Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer

My review

The story goes something like this… Lexie and Annie are sisters, one is a doctor, the other a drug addict. Yet when Annie calls Lexie for help in her pregnant state, Lexie leaves everything to help her. Annie’s baby is born early but undergoes narcotic withdrawal in the ICU, and Annie herself has a court mandated rehab program to attend. Lexie is the one holding the baby and Annie together and managing her own professional and personal life too. 

This book was so gut wrenching and it evoked a plethora of feelings that at the end of the read, I was left vulnerable and sad. The author Kelly Rimmer has brought home one single point 

Being a sister is the best thing in the world, and loving your sister comes from the soul. There may have been jealousy and fights, but the pure undiluted love that flows for your sister is indescribable. Nothing can break that bond, nobody can break that bond… 

Kelly Rimmer made me cry throughout the journey of her book… She is one of the very few authors in this year who did. I wanted Annie to succeed.. I wanted Annie and Lexie to have their crazy sister moments. As the story went on, I wanted everything to be picture perfect. But life rarely is, and Kelly has shown that beautifully in her book. 

This is my first book of hers, and it has squeezed my heart of every single emotion. Her words made my heart soar in happiness and cry in sadness. It brought out anger at the injustice, it reminded me of horrors that some people have to face to survive. Every facet of the sisters, every word of the story touched me deep. Some books leave their mark on you and this book certainly did on me… 

There may have been a few niggles but I couldn’t see it as I read the book with tears filming my eyes. I just wish Annie’s truth came out a little earlier but that is just me. I crave justice, I want the world to be fair… 

Every addict has a story and it might not fit into our perfect little world, it might also be something we would ever want to understand. But sometimes, just sometimes, maybe we should listen to their story to know what makes turn to drugs to find solace

Kelly Rimmer made me want to run  and hold my sister tight in a hug and keep her safe always. She brought me home, she made me become aware of the love I have for my sister. She made me happy and glad I do have a sister to hold and protect and to love forever

I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher Harlequin Graydon House books(UK&Canada) and this is my honest and unbiased opinion. 

My Rating : 5 stars

About the Author 

Kelly Rimmer is a USA Today bestselling women’s fiction author of five novels. Her novels have been translated into more than twenty languages. She is the author of the huge eBook bestsellers Me Without You, When I Lost You and The Secret Daughter.

Book blurb 

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?

Product Details 

Publication date : 27th February 2018

Publisher : Review

Language : English 

Available on Amazon

Heartbreaking story of sisters

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