Set to be published on 2nd September, Invite Me In by Emma Curtis follows mother and wife Eliza Curran who appears to have it all with her stunning family home and wealthy, adoring husband. No one would guess the reality of her life: trapped in an unhappy marriage to a controlling man.
When she takes on a new tenant, her life changes unexpectedly. Dan Jones is charming and perceptive and quickly becomes a close friend to the whole family. But Dan’s arrival threatens to tip Eliza’s fragile world out of balance. And when someone has as many secrets as Eliza does, the smallest slip could destroy everything . . .
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A slow-burning domestic thriller, Invite Me In is a brilliantly plotted and tense read full of toxic relationships that you spend 400 pages trying to escape from.
Although you expect early on that something is suspicious with the stranger that has been “invited in”, this in no way weakens the suspense as you still try to piece together their motive and connection. The first half is admittedly quite slow, but the revelations that soon come make this a difficult book to put down.
This is my first book by Emma Curtis but I love her writing. She crafts her characters impeccably and I really got a feel of each of their personalities. And because it’s difficult to know who to trust, you have to keep a close eye on them all to try and spot any clue as to who’s behind Eliza’s torment.
Eliza’s situation, especially, feels very intense, knowing that asking for help could result in an even worse situation. And although she certainly doesn’t help herself a lot of the time, you still hope that somebody will believe her. She is definitely flawed, but I also sympathised with her at the same time which is what kept me so engaged.
By the end, this book had me absolutely hooked and I will definitely be checking out Emma Curtis’ previous titles.
Invite Me In by Emma Curtis
Release Date: 2nd September 2021
Print Length: 400 pages
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Publisher: Black Swan / Penguin Random House