I Let You Go - Clare Mackintosh


This is the second book I have read in my quest to hit fifty new books before 25 (see 25 before 25). I picked it up as Amazon recommended it to me due to my Gone Girl obsession, and I can see that this book would appeal to readers that liked it due to the fact that the format is very very similar - it takes place from two perspectives, and there is a paradigm shift in the middle that splits the book into two halves.

I couldn't put this down. and actually started and finished it in one day on the train to and from Brighton. It is very well written and I didn't find myself hoping the pace would pick up or slow down, nor was there too much or too little embellishing,

I don't really know what to say about this book without giving it away apart from it keeps you guessing and just as you think you have something sussed, it flips the status quo on the head. There are a couple of surprises and one right near then end which could have been developed slightly more, but overall I really do this is a very good book if you're into this genre. In short, it is about a hit and run of a little boy on the way home from school, and the effect it has on those involved.

The characters are well written, there are some heartbreaking moments and some moments that make you question whether certain people like that could actually exist - it hits some quite sensitive topics, such a domestic abuse, murder, child death amongst others, so it isn't going to be for everyone.

It's not a book I will read over and over again as I feel books like this lose their appeal once you know the twist, but it's definitely worth a read at lest once.

Have you read 'I Let You Go'? Do you like this genre?
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