I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

I Let You GoI Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is told mostly in the first person, but not always from the same point of view. The scene switches from Jenna’s world to Ray’s (the Detective Inspector in charge of the hit and run case that resulted in the death of a boy). These two primary characters have their relationship problems (in their own worlds, not with each other). The setting switches from Bristol to a small Welsh village. There are a couple of big surprises in store.

What I liked the most about this story was the authenticity with which the writer treated the police work. Her twelve years working in the British justice system shows – and all for the best in my opinion. Although I know the U.S. federal criminal justice system thoroughly, the British system is quite different, a difference I found fascinating at times.

The ending is a bit too predictable and the characters just a tad too cliched for my taste, but all in all it was an engaging story that kept me wanting more. I listened to the CD audio version and enjoyed the accents. The actors, both male and female, are very good.

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