Never Let You Go was SO GOOD! I loved it! Part one of the book alternates past and present from the main character, Lindsey, who is in an abusive marriage. We see how their relationship started, how it progressed, and how her husband Andrew turned obsessive and violent. We also see her present day life with him as she tries to leave and escape her marriage with her seven year old daughter, Sophie.
After Part One, we fast forward 11 years, where Andrew is in prison and Lindsey and Sophie live alone in their new life. However, when Andrew is released from prison, Lindsey can’t shake the feeling that someone is watching her. Things progress, and she can tell someone has been in her house. Has Andrew come back to finish what he started all those years ago when he tried killing Lindsey?
I’ll say it again – I loved this book! I especially loved the characters. We really got to know Lindsey and Sophie, and I loved the chapters that were told from both of them. I really enjoyed how close they were and their relationship both as mother/daughter, but also as friends. Sophie acted the way I’d imagine any teenager would, and there were times I wanted to shake her, but I think that lent itself really well to making the book feel realistic!
When I first started reading the book, it reminded me a lot of Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes, which is my all time favorite thriller, so I loved that! That said, the book deviated and definitely was it’s own story, which was great in that I didn’t feel like I’d already read the book before. Sometimes with thrillers it feels like storylines repeat themselves fairly often across different books, and I’m happy to say that was not the case here.
This book had me tense the entire time! I was dying to know what would happen and how everything played out, and I had a hard time putting it down. When I did have to set it down to do other things, I couldn’t stop thinking about it, which is the sign of a great book in my opinion! I was suspicious of everyone, and even still, I didn’t predict the ending, which I love.
Overall, this was an excellent (and super creepy!) thriller that I’d recommend for all fans of the genre! I cannot wait to read more from Chevy Stevens. A huge thank you to Netgalley, Chevy Stevens, and the St. Martin’s Press for an ARC of the book in exchange for an honest review. Never Let You Go is out now, so GO and buy it!