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I Let You Go: The Richard & Judy Bestseller

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Congratulations to Clare Mackintosh on an impressive, addictive debut, and thank you to The Berkley Publishing Group for introducing me to a new thriller favorite. When I picked it up again today I did find it a little bit hard to get into at first but once I was a little ways in I was hooked! I came to the conclusion that Mackintosh presents the reader with a realistic portrayal of an event that is every parent’s nightmare. If you disregard my suggestion, please don't read my spoiler-tagged portion because it will spoil the book for you. Her little boy dies - yet within three months she is "feeling alive" drawing her name in the sand, taking photos with her camera on the beach.

Hers is a perspective laden with emotion, a broken woman who walks out of her home, out of her life, to the comforts of the unknown, to forget the sounds and sights that haunt her every minute. I’m sorry to ask you even more questions, but it’s vital we get as much information as we can, as early as possible.The introduction of Patrick, Jenna’s potential love interest, offers some light in this mostly dark tale. I enjoyed the novel written through the different characters POV and the different time frames keeps the interest piqued. Jenna ensures never to use her name on the site as she does not want people to know what happened to her in Bristol. In Part 1 we flick between two POVs - that of the woman, choosing to begin her life again after the horrific accident and grief it has left behind. Floodlights were mounted on metal tripods, their strong beams picking out the fine mist of rain, which had thankfully abated in the last hour.

The investigating duo of Kate and Ray arrive on the scene and as the book develops they rub along in an amicable working environment. A hit and run, followed by lots of twists and turns as we follow the unexpected path of the unexpected party. At the same time, the novel tracks the pair of Bristol police investigators trying to get to the bottom of this hit-and-run. It's all muddled at the start,then we get to about the halfway point and there's a "big twist"or revelation and the book is switching between the past and present to eventually uncover the mystery. It’s a small income, she has virtually nothing now and lives in a run-down cottage that probably no-one else would rent.In a final motion, she drops her cell phone into a puddle cutting ties with the strings of her past life. The dynamic of Ray and Kate was awkward and you could see early on where it was going, but it never went over the top. The little details in the first half of the book that might seem tedious as you’re first reading them become hugely important in the book’s second half.

Except that this day is different, her son lets go of her hand and is hit by a car and killed instantly. On a dark evening, walking her son home from school, a mother's worst nightmare comes true: he slips from her grasp and runs into the road, where he is hit by a speeding car. It made me feel some passionate disdain but I never really felt the shock and sadness I expected to feel. A teenie bit slow in the middle, where I was rushing to get through it, just so I could move along to my next read. At some point right before the book changes gears (and trust me, you’ll know when this is happening), I did find myself wondering what this story was marching along towards.If he thought too long about how it must feel to watch your child die in your arms, he would be no use to anyone, not least to Jacob and his mother. Detective Inspector Ray Stevens stood next to the window and contemplated his office chair, on which an arm had been broken for at least a year. I PROMISE IT WON'T ALWAYS HURT LIKE THIS is a conversation about grief, based on my experiences of navigating bereavement following the loss of my son eighteen years ago. It turns out following an art exhibition of Jenna's art Ian, once again, becomes jealous of who Jenna is talking too. Clare is patron of the Silver Star Society, a charity based at the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford, which supports parents experiencing high-risk or difficult pregnancies.

The characters in the book I thought were excellent, I felt I could relate to each of them as if I was there with them, in the story, including the peripheral characters as well. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. I did get a brief sense of deja vu - as I read a book last year The Bed I Made which also involves a young woman who moves to a secluded area to escape her past. It's the most personal book I've written, and I've loved hearing from readers who have connected with it.

She looks up at the blurred windscreen, its wipers sending arcs of water into the darkening night, and she screams at the unseen driver to help her.

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