Before I Let You Go

Author: Kelly Rimmer
Publisher: Graydon House
Genre: Fiction
Source: Claire @ Little Bird Publicity

Goodreads:  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.

Ope’s Opinion:  Without the constant “f” word, this might have been a five chair book.  The story line was deep and difficult to read.  It was very well written, very realistic.

This is about an addict and her family.  It made me realize how an addict effects the whole family.  It also had an amazing story about what brought her to be an addict.

This is also about sisters and their relationship, and their dependence on each other.

The ending wrapped things up nicely.  I would read another Kelly Rimmer book.

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One thought on “Before I Let You Go

  1. I wish I loved this one more, for me it was only a 3. I just felt it was too repetitive and pretty depressive as well. Great review!

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