I Let You Go

“Headlights glint on wet tarmac, the dazzle blinding them every few seconds. Waiting for a break in the traffic, they duck across the busy road, and she tightens her grip on the small hand inside the soft woolen glove, so has to run to keep up.”

I Let You Go
By Clare Mackintosh
Source: Advance review copy

The little boy lets go of his mother’s hand in an instant everything is completely altered. How could the driver not stop to help and how can anyone live with the knowledge that this precious five year old is now gone.

Jenna’s life is forever altered and she moves away from London. She has to get away from all the memories and without a real destination to go to she somehow ends up in a small coastal village. There in a dilapidated cottage with a barely working door lock and sparse furniture or belongings she starts to recreate her life.

In London for the detectives on the case of the hit and run, it’s been months of nobody saw anything but how can a mother disappear. Perhaps as the anniversary of the tragedy is approaching they can once again reach out to the community and try to get a lead.

Jenna has slowly been rebuilding her life and even has made some friends and gotten close to a special person but soon she’s going to have to face the past she left behind.

This was a gripping read with a fantastic plot twist I didn’t see coming. I’ve read a couple of her books now and will be eagerly looking for the another of her books to add to my nightstand.

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New Month

I can’t believe we’re in June already. I’m excited that vacation is getting closer but not too thrilled about the upcoming hot summer months. Oh well, maybe that means I’ll have to do some reading with cold climates as the preferred settings.

Anyway, I missed doing a reading recap for last month but it was a good reading month as I read two books which probably will end up on my favorites for the year and those were The Awakening by Kate Chopin and The Handmaid’s Tale (graphic novel) by Margaret Atwood. I also had a couple of duds but we won’t talk about those now.

This weekend was a bit of catching up on reading and just hanging out. I have got to finish Alone Time by Stephanie Rosenbloom so I can return it to the library but it’s already overdue. I’m really enjoying this book because I am definitely one of those people who values time for myself.

So that’s about it. I have to go to the library this week to return several books and also pick up a couple of holds. Those are my bookish plans for the week – what about you?

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Weekend Fun

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I enjoyed it very much as I got to celebrate my birthday and had so many wonderful notes and calls from friends and family. My husband took me out for a delicious breakfast at a French bakery and of course we took home three different slices of cakes to savor later in the day.

One of the highlights was also stopping in at BookPeople. I love wandering the aisles to check out the recommended reads. I can always count on finding books by indie presses and local authors. I thought the display for one of the mystery end caps was fun.

We also made it out to a local nursery to look for some new plants for a part of our front garden. We settled on several native, drought resistant plants. We always go for native, low maintenance type plants. I think we found some really pretty ones (gaura, blue aster and rudbeckia) but of course I am already anxious and want to see lots of blooms. Haha…

Oh and finally a quick visit to Half Price Books but I didn’t find the books I was looking for and instead found some beautiful paper by Pepin Press. It’s gift wrap paper but I can easily use this for other kinds of crafts so that was a neat find.

It was great to have a three day weekend but now it’s time to get ready for the work week ahead. Let me know if you made it to any bookstores over the weekend.

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