I Let You Go

I Let You GoI Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh
Published by Sphere on November 9th 2014
Pages: 371
ISBN: 0751554154
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I really think everyone should go into this book not fully knowing what this book is about. There is a HUGE plot twist so do not ruin this book for yourself by reading reviews that give away that twist.

I am so happy that I went into this book now knowing what the book was entirely about. I am so happy I did. I thought I had this book figured out. I thought I knew EXACTLY what was going on in this book and then *BOOM* it changed on a dime. There was a HUGE plot twist and a HUGE reveal in the second half of the book that left me sitting there with my mouth hanging open wondering “Did I just read that?” I mean seriously, I sat there going “What the fuck? Everything I assumed was going on, was wrong.” I loved how this twist shocked and totally changed the book. This twist worked and was amazing. So many emotions were going on while reading this book. Some may figure this twist out. I was blind-sighted and loved every second of it.

The gist:

A woman is walking her son home and lets go of his and for the briefest of moments and a car comes out of nowhere and tragedy strikes. Police are diligently investigating his hit and run but have no leads and are eventually told to move on to other cases. Two of the officers cannot do that as this crime haunts them and they decide to continue investigating on their own. Jenna Gray’s life is in a downward spiral and she runs away to start a new life. She hopes that she can leave the past behind and begin anew. That’s it. That is all you are getting from me! I seriously believe the less the reader knows about this book the better!!!

This book proved to be a very fast read. The pacing was wonderful and I had to keep reading to know exactly how this book was going to end. What was also a plus, was the Author’s note at the end of the book. The Author was a police officer and talked about her real life influences that went into writing this book. I liked how she showed the one police officer struggling with his family life and professional life. How do you be everything to everybody?

In short if you enjoy wonderfully written books with HUGE plot twists read this book. I will definitely be reading more of Clare Mackintoch’s books in the future.

Highly recommend!!!


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