Monday, April 2, 2018

Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer: UPCOMING RELEASE WITH REVIEW

I was sent this book from the publisher.  My ratings and reviews will be my own personal opinions and are in no way influenced by publishers or authors who may have sent me books to review. 

"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 fiancĂ© 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."

My Rating: 4 Stars
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher
Release Date: April 3, 2018
This was my first Kelly Rimmer book, but it will not be my last. I started Before I Let You Go on my lunch break, and that was such a mistake! I was instantly taken by the story, and I wanted to keep reading.
This starts off with two sisters: one a successful doctor and one a drug addict. Lexie gets a phone call in the middle of the night when Lexie is having some health issues. Come to find out she is also pregnant, but will not go to the hospital due to knowing she will fail a drug screen (these are not spoilers as this is in the synopsis). The story these sisters take you down was heartbreaking and one that I see often within my field working with drug exposed infants.

The writing was beautiful, and it made for a really enjoyable read. This was a slower paced read for me, but I was enjoying the characters and the dual perspectives that I did not seem to mind.

My emotions were all over the place with this! I was able to connect with the so many different aspects of the story since I work within addiction, and I have also lost my father. I found myself crying several times throughout the story.

This was a beautiful and powerful story and I highly recommend it.

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