Take Me In by Sabine Durrant


And it’s not how things start that matter.
But how they end . . .

The stunning new suspense thriller from the bestselling author of Lie With Me

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.

My Review

Take Me In is a dual narrative alternating between Him and Her which had me wondering right from page one as to why the chapters weren’t titled Tessa and Marcus? Surely that would have made more sense right? And that’s not the only question that this book throws at you.

For me this was quite a slow burner in the beginning, from the books blurb it was fairly obvious that their son almost drowns whilst at the beach and that it is a stranger, Dave Jepsom, that saves the little boy. It was following that incident that the story slowed down. But that’s not to say that it was boring!

Because of how the story is told you almost feel like a fly on the wall watching as the lives of Tessa and Marcus play out. They would both make great guests on the Jeremy Kyle show!!

Full of secrets, lies and deceit both characters are on an emotional rollercoaster that we are all witnesses too and as the story plays out those lies are coming home to roost! And that isn’t including the “hero” that saved their son.

How do you ever thank someone enough when they have saved your son’s life? Does such an act of heroism embed that person into your life? How do you live with the guilt of not watching your son as he entered the water? The guilt of not saving your own son?

So many questions that all build up and as the tension increases you know its all leading to that one final twist. The big confrontation that makes everything add up in a satisfying conclusion, even if it doesn’t come as a massive shock!

For me personally the ending wasn’t great, I don’t know if that’s because I had worked most of it out before the twist so I didn’t get that surprise. I’m not sure, but it was still a great read.

Take Me In is due to be published in the UK on 28 Jun 2018 and can be pre-ordered now from


Thanks to Hodder & Stoughton, Mulholland Books and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review!

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