#ThrowbackThursday – I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh – 4*s @claremackint0sh #Review

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Renee at It’s Book Talk. Throwback Thursday was designed as an opportunity to share old favorites as well as older books in our TBR. As I started reviewing on Goodreads long before I started my blog, it seemed a great way of sharing my earlier reviews (which I hope have improved since the early days).

So this week I’m revisiting I Let You Go by by Clare Mackintosh – first reviewed in January 2015.

I Let You Go


My Review

This is a brilliant debut with one of the best shout out loud twists I’ve read in years. When it comes it will have you going back to check on what you’ve read. Because of the twists (yes more than one) I have no intention of discussing plot for fear of giving something away. The blurb tells you all you need to know without spoiling what is to follow.

I will say that the book falls broadly into two halves. The first lays heavy emphasis on the police procedural aspect with the search for guilty party, while Jenna attempts to build herself a new life. This part is well done, the police team are likeable characters that are well drawn with glimpses of lives outside the force as well as within which adds an extra realistic dimension to the plot. Jenna is presented as a sympathetic character doing her best to cope, but there are hints that there is something going on beyond what we already know.

Once the perpetrator is revealed part two becomes more about how and why what happened occurred as well as more of a psychological thriller that is quite hard hitting in places.

The plot has it all, grief, loss, romance violence and twists aplenty that will keep you gripped to the end. I can’t wait for the next one.

I received an ARC via NetGalley in return for an honest review.


    • I think it had a great twist before it became de rigueur for every other book to have a twist. It really stopped me in my tracks and I had to go back to understand what I was reading – great plot.


  1. Totally agree – I let you go was one of my top reads of last year, absolutely fantastic. I really enjoyed I See You too, it was a very slight let down but I think that was mostly because of bonkersly high expectations after I Let You Go!

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  2. Gosh I remember buying this as something to pass the time with while my little baby slept, and I utterly devoured it! Remember being so amazed at all the twists & turns, such a brilliant book!

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