Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Before I Let You Go
by Kelly Rimmer

Publisher: Graydon House
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  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?


Kritters Thoughts:  Two sisters have been estranged for two years and a late night phone call will bring them back together and hopefully heal their relationship.  Lexie Vidler has been the older sister her entire life and even at some moments she has had to be a second parent.  Annie is the younger sister and has always had Lexie to help pick up the pieces when life got rough.  Annie is in a bad place and she thinks only Lexie can help.  

What a fantastic sister book!  Being a part of a sisterhood is rewarding and hard.  Like Lexie and Annie, me and my sister are completely different, but unlike them I have never had to parent my sister, we have always been able to just be sisters.  Kelly Rimmer gives a voice to both sisters as they take turns narrating the book chapter by chapter.  I won't divulge too much, but the way Annie's chapters are presented is unique and different and made this book stand out for me.  BUT be prepared to cry!

The writing in this book is beyond outstanding.  AND the characters are just full and true.  I loved reading about these sisters so much.  The way she wrote the characters and the story was just so good.  You can tell how much I love this book because I am beyond the ability to use words to express the love!

I was excited to find out after reading this book that Kelly Rimmer has a backlist.  I will have to dive into her backlist soon and read away!


Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Ebook 2018 Challenge: 26 out of 100


Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Little Bird Publicity.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.



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