Welcome to another Bookish Friday, in which I  share excerpts from books…and connect with other bloggers, who do the same.

Let’s begin the celebration by sharing Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader; and let’s showcase The Friday 56 with Freda’s Voice.

To join in, just grab a book and share the opening lines…along with any thoughts you wish to give us; then turn to page 56 and excerpt anything on the page.

Then give us the title of the book, so others can add it to their lists!

What better way to spend a Friday!

My pick today is a recent download, and a book I hope to devour soon:  I Let You Go, by Claire Mackintosh, “a finely crafted novel with a killer twist.”






Beginnings:  (Prologue)

The wind flicks wet hair across her face, and she screws up her eyes against the rain.  Weather like this makes everyone hurry, scurrying past on slippery pavements with chins buried into collars.  Passing cars send spray over their shoes, the noise from the traffic making it impossible for her to hear more than a few words of the chattering update that began the moment the school gates opened.


56:  “Come on!”  Ray bellowed up the stairs to Tom and Lucy, looking at his watch for the fifth time in as many minutes.  “We’re going to be late!”


Synopsis:  On a rainy afternoon, a mother’s life is shattered as her son slips from her grip and runs into the street . . .

I Let You Go follows Jenna Gray as she moves to a ramshackle cottage on the remote Welsh coast, trying to escape the memory of the car accident that plays again and again in her mind and desperate to heal from the loss of her child and the rest of her painful past.
At the same time, the novel tracks the pair of Bristol police investigators trying to get to the bottom of this 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. Elizabeth Haynes, author of Into the Darkest Corner, says, “I read I Let You Go in two sittings; it made me cry (at least twice), made me gasp out loud (once), and above all made me wish I’d written it . . . a stellar achievement.”


I can’t wait to read this one, having heard so many good things about it.  Just what I need:  another thriller.  What do you think?


34 thoughts on “BOOKISH FRIDAYS: “I LET YOU GO”

    1. I think it will be terribly heart-wrenching, but I keep grabbing books that make me cry, as well as those with so much intensity that I literally can’t put the book down. Thanks for stopping by, Anne.


  1. So many people have properly raved about this book, it’s up there for me as one of the most hyped books in the last few years and I’ve been meaning to get to it for some time. I really need to look it out!

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    1. I often steer away from hyped books…until those whose book tastes are similar to mine start raving about them. This one is on that list. Thanks for stopping by, Bernadette, and enjoy your reading.


    1. Thanks, Mareli, I usually post my review immediately after completing a book. It helps me move on without worry of forgetting the details of the book. Enjoy your reading, and thanks for visiting.


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