Wednesday 7 October 2015

♥ Letting you go || Anouska Knight || Review ♥

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?

This review has been a long time coming, its just one of those reads that i read at such a relaxed pace, dipped in and out of. Ive read books from Anouska Knight before and loved them, and this was no different. Alex foster fled her home town after the tragic loss of her brother. She is quite happy with the irregular phone calls and living her life alone, but when her sister calls with the news that her mother is seriously ill and it's best she come home. However, returning home means dealing with the past, dealing with what happened and dragging up old memories.

Letting you go, is a read thats all about moving on, about telling those nearest to us we love them, and keeping family close. I found the narrative slow and steady, building the story and world up, and giving us plenty of background information for us to make our own conclusions ahead of the story.

Alex is a runner, and we learn about why and how she deals with things constantly throughout the story, Jamie (Jem) was the one left behind and a mother with a broken heart. It was a story that was full of love and often hurt my heart, but it was sweet. I loved taking the time to begin to know the characters, the be part of the community

Anouskas writing captures the heart, and ebbs and flows in a way that keeps the reader popping back for more, i thoroughly enjoyed this read.


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