BOOK REVIEW | I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

4/5 stars

From the publisher:
On a rainy afternoon, a mother’s life is shattered as her son slips from her grip and runs into the street . . .

I Let You Go follows Jenna Gray as she moves to a ramshackle cottage on the remote Welsh coast, trying to escape the memory of the car accident that plays again and again in her mind and desperate to heal from the loss of her child and the rest of her painful past.
At the same time, the novel tracks the pair of Bristol police investigators trying to get to the bottom of this hit-and-run. As they chase down one hopeless lead after another, they find themselves as drawn to each other as they are to the frustrating, twist-filled case before them.

My thoughts:
I Let you Go is a heartbreaking mystery with an unexpected twist. There was also some fantastic role reversal going on in this book; we have a working father trying to find balance between a demanding career and family, rather than the typical frazzled working mother. I love this, bravo Clare!  I really enjoyed this book, and as a mother I felt the pain so deeply.