- By Anouska Knight

Letting You Go

  • Title: Letting You Go
  • Author: Anouska Knight
  • ISBN: 9781474030939
  • Page: 426
  • Format: ebook
  • Letting You Go What if a tragedy occurred and you only had yourself to blame How do you move on from the past Alex Foster lives a quiet life avoiding the home she hasn t visited in eight years Then her sister Jaime

    What if a tragedy occurred and you only had yourself to blame How do you move on from the past Alex Foster lives a quiet life, avoiding the home she hasn t visited in eight years Then her sister Jaime calls Their mother is sick, and Alex must return Suddenly she s plunged back into the past she s been trying to escape.Returning to her hometown, memories of the tragic aWhat if a tragedy occurred and you only had yourself to blame How do you move on from the past Alex Foster lives a quiet life, avoiding the home she hasn t visited in eight years Then her sister Jaime calls Their mother is sick, and Alex must return Suddenly she s plunged back into the past she s been trying to escape.Returning to her hometown, memories of the tragic accident that has haunted her and her family are impossible to ignore Alex still blames herself for what happened to her brother and it s soon clear that her father holds her responsible too As Alex struggles to cope, can she ever escape the ghosts of the past

    1 thought on “Letting You Go

    1. 4.5Posted in full reviewedthebook/2015 I’ve just spent the best weekend with Letting You Go, my very first Anouska Knight novel, and I’m not quite sure I’m okay with leaving it behind just yet! Even after the most moving, perfect of endings. I was taken in completely by the stunning story here. Letting You Go wastes no time in setting the scene as we’re taken back to 2004 and the events leading up to the death of Dillon – son to Ted and Blythe, little brother to Alex and Jem. September [...]

    2. After a tragic accident Alex has left home as soon as she could. Her father couldn't forgive her for what happened and she had to go. She didn't only leave her loving mother and sister Jem behind, but also the love of her life, Finn. Because her father doesn't want them to be together Alex has been living a lonely half life ever since. She quit studying, doesn't accept any love, doesn't have much of a social life and she works in a caring job. She gives and never receives.Alex has to return home [...]

    3. *Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*I have all of Anouska’s books in my bookshelf, Letting You Go is the first one I’ve read now, finally!Alex Foster finds herself back home after eight years. Memories of that tragic accident come back, when she lost her brother. Her dad is still angry with her and holds her responsible. Their relationship is tense and uncomfortable. With her mum being in the hospital, the situation doesn’t get better.Then there is Finn, gorgeo [...]

    4. snazzybooksLetting You Go by Anoushka Knight is an enjoyable, easy read which starts off quite slow but gains a bit of momentum as the book continues.The characters are quite well developed and interesting, though I struggled to emphasise with Alex- she got on my nerves quite a lot. I felt like she treated Finn pretty badly, and although she recognised this too she didn’t seem to change her behaviour until right at the end. Then again, she did have a lot to deal with. The topics covered in the [...]

    5. Received a copy of this via Netgalley in return for a fair and honest review.Found the opening chapter gripping, and so dramatic reliving the past family tragedy that swallows up the family and refuses to let go over many years. This book focuses on how grief, guilt and secrets can eat away at a family over time and only when another sad event hits the family and forces them all to relive the past that maybe they can start moving on and living again.It seems that everyone ends up feeling guilty [...]

    6. My thanks to Netgalley for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review. I found this book a little difficult to get into at the beginning. There were a lot of characters and flashbacks. However, from the middle onwards I became engrossed in Alex’s life and the tragedy that has haunted her family. This is a book about love, grief, forgiveness and family. Set in a small town, I enjoyed the backdrop to the story and how the repercussions of the tragedy had a ripple effect. When [...]

    7. This is the first book I have ready by Anouska Knight and Letting You Go was an easy well written novel. I liked how the plot which was not typically chick-lit but had a serious side too. The main and supporting characters were well developed, some likable and some less so. This was an enjoyable read which was a little slow and predictable in places but did have a few twists to the story. For me it didn't quite have the wow factor, however I'm sure many will love this book. I certainly wouldn't [...]

    8. jerasjamboree/2015/1Letting You Go is the first novel I've read by Anouska Knight. I loved her writing style (I also fell in love with the characters too!).I think one of the amazing things about reading is that I get to experience emotions that aren't mine and with a 3rd person narrative from Alex and sister Jem there are plenty of 'feels' - not just with the two sisters but dad Ted and of course male lead Finn.I wanted to know how Alex was living her life with that shroud of guilt colouring al [...]

    9. Letting you go was my first Anouska Knight novel and I have to say I was pretty impressed, I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was definitely intrigued by the reasons that Alex has not been back to Eilidh falls for nearly eight years.I will admit that although I loved the characters in this novel that I did find it a bit of a struggle for the first couple of chapters, I just found myself not connecting with the story to begin with. Thankfully I stuck with it and as I read more I found that I co [...]

    10. 4.5 StarsLetting You Go is a moving and emotional tale of heartbreak, grief, forgiveness, with a good quantity of secrets thrown in too. Alex Foster hasn't been back to Eilidh Falls in eight years, she has never forgiven herself for the death of her younger brother, and she believes her father has never forgiven her either. And then she gets a call from Jem, her younger sister, telling her their mother is ill and in hospital.As scared as Alex is to return home, she loves mum Blythe more than any [...]

    11. Whilst this is an easy read novel, it is also full of emotional turmoil and grief from the very first chapter! Everyone apparently has their own feelings of guilt following the tragic death of Dillon. As you read more of the story, secrets that had been hidden for years, start to be revealed explaining so much of why the family wouldn’t and couldn’t let go of the grief over his death. Eilidh Falls is a small town where everyone assumes they know everyone else’s business but in this communi [...]

    12. confessionofalitchickArc copy via Netgalley - in exchange for an honest review.Letting You Go, really was a gem of a novel. I know they say don't judge a book by its cover, but that's what first drew me to this. The lady walking down a path, she is pretty much a walking metaphor of letting the past go, and physically moving forward. I loved it, very clever. This is also the first book I have read from this author and I wasn't disappointed! The writing style was good, I also loved the multiple po [...]

    13. Straight away we learn that Alex’s younger brother died in an unfortunate accident that Alex blames herself for as he was in her care at the time. Because of this, years later she keeps herself away from her family in the village Eilidh Falls with a series of excuses until she is forced to come home after a family emergency. You can’t help but be very curious about the amount of secrets woven in this story, which is what propels you to keep reading and discover what is going on. It’s a gre [...]

    14. I received a copy from the publisher for an honest reviewI found this book very very slow to begin with (apart from the first chapter where it describes a tragic accident from Alex's Past) I really struggled to stay with this as I felt the story was not going anywhere. I think possibly the book could of been shorter. I was extremely disappointed by this.However as the story went on the Characters and their stories began to develop so then it got more interesting and the story started taking a fe [...]

    15. Alex lost her brother in a tragedy that haunts her. She has avoided going home until her sister calls her to say she must come back because their mother is ill.This was a really enjoyable read with a lot of substance and great characterisation.Family secrets and the overwhelming grief fill the story. It has enough twists and turns to keep the interest and the pages turning wondering just what will be revealed and whether they will be able to start the healing process.Eilidh Falls is depicted so [...]

    16. Thanks NETGALLEY for the chance to read the first 3 chapters in this novel.This novel begins with a tragic incident, the chapters after go into the family members after the incident, this book is about family, loss, and forgiveness. I really like the character Alex, I do think the story is going to pick up since Finn has returned. Thanks again, NETGALLEY!

    17. Thank you to Net Galley for a review copy of this book.An enjoyable easy read, well written with some intriguing characters. Several twists and lots of secrets to be be revealed.It lacked the wow factor for me but that is perhaps because I read it straight after the best book I have read all year. I certainly enjoyed it and will read more by Anouska Knight in the future.

    18. Anouska Knight is the author that books I was desperate to read, for a long time already, but probably the circumstances and time were not right. But finally! Finally! I got a copy of "Letting You Know" in my greedy mittens and couldn't be more happy to eventually dive into this story. The book wonderfully shows how people deal (or don't deal at all) with grief and brilliantly explores the family bonds and relationships, and is full of wonderfully described emotions.The only thing that bothered [...]

    19. I thought this book was great until I got to the last few chapters, then some of it just started getting weird. It was definitely longer than it needed to be.

    20. I was given an ecopy of this book via Netgalley from Cara Thompson at Mira, Anouska Knight's publishers in exchange for an honest review which I'm more than happy todo.Wow, where do I start. Letting You Go is an emotionally charged novel that at times is quite raw. Alex avoids home at all costs, she hasn't been home for eight years - all because of the fall-out from a terrible tragedy. When Alex gets a call to say her mother has had a stroke and is seriously ill in hospital - there is no choice [...]

    21. Anouska Knight’s third novel, Letting You Go, should come with a warning: make sure you’ve got plenty of tissues handy because this emotional, stirring and mesmerizing tale of forgiveness, courage and healing from the past will pluck at your heartstrings and make you weep buckets!Alexandra Foster’s life had changed forever on the day her beloved brother, Dill, died in a tragic accident. Alexandra was supposed to be looking after her younger sibling, but when she averted her eyes for just a [...]

    22. Review first posted on my blog: spoonfulofhappyendingsspoAfter a tragic accident tore Alex and her family apart, she decided to leave her home town of Eilidh Falls for good, not just leaving her mother, father and younger sister Jem behind, but also Finn, the love of her life. Because her father has seemed not able to forgive her, Alex hardly has any contact with her family and after having quit her studies, spends her days working and blaming herself for what happened all those years ago. When [...]

    23. We start this book with the death of a child. Alex was supposed to be keeping an eye on her brother but tragedy strikes and he is drowned. Alex blames herself and, as soon as she is able, escapes from home and thereafter has limited contact with her family. She feels so much guilt and hatred from them that she thinks this is for the best. Then her mother falls ill and she reluctantly returns home to help out. This visit also coinciding with the return of an old boyfriend who she was with when he [...]

    24. This book is set in a fictional town in the far north of Scotland where the Vikings once settled - or did they? Are the people really related to Vikings? Or not? And just who was their ancestor? And just where did family lines cross? Perhaps not where you thought they did.In fact, there have been genetic tests of people living in the far Scottish north that show just who was descended from a Viking and you have to remember that many of the far islands were actually owned by the Danes until late [...]

    25. This is the third book by Anouska Knight, winner of ITV Lorraine Kelly’s writing competition. Her debut novel, Since You’ve Been Gone became a bestseller and after finished reading Letting You Go I predict another hit on Anouska’s hands.A heartbreaking tragedy in the Foster family has, and is still after many years, haunted the lives of Blythe and Ted Foster with their daughters Alex and Jem. Alex’s way of coping with this terrible event was to move away from home and her family as soon [...]

    26. It’s quite emotional at times and gives quite a few tugs at the heartstrings. At the same time it has its amusing moments, but in general it is a whirlwind of emotional turmoil.Alex is plagued by an intense sense of guilt, because of Dill. The relationship with her father has broken down completely, and has become both uncomfortable and unbearable. She stays away from home in an attempt to let the situation die down.She has spent so many years running away from conflict, running away from her [...]

    27. Letting You Go is a well put together romance story full of emotion and past guilt. The Foster family tragically lost their son, Dill, to drowning whilst under the supervision of his older sister, Alex, and her boyfriend, Finn. In particular, Alex and Dill's father just can't let the past go and shows his pent up anger by way of punches to Finn's face each time he meets him. Alex left the family for university and because of all the guilt she's carrying and her father's feeling of disapproval, s [...]

    28. Letting you Go was my first foray into Anouska Knight and its a pretty hefty read at 496 pages. Personally I found it quite confusing because its written in that softly focused backwater America style that is beloved of Mills and Boon authors but while it is never explicitly "located" anywhere there are mentions of Argos and Viking invasions that lead you to believe its set somewhere in the UK. It is a big old rambling story where everything leads back to the tragic death of Dillon Foster as a y [...]

    29. Imagine losing your little brother in a tragic accident. Now imagine feeling like you're the one to blame and battling with guilt every day since. This is a very well written and emotional story about Alex Foster, who is living with this guilt and to make things worse she feels like her Dad blames her too. She lives away from home, mainly so she can avoid serving as a painful reminder of the devastating day they lost Dillon.Out of the blue she gets a phone call. Her Mother has been taken ill and [...]

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