I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh


I Let You Go is an intense psychological thriller, similar in tone and theme to The Girl on the Train. It starts with a particularly vicious hit and run involving a death of a young boy. There are plenty of shades and twists in this story. Nobody seems who they appear to be. You find your sympathies often misplaced and then restored all over again.

I definitely liked the three different points of view from which the story is told and reshuffled, that of Jenny Gray (told in the first person), that of the investigating officer Ray (told in the 3rd person) and the last one that comes late into the story and shall remain anonymous for the purpose of this review (told in the second person).

I also loved the detail and technical knowledge the author has of police procedures and language – that added authenticity (which I found slightly missing in the more surreal story of The Girl on the Train). Bust as with The Girl on the Train, I must warn the more sensitive readers about the uncompromising theme of domestic violence – not for the faint hearted.



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