This was so. good. Suspenseful. So many twists and turns. I highly recommend it.
I Let You Go follows Jenna Gray, a somewhat diminutive figure, as she tries to put her life back together in a tiny cottage in Penfach (UK). At the same time, the book follows two police people as they investigate a hit and run case in Bristol.
At first, I found the switch between a first person narrative (Jenna’s story) and a third person narrative (the investigators), a little jarring. As the story went on though, I started to find it effective in moving me in and out of focus. In fact, the switch to third person started to act as a much needed reprieve from Jenna’s first person narrative.
Mackintosh’s prose are evocative and heartbreaking. Her characters are well developed and utterly human. Every time I thought I had the story figured out, she would drop a plot bomb and I’d be thrown in a completely different direction. The suspense was palpable, and I just HAD to know what was going to happen next.
Read warily. If you are particularly sensitive to violence you may not want to read this. It definitely tugged on my heart strings — it made me cry. It made me laugh. It made me have all the feelings.
Thanks to NetGalley and Penguin Group (USA) for my review copy.