Every Bit The Stunning Thriller It Promises To Be // REVIEW: I Let You Go by Clare Macintosh

Title: I Let You Go
Author: Clare Mackintosh
Publication Date: November 9th 2014
Publisher: Sphere
Part of a Series?: No, A Standalone 
I Got A Copy Through: Hachette India (THANK YOU!)
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Blurb Description: THE SENSATIONAL SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERA 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 . . .
THIS BOOK STARTED OFF VERY VERY SLOWLY. So slowly, I began to wonder if this novel was a thriller at ALL, let alone the “STUNNING THRILLER” I’d been promised.

And then, I reached page 163.

You know how it takes just a second for a book to turn itself around and suddenly, all your expectations get thrown out the window and you’re scrambling to see what you missed? Well, that was what happened to me on page 163 of I Let You Go.

The rest of my reading experience was something I can call frantic; in the car on the way to work, on the steps up to the office, on the way back, in the washroom and until 12 a.m. last night – I HAD TO KNOW WHAT WAS HAPPENING.

And if that doesn’t tell you that this book WAS the “STUNNING THRILLER” it promises, I don’t know what will.
“I was stupid to think I could escape the past. However fast I run, however far: I will never outrun it.”
Told through multiple points of view – the police investigating the brutal hit and run of a five year old boy, Jenna Gray who, in her grief, runs away from everyone and everything she knew and Ian I Let You Go manages to be heart-breaking while also keeping you at the edge of your seat.
Peterson –

It truly reminded me of Gone Girl in a way that nothing ever has before, and I LOVED every bit of the movie (I haven’t read the book. Yet.)

Honestly, a huge thank you to Hachette India for sending me a copy because I’m not sure I would have picked this book up otherwise. I should really read more thrillers.


A brilliantly told book that will have you on the edge of your seat, desperate for more, even while you’re reading the book! 4.5 Stars!
Clare Mackintosh
Clare Mackintosh spent twelve years in the police force, including time on CID, and as a public order commander. She left the police in 2011 to work as a freelance journalist and social media consultant now writes full time. She lives in North Wales with her husband and their three children.

Clare's debut novel, I Let You Go, is a Sunday Times bestseller and was the fastest-selling title by a new crime writer in 2015. It was selected for both the Richard and Judy Book Club, and was the winning title of the readers' vote for the summer 2015 selection, and ITV's Loose Women's Loose Books. Her second novel, I See You, is a number 1 Sunday Times bestseller, and a Richard and Judy Book Club pick. Clare's books are translated into more than 30 languages.

Clare is the patron of the Silver Star Society, an Oxford-based charity which supports the work carried out in the John Radcliffe Hospital's Silver Star unit, providing special care for mothers with medical complications during pregnancy.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BEST THRILLERS YOU'VE EVER READ?
What are some of the most underrated thriller novels/ TV Shows/ Movies out there?
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