I Let You Go

I Let You Go

Large Print - 2016
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"Jenna Gray moves to a ramshackle cottage on the remote Welsh coast, trying to escape the memory of the car accident and desperate to heal from the loss of her child. At the same time, two Bristol police investigators try to get to the bottom of the 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."--Back cover.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning,, 2016
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781410491275
1410491277
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 585 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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PimaLib_JB Jun 11, 2018

A postcard of any message you like, written on a picturesque beach, to be washed away by seafoam. Someone stumbling across that website would never guess the dark, intertwining stories leading to that charming conceit. A good psychological thriller for people who also appreciate a cozy setting and slower pace.

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Justsaymo01
May 29, 2018

At the end I find out the author was a police officer and lost her son. This book she can relate to and it is very well written. Hard to predict where it is going next. I will have to check out some of her other books.

TashD Apr 11, 2018

A very intense and emotional read. The deep wounds of the main character unfold throughout the book. A thriller that keeps you guessing and wondering until the end.

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firefly5
Mar 14, 2018

Excellent book! This is the first time I have read this author and I will definately read her books again! This is a very well written story with an amazing twist! This story is told from the perspective of three people and so well done that it is not difficult to keep the three people separated. The description of the landscape is so vivid I could see it and almost feel the sea spray. All the characters in the book are completely believable and I found myself "talking" to them. ie: to the police officer.... 'don't get involved'! Recommend this book!

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MplsPeggy
Mar 13, 2018

Far more complex and interesting than your average suspense novel (Grisham, Patterson, etc.). Character development is much better than expected. Forewarning of an impending plot twist was a bit heavy handed, but it kept me reading and still managed to feel surprising.

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cidyer
Mar 11, 2018

I read this book just after reading The Woman In the Window which I really liked. The problem I found is that compared to The Woman In the Window I didn't find I Let You Go as well written. The book started out really well, but as it went on I was disappointed at how slowly it unfolded and I found that I would have liked to see a stronger character in Jenna. Her life circumstances led her to be in an abusive relationship, however I would have liked if she would have stopped punishing herself for losing people in her life, and advocate for a healthier self. I also found the ending twist regarding Ian to be just too contrived. The only person that I found likable in the book was Patrick, the vet and her new friend in the community she moved to.

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kwsmith
Feb 25, 2018

After a horrible car accident, Jenna Gray runs away from her troubled past and begins a fresh start in a small seaside village. The novel closely follows two parallel stories: how Jenna builds an entirely new life, and how the police investigators uncover the truth. This thrilling crime novel focuses more on character development than most similar crime novels, but this one still has a few surprise plot twists.

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Yoo_hoo5
Jan 08, 2018

Perhaps what’s difficult to get through with this book is the subject matter - abuse. But it also brings to light a lot of what happens in our world that we don’t think about or choose to leave up to others to address.
There are people who are as conniving and villainous as Ian. You can hear his deviant mental wheels turning at almost every point........such an insecure person with an unsurprisingly bad upbringing. Too many excuses are made.
It was a good read and I appreciate the perspective the author had with her own personal experience and the lasting impression it left on her.

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ElizabethHunter
Oct 23, 2017

got to 1/4 through this book and had to return. Someone else wanting it.

Not sure want to borrow again - not that exciting.

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reader7176
Jul 20, 2017

I loved this book, the plot twist and turns hold your interest. I was up the entire night reading this book just could not put it down. While the story line of this novel is sad and tragic, it shows how people deal with tragedy in different ways. We have to move on but you can never forget!! Look forward to more from this author.

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mikeandfel2
Jul 08, 2016

mikeandfel2 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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