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
    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...
  • Kathryn
    Mar 21, 2018
    4.5 stars. Oh my! What a heart breaking read, so much of it dark and just so sad. Yet... it is very real and at the same time is hope filled. Lexie is the responsible sister, both herself and her sister Annie have had a tough upbringing after their father died and their mother aft...
  • 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...
  • Sally Hepworth
    Mar 03, 2018
    LOVED this book. What a superstar author. ...
  • 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...
  • Myrna
    Jun 03, 2018
    This is one powerful book about a timely topic - the opioid crisis. It also includes other topics like depression and abuse. The book is predictable at points but it does take you on one emotional roller coaster ride. Drug addiction affects so many. Loved the unconditional love between...
  • Heidi
    Feb 12, 2018
    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, ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Janelle
    Apr 03, 2018
    Thank you so much to Little Bird Publicity, Graydon House, and Harlequin Books for providing my free copy of BEFORE I LET YOU GO by Kelly Rimmer - all opinions are my own. Lexie Fidler hasn?t heard her sister Annie?s voice in two years when one morning she receives a 2:00 a.m. p...
  • Theresa Smith Writes
    Mar 03, 2018
    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 Pi...
  • 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...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader & Traveling Sister
    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...
  • Sherri Thacker
    May 03, 2018
    Annie is addicted to drugs and finds herself pregnant. This book is very raw, emotional, and I do think it?s very well written but at 31%, I?m throwing in the towel. This book is not for me. It has gotten a lot of great reviews but I can?t give it that. ...
  • 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...
  • Sharon Metcalf
    Apr 29, 2018
    Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer was a disturbingly real story of a family torn apart - seemingly by drugs. I was instantly drawn into the story of sisters Lexie & Annie and so wanted everything to work out well for them both. The writing had the feel of a pyschologica...
  • 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...
  • Lisa-Books Smiles
    Apr 11, 2018
    I can't even begin to share my feelings about this book, however, if you are a grandparent, sister, brother, father, or like myself a mother of an addict this book is for you. Kelly Rimmer thank you for giving the families of addicts a voice in this powerful novel. ...