Before I Let You Go by Kelly RimmerBefore I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer

Before I Let You Go

byKelly Rimmer

Paperback | April 3, 2018

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“Before I Let You Go is a heartbreaking book about an impossible decision. Kelly Rimmer writes with wisdom and compassion about the relationships between sisters, mother and daughter…. She captures the anguish of addiction, the agonizing conflict between an addict’s best and worst selves. Above all, this is a novel about the deepest love possible.” —Luanne Rice, New York Times bestselling author

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

Both candid and compassionate, Before I Let You Go explores a hotly divisive topic and asks how far the ties of family love can be stretched before they finally break.

Title:Before I Let You GoFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.96 × 5.96 × 1.05 inPublished:April 3, 2018Publisher:Graydon House BooksLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good! I loved this book! It was so well written with a beautiful story!
Date published: 2019-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heartwrenching Such a good book! Honestly made such a good story. It had some really amazing and hard truths about life and what it throws at you. Worth every second of the read. I did not want it to end. It is very well rounded and a hard read at times but wroth it.
Date published: 2019-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most amazing read in awhile! Couldn’t put the book down! Amazing plot and love the way the author alternated between the 2 perspectives of the main characters. Great story about how strong the bond between sisters is.
Date published: 2018-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from captivating! I read this book in one afternoon! I liked how it had the different characters perspective, and totally understood Annie and what she was personally feeling.
Date published: 2018-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read it in TWO days Loved the premise, the characters, the plot. As someone who volunteers with addicted men and women, I especially appreciated Annie's description of how withdrawal feels, how she became addicted, etc. Powerful!
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Before I let you go Great story dealing with family reality that many families face today. I read the who.e last part in one afternoon. I could not put it down, great story, well told.
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good story This book is centred around addiction in pregnancy. Lexie’s sister, Annie calls her in desperation after continuing to abuse heroin late into her pregnancy. To avoid criminal charges, Annie is sent to a rehabilitation program while her newborn daughter undergoes severe withdrawal symptoms in the first weeks of her life. Annie and her husband Sam are left picking up the pieces and caring for their niece while they wait for Annie to screw up again and again. The journal entries from Annie were an important aspect of the story and gave light to her troubled history. I teared up towards the end of the book. Some important issues were raised around the legal system and around support for drug addicts.
Date published: 2018-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beauitful read beautiful beautiful read, heat felt and full of passion.
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Couldnt wait to keep reading, was super sucked into this book
Date published: 2018-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read Heart moving story from beginning to end, a read for anyone
Date published: 2018-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! I loved the way every chapter wanted to keep you reading. You can relate to every character with the detail the author portrayed. This book brought the honesty about how society looks at those who are addicted to drugs, and are pregnant. It brings the way we should be looking at ourselves to judge less on those who are struggling with a disease that is uncontrollable.
Date published: 2018-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thought Provoking I believe we all have that point in our lives that make or break us. We have our Lexies, Annies, Sams, Roberts and Deborahs and they have each impacted us different. I have come to understand that 2 people can go through the similar issues and come out differently. I do recommend this book and hopes that it helps someone understand a little of what others or even themselves is going through. I will not lie, I judge Annie right through to end of this book. A girl that went through something so wrong and terrible, an environment filled with judges and close minded people that even when she tried to be strong, couldn't understand why no one understood her. I hated her for everything she put her sister through and all that her baby Daisy has to go through, but finally I think I understood her and hopefully I can understand my Annie and all she is going through. I love this book for every lesson it shares and issues it tries to make people aware of. Opening up to someone is never easy. Being vulnerable is something most people don't want to be but it really does help to share. A very good book for discussion and the questions at the end of the page is very helpful not just in understanding the book but yourself and people going through similar situations.
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Before I Let You Go Drug addiction combined with pregnancy makes for tough, thought provoking subject matter, this is so well-written, the sisters felt so real to me, I was so drawn to them and their story, it’s an emotional read. #plumreview I received this ARC through a giveaway.
Date published: 2018-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Liked it It was really good, captivating to the point where I didn't want to put it down, that being said, there were a lot of boneheaded decisions on some of the characters parts.
Date published: 2018-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best read in a while! What an amazing novel!! Very very well written. The suspense was great and I never could have guessed the ending! Will most definitely be keeping this on my book shelf!
Date published: 2018-01-14

Editorial Reviews

"Kelly Rimmer skillfully takes us deep inside a world where love must make choices that logic cannot. Ripped from the headlines and from the heart, Before I Let You Go is an unforgettable novel that will amaze and startle you with its impact and insight." -Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author of The Bookshop at Water's End"Get ready for fireworks in your book club when you read Before I Let You Go! One of the best books for discussion that I've read in years." -Diane Chamberlain, New York Times bestselling author of The Stolen Marriage"Kelly Rimmer's shimmering and poignant new novel, Before I Let You Go broadens our current national conversation about seeking to combat the deadly yet curable disease of addiction while being ultimately a story of relationships."--Library Journal, Editor's Pick"Rimmer's timely novel captures the unbreakable bond of two sisters and humanizes the difficult intersection of the opioid epidemic and the justice system."-Publishers Weekly"A deeply emotional and thought-provoking read. It was impossible to not be moved by this beautifully written book." -Vanessa Carnevale, author of The Florentine Bridge"Another incredible, gripping read from an exceptionally talented author. This book takes you through myriad emotions, whilst opening your eyes to some very important issues for women. I read this in one sitting... So will you. A magnificent read I can't praise or recommend highly enough." -Heather Hill, author of The New Mrs D"Before I Let You Go captures the bittersweet nature of existence and turns it into something truly beautiful. Heartbreaking and life-affirming." -Tilly Tennant"Heartbreaking, soul-searching but ultimately uplifting, this thought-provoking book challenges the judgements society makes and weaves a heartwarming story around the bonds we forge as sister, mother and partner." -Zara Stoneley, author of The Holiday Swap