An utterly compelling psychological thriller that had me gripped from the first page. Take Me In is a brilliant character study of two people who don’t know how to get out of the cycle of their own destruction and self-sabotage.
On a family vacation in Greece, Marcus and Tessa momentarily lose sight of their three-year old son. Josh nearly drowns, but is rescued by Dave. And now Dave is in their lives, following them, showing up unexpectedly at their house, appearing at their work. And then suddenly their lives start to disintegrate, and they can’t help but wonder if it’s Dave who’s responsible.
Sinister and foreboding, the creepy thing about this book is how it could actually happen. The writing is beautifully descriptive and eloquent, while the characters are so real I felt like I could actually meet them outside the nursery, or in the course of a day at work. Despite their flaws, I really felt sorry for both of them and completely understood why they made the choices that they did (as wrong as they were!). Fast-paced and riveting, Take Me In is a story of secrets and lies, betrayals and treachery that you won’t soon forget.
Thanks so much to NetGalley for letting me read this book in exchange for my unbiased opinion.