Sunday 7 January 2018

Book Review: I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

Title: I Let You Go
Author: Clare Mackintosh
Publisher: Sphere
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 371
Format: Paperback
Genre: Thriller/Mystery
Source: Borrowed Copy

On a rainy afternoon, a mother's life is shattered as her son slips from her grip and runs into the street.
I Let You Go follows Jenna Gray as she moves to a ramshackle cottage on the remote Welsh coast, trying to escape the memory of the car accident that plays again and again in her mind and desperate to heal from the loss of her child and the rest of her painful past. At the same time, the novel tracks the pair of Bristol police investigators trying to get to the bottom of this hit-and-run. As they chase down one hopeless lead after another, they find themselves as drawn to each other as they are to the frustrating, twist-filled case before them. (Goodreads Synopsis)

I Let You Go is not the type of book I read in general. However, my mother lent it to me while I was staying with her and had nothing else to read, so I decided to give it a try. Overall, I found it a gripping tale. Mackintosh clearly knows her stuff from a procedural point of view, and the story was compelling, especially the midpoint twist, which took me completely by surprise. I won't say any more for fear of spoilers, but if psychological thrillers are your thing, you'll certainly want to give this book a try. 4 stars.

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