Don't miss the powerful and page-turning new novel from Clare Mackintosh - AFTER THE END is out now
Lose yourself in the sensational debut from Clare Mackintosh, I Let You Go - the Sunday Times bestseller, number one ebook phenomenon and Richard & Judy book club pick.
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 . . .
Praise for I Let You Go
'Compelling . . . with a killer twist' Paula Hawkins
'A masterclass in plotting . . . I could not put it down' Jojo Moyes
'Astonishingly good' Lee Child
'Chilling . . . I was hooked' Rachel Abbott
'Extraordinarily atmospheric' Alex Marwood
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The windswept Welsh cliffs lent a perfect sense of foreboding to this unforgettable debut. I Let You Go is a psychological thriller about Jenna Gray, a young woman struggling to restart her life after her five-year-old son is killed in a hit-and-run accident. Author Clare Mackintosh—a former police detective—kept us enthralled by alternating chapters told from Jenna’s guilt-ridden perspective with chapters unveiling the crime investigation. Mackintosh’s twists and turns will set your pulse racing, while her pitch-perfect portrayal of grief will break your heart in two.
At the start of British author Mackintosh's accomplished debut, five-year-old Jacob Jordan lets go of his mother's hand for an instant on a rainy evening in Bristol, England, and darts into the road, only to be struck and killed by a hit-and-run. The investigation lands on the desk of Det. Insp. Ray Stevens and his eager new detective constable, Kate Evans. Mackintosh alternates between the slow, but fruitless, police work and the movements of artist Jenna Gray, who's haunted by Jacob's death and relocates to an isolated Welsh village, where she keeps to herself, warming slightly to the local vet after finding an abandoned puppy, and even then keeping the details of her previous life a secret. Back in Bristol, Ray and Kate work the case to the ground, despite a lack of leads; predictable sparks fly, even though Ray is happily married with two children. Mackintosh easily shifts points of view and keeps readers on their toes, slowly upping the suspense, so that when she does reveal her twists they mostly work.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Well this was fab
So so so gripping. Full of twists and turns that I made a game of trying to predict. Even when the plot calmed a little bit everything else had me interested; the relationships were fascinating to read and relatable as anything. This was awesome, 10/10 recommend.
Very slow, but worth keeping going.
I FORCED myself to keep reading this book, but from half way through it was a game changer. Full of twists and turns.
Glad I kept with it.
Emotional rollercoaster at its best