Book Review: Lock Me In by Kate Simants

Lock Me In by Kate Simants


Title: Lock Me In
Author: Kate Simants
Publisher: Killer Reads
Publish Date: October 4, 2019
Genre: Mystery Thriller
Series: na
Goodreads Ratings: Me 4.0 / Community 4.04


A debut psychological thriller from a major new talent

Whatever you do, don’t open the door…

By day, Ellie Power has a normal life. She has a stable home, a loving boyfriend, a future.

But at night, she suffers from a sleep disorder. She becomes angry, unpredictable, violent. Her mother locks her in her bedroom every night, to keep them both safe.

Then one morning, Ellie wakes up, horrified to find the lock on her bedroom door smashed from the inside. She is covered in injuries, unable to remember anything about the night before.

And her boyfriend Matt is nowhere to be found…

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Ellie suffers from a sleep disorder. She can become unpredictable and violent, so she needs to be locked in her bedroom at night. One morning, she awakens to discover her bedroom door smashed, injuries on her body, and no memory of what happened during the night. Then she learns her boyfriend is missing. As Ellie questions what happened, she delves into her past to learn more about her condition.

Told with alternating points of view – Ellie and Detective Ben Mae. Detective Mae is assigned the missing persons case of Ellie’s boyfriend. Ellie and Detective Mae have a history though. He worked the case of her missing best friend a couple years prior. That’s right, a similar situation happened previously, making Ellie an obvious suspect. She doesn’t remember what happens on those nights though, and, so far, there is not real evidence linking her to a crime.

An intriguing psychological thriller. Ellie lives with her mother, and they keep very low profiles. As the investigation of Ellie’s boyfriend progresses, secrets from Ellie’s past are revealed. Slow-burning, engrossing, and twisty.

I received a free digital copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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