The Lock In, Phoebe Luckhurst’s debut novel, is out today in ebook from Penguin Michael Joseph.
Called “the year’s most original rom-com” by Elle and “a funny, joyful hug of a book” by Cressida McLaughlin, The Lock In is a hilarious and painfully relatable locked room rom-com.
Ellen and Alexa have survived hangovers, dodgy landlords and most of their twenties together.
But can they survive this?
One Saturday morning a flooded kitchen leads best mates Ellen and Alexa into their attic.
But when Ben – Alexa’s date from the night before – walks in, the handle breaks, and all are trapped.
While Ellen nurses her hangover, she watches her best friend fall for this gorgeous stranger.
Only to come to the horrifying realisation that she knows him from somewhere.
Frantically searching her memories, Ellen wonders: is Ben really who she thinks he is?
And more importantly, what on earth is she going to do about it…?
The Lock In is available to purchase in ebook today, and available to pre-order in hardback.