Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Book Review: I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh



Series:Standalone
Genre:Thriller/Mystery
Published by:Berkley
Publication date:5/03/2016 
ISBN13:9781101987490
Pages:369
Format:Digital Review Copy
Source:Netgalley


Synopsis

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. 


My Thoughts

I kept hearing about how great this book was from other book bloggers and thanks to Netgalley I was able to get my hands on a copy even though it had already been published so I was super excited to get start and I stayed that way throughout this entire book. Twisting is an understatement.

Characters are well thought out and are complex to say the least, some are just downright dangerous. I am going to share something here without trying to give anything away, not everyone is who you think they are. Okay all I'm going to say on that subject. There are lots of characters because technically there are two stories being told, the one from the police's point of view and the other from a victim's point of view. And these two stories sometimes converge on each other, but for the most part they play out separately.

Plot pacing is decent it ebbs and it flows, but you are never bored even when there is no fast-paced action going on in some parts. The plot itself is really realistic except for at the end when you find out what really happened, who committed the hit and run and that there was something between this person and the boy that got hit, that was just a little overdone for me, they could have just left the relationship of the two out it didn't need to be there and I did take away a star because of how unrealistic it felt to me.

I really enjoyed this heart wrenching, mind twisting, psychological thriller and I think you will fall as hard for it as I did!

Thanks for coming by,
Amy

1 comment:

  1. Great review! This one looks right up my alley. I've been really in the mood for thrillers lately. :)

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