Contemporary, Drama, Fiction, Mystery/Thriller

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

The hardest books for me to read are those where children die. Children are so vulnerable, so innocent, and when harm befalls them … well, it just hurts me to hear about it. There are times when I’ve chosen not to read a really good book because the topic has been too difficult for me to read. However, I decided to give this novel a shot and I’m so glad I did because it was absolutely fantastic!

It takes one rwiny afternoon to shatter a mother’s life, when her son slips from her grip and runs into the street. In a split second, Jenna Gray’s world descends into a nightmare. Her only hope of moving on is to walk away from everything, including that terrible car accident and the death of her child. Desperate to escape, she moves to a remote cottage on the Welsh coast. Slowly, Jenna 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 . . .

At first, this novel broke my heart. I could feel the pain from losing a child with every word written on the page. I could feel the guilt oozing out of Jenna, and I understood the helplessness of the detectives investigating the hit-and-run. But when I got to the midpoint, this story shocked me. The twist was unexpected and I knew I had to read more. The story became so much darker; it was sinister and scary and I couldn’t stop myself from reading further. The cast of characters were fabulous, each so unique and detailed that I felt I got to know them on a deeper level. Few books have made me feel as if I have glimpsed the soul of each character… but this one did. This was such as fantastic story, and it is a thriller that made me feel every emotion under the sun! Looking for your next big thrill? Don’t miss out on this one!

 

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