Title: Never Let You Go
Author: Chevy Stevens
Pub. Date: 3/14/2017
Eleven years ago, Lindsey Nash escaped into the night with her young daughter and left an abusive relationship. Her ex-husband, Andrew, was sent to jail and Lindsey started over with a new life.
Now, Lindsey is older and wiser, with her own business and a teenage daughter who needs her more than ever. When Andrew is finally released from prison, Lindsey believes she has cut all ties and left the past behind her. But she gets the sense that someone is watching her, tracking her every move. 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 has he really changed? Is the one who wants her dead closer to home than she thought?
With Never Let You Go, Chevy Stevens delivers a chilling, twisting thriller that crackles with suspense as it explores the darkest heart of love and obsession.
My Review: 5/5
This is going to be hard to believe, given that this book is right up my alley in the genre it falls into, but Never Let You Go is my very first book to read by Chevy Stevens! I know, impossible to believe, right? I could just kick myself for not reading her books earlier! This book was so fabulous!!
Lindsey is in an abusive relationship with her alcoholic husband, Andrew. When she’s had enough, she takes her daughter (Emily) and they flee. When they reach a stop before their final destination, she learns shocking news…her husband was in an accident. He survives, but the other driver does not. He is sent to prison. Lindsey and Emily are able to settle in a small town and start a new life. Fast forward ten years later and her now ex-husband is released. Soon after, mysterious incidents start occurring and Lindsey has no doubt her ex-husband is out for revenge against her for leaving him.
I have to start by saying I loved Lindsey. She has so much strength and courage. One of the hardest things to do is leave an abusive, controlling relationship. When she finally gathers up enough courage and leaves Andrew, I applauded! Her number one concern throughout the book was making sure her daughter was safe. This feat in itself proved to be challenging with the strong-willed Emily. But Lindsey held her ground, and for that I commend her!
While this book’s genre is suspense, it is so much more than that. It is also a story about the relationship between mother and daughter; Lindsey and Emily. I kept putting myself in Lindsey’s shoes, wondering if I would have made the same decisions. It’s a tough one. You want your daughter to live a life as normal as possible, but how is that possible when your obsessed ex-husband is on the loose?
As for the suspense aspect, there were so many twists and turns up until the very end. I found myself questioning everyone and everything. Who can Lindsey trust? Or, who can Emily trust? It was such an eerie feeling not knowing who was lurking around the corner.
This is a great mystery, but also a heart-felt story of the bond between mother and daughter. Highly, highly recommend!! And now excuse me while I order the rest of the authors books! 🙂
***Thank you very much to Netgalley and the publisher for a copy in exchange for my unbiased and honest review.