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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

A tragic accident. It all happened so quickly. She couldn't have prevented it. Could she? In a split second, Jenna Gray's world descends into a nightmare. Her only hope of moving on is to walk away from everything she knows to start afresh. Desperate to escape, Jenna moves to a remote cottage on the Welsh coast, but she is haunted by her fears, her grief and her memories of a cruel November night that changed her life forever. Slowly, Jenna begins to glimpse the potential for happiness in her future. But her past is about to catch up with her, and the consequences will be devastating ...

Wow, wow, wow, wow,wow!! I absolutely loved this book!

I first met Clare Mackintosh when I went to went to this year's Chipping Norton Literary Festival. She is the founder and Festival Director and was also in the process of writing her first novel. She is a lovely lady and I was surprised to hear that she had been in the police force for twelve years before leaving in 2011 (she didn't look old enough!). I was, of course, very  interested to read her debut novel and was very pleased to hear that Clare had added me to her advance proof list - thank goodness I had had blogger business cards printed before the festival.

As soon as started reading the book I was hooked. The story is a sad one, a young boy is killed in a hit and run accident and the police investigation does not have many clues to investigate. The team are soon told to close the case due to lack of evidence but a trusty DC keeps going to get justice for Jacob.  What follows is a great story which has so many twists and turns that just when I think I know who was driving the car and what happened on that fateful day, Mackintosh throws something new into the mix and I am again left completely in the dark. These little twists kept me engrossed throughout the whole book and I was sad to see it end. I can't wait for Clare's second book!!

I highly recommend this book to all of my blog readers, lovers of crime fiction or anyone looking for their next book to read. It is one of my top ten books of 2014.

Thank you to the author and publisher for sending me the book to review.

1 comment:

  1. Whoa, never knew Clare Mackintosh had been in the force! That explains so much haha. It was all so well-researched and believable. Great review, I also loved this book! It made it to my top 5 thrillers that keep you guessing which you can check out here if you're interested: