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YOU'VE HEARD OF A LOCKED ROOM MYSTERY. NOW GET READY FOR A LOCKED ROOM ROM-COM!
'Entertaining, endearing, and truly unique. Found myself wincing and laughing with familiarity' EMMA GANNON
'Hilarious' Evening Standard, 'Best New Books in 2021'
Ellen and Alexa have survived hangovers, dodgy landlords and most of their twenties together.
But can they survive this?
One Saturday morning, while nursing The Hangover from Hell, a flooded kitchen leads best mates Ellen and Alexa, and hapless housemate Jack, into their attic to turn off the water supply.
But when Ben - Alexa's date from the night before - walks in, the door slams, the handle breaks and all four of them are trapped.
Cue The Worst morning-after-the-night before.
As the hours tick by, Ellen nurses her sore head and watches as her best friend falls for this handsome stranger.
Only for a horrifying realisation to hit. She is sure she knows Ben from somewhere.
Frantically searching her memories, Ellen tries to piece together exactly how they've met before.
When a distant memory finally comes to her, she desperately wonders: could Ben really be who she thinks he is . . .
And more importantly, what on earth is she going to do about it . . .
Welcome to The Lock In.
This is a hilarious story of housemates and hangovers and friendship and dating as four twenty-somethings discover what The Worst morning-after-the-night-before really looks like . . .
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
AS SEEN IN GRAZIA
© Phoebe Luckhurst 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021
Entertaining, endearing, and truly unique. Found myself wincing and laughing with familiarity
The year's most original romcom
David Nicholls for millennials . . . The Lock In is a dream read: an immaculately plotted romcom which vividly captures both late teenagehood and twentysomething houseshares
A high-concept romcom that's stuffed full of belly laughs and nostalgia
Such a fun, clever, original and massively entertaining read . . . I love it, you'll love it
I LOVED this book . . . I highly recommend The Lock In if you fancy a fun summer time read
Beautifully written, warm and fun with a dose of early noughties nostalgia, The Lock In is a perfect summer read
I loved this book. Brilliantly written and so perceptive on the trials and tribulations of Generation Rent, it's also screamingly funny, deliciously nostalgic and really just a very fun time. I almost wish they'd stayed locked in for longer
An immensely readable, witty and well-crafted debut . . . a very millennial tale of love, loneliness and friendship