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 Things, but 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.