Lock Me In
Kate Simants, Read by Pene Herman-Smith

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Narrated By: Pene Herman-Smith

Duration: 15 hours and 32 minutes

What to expect

‘Intricately plotted, beautifully written…with great pace, truly sympathetic characters, and a great twist at the end’ Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange

Shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger award

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 Ellie 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…

Praise for Lock Me In

‘Intricately plotted, beautifully written’ Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange

‘This ambitious and wide-reaching novel had me hooked from the very first page’ S. E. Lynes, author of The Women

‘One of the best debuts I have ever read’ Clare Empson, author of Him

'A flawlessly written, jaw-dropping, chilling and twisty psychological thriller' Sam Carrington, author of Saving Sophie

‘A disturbing psychological thriller’ Rachel Sargeant, author of The Perfect Neighbours

‘The characters are fresh, the dialogue sharp’ G. D. Abson, author of Motherland

‘A stunning debut. Gripping, compelling and skilfully crafted’ N J Crosskey, author of Poster Boy

Genre

Crime & mystery fiction, Thriller / suspense fiction

Listen to a sample

‘An intricately plotted, beautifully written police procedural with great pace, truly sympathetic characters, and a great twist at the end . Highly recommended’ Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange

‘This ambitious and wide-reaching novel had me hooked from the very first page. A complex, twisty narrative which drives relentlessly forward. Well developed, flawed and deeply human characters, gritty, atmospheric settings, fabulous research, and some really heart-wrenching sections. A story of scope and humanity, it will stay with me for a long time’ S. E. Lynes, author of The Women

‘One of the best debuts I have ever read. Lock Me In is creepy, thrilling and completely immersive, genuinely impossible to put down. Kate Simants is a gifted writer with brilliant dialogue and characters you’ll be thinking about for a long time. I loved it’ Clare Empson, author of Him

‘Darkness, confusion, mistrust and betrayal – all the ingredients of a disturbing psychological thriller’ Rachel Sargeant, author of The Perfect Neighbours

'If you're after a flawlessly written, jaw-dropping, chilling and twisty psychological thriller – then this is THE book you MUST read! Kate Simants is an utterly thrilling, exciting new voice in the genre. I can't wait to see what she delivers next!' Sam Carrington, author of Saving Sophie

‘A five star, unputdownable thriller that had me gripped from the very first page. Both chilling and heart-wrenching, I read it in one sitting!’ Caz Finlay, author of The Boss

‘The characters are fresh, the dialogue sharp…Lock Me In built up to a great twist that kept me reading into the small hours’ G. D. Abson, author of Motherland

‘A stunning debut. Gripping, compelling and skilfully crafted’ N J Crosskey, author of Poster Boy