I Let You Go | Author: Clare Mackintosh | Rating: 10/11 |
Already a hit in the UK and destined to be this summer’s Gone Girl, I Let You Go is a gripping, psychological thriller that will keep you guessing until the thrilling conclusion.
The story begins with the death of a five-year-old boy in a traumatic hit-and-run that leaves a mother, and community, reeling. With no leads in sight and the police at a dead end, Jenna Gray absconds to the Welsh village of Penfach to mourn and attempt to start her life over. After months of living in almost complete solitude, with her landlord and a kindly village woman named Bethan as her only occasional companions, she begins to rebuild her life as an artist. Photographing words in the sand at the village’s iconic beaches, she begins a web business personalizing photos for customers, as well as selling postcards in the local market. Just as she finally begins to move on from the unsettling events of her past and start her life again – her business is thriving, and she’s opened her heart up to an abandoned puppy and the vet that cared for him – she is revisited by the past. Will it be her unraveling, or will she finally be able to break free from all that has happened and move on?
With psychological thrillers quickly becoming the “it” genre for hot summer novels, I Let You Go holds its own amongst the greats, with twists and turns that will leave you speechless, even as you turn the final page.