Book Review: Before I Let You In by Jenny Blackhurst

What’s it about?

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 . . .

My thoughts

I do love a good psychological thriller and Jenny’s books have been on my radar for some time now, but when I knew my local library was arranging An Evening With Jenny Blackhurst for Libraries Week I knew I needed to get up to date and pick up her books.

From the first few pages I was totally drawn into the three women’s lives and the friendship between them will certainly have you sucked into a false sense to security because nothing is ever quite as it seems is it?  The short chapters (I do love a short chapter) drip feed tension and drama at practically every page so of course…just one more chapter!  Some of the chapters are from the points of view of the three friends and these are then interspersed with chapters from two unnamed questionable characters…just to add to those red herrings that kept me guessing right till the end.

I do love books that are set in places I know, it does help with the overall visualisation, and I was particularly delighted there was a reference to my home town of Bridgnorth 🙂

Overall, a thoroughly disturbing thriller and I’m looking forward to getting stuck into more of Jenny’s books.

Book links: Goodreads | Waterstones | Amazon

Author links: Twitter | Facebook

Small print for info
Source: Purchased
No of pages:  368
Publisher:  Headline


  1. 28th November 2017 / 10:26 pm

    What Meggy said! 🙂 Immediate respect for anyone who recommends keeping the spine intact!! 🙂

  2. 11th January 2018 / 10:32 am

    Great review. This sounds really good and I like the the idea of the multiple POVs. Love the autograph too!

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