A little boy is run over by a hit and run driver after his mother allowed him to run from her hand. The mother is devastated, blaming herself.
Unfortunately, the initial police investigation is well over 100 pages of basically nothing happening. It appears from the beginning that Jenna has fled to an isolated cottage on a dreary English coast to punish herself for killing the kid. As she suffers through the gloom and isolation the reader begins to sympathize and wonder how she could have done such a horrible thing.
Mackintosh weaves a back story of Jenna’s marriage as well as revealing her true name. The descriptions of the marriage are truly terrifying in their hard reality. The pervert next door is far more frightening than the “monster from outer space.” When the villain is entirely believable it certainly ratchets up the fear.
The slowest of these three winter novel reviews, I Let you go, is a good read especially if one likes to skim.
Part one of the winter novel review "The Woman in Cabin Ten," by Ruth Ware can be found here.
Part two of the winter novel review "The Girl Before," by J.P. Delaney can be found here.
Steve E Clark as seen in the New York Times is Author of Justice Is for the Lonely and Justice Is for the Deserving. Kristen Kerry Novels Of Suspense. You can purchase his books via his site at www.SteveClarkAuthor.com/BuyBook or request it at your local book store. Want to know more about Steve Clark or read more reviews? Learn more about Steve on his website www.SteveClarkAuthor.com