ARC Review: I Let You Go by Clare MacKintosh

Release Date: May 3, 2016
Publisher: Berkley
Format: ebook
Pages: 352 pages
Genre: Mystery, thriller
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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.


Clare Mackintosh has written one hell of a book.  Vivid descriptions of events, scenery and small time life.  I can honestly say I was shocked about 3/4 of the way through the book and I actually found myself going backward trying to figure out what I missed.  The rest of the book was a fast paced wicked ride.

Jenna Gray is haunted by her past and flees to wales to try to escape, unfortunately you can't escape your own mind.  Unfortunately its also hard to disappear in a small town where everyone knows everyone else and gossip is the only thing entertaining in town.

Ray is having problems at home.  His son is sullen and skipping classes, his wife seems upset and off, and he is never home because he is always working. His co-worker Kate is reminding him of why he loves being a DI but she is also stirring other desires in him.

What seems like a simple story is not so simple.  I really loved this book.  

Disclaimer: Book was received from the publisher through in exchange for an honest review.