Monday, 16 November 2015

Letting You Go by Anouska Knight

Letting You Go
By Anouska Knight
Published by Mira (10 September 2015)
ISBN: 978-1848454262

Publisher's description
Alex Foster lives a quiet life, avoiding the home she hasn’t visited in eight years. Then her sister Jaime calls. Their mother is sick, and Alex must return. Suddenly she’s plunged back into the past she’s been trying to escape.
Returning to her hometown, memories of the tragic accident that has haunted her and her family are impossible to ignore. Alex still blames herself for what happened to her brother and it’s soon clear that her father holds her responsible too. As Alex struggles to cope, can she ever escape the ghosts of the past?

My verdict
Letting You Go is a book filled with family secrets, love and romance, regrets and feuds.

A tragic accident tore Alex Foster's family apart when she was a teenager. She left the family home soon afterwards, cutting herself off from her family and Finn, the love of her life. But now that her mother is ill, she is forced to return home and come to terms with her guilt. But is she really the one who needs the forgiveness?

It took me a little while to get into this book but then I couldn't put it down. It's well written and easy to read. I think it just took a little while to engage with Alex at first, but her character developed as the book progressed. It reads as chick lit, but the story itself is darker and more in-depth.

Letting You Go is a very moving book and I did shed a few tears at the end.

I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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