Book Review: Never Let You Go

After enjoying Kiss, Erin Healy's first collaboration with thriller author Ted Dekker, I anticipated reading her first solo novel. Never Let You Go is a suspense novel for the Christian market.

I love Healy's protagonist. Lexi Solomon is strong, yet vulnerable. Dedicated, yet conflicted. And torn between her intense feelings of love and unforgiveness.

In the space of twenty-four hours, this single mom is confronted with the three people who have caused her the most grief. Their sudden appearance endangers her fragile emotional and financial balance, as well as her young daughter, Molly. Throw in a growing number of unexplainable and uncanny occurances, and Lexi is on the edge.

But Lexi's life is about to go from bad to worse.

Never Let You Go is a novel about the mistakes we hide, even as we train the spotlight on others for lesser offenses. Forgiveness comes at a cost, but the freedom found is worth it.

Healy is talented at placing the reader in the story with the senses she describes--particularly the sense of smell, which many writers tend to skip or touch on lightly. The point-of-view switches from Lexi, to the protagonist and then the ex-husband. Some of these were a little jarring to me, on occasion. I wonder if the sense of suspense might have been even stronger if Healy didn't "explain" some of the supernatural through the antagonist's POV. Nevertheless, I'm looking forward to the next book from this talented author.

Erin Healy's Website.

Erin Healy's blog.

Healy is an award-winning editor who has worked with many of the top names in Christian fiction. Here's a few words she posts on her website:

The Irish girl in me has long been fascinated by the concept of thin places, a Celtic name for locations where the veil between physical and spiritual realities is so slim that a person can see through it. For me, thin places are revelations, bridges between the seen and unseen elements of our lives. Read my books and journey with me into the mysterious places where the spiritual world intersects what is familiar to us, and changes it forever.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” 

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