I came across Clare Mackintosh during my research for my Cops Writing Crime project (which you can find elsewhere on my website – I call us “The Squad”). I have decided to try and read more of my cousins in The Squad, as I love realistic police/crime writing.
Mackintosh’s debut novel was the second read for me this year from The Squad, and “I Let you Go” delivers in spades. This is quite simply a tremendous crime thriller – one of those it is difficult to put down, even as the clock ticks past one in the morning! The story is well-crafted and keeps you guessing with plenty of suspense and twists. Mackintosh’s depiction of the psychology of domestic violence is chillingly on the money, and her characterization is excellent across her cast. As you’d expect, her police characters are realistic and all-too-human, and she delivers an engrossing cross-section of society.
I loved this book – it’s a 5-star read – and will definitely be buying her next one which is now available.
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