Book Review: I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh


I picked up I Let You Go from an Amazon book haul a few months ago as it was on a list of recommended reads and I liked the blurb. Sometimes this trick works, sometimes it doesn’t. This time it did. This book was a good’un!

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 . . .

It starts with a horrific car accident, killing a five year old boy. Yes, it’s not emotionally easy to read. In fact, the whole book tends to lull you into a false sense of security and then BAM there’s a crazy twist, followed later by yet another one. Trust me you won’t see those babies coming. I think I actually gasped out loud. One of those moments where I had to stop, re-read and trying and untangle my confused and surprised brain. As a psychological thriller it’s page-turning and compelling, making me obsessed and reading much later into the night than I’d planned.

Rating: 8.5/10

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