Thursday, November 7, 2019

Before I Let You Go

Book: Before I Let You Go
Author: Kelly Rimmer

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 the 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’ childhoods, ghosts that Lexie doesn’t want to face. But will the journey heal Annie, or lead her down a darker path?-Goodreads

Review: Two sisters. One become a doctor while the other becomes a heroin addict. How does this happen? How will it end when the addict is pregnant? 'Before I Let You Go' is the heartbreaking story of Lexie and Annie. Told in alternating narratives, we follow their lives from childhood to present time. It's a story of family, abuse, secrets, addiction and unhealthy relationships. There is also a lot of information regarding how states (Alabama in this case) handle drug afflicted pregnant women and it was very eye opening. 

Another fantastic book by Kelly Rimmer. This is one that I read I couldn't stop thinking about after finishing it. 

Grade: 4.5/5

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