I LET YOU GO by Clare Mackintosh

Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: May 3, 2016
Source: Review copy from the publisher
Rating: ★★★★★

The next blockbuster thriller for those who loved The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl… “a finely crafted novel with a killer twist.” (Paula Hawkins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on the Train)

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. Elizabeth Haynes, author of Into the Darkest Corner, says, “I read I Let You Go in two sittings; it made me cry (at least twice), made me gasp out loud (once), and above all made me wish I’d written it . . . a stellar achievement.”

Wow, I LET YOU GO is an amazing psychological thriller. I finished this book a couple of days ago, and I’m still processing all of the surprising twists. It’s not often that a book messes with my mind like this one did, gets me to think about things one way and then pulls the rug out from under me. What an emotional roller coaster ride! While reading this book, I was either crying, angry, or had a knot in my stomach – a sure sign of well-written suspense. I’m not going to say anything about the plot, because I don’t want to risk revealing spoilers. If you’re a fan of this genre, I highly recommend moving I LET YOU GO to the top of your reading stack. Haunting!

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.