Genre: Thriller, Supernatural, Gothic
Publisher: Tor Books
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
I was pleasantly surprised by Camilla Bruce’s YOU LET ME IN. I went thinking I was going to be reading a mystery and suspense novel but got so much more. I’m not a big fan of first-person point of view but somehow was seduced by Cassandra Tipp’s voice and her unreliable narration.
Bruce lured me into a world bordering on fantasy and reality, dealing with mental illness, family drama, traumatic childhood, imaginary friends, supernatural lovers, and faeries. Yes, You read it correctly fairies, which made this mystery wholly engaging. The details of the fairie world and Cassandra’s relationship and interaction with it kept me reading past the midnight hour. I was utterly fascinated. As I got lost in Cassandra’s story, my mind kept asking: are her memories real, or is she using her imagination and the world of faerie to help cope with something darker.
Camillia Bruce spins a literal fairytale that will bewitch you and have you questioning and wondering things about Cassandra way after you finish it. YOU LET ME IN is one of the most fascinating and enjoyable books I’ve read this year.