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Our book of the month for January is ‘I let you go’ by Clare Mackintosh, a gripping psychological thriller following the life of Jenna Gray, a woman whose world is torn apart after a tragic hit-and-run accident. Caitie, Year 12 English Literature student, provides a review of the book.

Jenna runs away to Wales, where she starts afresh, picking up the pieces, trying to get her life back on track. She is overcome by her grief and fear, the deep ache where her son should be, haunted by Jacob. Memories surface, unwilling to be ignored, forcing Jenna to face her demons, because someone is searching for her, someone who hardly has her best interests at heart.

The novel switches between three characters, each playing their own role within Jenna’s living hell. Investigator Ray Stevens and his team work endlessly to seek justice for a mother who is living a parent’s worst nightmare, but the novel drops bombshells that are thrown to keep the reader guessing. We feel we know what is happened and we’re waiting for justice, when Mackintosh leads us astray, uncovering snippets from Jenna’s past. This leaves us completely stunned and desperate for the mind games to stop, eager for the truth to be revealed.

Mackintosh has written this novel perfectly, bringing out the sweaty palms, racing hearts and streams of tears!

This story will keep you hooked right until the end. I absolutely loved it and was absorbed in the plot from the very start. It is most definitely worth a read…

 


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