Sunday, April 17, 2016

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh ~ My Thoughts


I Let You Go

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh
Kindle Edition, 385 pages
Published November 6th 2014 by Sphere

A tragic accident. It all happened so quickly. She couldn't have prevented it. Could she?

In a split second, Jenna Gray's world descends into a nightmare. Her only hope of moving on is to walk away from everything she knows to start afresh. Desperate to escape, Jenna moves to a remote cottage on the Welsh coast, but she is haunted by her fears, her grief and her memories of a cruel November night that changed her life forever.

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 . . .

My thoughts about I Let You Go ~~

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first line.)

First line from the prologue—"The Wind flicks wet hair across her face, and she screws up her eyes against the rain. Weather like this makes everyone hurry; scurrying past on slippery pavements with chins buried in collars."

The prologue of this book grabbed me and I needed to keep reading. The worst thing that could happen to a mother happens to this woman. How can she go on?

I Let You Go is an amazing and intense story which I thoroughly enjoyed. There were twists and turns that I did not expect. I remember gasping out loud in surprise at several points in the story. The characters did things I was totally not prepared for and that completely caught me off guard. People and things were not who and what you thought they were going to be.

This is a fabulous story that will keep your attention and you just want the good guys to win. Clare Mackintosh is a new writer to me but I know I will enjoy anything else she writes. I can't wait to read more.

I received a copy of this from First to Read in exchange for my honest opinion.

About the author
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Clare Mackintosh spent twelve years in the police force, including time on CID, and as a public order commander. She left the police in 2011 to work as a freelance journalist and social media consultant, and now writes full time.

Clare’s debut novel, I Let You Go, was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller for 12 weeks, and was the fastest selling title by a new crime writer in 2015. It was selected for both the Richard and Judy Book Club and ITV’s Loose Women’s ‘Loose Books’, and has been translated into almost 30 languages. It has sold more than 500,000 copies to date.

Clare’s next book, I See You, will be published in July 2016.

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