I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

I heard a lot of good things about I Let You Go last year and knew I had to read it. My friend who lends me lots of books was going to lend it to me, but she forgot. So recently I bit the bullet and bought it for myself. And I wasn’t disappointed.

In a split-second, a little boy is hit by a car and killed. For Jenna Gray, her only hope of moving on is to walk away from everything and start again. But she is haunted by memories of the day that changed her life forever. Will she ever find happiness again?

As she slowly begins to rebuild her life and find peace on the Welsh coast, her past comes back to haunt her.

The story is told alternately from the point of view of Jenna and the detective inspector investigating the hit-and-run. As it slowly unfolds, it seems there is a lot more to the tragic accident than it first seemed.

This book has one of those OMG moments that had me turning back the pages as the twist was so huge and I just hadn’t seen it coming. What clue had I missed?

I Let You Go is a fantastic psychological thriller which had me reading quickly as I was so desperate to know how it would end. It also has a really likeable lead character in Jenna and I was rooting for everything to work out well for her.

I’ve read some really good books this year, including Why Did You Lie?, Lying in Wait and Small Great Thingsbut I’m going to make a bold claim and say that I Let You Go is the best thing I’ve read so far this year. If you enjoy a thriller, you definitely won’t be disappointed by I Let You Go. And if you’ve never read a thriller, it would be a great place to start.

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  1. Oh I don’t know! I have been disappointed by a couple of thrillers I’ve read recently but this does sound excellent. I’m tempted to give it a go but I’m not sure I can take the disappointment if I don’t like it…
    Nat.x

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    • I will feel really guilty if you don’t like it! But there’s a lot of people who like this one. It’s definitely a superior thriller. x

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  2. Oooh this sounds so good!! I might have to download it and start tomorrow. I’m wondering what the oMG moment could be now.

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    • It is SO good! I’m sure you will love it. Let me know what you think!

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    • Thanks very much! I’m sure you won’t be disappointed, it’s an amazing book!

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  3. This book was very cleverly written, definitely a fav of mine. Thank you for sharing with #readwithme

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    • It is very clever, isn’t it? I loved it!

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  4. I’ve read I Let You Go, too! I loved it. It had me gripped all the way through. I also enjoyed ‘I See You’ by the same author. #ReadWithMe

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    • I See You is on my list! My friend is supposed to be lending it to me, I’m looking forward to reading it.

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    • I hadn’t heard of the author before this one. I think it’s probably her debut. But I’d heard so many good things about this book that I had to read it. I wasn’t disappointed!

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    • It’s definitely worth a read! I’m sure you wouldn’t be disappointed.

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