What I’m Reading: Before I Let You Go

Remember I told you that I put a bunch of books on my waitlist from my online library and then just waited and waited.  This book, Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer finally became available and I got a chance to listen.

Before I Let You Go: A Novel

I really, really liked this book.  I often tell you that I need a break from historical fiction. I totally love it but…I do need a break now and then.  This book was perfect.

The book wasn’t an easy listen.  It circles around drug addiction and its effects on a family. It was sad but without giving a lot away, there was some good in the end.  I was a little worried that it was going to stay sad the entire way through, but it didn’t.

Here is what Amazon had to say:
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 the 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’ childhoods, ghosts that Lexie doesn’t want to face. But will the journey heal Annie, or lead her down a darker path?

Amazon readers gave the book 4.5 stars.  I am going to agree.  I really enjoyed the book and honestly felt I had a little better understanding of drug addiction.

You can find the book on Amazon HERE.

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