Experiencing ‘I Let You Go’

I love discovering new books, I think there’s something so personal and magical about it. A book is one of the most personal presents you can buy someone, in my opinion anyways, as even though you may read the same book as someone else, you will probably have a different experience with it. One of my favourite genres are thrillers as I find that I can easily get lost in the stories and the drama, so this is what I usually tend to buy and what other people usually buy for me.

This time, I got myself stuck into ‘I Let You Go’ by Clare Mackintosh. I was really excited about this particular book as I’d seen it recommended on a few Instagram accounts, which is always a good sign.  Usually, if I’m looking a new read, I’ll look to Reese Witherspoon’s account – not to be missed guys!


Basically, this is what ‘I Let You Go’ is about:

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 . . .

Sounds interesting, right? Well it really was. I couldn’t put this book down. I’m not going to spoil the story for you by revealing the very surprising twist that makes the story so enticing, but I am going to tell you what I thought of the book.

If you haven’t read it yet, buy yourself a copy and read it. Get lost in it. This book pulled me in completely and I found myself so emotionally attached to the lead character, Jenna Gray and this is quite a rare experience for me. Any author who can create a character that you truly care about is extremely talented.

The story explores very serious plots and personal experiences which speaks to its audience. At points, it leaves you questioning what you would do in certain situations and leaves you questioning your own limits in relationships. Personally, parts of this story really gave me chills. It’s written in such a powerful, captivating way that you are drawn in to such an extent that you could almost imagine this being your own life and your own horrifying experiences. Hats of to you, Clare Mackintosh – what a fabulous debut.

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