drama · mystery · suspense · thriller

Before I Let You In – Jenny Blackhurst ★★★★★

Blurb; 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 Review; Before I Let You In is a story told through three best friends Bea, Karen and Eleanor. For me the start of this book seemed a little chick-lit until things started to get a bit wierd… The story is split into three parts, is written well and contains short chapters. Towards the end of part one had my draw dropping, every mothers worst nightmare. 

The further I got into the book the more I felt sorry for Karens character but that changed quickly towards the end of the book. I hated Jessica’s character throughout but changed my mind about her towards the end too. Everyones secrets are revealed in this story and they’re all shocking. Before I Let You In has an explosive, unexpected ending which will mess with the readers head and make you think whats what! Brilliant. 

A well deserved five stars from me. I have loved and enjoyed all of Jenny’s stories recently and would highly recommend them to you all. Brilliant stories that can keep a reader hooked throughout. 

mystery · suspense · thriller

How I Lost You – Jenny Blackhurst ★★★★

Blurb; A woman without a memory struggles to discover the truth about her past and her identity in this cerebral and dark thriller reminiscent of works by bestselling authors S.J. Watson and Ruth Ware.

I have no memory of what happened but I was told I killed my son. And you believe what your loved ones, your doctor and the police tell you, don’t you? My name is Emma Cartwright. Three years ago I was Susan Webster, and I murdered my twelve-week-old son Dylan. I was sent to Oakdale Psychiatric Institute for my crime, and four weeks ago I was released early on parole with a new identity, address, and a chance to rebuild my tattered life. This morning, I received an envelope addressed to Susan Webster. Inside it was a photograph of a toddler called Dylan. Now I am questioning everything I believe because if I have no memory of the event, how can I truly believe he’s dead? If there was the smallest chance your son was alive, what would you do to get him back?

My Review; I decided to dive into this story after recently reading and loving The Foster Child by Jenny. I was not disappointed. What a thrilling story… A cleverly written brilliant plot. I am seriously impressed and loving this author.

How I Lost You is easy to read, contains short chapters and once it gets going is fast paced. I did find it took me a while to get to the good bit, but it is well worth the wait and read. I loved how everything just connected together so perfectly even when I had no clue what was going on. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat especially towards the end. 

It is hard to believe this is Jenny’s debut story it is so good! I must admit however I did start feeling sorry for Emma/Susan’s character the poor woman. This is a story I didnt want to rush, it was one I wanted to enjoy. I awarded a well deserved four stars and would highly recommend to you all even though I am late reading this one. 

mystery · suspense · thriller

The Foster Child – Jenny Blackhurst ★★★★★

Blurb; When child psychologist Imogen Reid takes on the case of 11-year-old Ellie Atkinson, she refuses to listen to warnings that the girl is dangerous.

Ellie was the only survivor of a fire that killed her family. Imogen is convinced she’s just a sad and angry child struggling to cope with her loss.

But Ellie’s foster parents and teachers are starting to fear her. When she gets upset, bad things seem to happen. And as Imogen gets closer to Ellie, she may be putting herself in danger…

My Review; The Foster Child had me intrigued and interested from the prologue. The story is told through two main characters Ellie and Imogen. I felt sorry for Ellie maybe she is a misunderstood child OR is she really a powerful child… Do you believe in co-incidences? 

This story contains short chapters and is easy to read, I found it a very creepy story. A real page turner which will keep you guessing and hooked till the last page. This is the first book I have read by Jenny and its gripping, brilliant! I will definately be reading more by Jenny in the future. I would highly recommend The Foster Child to you all which is why I’ve awarded five stars. Loved it. I devoured it in a day.