I Let you Go by Clare Mackintosh
Release Date: May 3, 2016
Synopsis courtesy of Amazon:
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.
I had the pleasure of reading I let you as an advanced reader’s copy as the book is not set to appear on shelves until May.
Clare Mackintosh doesn’t disappoint in her debut novel I Let You Go. Like a seasoned author, Mackintosh takes the reader on an emotional roller coaster ride weaving past and present like a true pro. I felt the sadness and horror after a tragic car accident leaves a five year old boy dead and a mother reeling from the loss of her son. To make matters worse, the accident was a hit and run and the driver has just vanished into thin air.
Mackintosh continues to weave her story, building her characters and their stories, twisting as she goes. The emotional intensity of this book will leave readers in awe when the story finally winds down; especially with a shocker ending that makes this a true psychological thriller.
Make sure to get your hands on this book this year; it won’t disappoint.