Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens
Published March 14, 2017 by St. Martin’s Press
Genres Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
Eleven years ago, Lindsey Nash escaped into the night with her young daughter and left an abusive relationship. Her ex-husband was sent to jail and she started over with a new life. Now, Lindsey is older and wiser, with a teenage daughter who needs her more than ever. When her ex-husband is finally released, Lindsey believes she’s cut all ties. But she gets the sense that someone is watching her. Her new boyfriend is threatened. Her home is invaded, and her daughter is shadowed. Lindsey is convinced it’s her ex-husband, even though he claims he’s a different person. But can he really change? Is the one who wants her dead closer to home than she thought?
So I received an ARC of Never Let You Go several months ago, but just didn’t get to until a few days ago. I wish I had read this book sooner because I absolutely loved it! This is the first I have by the author, although because of my excessive book buying, I already own all of the other books she has written. Which is great, because I loved her writing and I loved this book. I really enjoyed all of the characters and there development throughout the story. The book is separated into three parts. Part one is told from Lindsey’s perspective, but flips back and forth between the late 1990’s, when she first got married, the mid-2000’s when she leaves her husband and present day. Part two and three are present day and are told from both Lindsey’s perspective, as well as her daughter Sophia’s perspective. This is one of those books that I just didn’t want to stop reading because I simply needed to figure out what was going on and how it ended.
Beyond the character development, which I thought was done very well, I just really enjoyed the author’s style of writing. I also enjoyed being able to read from both Lindsey and Sophia’s point of view, as it gives the reader a deeper view into their lives and how they are both reacting to the same events. I also really enjoyed the bond that Lindsey and her daughter had after so many years of it just being the two of them. This book was quite suspenseful throughout and the plot moved along at a very steady pace. It is one of those books where the whole time you are just trying to figure out what the plot twist is or at least that was how I read it. I couldn’t quite figure it out, I knew what direction it was going in but the author does a good job at giving you enough clues from different characters that you just can’t quite put your finger on it. I loved this book and I can’t wait to read the rest of her work! Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for sending me an advanced reading copy of this book.