I Let You Go – Clare Mackintosh

cover56278-mediumPublished November 2014 (ebook)

A 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 . . .

About the Author

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, and now writes full time. She is the founder and director of Chipping Norton Literary Festival, and lives in the Cotswolds with her husband and their three children.

For more information visit Clare’s website http://www.claremackintosh.com or find her at http://www.facebook.com/ClareMackWrites or on Twitter @ClareMackintosh #ILetYouGo

My thoughts

What an extraordinary read! This is the first novel by Clare Mackintosh and one that combines police procedural drama, with taut psychology.

This is the story of a woman called Jenna. We meet her, as she is making a new life for herself in a small Welsh community by the sea. A tragic accident has left her with nightmares and the past is about to catch up with her.

I do not often praise psychological reads. However this is one that I thought was remarkable. I came to care about Jenna, as her character and history were revealed. There was something very special about her, as she struggled to pull herself together and atone for the past.

I loved the way Clare Mackintosh combined Jenna’s story with the police investigation. There was a fascinating, quirky feel to it. I felt for the police officer, Ray, struggling to hold his family together and balance work and non-work time.

I think this would make a fabulous TV drama. It exceeded my expectations. A terrific read.

Absolutely recommended.


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5 Responses to I Let You Go – Clare Mackintosh

  1. crimeworm says:

    Oh dash, I keep reading good reviews about this. How annoying! Another one for the end of the TBR Dare, I think.

  2. So glad that this is great because I have a copy ready to read and now the anticipation has risen even further.

  3. Thanks so much for this lovely review! I’m thrilled you enjoyed it.

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