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Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp #Review #YA #Series #Suspense #Mystery

Title: Before I Let Go

Author: Marieke Nijkamp

Publisher:Sourcebooks Fire

Published: January 2nd, 2018

Pages: 358

Rating: 3/5

I had read ‘This is Where It Ends’ by this author and found it a very different story but real page turner that kept me engaged throughout so I jumped at the opportunity to read this. Unfortunately, it just didn’t work quite as well for me, but that could be just because I tried reading it over the festive season and it really doesn’t go with the celebrations – so don’t let me put you off giving it a go!

Growing up in Lost Creek, Alaska, Corey and Kyra were inseparable best friends. When Corey moves away, she makes her bipolar friend promise to stay strong until she returns. Unfortunately, life gets in the way of them keeping in regular touch but then Corey has a call to inform her that Kyra’s body has been found under the ice in a nearby lake – a lake that should have been frozen solid, one she shouldn’t have been able to end up under the ice. Corey goes back to Lost Creek to find out just what happened to her friend. Can she uncover the truth? Can she get the community to open up and reveal their secrets, now they’re treating her as an outsider? What are they hiding?

This is an intriguing story, a YA mystery that involves community secrets, suspense, danger and life threatening scenarios. Through it new relationships develop but who can be trusted? Who is in danger? Who is the danger? Why? So many questions – you’ll have to read it yourself to discover the answers!

I requested and received a copy of this novel, via NetGalley. This is my honest review after choosing to read it.


From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of This Is Where It Ends comes an intense story of loss and the quest for truth

Corey and her best friend, Kyra, are inseparable. Corey is the only person who understands Kyra’s high-highs and low-lows. So when Corey’s family moves away from their Alaskan town, she makes Kyra promise to stay strong during the long, dark winters and wait for her return.  Except Kyra doesn’t. 

Two days before Corey is to visit, Kyra is found floating underneath the ice.

While everyone in Lost Creek deems Kyra’s death a suicide, Corey knows something is wrong. With every hour, her suspicion grows. The town is keeping secrets—chilling secrets. But piecing together the truth about what happened to Kyra may prove as difficult as lighting the sky in an Alaskan winter…

Buy Links:    Amazon (UK)         Amazon (US)        Barnes and Noble


2 comments on “Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp #Review #YA #Series #Suspense #Mystery

  1. carhicks
    January 12, 2018

    You are so right, your frame of mind definitely affects how you feel. I hope to read this one shortly, so I shall see. Great honest review.


    • bicted
      January 12, 2018

      Thanks, Carla – I’ll be interested in what you think of it when you review it. I’ve kept it on my Kindle and may well read it again at some point in the future when I’m not in amongst the festive frame of mind!

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