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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’
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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

Critics Review

  • Entertaining, endearing, and truly unique. Found myself wincing and laughing with familiarity

    Emma Gannon, bestselling author of Olive
  • The year’s most original romcom

    ELLE
  • Hilarious

    Evening Standard, 'Best New Books in 2021'
  • David Nicholls for millennials . . . The Lock In is a dream read: an immaculately plotted romcom which vividly captures both late teenagehood and twentysomething houseshares

    i
  • A high-concept romcom that’s stuffed full of belly laughs and nostalgia

    Red
  • Such a fun, clever, original and massively entertaining read . . . I love it, you’ll love it

    Lindsey Kelk

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