I needed a book to read, and this Sunday Times bestseller was compared to ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘Girl on the Train’ so how could I not?
Title: I Let You Go
Author: Clare Mackintosh
Publishers: Sphere, Hachette (2014)
Genre: Psychological Thriller, Fiction
What’s it about?
Jenna Gray’s world disintegrated when she lost her son, in a hit-and-run.
It all happened so quickly. She couldn’t have prevented it. Could she?
In a bid to escape the memories and pain, Jenna ran away to the Welsh coast, initially keeping her identity a secret but gradually, as she re-discovered her old passion and talent and more, her life began to turn around.
But it was not to be, as her past returned to haunt her.
In the meantime, Detective Inspector Ray Steven was assigned to solve this hit-and-run case, only to find the mother of the victim missing, and encountering the world of web-shaming directed at Jenna as he experienced the tension between his career aspiration which demanded that he closed the investigation down and his moral conscience to solve this case. And all this on top of marital problems.
So how did the two worlds converge? This psychological thriller kept me guessing and truth be told, flipping back pages to ‘work it out’.
Would I recommend it?
Yes. An entertaining gripping read by the beach. Kept me up till I got to the twist end.
P/S Clare Mackintosh’s next book ‘I See You’ is due on 28 July 2016. Check it out here.
Realistic Characterization: 3.5/5
Made Me Think: 3/5
Overall enjoyment: 4/5
Overall Rating: 4/5
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