The Lock In

The Lock In

The laugh-out-loud story of friends, flatmates and long-lost flings

Summary

AN OLD LOVE. A STUCK DOOR. AND THE MORNING AFTER THE NIGHT BEFORE . . .

THE FUNNIEST ROM COM OF THE YEAR!
COSMOPOLITAN'S BEST NEW GOOD BOOK TO READ

'Joyful' STYLIST
'Hilarious' WOMAN
'The year's most original romcom' ELLE
'Proper laugh-out-loud stuff' FABULOUS MAGAZINE
'Stuffed full of belly laughs and nostalgia' RED
'A dream read' i
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They'd like to be going out.

Instead they're stuck in . . .

Best friends Ellen and Alexa have always been close.

Until one fateful morning when they get locked in their attic with hapless housemate Jack and Alexa's date from the night before, Ben.

With no way out, hangovers and the hours crawling by, it seems best friends can get too close for comfort.

Especially when Ellen realises she already knows Ben - perhaps rather better than Alexa does . . .

Fans of Dolly Alderton, Beth O'Leary and Mhairi McFarlane will LOVE this oh-so relatable tale of love, landlords and what can happen behind locked doors
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AS SEEN IN GRAZIA

SEE WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING ABOUT THE LOCK IN:

'This will have you both cringing and crying with laughter' WOMAN'S WEEKLY
'A funny, joyful hug of a book! ' Cressida McLaughlin
'An immaculately plotted romcom' i
'A hilarious debut' EVENING STANDARD
'I LOVED this book . . . I highly recommend The Lock In' CARRIE HOPE FLETCHER
'Funny and compelling from page one' LUCY VINE, author of Hot Mess
'Beautifully written, warm and fun' Laura Kay, author of The Split
'I cannot recommend this book enough!' 5***** READER REVIEW
'Made me smile, laugh, cringe and inwardly cheer' 5***** READER REVIEW

Reviews

  • Entertaining, endearing, and truly unique. Found myself wincing and laughing with familiarity
    Emma Gannon, bestselling author of Olive

About the author

Phoebe Luckhurst

Phoebe Luckhurst was born in London and brought up in Glasgow. She is a Senior Commissioning Editor at The Sunday Times Magazine, where she also oversees their books coverage, and has written features and interviews for the Guardian, Sunday Times Style, Elle, ES Magazine, Grazia, the Telegraph and Vogue. Phoebe has had the theme tune to The OC stuck in her head since 2003 and once almost spent her student loan on a micro-pig. She no longer shops online when drunk.
The Lock In was her debut novel, and her second, The Back Up Man, will be published in 2023.
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