Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer

Before I Let You Go

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 alterna...


Details Before I Let You Go

TitleBefore I Let You Go
ISBN9781525820847
Author
Release DateApr 3rd, 2018
PublisherGraydon House
LanguageEnglish
GenreFiction, Contemporary, Suspense, Womens Fiction, Did Not Finish
Rating

Reviews Before I Let You Go

  • Deanna
    1970-01-01
    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...After falling in love with Kelly Rimmer’s previous novel “ A Mother’s Confession ”, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read this upcoming novel.Lexie Vidler is a doctor who is used to getting calls in the middle of the night on her cell phone. Although she hasn’t spoken to her sister, Annie in more than two years, Lexie isn’t surprised to hear Annie’s voi...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    1970-01-01
    5 big stars to Before I Let You Go, an honest, emotional, compassionate story of addiction 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 When Lexie’s estranged sister, Annie, calls her one day for help, it’s serious. Annie has been using drugs again, and she’s pregnant and showing signs of early labor. On top of that, she’s afraid she’ll lose her baby and possibly be arrested due to endangerment laws. The reader quickly learns there’s more to Annie’s pa...
  • Susanne Strong
    1970-01-01
    4 Emotional Stars.Lexie Vidler’s relationship with her sister Annie has always been complicated. Their childhood wasn’t like most families and Annie always relied on her sister as a mother figure. When Lexie gets a call at 2 a.m. after not hearing from heard sister for years, she knows something is wrong. Something bad. But then something is always wrong with Annie. Annie is a drug addict. Has been for years. This time however, it’s not jus...
  • Mary Beth
    1970-01-01
    Lexie gets a phone call at 2 am from her sister, Annie. She hasn't heard from her in years. She finds out that Annie is pregnant, but she won't go to the hospital, because she is afraid that she can't pass a drug test. Annie is a drug addict. She has failed over and over again to get clean and sober. If she goes to the hospital, she knows that she will lose custody of her baby. She might even have to go to prison. Lexie has always been there for ...
  • Diane S ☔
    1970-01-01
    3.5 A subject that is important and one has not been explored enough in fiction. A pregnant woman, addicted to heroin,who will lose her child and have to serve prison time. A law, which I never knew, that is enforced in some states. At first I had a hard time not being judgemental, having a baby that has to go through withdrawal, just such a horrible thing. Once I read Annie's story though I felt equally sorry for her and what she has gone throug...
  • Lindsay
    1970-01-01
    5 stars! This was a touching and emotional novel that affected me deeply. I have not stopped thinking about these characters since I finished reading.This is a story about addiction. It involves family secrets that test the strength of the bond of sisters. This novel will challenge you to examine your thoughts and feelings toward addiction and the effects it has on the addict as well as their families. My mind was swimming with my thoughts and re...
  • Kendall
    1970-01-01
    Before I Let You Go is such an emotional and heart breaking read... this definitely tugged on my heart strings!Kelly Rimmer ever so gracefully pours her beautiful words across the pages of this novel about loss, addiction, strength, and love. Lexie Vidler and her sister Annie have had quite the heart-breaking past with Annie's addiction to heroin. Lexie hasn't spoken to her sister in 2 years and one night gets a phone call at 2 am. Lexie thought ...
  • Vanessa
    1970-01-01
    I was immediately drawn to the story and characters in this book. Even though it touches on some very sensitive and troubling themes mainly drug abuse, it was well executed to show two sides of the coin. One of drug addict and also the family affected. I found this a honest and realistic portrayal and the two sisters at the core of this story really touched a nerve, the bond and then the destruction of that bond was heartbreaking, I was impressed...
  • Marialyce
    1970-01-01
    4.5 heartbreaking starsThis sad yet utterly poignant story illuminates for the reader, all the effects an addiction can do to both the person addicted and the family that surrounds that person. Lexie and Annie Vidler are sisters growing up in a loving household until tragedy strikes and they are propelled into a nightmare. After the loss of their father, the mother spirals into deep depression until she meets a man Robert who is one of the leader...
  • Holly B
    1970-01-01
    3.5 StarsTwo sisters face some life changing decisions. Lexie is the older, successful sister and Annie is broke and addicted to drugs. The paths they have chosen couldn’t be more different. Lexie hasn’t been able to save her sister from addiction, but things are different now. Annie is pregnant, and she is asking Lexie for help.Prepare to have some tissues ready. I was teary eyed at several passages and could feel the emotions that both sist...
  • Norma
    1970-01-01
    4.5 stars! BEFORE I LET YOU GO by KELLY RIMMER is a touching, raw, heartbreaking and an absolutely wonderful novel that had me totally emotionally engaged and interested throughout the entire book. I was totally immersed in this deeply moving and beautifully written story here making it hard to put down.KELLY RIMMER delivers a compassionate, thought-provoking and well-written story here that touches on so many emotional issues and the sensitive s...
  • Brenda
    1970-01-01
    The day Lexie and Annie's father died was the catalyst to change - nothing was the same in the aftermath. Their mother was unable to cope, and Lexie, being the older of the two sisters, took over. She prepared meals, got them both ready for school, did the laundry - she grew up quickly.Twelve months later Robert appeared in their lives; their mother married him and Lexie and Annie had a step-father they hated. But the bond between the two girls c...
  • Brenda
    1970-01-01
    Before I Let You Go grabbed my heart from the first page and didn’t let go of it. Kelly Rimmer skillfully writes with compassion and honesty as she explores the bond between two sisters from their traumatic childhood and to the crisis they now face. Kelly Rimmers does an excellent job compassionately creating our main characters here with Annie and Lexie as they deal with Annie’s drug addiction and an unjust law and the trauma of their past. ...
  • Veronica ⭐️
    1970-01-01
    4.5 StarsReview to follow
  • Sally Hepworth
    1970-01-01
    LOVED this book. What a superstar author.
  • Heidi
    1970-01-01
    I love dysfunctional family relationships as the basis of novels, and sisters always make for interesting dynamics. But Lexie and Annie take this to another level altogether! On one side there is Lexie, who is a successful doctor and engaged to a handsome surgeon. Then there is Annie, a pregnant drug addict living in a run-down trailer and spending every cent she can find on her next fix. How can these two women be from the same background? And w...
  • Charlotte Annelise
    1970-01-01
    Before Let You Go is essentially about the strong bond between two sisters that have struggled deeply as children. The readers get snippets of what they endured through Annie's letters every second chapter. But the heart of the story is what is happening in the present, which is from the perspective of Lexie. Annie is addicted to drugs, and is pregnant, which can be damaging to the child's health in their early years. Lexie must decide how far ...
  • Didi Oviatt
    1970-01-01
    3.75 rating!I get mixed emotions about books often, but I think with Before I Let You Go it was the first time I've ever actually had a deep rooted LOVE HATE relationship for the read. From cover to cover there were so many times I bawled my eyes out and literally wanted to throw my kindle at the wall. Then there were other times that I wanted to give Kelly Rimmer a gigantic hug and tell her thank you from the depths of my soul for bringing such ...
  • Jamie
    1970-01-01
    I devoured this book in under 24 hours and I was utterly captivated every single minute. The story opens with Lexie receiving a phone call from her sister Annie, Annie has struggled with heroin addiction for years and as a result, the sisters have a strained relationship. But this phone call changes everything, Annie is pregnant and afraid. From the minute Lexie receives this phone call, nothing will ever be the same. This story was heartbreaking...
  • Lisa Aiello
    1970-01-01
    I received a copy of this book through NetGalley for my honest reviewThis was a painful read because of the subject matter, but it was handled so beautifully, and the writing was captivating. Lexi and Annie are sisters with a deep bond due to circumstances in their childhood. Their father passed away and their mother, while with them, was absent, leaving them to fend for themselves. Lexi, as the older sister, became a stand in mother, taking resp...
  • Shalini
    1970-01-01
    The story goes something like this… Lexie and Annie are sisters, one is a doctor, the other a drug addict. Yet when Annie calls Lexie for help in her pregnant state, Lexie leaves everything to help her. Annie’s baby is born early but undergoes narcotic withdrawal in the ICU, and Annie herself has a court mandated rehab program to attend. Lexie is the one holding the baby and Annie together and managing her own professional and personal life t...
  • Tracy Fenton
    1970-01-01
    Whenever I read a book by Kelly Rimmer I always feel I am learning something new. Whether it’s about the forced adoptions in Australia in the incredible “The Secret Daughter” or the grief and denial in the superb “A Mother’s Confession” and “Before I Let You Go” is no different. It’s a heartbreaking story about love, loyalty, addiction and how far we will go to protect our family.Before I Let You go is about two sisters bound by...
  • Natasha Lester
    1970-01-01
    Very powerful - a book that really gets you thinking about what you would do if you ever had to face the situation that the novel centres around. Kelly Rimmer approaches all the characters in her novel with total compassion, no matter what they're going through, not matter how many times they mess up. I absolutely bawled my way through the last few chapters of this book. And not only is it a compelling story, it sheds light on a cruel law that so...
  • The Cats Mother
    1970-01-01
    Well it's nearly 2am and I have to get up early, but I couldn't not finish this tonight. Powerful, painful and thought-provoking, this is not an enjoyable book, but it is absolutely worth reading.Sisters Lexie and Annie lost their happy childhood at 11 and 8 with the sudden death of their beloved father, and subsequent depression and then remarriage of their mother to a cruel domineering member of a religious cult. Lexie leaves as soon as she can...
  • Teresa
    1970-01-01
    This is the story of two sisters, Lexie and Annie. They grow up with a bond that nobody can break, until their father dies. Their mother struggles with her grief until she meets and marries Robert, who takes her and the girls to live in his community, and their lives will never be the same again. Fast forward to when they are adults, Lexie is a successful doctor who has everything to live for and Annie, who has hit rock bottom and is a drug addic...
  • Jennifer
    1970-01-01
    Before I Let You Go is a gripping and emotional read. I would probably classify it as either Women's Fiction or Contemporary Fiction or even Realistic Fiction.This book takes place in Alabama. It is about two sisters Lexie and Annie. The story is told in first person POVs. Lexie is the main narrator. But we also get lots of chapters from Annie's POV from her journal.Lexie is a successful doctor with a fiancé (Sam). Annie is a drug addict who fin...
  • Jennifer
    1970-01-01
    Less than 24 hours — that’s how long it took me to read and finish Kelly Rimmer’s book. Before I Let You Go examines the unique and complex relationships between sisters that are defined by tragedy and addiction. I won’t repeat the synopsis of the book because frankly you can read that on your own 😉 but I will say Rimmer does a magnificent job of examining addiction — especially the cycle of addiction in women as they become parents....
  • Anne
    1970-01-01
    This was a heartbreaking novel that had me weeping at the end. When Lexie gets a call from her heroin-addicted sister, Annie and discovers she's pregnant, Lexie does what she's always done; she tries to save her sister. But in this state Annie could lose her baby and go to prison if she fails a drug test--which of course she does. Can Lexie really save her sister from the realities of life and help her get sober? And what long-buried secrets from...
  • Vanessa Carnevale
    1970-01-01
    Kelly has given us a deeply emotional and thought-provoking read that was hard to put down. It was impossible to not be moved by this one. A touching look at the love between sisters and I can't wait to see what Kelly brings us next.
  • Theresa Smith Writes
    1970-01-01
    Before I Let You Go is a novel that has left me feeling full of so many swirling emotions. I tend not to make comparisons between authors and books, but the moral questions posed within Before I Let You Go are reminiscent of issues and situations raised within novels written by Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain, two authors I admire greatly. What these authors have in common is their drive to challenge the way we see things by widening the view;...