a tentative friendship, with both of them feeling undeserving of being loved because of terrible things they did in the past.

I enjoyed the first two-thirds of this book and the budding relationship between Lou and Ed.  Ed is kind and compassionate and calm, just what Lou needs after her volatile ex.  As the story builds toward revealing who caused Lou’s accident, I guessed where it was going so the intended surprise lacked punch.  What I could have NEVER guessed was how this book would end.  To say the “twist” came out of nowhere is putting it mildly.  I really didn’t understand the point of the ending; it didn’t make much sense and it just didn’t work for me or fit the story at all. 

Many thanks to NetGalley and Bookouture for providing me an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Louise has had a row with her boyfriend Toby. Cycling back to her flat she is involved in a hit and run accident. With a bad leg break she finds herself at housebound for six weeks.  A suggestion from her sister that maybe the flat could do with brightening up leads to another conversation with her Victim Support Officer. She knows a painter and decorator who might be able to help. Enter Ed. He has a cancellation and can start immediately. Louise now has the prospect of a brighter environment and someone to keep her company for a while. But Ed soon becomes more than simply and workman who can keep her company while he works. Gradually they become friends, then their relationship moves onto a more personal level. They are both holding onto dark secrets and now Louise wants to confess to Ed. She feels safe with him; in fact, she feels she’s known him forever.
Totally pulled into this story, and wondering how it would finish. I did not see the ending coming. It took me completely by surprise. What a twist!
My thanks to Jill Childs, Bookouture and Netgalley for an ARC of I Let Him in in exchange for an honest review.
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When Louise is knocked off her bike by a car that doesn't stop she can't help feeling that there is more too it than just bad luck . The police start to investigate and we discover there is a few suspects . Whilst Louise is housebound she decides to get someone in to decorate her flight . Enter Ed who comes with is own baggage and a secret from his past . Louise and Ed become close and I really enjoyed the first 3/4 of the book which was slowly building towards what happened to Louise on the fateful day . To say the book then throws a curveball is an understatement and I really could not relate to the last few chapters .
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I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Whatttt? I dont know what I just read. Is this all a dream, is it alternate universe, is this changing the past, what happened?

The book started pretty slow, but picked up once Louise met Edward, especially in the end, I was flipping the pages after she realized the date was in November, trying to guess what happened. I still dont understand the ending and what happened.
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After a hit and run accident puts an end to her travel plans, Louise finds herself with her leg in a cast, mostly confined to her small apartment. She hires a friend of an acquaintance to repaint the walls and 
they begin to develop a relationship that's threatened by dark secrets Louise has hidden from almost everyone in her life...This one is all over the place. It starts with the accident and feels like a tense thriller, then veers into romantic suspense territory, then winds up someplace else entirely. It wasn't the sort of read I was hoping for and ended with a final twist that made no sense.
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My first book by this author and I really enjoyed it. A good storyline with a few twists made for a solid read. The main character was likeable but I was a bit surprised at the ending, felt it was a bit rushed and just sort of stuck onto the story. It didn’t take away my enjoyment of the book though. I will look to read more by this author.
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The first half of this book had a Rear Window/I Know What You Did Last Summer feel to it. Towards the end there was a major twist that I did not see coming! Overall, it was an interesting thriller. I had a hard time connecting with the characters and the storyline was a bit confusing at times. 

Thank you NetGalley and Bookouture for this ARC!
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Lou was involved in a hit and run while riding her bike coming home from her ex-boyfriends house. She needs some repairs done on her house so her friend introduces her to this guy, Ed. Lou has a long lost secret that she has not told anyone from 20 years ago only to find out Ed also has a long lost too secret or does he? Then the SHOCKING twist at the end that I never saw coming … wow! I literally gasped out loud! ONE OF MY FAVORITES OF 2021!! Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this early release in exchange for my honest review. To be published August 2021.
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Quick read - really liked the story until the very end, which came out of nowhere!  Not giving any spoilers, but the end just didn't follow from any timelines in the story.  It seems like the author decided to come up with a huge twist and just inserted it.  Otherwise was a good story.
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This is a great mystery thriller that kept me busy for a couple of days.  I enjoyed the main character and couldn’t wait to find out how the book ended.
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This is a great read, full of twists and turns and written well so it never gets boring. At times I wasn’t sure where it was headed!
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36 year old Louise is happy with her life, living in her little apartment and getting the opportunity to go on trips around the world with her job.  However she carries a dark secret and because of this she won't let anyone get close to her.  Anytime a man tries to commit with her, she leaves...  Then one day, she is involved in a hit and run and is left with a concussion and broken leg.  She finds herself housebound and unable to go travelling.  She decides to get a painter to improve her flat, and calls in Ed, who comes recommended.  Louise quickly fids herself drawn to Ed and it seems they share a similar history of dark secrets...

A brilliant, unique story that left me in awe.  A well written plot full of shocks, twists and turns, this book kept me turning the pages until the end.  You would never guess how it pans out.  Recommended!

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an advance copy of the book in return for my honest feedback.
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Simply loved this thriller by Jill Child’s. I let him in will draw the reader in from the first page!  I picked this one from the description and cover and wow! I seem to be picking some cracking books at the moment and this one did not disappoint at all. Another fabulous novel that keeps you guessing until the last few pages with twists and turns all the way through.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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#ILetHimIn #NetGalley 
An ok read 
Louise is happy enough with her cramped apartment, a job that has her travelling twenty-five weeks a year and a string of not-too-serious relationships. When her latest boyfriend proposes and she breaks it off, older sister Jo worries Lou will never settle down. Lou stays silent – she wants desperately to be loved, but with the secret she’s carrying, letting someone go is safer than letting them in. Then a shocking accident leaves Lou unexpectedly housebound for months, and flashbacks from the traumatic childhood memory she’s kept buried begin to resurface, threatening her hard-won self-control. Desperate for some company, she hires Edward – a friend of a friend – to repaint her shabby living room and, hopefully, keep the ghosts at bay. But when Edward arrives – quiet, considerate and handsome – Lou feels inexplicably and powerfully drawn to him, almost like they’ve met before. Her sister Jo doesn’t trust him, but, following her instincts, Lou decides that at last she’s not going to carry her burden alone anymore.
Characters and narration were ok. 
I'm doing more promotion on its release date among my fellow Authors Bloggers Family Friends and followers. 
Thanks to NetGalley and Bookouture for giving me an advanced copy of this psychological thriller.
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Thank you NetGalley, Bookouture (best Publisher out there) and Jill for this amazing opportunity to read and review you upcoming new releases! 

The story.....
I Let Him In by Jill Child's was an outstanding novel! 
The characters Louise is 36 years old and happy y enough with boring life. Her largest boyfriend ends up proposing she gets scared and ends up breaking up with him! 
Her sister starts to worry Louise will never settle down!.
Louise wants to settle down, be happy, to be loved..... But she is afraid with the secret she has been carrying will hurt the person she loves most! 

Later we see a shocking turn of events! Louise has a terrible accident and it leaves her housebound for some time!. She ends up having a series of flashbacks from her dreadful childhood she has worked hard at keeping buried for so long!.
She wants company so he hires a friend of a friend Edward..... He helps her paint her living room and keep her company!.
The first Edward arrives she feels as though she has met him before! 
When the two start talking and getting close, Louise tells him her secret. 
Little does she know Edward has a secret of his own....... 

My thoughts.....
This was a captivating, suspenseful book! The twist and turns left me intrigued and wanting more! 
The characters were hmmmm, amazing! The creepiness of Edward was outstanding. 
What I enjoyed most was the writing. Jill knows how to keep the attention of her reader and not let go! 

All in all, this book was a fantastic read. I enjoyed the journey and everything in it. It's fast-paced, totally unpredictable, and one with a twist that will leave saying "what the neck"!
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Lou is cycling back from her ex-boyfriends Toby’s place after trying to talk to him and them having a row. It's windy and raining and the next thing she knows she has been hit from behind by an unknown vehicle. When the paramedics arrive she is heard to say “ Am I going to jail”. She recovers and is allowed home on crutches due to a broken leg. Her sister Jo suggests that she get some decorating done- it will brighten the place up and also give her some company. The lady from victim support has a contact and so appears Ed on the scene who Lou instantly gets on with. Both have secrets from their past and without saying very much soon find that they relate to each other's situation. I quickly became engrossed in this. There's a tension without really knowing why along with an air of mystery about both Lou and Ed. Lou tells her secret but Ed has always said that he will never speak of his. This is cleverly written to engage the reader and as you find out a snippet there's more to come. Wow! I didn't see that ending coming! My head spun for a while and then it all made sense. Wowsers! Certainly one to remember. 
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