You Let Him In- Book Review

Just finished the book, You Let Him In by J.A. Andrews. Here’s my review!

You Let Him In: A twisty psychological thriller that will keep you hooked by [JA Andrews]

The only thing she was guilty of was trusting him

All Jenny Clifton ever wanted was to be the ideal wife and mother. When she married Michael in a fairytale wedding, followed by the birth of baby Daniel, her life was complete.

Yet just three years later, the shine has faded. Now, money is tight, and the occasional argument has become daily screaming matches between Jenny and Michael.

Something needs to change… and it does, when Michael is killed in a brutal hit and run, breathing his last with a stranger holding
his hand.

Lonely and distraught, Jenny strikes up an unlikely friendship with the witness to the accident, clinging to the connection with the man who watched Michael die.

But as she uncovers the secrets that her husband was keeping, Jenny realises that her perfect life may have been a perfect lie – and worse, that her new friend may be harbouring dangerous secrets of his own…

A gripping, twisty psychological thriller packed with suspense and a jaw-dropping
ending. Fans of T.M. Logan, C.L. Taylor and K.L. Slater won’t be able to put this one down.

No. of pages:- 222 pages

Date Published:- August 19th 2020

Genre:- Thriller

JA Andrews

JA Andrews is the author of dark psychological thrillers with novels published by Hera. Mummy’s Boy, is his 2020 debut with a further dark story due for release later in the year. As well as writing, JA Andrews enjoys reading a mix of genres, watching various reality TV and spending time with family and friends. Also a member of the Crime Writers Association, and can be found online in a few places:

First of all, thank you Netgalley and Hera for the ARC!

In a nutshell, Jenny Clifton, the wife of Michael Clifton seems to trust her husband so much that she let him manage the finances around the house, after all he is the accountant. He works late at night so he could get extra money to give comfort life to Jenny and their three year old son Daniel. But one night, the day when Jenny and Michael argued and Michael left the house, Michael died in a car accident. The only witness to the accident was a man named Gary who had been beside Michael at the time of the accident.

Jenny was feeling guilty about the Michael’s death and soon she gets letters from the bank and credit card bills, saying the payment is overdue. Jenny thought her husband was handling the finances and why did her husband lied to her? Gary then slowly joins into the part of Jenny’s circle with the interest of becoming friends with her or is their another intention?

The story was good–there was thrill in the story. Most of the story was told from the perspective of Jenny. Throughout the story, we are wondering what was Michael’s secret, why did he have so much of debts and to whom was he working for actually? That kind of made the reader interested as to what Michael was really up to. The story was a bit slow paced, sometimes it was a bit boring, especially towards the middle. The characters in the book are not that likable in my opinion. The story to me was a bit predictable as I knew that this might happen in the end. However, the emotions and feelings that Jenny was going through as a wife was realistic to me and her relationship with her mother-in-law Donna was also realistic as both are struggling and competing each other as what is best for Michael’s funeral and who will look after Daniel properly.

Overall, this is actually a quick read–for anyone who want to read a quick read thriller, this book is perfect. Worth three stars in my opinion! If you are interested you can pre-order your copy now on Amazon!

Poul Anderson Appreciation: Three Stars

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