Lock Me In is a debut novel for Kate Simants and it is a psychological thriller that will have you discussing it with friends for a long time! The plot of this book is so well done, that as you move though the book, you mind keeps shifting focus and coming up with new thoughts about what is really going on. This is an ending that you will never see coming, and what will have you comparing your viewpoint with others that have read this book for a long time to come.
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Lock Me In Prologue
The very first sentence of the book is "You want to know fear?". This is followed by a description of mentally knowing that there is another person that is watching you. This prologue does an excellent job of laying out the feelings and emotions that the main character is experiencing on a day to day basis. You have to keep reading, and really think about what you are being told. Is this a dream, a tangible fear or something much more?
The Characters of Lock Me In
Ellie Power is the main character and she lives in London with her mum Christine. Ellie has a boyfriend, Matt, and seems to be a relatively normal girl. But she suffers from a sleep disorder and her mum is forced to lock her in her bedroom each night in order to keep them both safe. Ellie can't always remember what happens during the night, and she has woken up with cuts and bruises that she has no explanation for.
Ellie has been in trouble before from these periods of lost time, and now she is going though it again. Her boyfriend Matt has disappeared, and she woke up with no memories of what she did, but her mum is hurt and she as many injuries that make her fear the worst.
Detective Sergeant Ben Kwon Mae has met Ellie before, on a case that nearly ruined his life. Now, after years of trying to find Ellie and check up on her well being, he finds that once again Ellie is part of his current investigation. He has to work with what he knew about Ellie and Christine and add that to the information of this new missing persons case. Can he put this puzzle together with his partner in training, Kit?
The clues keep coming, and bringing more questions
Each time a new suspect is questioned, there are more plot twist to be solved. The more we learn about Ellie, more questions come to light. If you love a great psychological thriller, you have to read Kate Simants' book Lock Me In.
Disclosure: Thank you to Harper Impulse and Killer Reads for providing me with a complimentary copy of this e-book for review purposes. No other compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.