Thursday, May 27, 2021

Don’t Let Him In by Howard Linskey

Eriston is a small town.

It's the kind of place where everyone knows your name - and your secrets.

Rebecca hasn't been back in years, but she grew up in the shadow of the dark local legend. There have always been deaths in Eriston - more than can easily be explained. People dying in their houses, behind locked doors.

Her father Sean had always warned her of the dangers. Don't let him in.

When Rebecca returns, she discovers that her father wasn't willing to let the legend lie. He was on the verge of uncovering the town's darkest truth.

He thought he was on the trail of a killer.

Sean knew too much. Now he's dead.

Rebecca could accept her father's death.

Or she could risk her life by carrying on his work . . .

I received a copy of this book from the publisher Penguin Michael Joseph in return for an honest review.

I got right into this book. I loved the fact that it’s set up North near my home town of Newcastle, and it mentions loads of places I know. It’s actually set in the fictional (I think) town of Ericsson, just outside of Newcastle on the coast. 

Rebecca’s dad dies, and she returns home to sort out his funeral etc. But gets more than she bargained for when she finds what he’s been up to. 

I really enjoyed this. It grabs your attention and makes you wonder who the killer is. There are a few choices and I didn’t guess correctly. I liked the way the book moves between the story and letters from the killer to Rebecca, that put an interesting spin on it. The book also stays in the present with no chapters moving to the past. I did like the little nods back to when Rebecca was younger though.

I would definitely recommend this book, and I would read more of the authors work. A good thriller, fast paced and gripping.

Thanks again to Penguin Michael Joseph for my e-arc.

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