I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

i let you goBlurb from goodreads.com, please scroll down for my review

A tragic accident. It all happened so quickly. She couldn’t have prevented it. Could she?
In a split second, Jenna Gray’s world is shattered. Her only hope of moving on is to walk away from everything she knows to start afresh. Desperate to escape her past, Jenna moves to a remote cottage on the Welsh coast, but she is haunted by her fears, her grief and her memories of the cruel November night that changed her life for ever.
DI Ray Stevens is tasked with seeking justice for a mother who is living every parent’s worst nightmare. Determined to get to the bottom of the case, it begins to consume him as he puts both his professional and personal life on the line.
As Ray and his team seek to uncover the truth, Jenna, slowly, begins to glimpse the potential for happiness in her future. But her past is about to catch up with her and the consequences will be devastating . . .

My Review

After a shocking and thrilling start the book slows down for quite a while, where it introduces the main characters, Jenna from one point of view and the detectives in charge of the case in the other, from 1st and 3rd persons. You need to keep reading and enjoying the writing, don´t get bored cause the suspense and twists will come soon. Jenna is taking some time out and has started to sell some of her photographs, (I only wish it were that easy as the author describes to sell your photographs. www.fotografiadelecuador.com, shameless plug here). And the detectives are doing their thing. Don´t give up, soon you will find yourself immersed in this amazing book and you won´t want to put it down. When you arrive at the amazing twist, that you will have never guessed you will be surprised, shocked and hooked. Forget you have a family, work, dinner to do and go into hibernation until you finish. Here a new character is introduced, not a fan of people being introduced half way through a book but this is a cracker. He side of the story is written in the first person with Jenna being an outsider, such a different change in style. Slowly things begin to unravel. You understand what has been going on and it is a shocker, by heart was in my throat, I read the whole book in two sittings, not wanting to put it down, but I had to. I also enjoyed the side story with Ray and his family, it would have been nice to know what happens though. Maybe they will appear in a future book. My first 5 star review of the year.


clare mackintoshAbout the Author

Clare Mackintosh is an author, feature writer and columnist. She has written for The Guardian, Sainsbury’s Magazine, The Green Parent, and many other national publications, and is a columnist for Cotswold Life and Writing Magazine.

Clare spent twelve years in the police force, working on CID, in custody and as a public order commander, and has drawn on her experiences for her début psychological thriller I Let You Go. She is currently writing her second novel, out next year.







About the Book
>File Size: 809 KB

Print Length: 385 pages

Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0751554162

Publisher: Sphere (November 6, 2014)

Language: English


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