Since I’ve recently started reading again mysteries, thrillers and crime I’ve decided to start something new here on the blog. I’m hoping to review, highlight and share my love from all things crime, thrillers and mysteries. I’m also looking to do something different and fun to keep this blog intresting. I’m still trying to decided how I want this blog to look and feel like, so without further ado welcome to Killer Thursdays!
To kick off this new segment of my blog, I’ve recently finished I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh and it was fantastic read. I went into this book blind and I’m so happy that I did because it was such a fun and emotional read.
Published Date: November 9, 2014
In a split second, Jenna Gray’s world descends into a nightmare. Her only hope of moving on is to walk away from everything she knows to start afresh. Desperate to escape, Jenna moves to a remote cottage on the Welsh coast, but she is haunted by her fears, her grief and her memories of a cruel November night that changed her life forever.
This book had everything I love in a mystery/thriller. Morally grey characters, raw emotions, twists and great writing. Mackintosh did a great job keeping the reader captivated with her descriptions of settings and the raw emotions that we see Jenna go through. I have never cried during any psychological thriller but this one tugged at my emotions. I was able to feel all sorts of emotion towards Jenna. I was angry, sad and disgusted all at the same time. All the characters in this book are flawed and unlikable but that is what makes them human. There is no one to root for. There isn’t a hero or a villain; just people that have flaws like everyone else. It was a fun ride to be on and I couldn’t put the book down even when I had to.
The plot of the story was also amazing. It never dragged or fell flat. The writing was not repetitive or formulaic. It’s amazing how Mackintosh was able to weave a story about grief, guilt and crime altogether to make this story not just about the crime but a heart wrenching emotional tale of relationships between parents and children and husband and wife. This book is not just a thriller it’s also a portrayal of human nature and all of its morally grey areas.