Tuesday, May 3, 2016

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

This story teases you, taunts you and the author manipulates you.  Ms. Mackintosh messes with your head.  It starts with the death of a five year old who was running across the street and it gets worse.  But I couldn't stop reading...

Berkley sent me an ARC of this book to read for review (thank you).  It will be published today.

The child's death was a hit and run.  The mother saw nothing to report because she was trying to help her son and then shock set in.  The detectives are trying hard, but it was dark rainy evening and no one was out and about.  They have almost nothing to work with.

Jenna moves to a remote cove and lives in a small cabin.  She wants to leave behind the car accident and try to get over the pain of the child's death.  As time goes on, she finds a few friendly faces and ends up adopting a puppy.  She's even beginning to date the veterinarian.   But then cops show up and pound on her cabin door.

This story turns 180 degrees in mid-book.  I had no inkling anything like that was going to happen.  It gets even more tense when her husband from the past shows up.  Jenna has secrets, deep dark secrets.  She also has fear...

The story gets more and more intense until the end.  I wasn't sure who was going to win and how much damage would be done by the central monster of the story.  The story flows well, there are a lot of things going on, it will take a while before I forget Jenna's story.  Read it.  You won't be bored.

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