Sunday, 6 September 2015

Letting You Go – by Anouska Knight

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

What if a tragedy occurred and you only had yourself to blame? How do you move on from the past?

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 Opinion:

*Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

I have all of Anouska’s books in my bookshelf, Letting You Go is the first one I’ve read now, finally!

Alex Foster finds herself back home after eight years. Memories of that tragic accident come back, when she lost her brother. Her dad is still angry with her and holds her responsible. Their relationship is tense and uncomfortable. With her mum being in the hospital, the situation doesn’t get better.

Then there is Finn, gorgeous Finn. Her dad is not a big fan of him and although their feelings for each other are pretty obvious Alex holds back. It’s about what happened eight years ago and her dad has a lot to do with it. I was just hoping for them, because I felt that he changed her in a positive way. He was actually my favourite thing about this book.

I found it difficult to relate to Alex at first and I also couldn’t get into the story. I’m happy I continued reading it, because it got better and better, deeper and really thoughtful. I really enjoyed reading it in the end.

The relationships between the characters and they way Anouska wrote about them really stood out for me.
This is a story full of secrets, lies and heart!

A story about a family, their past, their relationship and their love for each other, no matter what!

I’m definitely looking forward to reading the other Anouska Knight books, because I love her style of writing!


My possible cast:

Alex: Cristin Milioti

Finn: Tom Hardy

Anouska on Twitter: @AnouskaKnight

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