Before I Let You In by Jenny Blackhurst

Before I Let You In

The next gripping psychological thriller by the author of How I Lost You, Jenny Blackhurst’s #1 international bestseller, about a psychiatrist and patient relationship that turns not only toxic…but deadly.Karen, Eleanor, and Bea have been best friends since childhood. They know everything about each other’s lives, or at least they think they do. Now in their thirties, though their lives are beginning to diverge: Eleanor is a young wife and ...

Details Before I Let You In

TitleBefore I Let You In
Release DateApr 10th, 2018
PublisherAtria/Emily Bestler Books
GenreThriller, Psychological Thriller, Mystery, Fiction, Mystery Thriller

Reviews Before I Let You In

  • Deanna
    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...Karen, Eleanor, and Bea have been best friends since they were little. Now in their thirties, they are all living very different lives. Karen has a serious boyfriend, Eleanor is married with children, and Bea is single.But they are always there for each other. They know everything about each other. Or at least ….they think they do. The truth is they are all keeping secrets....
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    5 Oh My Stars! to Before I Let You In! ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ I saw an ecstatic teaser from my friend, Melisa, and knew I had to read Before I Let You In asap. Not only did I have it in my hot little hands the same day, I devoured it in 24 hours! The scoop. Before I Let You In is about three close friends who seem to have it all. Bea is single and enjoying it. Eleanor is happily married with kids. Karen is a psychiatrist in a long-term relationship....
  • Melisa
    Holy schmoly, man! Where have I been?! Jenny Blackhurst, you are one amazing writer! You know a book is good when you take the time to stop and thank the author on Facebook for putting out some stunning work, which is exactly what I did. Fast-paced, addictive, suspenseful - couldn’t put it down, loved it all. And can we talk about cover love? Gorgeous!A story about deep-seeded, long term friendship and how someone comes along who knows way more...
  • Kaceey - Traveling Sister
    Three best friends, Karen, Bea and Eleanor. They are always there for each other. In a heart-beat they’d drop whatever they’re doing to help. I mean, that’s what best friends do…right?Karen is busy creating a successful psychiatrist practice, and another new client just walked through the door. Only this new client seems to want more than a therapy session from Karen. It’s not long before she realizes this patient will rock the foundati...
  • Maureen
    * Thank you to Netgalley and Headline publishing for my ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review*Hold The Front Page! Just when I thought the psychological thrillers I've been reading couldn't get any better - along comes 'Before I Let You In' and it just blows me away. Karen, Eleanor and Bea have been close friends ever since starting school. Now, as adults, they still meet up for coffee on a regular basis, and keep in touch in between. Kare...
  • Kendall
    So, apparently I've been living under a rock... since I've just now established this amazing author! Jenny Blackhurst is wonderful!!!! SHUT THE FRONT DOOR.... this book was Fantastical (Kendall doing her happy read dance right now :):)). Beautiful and glorious 5 stars for this one ladies and gents!!! Just when I thought I wouldn't find a better psychological thriller.. "Before I let you In" came along and was a nicely wrapped present under my Chr...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    3.5 STARSI read Blackhurst's first novel last year and thoroughly enjoyed it; it was dark and twisty and emotional, all three things I look for in my psychological thrillers. Before I Let You In was another well written novel, and I think I would classify this more as a domestic drama than a thriller of sorts, but maybe this was characterized as such due to the nature of some of the more unsettling content. While I did have the mystery figured ...
  • Holly B
    I loved the setup of the Psychiatrist analyzing the patient (who was at the same time analyzing the doctor). Whoa...The doctors name is Karen and she is very close to her friends Bea and Eleanor. They are like three peas in a pod. Someone is playing tricks and mind games with them. Just who is the crazy one? The story spins off into many situations that leaves you wondering…. who it is. You know when you lose things and can’t find them, and e...
  • sue
    OMG Jenny Blackhurst. She's has climbed right to the top 10 of my personal charts for reading thrillers. After her last book I thought that was brilliant, and it was. This one was a topic of something else and it just bulldozed along. Have you ever thought you were loosing your mind? Then put yourself into one of the three women who are the main characters in this book.New baby, young child to take to school. Tired Mom.Then there is Eleanor and B...
  • Jules
    This won Book of the Month on my blog for February 2017:https://littlemissnosleep.wordpress.c...After having absolutely loved How I lost You, and talking anyone who would listen into reading it, I was a little nervous about this author’s second book. The first one was so good, could her second impress me anywhere near as much? In a word, YES! Before I Let You In is incredible, and now I want to tell everyone to read this one too.This story focu...
  • Carrie
    Before I Let You In by Jenny Blackhurst is a psychological thriller that switches the point of view between three friends and an unknown threat. This book was one that as soon as I began reading I got totally caught up in and didn’t want to put the book down until the very last page.Karen is a psychiatrist who has taken on a new patient that she begins to suspect has ulterior motives for choosing Karen as her doctor. Bea and Eleanor have been K...
  • Babydimps (Suzy)
    4⭐⭐⭐⭐CAN’T. STOP. READING. Those 3 little words popped into my head every time I had to go to sleep, make dinner or get to my workout! Jenny Blackhurst where have you been all my life? This is my first novel by her and I must say - I can’t wait to read more. Before I Let You In was a fast-paced page turner that was not short on drama and suspense. Love the different POV chapters between the 3 best friends. Keeps you guessing until the...
  • Louise Wilson
    Three women who are in their 30's have been friends since nursery school. In fact they were inseparable.Karen is the friend who fixes all their problems. She was the perfect one. She is a phychitrist and when she takes on a a new patient Jessica it seems the patient knows more about Karen and her friends than she should.I did not and could not where this phycological thriller was taking me but oh how this pulled me in from the first page. I will ...
  • Shannon
    Geez, Before I Let You In kind of blew my mind 🤯! The story was fast paced and has an ending I did not see coming. I believe this will be out in April in the US but from all the 5 star reviews on Goodreads I just couldn’t wait. Thank you Book Depository lolSo what’s it about? Karen, Bea, and Eleanor have been the best of friends since childhood. Now, in their 30s they still meet up for lunches out or at each other’s homes. Eleanor is the...
  • Karen
    DNF at 43%. Cheating, I hate cheating!!! What the Hell???I wish there was a warning but no, I read 43% into the book and find this out. Seriously, I'm not happy about this!!! There goes my mystery!! No rating...
  • Richard
    One of the best things that came out of Crimefest 15 was that I met Jenny Blackhurst and went on to read her debut novel (May 2015).I liked her as a person and I loved her as an author of How I Lost You. I have followed with some eagerness her writing career and waited for this her second novel expectently.The thing about her writing is that she thinks of an incredible plot and then twists it so that a simple story we would readily recognise and ...
  • Jayme
    Karen. Eleanor. Bea. Best friends since childhood who know everything about each other. Or do they? Karen is a psychiatrist and the one who usually takes care of the others-almost like a big sister. But, what will happen when she takes on a new patient with issues she can’t quite figure out? And, how does this patient know so much about not only her, but also her two best friends? Why did Jessica Hamilton seek her out when the first words she w...
  • Liz
    This was a page-turner!!! This was a juicy, well-written psychological thriller told from multiple points of view. (I'm a sucker for pretty much any and all books told in multiple points of view!) Its told between three friends and one unknown threat that keeps you guessing till the very end! The beginning started off a tad slow (thus my 4.5 star and not 5 star rating) but I promise it will pick up! This book was packed with so much drama intertw...
  • Kim Ebner
    Please check out my book blog at: www.thebuzzingbookmark.comAs far as I'm concerned, it's fairly rare to read a psychological thriller that isn't great. There's something about the twists and turns in the plot, the devious nature of some of the characters and the relationships between them, that just hook the reader. And let's not mention the often shocking twists that we are confronted with in the last pages! And so it was with this one.This ...
  • Bookread2day
    Fully twisted all the way. Karen a psychiatrist is happy doing her job fixing patients problems. The only problem for Karen is that she never knows who is walking through her door. But one patient knows more about Karen and her friends that are all like sisters. Psychiatric Report Jessica Hamilton. Age 23. Address Confidential. Medical history No diagnosed history of depression or generalised anxiety disorder. Family background unknown. Medicatio...
  • Joanne Robertson
    This book was on my wishlist from the minute it appeared on Amazon as I loved How I Lost You. But I have to say, after just this minute finishing Before I Let You In.....this is EVEN BETTER! What a twisted and devious mind Jenny Blackhurst must have! I just loved it! The three women at the heart of this book have been best friends since school. Now in their thirties, their lives have taken quite different paths but they have remained very close. ...
  • Karen
    Having enjoyed ‘How I Lost You’, the debut thriller by Jenny Blackhurst, I was very much looking forward to this as soon as I saw it announced.Karen Browning, Eleanor Whitney and Bea Parker have been friends for over thirty years. They went to university together, they know everything about each other’s lives, or at least they think they do.Karen is a psychiatrist and it’s clear from the start that she sees herself as a ‘fixer’. She w...
  • YC
    I'm not with the majority on this one, I didn't enjoy this book. I felt the plot was way drawn out and could've been cut down by a good third. It felt repetitive at times and too far-fetched to be enjoyable. Even though I spent hours reading, I wasn't invested in these characters at all and didn't really care for what happened to them. The 'twist' was a let-down. It was truly a struggle to finish the book.
  • The Book Review Café
    Before I Let You In has to be one of the best psychological thrillers I have read this year, it literally took my breath away. Jenny BlackHurst has written a very original and twisted tale that left my heart racing I’m pleased to say. Karen, Bea and Eleanor are the best of friends and have been since childhood, they know each other inside out or so they believe. When Karen a psychiatrist starts treating Jessica, a girl who seems to know things ...
  • BookwormDH
    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 . . .I keep saying it has been an excellent year for psychological thrillers and here we g...
  • Miriam Smith
    This debut crime novel by Jenny Blackhurst is cleverly constructed and written, about the complex web of lies and secrets between 3 best friends. With twists and turns this keeps you gripped from the start and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to readers who love psychology thrillers. As a little note I would have liked a day/date with each or certain chapters (since it was only put on the first chapter) as I was a little confused to begin with of...
  • Tracy Fenton
    Having read and absolutely loved How I Lost You by Jenny Blackhurst I was very excited to read her new book Before I Let You In and even more delighted to know I was one of the first to read it. This gripping and tense psychological thriller tells the story of 3 best friends in their 30's who have been inseparable since nursery school. It's apparent from the opening chapter that something awful has happened but you don't find out what until the l...
  • Laura von Eden
    Psychothriller sind für mich immer etwas schwierig, da viele Bücher, die diesem Genre zugeschrieben werden, für mich keine wirklichen Psychothriller sind. 'Das Mädchen im Dunkeln' hält jedoch was es verspricht!Die Geschichte fängt zunächst recht harmlos an, doch sie nimmt schnell an Fahrt auf. Hiermit meine ich vor allem die allgegenwärtige beklemmende Stimmung und den wirklich gut gespannten Handlungsbogen. Wer Action und viele Leichen e...
  • Eva
    Definitely one of the best psychological thrillers I've read in a while and sure to be in my top 5 books this year. So twisted and gripping. A true page turner. I was utterly convinced I had figured the whole thing out and was proven completely wrong. I love it when that happens. Can't wait to see what Jenny Blackhurst comes up with next.
  • Julia
    Oh my oh my oh my, hands down, one of the best books I've read all year! Thank you to NetGalley, Headline and Jenny Blackhurst for the ARC of Before I Let You In.I love this book: it is clever, brilliantly plotted, really well written, creepy and twisted. The characters are three-dimensional, the pace is perfect and the multiple narrators device - one of my favourites - is used well. One or two of my suspicions along the way were right, but most ...