Take Me In – Sabine Durrant

He saved your son’s life.  Does that mean you have to give him yours?

It starts with a holiday.   A three-year-old boy on a beach, and the hero who saves his life.

But nothing is ever that simple.

Tessa and Marcus know they owe Dave Jepsom more than they can ever repay.

Yet even as he is walking from the sea with their son in his arms,  there is something about him that makes them uneasy.

He is not like other people that they know.  Being with him makes them confront truths about themselves they would rather not see.

The shock of that moment will change everything.  And it’s not how things start that matter.  But how they end . . .

My Review.  This is my third book by Sabine Durrant and she is fast becoming one of my favourite psychological thriller writers.  Take Me In is a seriously creepy story which I devoured within a day.

The blurb above explains what the book is about, but what is doesn’t convey is how tense and gripping the story is.  Told through alternating chapters Tessa and Marcus weave a wonderful story full of lies, deceit and secrets that once uncovered threaten to blow their marriage and lives apart.  I felt like a rubber necker watching a car crash unfold during this book as you could see this young family about to self-destruct through guilt.

There are so many elements to this story, Tessa’s background, secrets and guilt, Marcus’ insecurities and work concerns, the creepy Dave Jepsom whose appearance in their lives is menacing and worrying.

If you enjoy fast-paced, knicker-gripping, nail-biting, tense stories that leave you breathless and gasping – then I would definitely recommend Take Me In.

About the Author: Sabine Durrant is a journalist and the author of the best-selling Having it and Eating It and the Connie Pickles series of children’s books. Her first psychological suspense novel, UNDER YOUR SKIN, was published by Hodder in the UK and Simon & Schuster in the US in 2014. Her second, REMEMBER ME THIS WAY, was also published by Hodder in the UK and Simon & Schuster in the US in 2015. Both novels have been translated into more than 15 languages. Her third novel, LIE WITH ME, came out in hardcover in Summer 2016.

Sabine has written for the Guardian, Observer, Sunday Times and Sunday Telegraph. She lives in south London with her partner, the writer Giles Smith, and their three children.

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