I Let You Go

Five year old Jacob is killed following a hit and run, as he crossed the road to his house. You might wonder what kind of person would do something like that but, as we all know things are quite different behind closed doors…

As Jenna rebuilds her life in a small cottage along the coast in Wales, the trauma of seeing Jacob hit by the car replays over and over in her head keeping her up at night, leaving her jumpy and on edge. Nurturing a new puppy; Beau, with the help of the dashing local vet, Patrick – Jenna begins to learn to love again but the shadows of her past continue to close in as the tide pulls in each night and Jacobs’s case remains open…

This was a knock out thriller. I finished this book in under a day as I was unbelievably hooked by the plot. This was another book which found its way onto my Christmas list, after I read I See You earlier this year and absolutely loved it.

Mackintosh has created a plot that caused me to have shivers down my spine, I was glued to the pages as I found out who killed Jacob and why. I’ve talked in the past about the need to balance the delving into the detective’s personal lives against the case – this is a perfect example of how to do it. The key members of the police force for this investigation are Ray and Kate; with Ray being the DI. Working on the case by day, the story touches on Ray’s life in the evenings and the troubles, he and his wife (Mags) have with their son, Tom. These softer parts of the plot, were by no means ‘wooly’ and did not feel like page fillers – the strains on Ray’s marriage and the bullying fears with Tom – were two key life topics which felt real and had a touch of rawness as you thought how these struggles must be felt by many in the police force across the country.

I really, really don’t want to go into too much detail about the overall plot as I could give away some huge spoilers but I will say… the book is split into two parts and at the end of each part, I was shocked by a major plot twist. I couldn’t praise this book enough, I can not wait to see what Clare brings out next!!

Until next time, Chloé x

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