Title: Never Let You
Author: Chevy Stevens
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: March 14, 2017
Eleven years ago, Lindsey Nash escaped into the night with her young daughter and left an abusive relationship. Her ex-husband was sent to jail and she started over with a new life. Now, Lindsey is older and wiser, with a teenage daughter who needs her more than ever. When her ex-husband is finally released, Lindsey believes she’s cut all ties. But she gets the sense that someone is watching her. 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 can he really change? Is the one who wants her dead closer to home than she thought?
Chevy Stevens targets her readership with a novel that hits all the notes they come to expect from her—and ratchets up the stakes even more in a novel that explores the darkest heart of love and obsession.
Never Let You Go is a well-written suspense novel with memorable characters and a fast-paced storyline.
The novel opens with Lindsey Nash, a young woman married to an abuser, Andrew. They have a small daughter and they are in Mexico on vacation. This chapter is a perfect way for Chevy Stevens to showcase an example of Andrew's manipulation and abuse of Lindsey.
From then on, we get Lindsey and Sophie's POV with the narrative jumping between past and future.
In the past, Lindsey meets Andrew and falls in love and details how the marriage changed from a happy one to an abusive one.
In the future, Lindsey is living in a small town with her seventeen-year-old daughter Sophie who's about to finish high school. Lindsey is dating Greg after many years of being alone while Sophie is dating one of her classmates. Things are looking up for both women until Andrew is back in the picture and Lindsey starts feeling like someone is stalking her... And just when I thought I knew where the story was going, a TWIST happens.
Wow, what a TWIST it was!! It made this story so much more. From that moment on, I couldn't put the book down. I NEEDED to know how it was going to end. In the end, I was very satisfied with its resolution although, I couldn't avoid feeling sad about a certain event and wishing for a different outcome but that just might be me.
I won't hesitate to read another book by this author. Never Let You Go is a winner.
A complimentary copy was provided by St. Martin's Press via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.