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I Let You Go

Written by: Clare Mackintosh
Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (37 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The next blockbuster thriller for those who loved The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl.... A novel with "an astonishing intensity that drags you in and never - ever - lets you go" (Daily Mail, UK).

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."

©2016 Clare Mackintosh (P)2016 Penguin Audio

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Boring

I found the content to drag on and it was hard to pay attention after awhile. The voice acting was flat and not engaging.

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Great job

gosh, I laughed at Ian. what a tool! lol the narrator for it did an amazing job. I found from chapter 2 to 20 the story was very flat! nothing was happening. maybe it could be been a shorter story. From chapter 22, I couldn't stop listening to it. I'm glad o didnt give up.

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Excellent Twists

A great mystery with twists and turns. Highly enjoyable. Excellent narration captures the emotions of the story very well. #Audible1

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Weak plot with too many side plots.

I really thought this was a very simple book with a multitude of cliches. “ I’ve had better days” is what Jenna says after her beating. The bully plot re: Ray’s son was there but never developed and the relationship between Ray and Kate was weak. U was very disappointed in this book and only read it because it was a book club choice.

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Tooo sad

I like suspense, but this story was too said. I almost stopped listening to it.

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this was really well written. the twist hits your hard in the end. you think one thing only to find out another. #Audible1

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  • Phoebe
  • 2016-05-15

Compelling thriller

The story was cleverly unfurled, and I finished listening in a week, but I found the repetitive descriptions of domestic violence gratuitous and unnecessary for the story - one or two would have been sufficient to get the point across! I enjoyed the Gone Girl-style of narrative with plenty of twists, and overall was engrossed in the story.

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  • Aletha
  • 2016-05-17

finally a good book

I loved this book suspense right to the end. I thought I had it figured out but there are lots of twists.

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  • laura
  • 2017-05-13

Didn't like the male narrator

I guess since Ian was a total piece of crap the narrator accomplished his goal but I didn't really care for his voice in the other roles either.

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  • Selena
  • 2016-05-17

So Good!!!

This book is definitely in my top 25 favorites of all time. Lots of twists and turns and the narrator was fantastic. The story moves along slowly and it had a Girl on the Train kind of feel to it. I was glued to this book and hope to find more by this author.

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  • Lori L Lyle
  • 2016-05-12

Great listen!

This was one of the better storylines I've heard in awhile. Interesting plot. I was entertained from beginning to end.

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  • C. Halkovic
  • 2016-05-10

great story!

i loved, loved, loved this book. what a great story. i ended up sitting in my car listening in the parking lot because i HAD to finish the chapter!!!

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  • Paula
  • 2016-05-11

This Amazing Story Will NOT Let YOU Go!

Hang on for a thrilling ride as you proceed through this book. It is a psychological mystery/thriller of the first class. It is impossible to say much without giving away the story and thus becoming a spoiler review -- but just know that all is not what it seems; plot, characters, events -- and be ready for twists and turns in this story that will keep you listening all night if needed. The narration was wonderful throughout, the writing excellent. If you enjoy a new twist at every turn, this one is for you! And it will stay with you for a very long time -- as you ask yourself "why?" "who?" and gasp at what comes next. Very enjoyable listen!

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  • Cassidy
  • 2016-06-17

Great performance really disappointed in the story

I loved listening to this book because I loved listening to their accents, other than that, I was very disappointed in the story. The reviews say that it was the ultimate page turner and kept you guessing until the last page... Wrong. I had it all figured out right after the one and only "twist" that they had in the book. I thought they would keep throwing in plot twists.. But no sir, it was just sad.. Really not a feel good book. And then to make matters worse.. It didn't even wrap up in the end. No happy ending, not even a sad one! No ending at all! So.. I wouldn't recommend this book to anybody actually, I'm not mad that I used my credit for it, because it was entertaining enough to listen to, but not good enough to recommend.

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  • karen
  • 2016-12-06

Even better, second time around....

I first listened to this book several months ago. I must have been distracted, or of a different mind set, but I had only a vague recollection of what it was about when I clicked on it to read again -- not even remembering that I'd listened before. I can't account for my lack of interest the first time, because this is a very good book indeed.

I especially liked the contrast between the police, working, eventually, on their own time, to solve the mystery of what happened that night. It was somewhat refreshing to see that there wasn't a rush to convict her, to throw her in prison, when the police officers sensed that something wasn't making sense. I'd like to believe that happens more often than it probably does.

The villain in this book -- Ian, the husband -- is believable. I'm lucky enough to be able to say I've never been associated with a man like that, but the author tells the story well enough that by the time we see his true evil, it seems perfectly believable. I have no doubt there are possessive men like that around -- maybe more than we think.

And kudos to the narrators. Well done, both of them! Now that I've enjoyed this book a second time, I'm pretty sure that after some decent passage of time, I'll listen again. It's just a very well done audiobook.
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  • Traci
  • 2016-05-27

I Can Predict This Book In Three Notes

Would you try another book from Clare Mackintosh and/or Nicola Barber and Steven Crossley ?

Maybe

Has I Let You Go turned you off from other books in this genre?

I am starting to believe they should have a weak female character genre. I would never knowingly buy those books.

Which character – as performed by Nicola Barber and Steven Crossley – was your favorite?

Both narrators were good.

Could you see I Let You Go being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

This is definitely a Lifetime Television movie. I would not watch.

Any additional comments?

This was a very predictable book except for one twist. The one twist did not improve the book for me. And the story line did not make a lot of sense. I predicted early on how it was going to end, and I was right.

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