Before I Let You Go

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 The 2:00 a.m. call is the first time Lexie Vidler has heard her sister?s voice in years. Annie is a drug ad...

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Title:Before I Let You Go
Author:Kelly Rimmer
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:1525820842
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

Before I Let You Go Reviews

  • Elyse Walters
    Jun 11, 2018
    This book explores addiction... from many sides: the addicted, the fixer, core issues, probable cause & secrets withheld, the struggle to ?get sober?, pregnancy drug addicted and the complex consequences: ?the health of the baby?, legal ramifications, rehab, and emotiona...
  • Marialyce
    Mar 18, 2018
    4.5 heartbreaking stars This 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 st...
  • Brenda
    Feb 21, 2018
    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...
  • Theresa Alan
    Apr 01, 2018
    I really love this novel, and here are a couple reasons why: One, Rimmer is sympathetic to both addicts and the family members dealing with addicted love ones. Two, Rimmer is a hugely talented writer. The story is about two sisters who have been estranged for two years because one o...
  • Esil
    Apr 01, 2018
    Despite the title and cover, Before I Let You Go is not another psychological thriller ? so many thrillers have similar titles. No, it?s a heartfelt story about sisters, addiction, grief and abuse. Lexie and Annie lost their father as children, after which their mother moved the...
  • Diane S ☔
    Mar 16, 2018
    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, hav...
  • Susanne Strong
    Mar 24, 2018
    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, s...
  • Veronica ⭐️
    Mar 23, 2018
    4.5 Stars Two sisters, two very different life outcomes. Lexie is a doctor engaged to Sam who is also a doctor. Annie is a drug addict. Lexie is not surprised when she gets a call for help, from Annie, in the middle of the night. It?s not the first time it has happened. But now An...
  • Jennifer
    May 18, 2018
    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 4 stars Kelly Rimmer is fast becoming one of my favorite family drama authors. She gets down into the messy details and continually tugs at your heart strings. I don?t think I have read anything by her that ha...
  • Jennifer Kyle
    Dec 13, 2018
    4.5 Stars "She is not a junkie," I choke. "She is my sister." Bring on the tears...this was a good read! ...
  • Brenda - Traveling Sister
    Mar 25, 2018
    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 excellen...
  • Sharon
    Apr 15, 2018
    Sisters Lexie and Annie were very close to one another growing up. After the death of their father the girl's suddenly had to fend for themselves as their mother was finding it hard enough just trying to take care of herself. Lexie quickly took care of running the household, arranging ...
  • Amy
    Mar 31, 2018
    The drug crisis in the US is overwhelmingly horrific, I have way too many friends and family members who have struggled with addiction and it is such an ugly and awful disease. This book is uncomfortable. This book is heartbreaking. This book is also incredibly important and beautifull...
  • Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*
    Mar 21, 2018
    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...
  • Deanna
    Mar 09, 2018
    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 getti...
  • Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
    May 26, 2018
    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com Kelly Rimmer is an author who is unafraid to tackle a very topical and relevant issue in our current world climate, drug addiction. In her new novel, Before I Let You Go, Rimmer places a microscope on drug addiction, the way it is perceived by ot...
  • Carolyn
    Aug 26, 2018
    Lexie and Annie are sisters who shared a tough upbringing in a closed fundamentalist sect after their father died and their mother remarried an elder in the sect. Plucked out of a normal, happy childhood they were made to wear long modest skirts and headscarves they were not allowed ou...
  • Amanda
    Jun 24, 2018
    This book should firstly come with a warning that it has an emotional punch that even Rocky would be proud of. It starts with a moral dilemma, how far would you go to help a sibling? Is blood thicker than water? Lexie is contacted by her sister Annie as she needs help, she is pr...
  • Vanessa
    Jan 28, 2018
    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 realist...
  • Jen
    Apr 29, 2018
    Two sisters: one a physician the other a drug addict. One whose unborn baby's life is at risk. The consequences of being an addict and having your parental rights stripped. Then the struggle of doing what's right despite the love you have which has become a codependency. The sacrifices...
  • (Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
    Jun 20, 2018
    "There is no off switch to the love between sisters; no way to pause it, no way to destroy it." This story was both a heartbreaking and heartwarming tale of the love between two sisters. Annie is a drug addict facing the biggest problem of her life. She is strung out, pregnant a...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Mar 17, 2018
    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 ...
  • Kristy K
    Apr 14, 2018
    Before I Go is a poignant novel about family and unexpected changes. The story begins with Annie reaching out to her sister Lexie right before the birth of her (drug addicted) baby. Lexie agrees to kinship care while Annie deals with the legal ramifications of doing drugs while pregnan...
  • Miriam Smith
    Oct 19, 2018
    Every once In a while you need to embrace a story that brings you back down to reality and allows you to express pent up emotions. "Before I Let You Go" by USA bestselling author Kelly Rimmer, is just that book! I guarantee by the time you've finished reading it you'll have used up a b...
  • Berit☀️✨
    Oct 25, 2018
    This was a heartbreaking and powerful story about the impact of addiction not only on the addict, but the addict?s family... A beautiful story about an ugly subject... I feel as though I have shared a lot of personal garbage this week, but my ex is an addict... not heroine but, ...
  • Holly  B
    Mar 16, 2018
    3.5 Stars Two 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 ...
  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    Mar 30, 2018
    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 maki...
  • Kendall
    Mar 18, 2018
    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 h...
  • Kat
    Oct 03, 2018
    This was SO well-written, emotional and heart-breaking. The story of two sisters, Anna, who struggles with addiction, and Lexi, who struggles with how to be emotionally honest with those around her. Anna calls in the night, pregnant and medically in trouble. The two sisters are drawn b...
  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister
    Mar 16, 2018
    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...