Friday, July 8, 2016

Review 'I Let You Go' by Clare Mackintosh
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 . . .

The Facts:

Publication Date:
November 9th, 2014
Psychological Thriller
eBook, Paperback, Hardcover, Audio
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My Review:

‘I Let You Go’ is one of those books I’ve been wanting to read for a long time, but just never got to. I remember reading about this book when it wasn’t even published yet, and it sounded like such an interesting read. So when I was browsing through my reading list to see what I wanted to read next, and saw a copy of ‘I Let You Go’ lying on the shelf, I knew it was time to start reading this one.

‘I Let You Go’ is written through the eyes of two very different people with very different lives. For one we have Detective Inspector Ray Stevens, and we have Jenna Gray an artist who lost something terrible. Reading about these two very different characters was really a lot of fun. From the moment I started reading I was interested and fascinated by these characters and their stories. The author definitely did a great job in keeping me hooked to every single page. Especially since from the very beginning you just ‘feel’ there is more to this story then gets told. Some very impressing writing if you ask me.

This book was just a great read. The characters were interesting, there was enough mystery to keep me hooked to the pages and the story had a good flow. I loved it from the beginning till the very end.
I saw a lot of references to the bestseller ‘The Girl on the Train ‘ when I read some reviews about this book. But to be honest, ‘I Let You Go’ to me is a much better story.

‘I Let You Go’ was not only a thrilling book, it also made you want to scream sometimes. One of the characters goes through some stuff that are just horrible, and sometimes it was hard to read about. But I kept going, and would definitely recommend this book to all other readers out there. 

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About the Author:

Clare Mackintosh is an author, feature writer and columnist. She has written for The Guardian, Sainsbury's Magazine, The Green Parent, and many other national publications, and is a columnist for Cotswold Life and Writing Magazine.

Clare spent twelve years in the police force, working on CID, in custody and as a public order commander, and has drawn on her experiences for her d├ębut psychological thriller I Let You Go. She is currently writing her second novel, out next year.

For more information please visit Clare’s website. Or visit her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.


  1. I've been wanting to read this one too, and am so glad to hear you enjoyed it so much, Maureen. Jenna and the Detective Inspector sound like characters worth getting to know. Thanks for your great review.

    1. It really was a great read. I couldn't put it down. I hope you'll try this one too! ;)


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