Phoebe Luckhurst

Phoebe Luckhurst is a London-based journalist. She is the Features Editor of the Evening Standard, for whom she also writes features, columns and interviews, and appears regularly on their podcast, The Leader. She has written for the Guardian, Sunday Times Style, ELLE, ES Magazine, Grazia, the Telegraph and Vogue.

She was born in London, brought up in Glasgow and read English at Cambridge. She joined the Evening Standard in 2013. The Lock In is her first novel.


The Lock In

Phoebe Luckhurst

Whilst nursing The Hangover from Hell, Ellen stumbles downstairs to find their kitchen slowly filling with water. Together with her housemates, Ellen launches a desperate attempt to find the fuse box in the attic. Hearing the commotion, Ben, Alexa’s shirtless Hinge date from the night before, comes to investigate. Only for the door to slam, the handle to break – and for all four of them to become trapped.

And so begins the most awkward morning-after-the-night-before…


Following a closely fought five-way auction, Michael Joseph have secured the rights to Phoebe Luckhurst’s debut novel in a six figure deal.