Format: Paperback & Audiobook
Source: Purchased & Library
Narrator: Nicola Barber, Steven Crossley
Length: 12 hours 13 minutes
Read: January 2017
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. Elizabeth Haynes, author of Into the Darkest Corner, says, “I read I Let You Go in two sittings; it made me cry (at least twice), made me gasp out loud (once), and above all made me wish I’d written it . . . a stellar achievement.”
Holy freaking hell, this BOOK! Now, I’m doubting if I had read this book via the paperback it would’ve had the same effect on me, but as it is, I listened to the audiobook version and it was INTENSE! I really don’t know how to review this book without giving anything away, but I will say this – READ THIS BOOK! I thought the story would be twisting at me, with the synopsis about the car accident, but it wasn’t as horrifying in that way as I thought it would be. Just horrifying in other ways. And that’s ALL I will say. Seriously, get this book. It’s Claire Mackintosh’s debut and if this is any indication of what’s to come from her, then she is seriously going to have a huge following!
Honestly, if you can, get the audiobook version of this book because the narration is intense, freaky as hell, and will have you finishing the story in one day. I couldn’t stop listening! The narrators are perfectly suited to the story and did so well at conveying that sense of urgency put forth in the story. Definitely recommended!