In high school, Toni wanted nothing more than to move out of her parent’s house and in with her boyfriend Ryan. Her mother constantly compared Toni to her younger sister Nicole, who was the well behaved child – the opposite to Toni’s rebellious personality. When Nicole befriends Shauna, Toni’s former best friend who now is set on making Toni’s life miserable, their relationship becomes strained.
Toni thought her life was challenging, but she had no idea how much worse it was about to get. After Nicole is brutally murdered, Toni and Ryan are convicted of her murder…only, it wasn’t them. No one believes that they are innocent, including her own parents. Toni and Ryan are sent off to prison, and aren’t released until 15 years later.
Told in alternating timelines, we follow Toni’s story in both the past and present and see what happened leading up to Nicole’s murder as well as her determination after being released to find the truth about what happened that night.
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?