Fiction & Drama

The Lock In by Phoebe Luckhurst published in paperback today


Happy paperback publication day to Phoebe Luckhurst, author of joyous romcom The Lock In.

An old flame. A stuck door. And the morning after the night before…

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 . . .

This relatable tale of love, landlords and what can happen behind closed doors is published by Penguin Michael Joseph and received brilliant reviews from major papers.

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

The year’s most original romcomElle

This will have you both cringing and crying with laughterWoman’s Weekly  

Phoebe Luckhurst was born in London and brought up in Glasgow. She is a Senior Commissioning Editor at The Sunday Times Magazine, and has written features and interviews for the Guardian, The Evening Standard, 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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