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Book of the Week - I Let You Go by Clare Macintosh
24 August 2016

Another belter of a suspense novel this week - gritty, real, undeniably compulsive and full of edge of the seat moments. Plus a couple of twists I did not see coming. Well done Clare! I do pride myself on being pretty good at guessing twists, as most of us do I'm sure! And I was pleasantly surprised to read this one and suddenly find out of nowhere I've got unpredictability. Always good in a new author. The first part did take a little while to warm up but because the second half was above par, I'd still give it top marks.


Loved the cop duo, loved the dynamic between the heroine and her would-be beau. Loved the gradual feeding in of info and strong narrative drive. Very good. No wonder this lady takes workshops on writing.

One thing that bugged me though, on the audiobook version, which I always listen to, is the lack of cohesion in the accent of the antagonist. One narrator did one, the other narrator did another. Shame - would have been so easy to fix.

THERE ARE 2560 X 5* REVIEWS!!! The vaaaaast majority. Clare is big time in crime - as an ex-copper, it's no wonder it's all so authentic.

I am going to get her next one - I See You. Will keep you informed!

get I Let You Go from amazon here.

More about Clare Macintosh here.

other news -

- Finding Time to Write - 7 Ways to Find more time to Write by Diane Fraser and 8 Ways you can Fit Writing Into Your Life by @writers_hq, both have a common theme - schedule it! Note to self.... well, you can guess!

- the problem with writing cliff hangers for tv serials - a reaaaally good post on Bang 2 Write - great site - add it to your favourites if you want to write!

Beginners’ Guide And if you’re a complete beginner and want to self-publish, my basic guide can be found here - beginner's tips for self-publishing - a summary of info, sites and links to help you on your way. Including my guest blog on prestigious industry website,, Go here to read more.

Archives Don’t forget to check out the other archives (to the left) for even more fabulous hints, tips, links and blogs. 

Best wishes



My books - For the full list of my fiction and non fiction novels, novellas, short stories - info and links to buy them just go here. or see below.

As usual, here’s the round up of my own titles! I’d appreciate a review on Amazon (go here) and Goodreads (go here)! Enjoy! x

eBooks  - all available on Amazon – paperback or eBook (kindle or kindle app or kindle on PC or Mac)

paperbacks – five fiction titles all available in paperback – via Amazon – see below.





HAWAIIAN TRILOGY (2013/4) – romantic fiction in either steamy or PG options!

Book 1 Hawaiian Escape Steamy or Hawaiian Escape PG, the prequel to Hawaiian Affair - is now available on Amazon in eBook or paperback in both PG original and steamy (just released last week!).

Book 2 Hawaiian Affair Steamy - now called Take a Chance on Me, with Choc Lit publisher  available on Amazon. Paperback coming to shops Dec 2015! yay!

Book 3 Hawaiian Retreat - Helen's Story - Just click this link to see steamy version. Paperback also available

  DIARY OF A WANNABE SHOPPING CHANNEL PRESENTER – a stand alone story – Bridget Jones meets Alan Partridge meets Eddie Murphy in ‘Holy Man’ –click here to buy Ebook on amazon, and click here to buy paperback



 ‘When Dreams Return’ (2014) – spooky romantic short story – when Chelle’s pal Sara gets her to conjure up her ideal man with a full moon magic spell, she gets more than she bargained for… also appears in Hocus Pocus anthology.

The Valentine’s Surprise (2010) is a short story proving it’s never too late to find your Sir Galahad!

And Work in Progress, a compendium in paperback of Dairy of a Wannabe plus the two short stories in one volume.

 Also – for Hallowe’en – an anthology of short spooky stories by 13 authors including many new shorts and my When Dreams Return in paperback! Hocus Pocus ’14 – ebook or paperback.

 'Battle of the Exes', written for Valentine's Day 2015, features in 'Roses are Red' anthology of six short stories on Amazon ebook and paperback too.


 Till the Fat Lady Slims 2.0 – the ‘When’ Diet - is my semi-autobiographical weight loss book – updated for 2014 to include the latest thinking about nutrition. Learn how to eat like slim people do.

 Go here to get Till the Fat Lady Slims 3.0 – Tips and Tale to Inspire on amazon

Go here to get its predecessor (read 2.0 first) Till the Fat Lady Slims 2.0 – the When diet on amazon



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