Oooh a psychological thriller. My favorite genre of book. You too? Well jump right in to my latest review.
I Let Her Go by JA Andrews
Lucy Mitchell had a troubled past, was abandoned by her mother and left to fend for herself in foster care. This is where she met Amber and Josh, but living in a strict foster home brought fears of its own. Fears that brought Amber and Lucy closer together.
Amber and Lucy formed a pact. They said they would be friends for life and often found solace in the local woods to escape from their foster carer, Linda. This was a place they used to hide together, but when only one girl had returned from the woods, the note said Amber had run away.
Fifteen years later and Lucy is planning the wedding of her dreams with Josh until a body is found, then the trauma of Lucy’s past comes back to haunt her.
Tensions mount as Lucy, Josh and Linda all have secrets to hide and distrust makes them question each others story around Ambers disappearance. As the body’s identity is soon to be exposed, life for Lucy takes a terrifying turn for the worst.
The note says Lucy is next!
A deeply dark story with unlikeable characters. My fave! However, it can be a lot to deal with. The author goes deep into emotional and physical abuse as and child and as an adult. I can imagine that these topics could be very triggering for some. Although the does touch on these topics with a high level of sensitivity, please be aware that they exist.
What I actually liked about the characters in this book is that they are totally unpredictable. That means I get a story that keeps me guessing and the exciting ride that only plot twists and turns can provide. Each of these twists are made to grab your attention, meaning you won’t be putting down I Let Her Go anytime soon. Just keep in mind that the book does have somewhat of a slow start, but it’s certainly worth your while to keep those pages turning.
Overall, I found I Let Her Go to be an intriguing read that kept me on my toes. Fancy giving it a read? I Let Her Go is available to buy now.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.