Review: Before I Let You In by Jenny Blackhurst


Karen, Eleanor, and Bea have been best friends since childhood. They know everything about each other’s lives, or at least they think they do. Now in their thirties, though their lives are beginning to diverge: Eleanor is a young wife and mother who is struggling to cope with her many responsibilities; Bea is happy being single—or so she lets people think; and Karen is a psychiatrist who, despite the secrets in her past, considers herself the anchor of the group.

But when she takes on a new patient with issues she just can’t quite put her finger on, she begins to realize she may have put her dearest friends in danger. Because her patient knows more about these three women than anyone outside their circle possible could. Or should…


Holy schmoly, man! Where have I been?! Jenny Blackhurst, you are one amazing writer! You know a book is good when you take the time to stop and thank the author on Facebook for putting out some stunning work, which is exactly what I did.

Fast-paced, addictive, suspenseful – couldn’t put it down, loved it all. And can we talk about cover love? Gorgeous!

A story about deep-seeded, long term friendship and how someone comes along who knows way more about them than they should – I’m not saying any more as this is all you need to know.

I was blown away with this one, even though I figured out the twist early on (seriously wish I could turn of my inner detective and just enjoy the story, but it persists) – usually if I figure it out it’s a bummer for me but this one was so good I didn’t even care!

There are one or two steamy scenes, so heads up, reader. They didn’t feel gratuitous at all, but definitely complemented the storyline.

So glad this one is coming to the US. Now to go check out this author’s other books. Seriously, where have I been?!

Thank you to Netgalley, Jenny Blackhurst, and Atria Books for a copy of this fab book in exchange for an honest review.

4.5 stars


  1. Fab review! I can’t remember why I did not request this book? Not that I need any more books to review at the moment, LOL

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  2. Holly B / Dressedtoread · April 16

    I just started this last night! I requested after I read your review! Hard to believe it is still on NG….Fab review!

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