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I Let You Go
I Let You Go | Clare Mackintosh
The next blockbuster thriller for those who loved The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl...a novel with "an astonishing intensity that drags you in and nevereverlets you go." (Daily Mail, UK) 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. Elizabeth Haynes, author of Into the Darkest Corner, says, I read I Let You Go in two sittings; it made me cry (at least twice), made me gasp out loud (once), and above all made me wish I'd written it . . . a stellar achievement. *Peter James, author of Want You Dead
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MelKelsey
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Book 83

I listened to I Let You Go, another epic thriller with unanticipated twists, by Clare Mackintosh. A young boy dies when he runs into the road after his mother lets go of his hand. A mother hopes to evade her trauma by starting over. The suspense and unexpected extend throughout the novel. Mackintosh is excellent author of her genre. 4 stars

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candority
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This was my #BookSpin pick for October! I didn‘t write a review after reading it, but I enjoyed it for the most part. It was a bit slow at times, but I‘m happy to have finally read it! 4⭐️ @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 10mo
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Amoon
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Started off slow to medium pacer and then the plot twists and turns so I couldn‘t put it down. Told in different POV‘s in such a way that we don‘t always know who is talking. A boy has been killed in a hit and run accident. The police have no clues for a long time and then the “truths” come out layer by layer. Great character development, vivid imagery, not for the faint of heart.

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Beatlefan129
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Mehso-so

The story here had potential, but it ended up being a fairly average thriller. The big twist was pretty predictable and there were several side plots that went nowhere.
⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

SilversReviews I liked it…thought it was good. (edited) 12mo
Ruthiella For me this was OK but not great too. 12mo
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StellaDz
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MacIntosh writes in a way that causes visceral reactions. My emotions were running rampant during this book. It really should come with a warning; I almost threw my phone! That being said, the 🤯 twists that everyone told me about? I figured them out. Even before I knew there were more I was thinking of twists because the previous ones were just ...okay. So that gets a lacklustre meh from me, but the storyline was harsh, and emotional.

⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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vivastory
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It's been awhile since I've read a thriller & Mackintosh's has been included on numerous lists of thrillers featuring the best twists. In typical thriller fashion there are multiple twists, but I'd say that I Let You Go features 2 major twists. I partially figured both out in advance, but still managed to be a bit surprised at the end. A 5 year old boy is killed in a hit & run accident in Bristol leaving behind a grieving mother & a tenacious👇

vivastory team of investigators as they try to solve this crime. There were some great descriptive scenes in a seaside caravan park in Wales & the plot never lagged. Wades into horror adjacent territory towards the end in terms of violence. Not the greatest thriller, but I read it in a day. (edited) 1y
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vivastory
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I'm 220 pages in & I figured out the first twist before it was revealed. I think I've figured out the next big twist...🕵️‍♂️
ETA: I still have a bit over 100 pages, but my theory is wrong 😂
ETA 2: I now have 60 pages left. I have a new theory, partially based on an old theory...🕵️‍♂️🕵️‍♂️

SilversReviews This was good. 1y
LeahBergen 😆😆 I love my (frequently wrong) theorizing while reading a thriller. 1y
vivastory @LeahBergen I'm often wrong, or in the case of Agatha Christie I find myself suspecting everyone I can think of & still somehow not get it right! 1y
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Cathythoughts Great detective 🕵️‍♀️ work is going on here 😂 1y
Cathythoughts & I‘m a disaster .. I never figure anything out 🙄😂 1y
Reggie Lololol 1y
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HappilyEverKrafter
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Clare Mackintosh just announced her new book! Man, I can‘t wait. I‘ve been a huge fan of hers since that masterpiece “I Let You Go.” Sooooooo excited!!!

Reviewsbylola I‘ve been chasing the high of I Let You Go ever since I‘ve read it! I haven‘t liked her other books quite as much, but maybe this will be the one. 🤞🏻 2y
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FantasyChick
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Finished book 4 last night 👊👊

I actually didn't think I would like this one. It started off a bit slow but once it picked up....wow! This was incredible to listen to and so hard to put down. I would highly recommend it, but it isn't an easy one.

TW: domestic violence, rape

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#screamathon #cyoreadathon #bookspinbingo #sbooktober #Scarathlon2020 #teamslaughter

@Clwojick @Sace @4thhouseontheleft @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
Clwojick So glad you enjoyed it! I loved it 😱 2y
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SilversReviews
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Thank you to:

#SEPTEMBERSENSES
@eggs

Today‘s Prompt: PAIN

Two minutes sooner, two minutes later....it would have made a difference.

Two minutes sooner, two minutes later....it would have saved the horrible pain.

Two minutes sooner, two minutes later....it would have saved Jacob's life.

SO GOOD!!

FULL REVIEW: https://tinyurl.com/y2mw8vpg

Eggs I‘ve had this stacked a long time-thanks for the reminder 🤗 (edited) 2y
SilversReviews @Eggs Sure. Enjoy. It is really good. 2y
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Thousand-Lives
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Mehso-so

I know I‘m in the minority but I thought this book was very mediocre, full of flat characters and cliches. I can‘t say more about the things I disliked without spoilers, and this is a book it‘s best to go into blind. It was a quick read for the beach.

July #doublespin #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Great progress, though!! 2y
Thousand-Lives @TheAromaofBooks Thank you! I am having so much fun with this challenge and it‘s definitely motivating me to read even more than usual! 2y
Prairiegirl_reading I completely agree. My issue with the book is a spoiler but I‘ll just say had I known that aspect I would never have read it! 2y
Thousand-Lives @Prairiegirl_reading Yep! Once it took a certain turn I should have just put it down. 2y
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Thousand-Lives
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Reading my #doublespin on the beach 😁☀️

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Kshakal
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Had a lovely outdoor book club this morning to discuss this book!

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Kshakal
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This book started off as a slow burn which turned into a raging fire... I couldn‘t put it down once I got about halfway through and has an ending I never saw coming!!

HappilyEverKrafter I LOVE this book. I read it several years ago, and it is still the first book that comes to mind when someone asks me to recommend a really good book I read! 2y
Clwojick So good! But I See You is even better! 😱 2y
Clwojick And now I‘m waiting for my hold on Lie Me Lie to come in. 😬 2y
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bookaholic1
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#57

I liked it

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TheSpineView
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#JamminJune @Eggs
#SurpriseEnding

The ending of this book I never saw coming.

BookDragonNotWorm I didn't either. It completely blindsided me! 2y
Eggs It‘s stacked-I ❤️ being surprised 😮 2y
Jennifer3 I didn‘t see the ending either! 2y
TheSpineView @Eggs It was a good book. Hope you enjoy! 2y
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dr.vishalvernekar
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Good experience..

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“Nobody‘s ever laid on their death bed wishing they had spent more time at work,”

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dr.vishalvernekar
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50% read, so far so good...

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He‘s been a big fish in a small pond for a long time, and now he‘s swimming with the sharks

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dr.vishalvernekar
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Hope it will turn out to be a good choice!

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Clwojick
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#Deweys24HourReadathon has officially started, and I‘m digging into this audiobook before I crash! I got lots of reading done during my shift last night for #24B4Monday but now I‘m exhausted. 😴🥱

Andrew65 👏👏👏 2y
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Tracyantoon
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I really liked this book! Great twists and very atmospheric. This is the 2nd Clare Mackintosh book I have read and enjoyed both. Well done. 4⭐️

TerriGreen I loved this one too! Those twists! 😳📚 3y
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AprilMae
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#litsylearn @Alora
1)a- I've dyed my hair every color except black and green
b- I have a vocal range from 1st Soprano all the way to tenor
c- When speaking to people with accents I (unintentionally) mimic it back after a few minutes
2) Catcher in the Rye. Seriously thought my English teacher hated me with how slowly we worked through it, and I just hated it so bad.
3)Yes! Jenny Lawson & Grace Helbig
4)Probs too cold, you can always layer

Alora Thank you for playing!! 💙💙 is the lie that you unintentionally mimic peoples accents?! Lol 3y
AprilMae @Alora no its the vocal range. I have the high notes (definitely a 1st Soprano) but I bottom out in the alto range! I've actually been told I collect accents lol 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m going to say b is a lie! 🤷🏼‍♀️ (edited) 3y
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Alora Very neat! I only have like 1 range it seems 😂 3y
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AprilMae
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Soooooo.... long story short, my amazon order is being held at the post office because I ordered a pitch fork, and they won't deliver it 😂😂😂😂 oh boy.
But besides that, this book is pretty good so far!!

megnews 😂 3y
sprainedbrain Hahahaha 3y
BookwormAHN 😹 3y
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LibrarianRyan Okay I have to ask... a pitch fork? Admittedly if your shoveling hay they are handy. 3y
AprilMae Lol @LibrarianRyan it's a Christmas gift for my sister. I helped my mom navigate Amazon this weekend and my sister is a avid gardener with a massive garden, and she only told my mom 3 things for Christmas- that was one of them 3y
LibrarianRyan @AprilMae that is too cute. ❤️❤️ 3y
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Aloisi_tribe
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This is the first book I‘ve read by Clare Mackintosh and I immediately added her others to my holds list as soon as I finished it. The twist in the middle made me stop reading and gasp out loud. So good! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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JenReadsAlot
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Next vacation read with little Frankie! #catsoflitsy

SitsWithaBook Great book! 3y
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jillannjohn
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Nothing like a book by the pool! Enjoying this one so far. ☀️ ❤️

Gina This one is really good too! 3y
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KarenUK
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#LilithJuly #CentralReservation
This psychological-thriller kicks off with a rain-soaked road accident that sets the book‘s events into motion.

This is one of my favorites from this genre (a genre that I have a real feeling of ennui with at the mo!) The characters are well-developed, it has a really tense ominous feeling throughout, and a good couple of twists.

Cinfhen This was such a fantastic book!!!!! The author never really recaptured the magic with her follow up novels 😬 3y
KarenUK @cinfhen totally agree! Though I did just pick up a novel by her (not a thriller) that looks pretty good 3y
Cinfhen Wasn‘t aware of that one...l will check it out xx thanks, Karen 3y
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TrishB Her new one is based on her life experience , mentioned in this interview https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/jul/20/my-new-novel-allowed-me-to-... sounds very sad! @Cinfhen not read yet either. But looks good. 3y
KarenUK Thanks for sharing @TrishB sounds incredibly heartbreaking... 3y
Cinfhen Oh wow @TrishB sounds very sad 😔 will you be able to read?!? 3y
TrishB @Cinfhen I haven‘t got - though did look at it! I‘ll wait and see what people‘s reviews are like 😥 3y
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MartinaLove
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4.5/5 🌟
This book will make you angry, broke your heart and make you angry again. The ending was nothing like the first few pages of the book. I felt like I was reading a different story but it all made sense after part 1.

This book was a rollercoaster of a read and one I highly recommend.

Trigger warning for rape and abuse.

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MartinaLove
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This book is heartbreaking 😭

Scorpioseah Worth reading? 3y
MartinaLove @Scorpioseah I would say yes, it's worth reading. It's an intriguing read. The story is also very sad. I haven't finish it yet but I have a feeling things aren't what they seem to be at the beginning. 3y
Scorpioseah @MartinaLove I love this author in fact I have already read two of her novels. 3y
MartinaLove @Scorpioseah It's the first novel I read by this author. I will definitely read more by her. 3y
Scorpioseah @MartinaLove yes yes you should (“,) 3y
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MartinaLove
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I'm on chapter 13. It's starting to get more and more interesting. I can't wait to know what happened that day.

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Chasing_Pages
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Thank you so much Misty @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love the bookmark and can‘t wait to read the book. It‘s been on my list for a while. Such a great start to my birthday week, my first present and I was off today and spent all day reading!! ❤️📚 #litsylove #itsmybirthdayandillreadifiwantto

LiteraryinLawrence Great book! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!! I‘m happy that you haven‘t read it!! Happy Birthday 🎉🎊🎈🎂 3y
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SilversReviews
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#SPRINGINTOREADING

@AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks

@Vkois88

Today‘s Prompt: SAVED

Two minutes sooner, two minutes later....it would have made a difference.

Two minutes sooner, two minutes later....it would have saved the horrible pain.

Two minutes sooner, two minutes later....it would have saved Jacob's life.

Have you read I LET YOU GO?

MY REVIEW: https://bit.ly/2y7LEWr

tammysue Terrific review! Great seeing this was a 5 Star for you. I‘ll have to move this one up 👍🏻 3y
k.reads.5 This book had one of the best twists I've read! 3y
SilversReviews @pl.2886 It did...a great read. Thanks for commenting. 3y
SilversReviews @whatshesreadingnow ENJOY when you read it....excellent read. Thanks for commenting. 3y
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DHill
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Alternating POVs surrounding a domestic abuse survivor and a hit and run accident. It was at times infuriating, suspenseful, sympathetic, but overall, the story was just okay for me. 3/5

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bookkeeper26
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Wow! Is all I can say regarding this book..while the first part was slow going part 2 had the twists and roller coaster ride all the way to the last page...great writing and definitely worth the late night finish!

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DHill
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My hold just came in! I am so excited to start this.

GloVerdino So good! 4y
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LauraRenae
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Really grabbed my attention and I didn‘t guess any of the major twists. Something missing in the final chapters but still very enjoyable thriller. #aroundtheyearin52books

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bookkeeper26
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On page 87 and can't wait till part two..my reading buddy....:)

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GloVerdino
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Yes, yes, yes. After reading a bunch of so-so books I really needed a good one! It started off pretty slow but once I got to Part 2 I felt like the rug was pulled out from under me and it was a crazy ride to the end. I did figure out a few of the details but still a great story

Oryx It's a good one. Good rug pull I agree 4y
lahousewyfe Love that mug too! 4y
GloVerdino @Oryx I know! I had to go back and re-read some parts because I didn‘t understand at first! 4y
GloVerdino @lahousewyfe Thank you! One of my favorites 4y
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GloVerdino
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My plans for the day, actually I think the dog has trapped me on the couch! I might finish this one today and I decided my New Year‘s reading resolution would be to read at least one book per month from the current month‘s #BOTM box. I got a six month membership for Christmas so I want to keep up with the current books this year

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GloVerdino
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Not quite a holiday read

larah17 Heard such good things about this book!! 4y
GloVerdino @larah17 it‘s good so far, part one is kinda slow but I got to the first twist and it confused me for a second but it‘s picking up and I can‘t wait to see how it comes together 4y
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Jgotham
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My pic is terrible but I love this quote in the middle of her story-“I have been brave: I may have run away, but I came back.” And isn‘t that something we can all do to be brave? We don‘t all start out brave, but coming back..that‘s what makes a difference.

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Lol maybe that‘s why I‘m a terrible runner 😂 “I run back to the cottage for my camera. My steps feel lighter now and I realize it‘s because I‘m running toward something, and not away from it.”