Stand-Alone

I Let Her Go

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Phyciological

Some secrets should have stayed buried…

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!

Kindle Edition

343 pages

Published July 7th 2021

Warning: There are a lot of issues that can be triggering some of these are domestic violence, child abuse, mental health, foster care. If you or anyone you know has any issues with any of these PLEASE SEEK PROFESSIONAL HELP A.S.A.P

First Impression

I Let Her Go is set in the 1st person. The viewpoint of more than one character is given.

The reader is introduced to Lucy through a letter that was written 20 years ago when Lucy was 11. The letter is addressed to her mother. Lucy tells how she misses her mother and how she forgives her for what she did. Now that she is in foster care she has made a new friend, Amber…

The next chapter focuses on the current day where we come across Lucy in the soaking rain as she searches for Amber after she saw Lucy and Josh kissing…the reader finds at the end of the chapter that this happened 15 years ago…

I am eager to see what happens next in I Let Her Go…

Rating: 3 out of 4.

I Let Her Go is a detailed fast paced story that switches between the past and present of the characters lives…the titled chapters make it easier to see which character is been discussed…

I like how Andrews has raised awareness of complex issues such as domestic violence, child abuse, foster care and mental health issues. Although these are difficult to read about it opens the eyes of the reader to things that are a common occurrence in daily life!

The character development of I Let Her Go is good. The characters are interesting and realistic. I felt a lot of empathy for the characters in their young years and can see how much help and guidance they still need as adults…

I would recommend reading I Let Her Go to lovers of thrillers, as it is a emotionally charged plot that uses complex issues and tension to build up a gripping and suspenseful story!

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