Monday, 12 March 2018

Before I Let You Go - by Kelly Rimmer

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

The 2:00 a.m. call is the first time Lexie Vidler has heard her sister’s voice in years. Annie is a drug addict, a thief, a liar—and in trouble, again. Lexie has always bailed Annie out, given her money, a place to sleep, sent her to every kind of rehab. But this time, she’s not just strung out—she’s pregnant and in premature labor. If she goes to the hospital, she’ll lose custody of her baby—maybe even go to prison. But the alternative is unthinkable.

As weeks unfold, Lexie finds herself caring for her fragile newborn niece while her carefully ordered life is collapsing around her. She’s in danger of losing her job, and her fiancé only has so much patience for Annie’s drama. In court-ordered rehab, Annie attempts to halt her downward spiral by confronting long-buried secrets from the sisters’ childhood, ghosts that Lexie doesn’t want to face. But will the journey heal Annie, or lead her down a darker path?

Both candid and compassionate, Before I Let You Go explores a hotly divisive topic and asks how far the ties of family love can be stretched before they finally break. 

My Opinion:

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

Two sisters, Lexie and Annie, who couldn’t be more different. They went through a lot in their childhood and especially Annie is struggling with the consequences now. Their dad died early and their mum married another man. His background is special and also the way he treats the girls. That’s why Lexie left early, but Annie is younger and suffered a lot.

Now, years later, Annie is happy with her fiancé Sam, has a great job, but whenever something happens with her sister, she is there immediately. Annie has been through several rehabs and is still struggling and now she is pregnant!

Lexie suddenly sees herself caring for the baby and things get even more dramatic. The storyline is very intense and gripping.

The two women take turns telling us their story. Lexie focuses on the now and her feelings really come through. Through Annie we get to know what happened in the past. That helps to understand the characters better and I think it’s a great way to tell a story. It’s different and special.

I really liked Sam, Lexie’s fiancé, he was a wonderful support, always there for her and helping in every possible way.

Kelly Rimmer touches the topic of drug addiction in an emotional way, show that it is a disease and how the addicts actually feel.

The book is heart-breaking, touching and very poignant. I loved every minute of this story.


Kelly Rimmer on Twitter: @KelRimmerWrites

1 comment:

  1. nice article.thanks for posting.