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I Let You Go

On sale

7th May 2015

Price: £8.99

British Book Industry Awards Debut Fiction Book of the Year, 2016

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780751554151

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Lose yourself in the sensational debut I Let You Go – the Sunday Times bestseller, No.1 ebook phenomenon and Richard & Judy Book Club pick.


A tragic accident. It all happened so quickly. She couldn’t have prevented it. Could she?

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.

Slowly, Jenna begins to glimpse the potential for happiness in her future. But her past is about to catch up with her, and the consequences will be devastating . . .

If you can’t get I Let You Go out of your head, don’t miss Clare Mackintosh’s stunning new thrillers The Last Party and A Game of Lies, featuring the unforgettable DC Ffion Morgan.

‘Compelling, with a killer twist’
Paula Hawkins

‘A masterclass in plotting . . . I could not put it down’ Jojo Moyes

‘Astonishingly good’ Lee Child

‘Chilling . . . I was hooked’ Rachel Abbott

‘Extraordinarily atmospheric’ Alex Marwood

Reviews

Jeffrey Archer
Twists and turns all the way. A brilliant debut
Jane Moore - Loose Women
The twist takes your breath away . . . surpasses Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train
Woman and Home
The superbly realised characters were the icing on the top of the deft, plot-twisting and emotional debut
Peter James
A terrific, compelling read with an astonishing twist that floored me. I loved it and did not want it to end
S.K. Tremayne
Vivid storytelling with persuasive characters and a schemingly intelligent narrative - and one prize-winning plot-twist
Julia Crouch
Page-turning, utterly convincing, unputdownable. The twists kept me guessing until the riveting, satisfying conclusion
Mark Billingham
A hugely assured and gripping debut and a twist that made me green with envy
Stylist
The novel slams on the brakes and does a u-turn so surprising you'll be flicking back to the start to hunt down the clues you missed
Daily Express
A taut psychological thriller with a startling twist
Paula Daly
A disturbing, page-turning thriller that barely loosens its grip
S J Watson
The twist is killer
Lee Child
Astonishingly good
Alex Marwood
Extraordinarily atmospheric, Mackintosh's emotional debut doesn't miss a beat
Samantha Hayes
From the chilling and tragic opening, to the very last page, I literally couldn't read fast enough. The writing is captivating, and the narrative addictive. With one thrill after another, a sense of menace and fear hanging heavy throughout and a cracking ending that I won't forget for a long time
Jenny Colgan
Absolutely brilliant - I ripped through it
Good Housekeeping
Tense and fast-paced with a heart-hammering shock of an ending
Veronica Henry
Such an accomplished debut - tautly plotted, emotionally engaging and with twists I genuinely didn't see coming
Marie Claire
Definitely a must-have for crime thriller fans . . . Oh-so-twisty. Loved it
JoJo Moyes
A masterclass in plotting, with a killer twist. I could not put it down. It's hard to believe I Let You Go is a first novel. The pacing, plotting and twists put it up there with the finest thrillers
Kirkus
Jaw-dropping, yet plausible plot twists . . . the kind of book that sticks in the reader's mind well after the final sequence
Sarah Hilary
With its authentic voices, switchback twists and delicate character studies, this is a rewarding read from a writer with a real understanding of what makes a gripping crime novel
Amanda Jennings
I Let You Go is a clever, compelling and deftly plotted book packed full of tension, superb characterisation and tight storytelling. I loved it
Rebecca Whitney
A fascinating, multi-angled viewpoint of a single tragic event with a twist that takes your breath away, I Let You Go will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final page
Paula Hawkins
Chilling, compelling and compassionate, I Let You Go is a finely-crafted novel with a killer twist
Hannah Beckerman
I Let You Go crackles with tension from the opening pages and doesn't let go of its grip on you until the very end. Intricate plotting and compelling characterisation combine to make what is sure to be one of the psychological thrillers of the year
Booklist
A clever thriller that boasts fine writing, compelling characters, and mind-bending twists
Katy Regan
So elegantly written, flawlessly structured and with characters you care about from the very first page. I Let You Go has 'smash hit' written all over it. I absolutely loved it.
Mystery People
The characters are well-developed individuals; the mean streets of Bristol and the idyllic Welsh coastal village are equally well-drawn; the writing is skilful and well-balanced; and the plot has enough twists enough to satisfy the pickiest reader, not to mention a final kick that sent shivers up my spine
Julie Cohen
A heart-wrenchingly emotional psychological thriller with stunning twists and turns. Deft and seamless, it pulls you in from page one and doesn't let you go
New York Times Book Review
Genuinely shocking . . . [a] cunning psychological thriller
Elizabeth Haynes
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. Absorbing, authentic and deeply unsettling: a stellar achievement, and so deliciously clever
Mark Edwards, author of The Magpies
A storming psychological thriller that has everything: breathtaking twists, great pace and pitch-perfect characterisation. I Let You Go will squeeze your heart and punch you in the gut. What a debut!
Lucie Whitehouse
Clare Mackintosh's inside knowledge of police work illuminates this gripping - and moving - psychological thriller. I couldn't put it down
Christobel Kent
A brilliantly taut and convincing thriller with a warmly beating heart
Woman
Brilliant . . . fantastic twist
Cath Staincliffe
A superb debut. Clare Mackintosh writes eloquently about grief, guilt and fear and delivers some shocking twists
Rachel Abbott
I Let You Go is a chilling tale with characters that are so well drawn, you can feel their pleasure and pain on each step of the journey. I was hooked from the brilliant start to the unexpected finish.
Sunday Mirror
So utterly convincing, as Mackintosh is a former CID officer. With a debut as good as this, the force's loss is crime writing's gain. More please
Daily Mail
[A] sensational debut . . . an astonishing intensity that drags you in and never -- ever -- lets you go . . . searing twists. Even if Mackintosh never writes another thriller as good as this -- though I think she will -- she should be vastly proud of this one'