Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Review: Let Her Go by D.J. Adamson



Horatio Press

Release Date:
November 15, 2018

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Murder. Betrayal. Love Gone Wrong.

With her ability to present clues without giving away the endings and offering surprising twists encouraging the reader to the next page, D. J. Adamson delves into a family tragedy ending up in murder and a teenage daughter missing. When Lillian Dove finds herself involved in the police investigation, she realizes the daughter holds the key to unravel who killed her mother.

It is three days before Christmas when Lillian Dove comes across Dr. Conrad standing out in front of his house, covered in blood. When going inside the house to help other members of his family, she finds his wife killed, his son seriously injured, and his teenage daughter, Peyton Clayton, missing. Even more shocking, the police suspect Dr. Conrad. Understanding how emotional dilemmas have strained the family emboldens Lillian to help Detective Jacque Leveque, Major Crimes Detective for the Frytown Police Department, find the prime witness to the Conrad truths.

Let Her Go is a nerve-wracking exploration into a family lost, and the extent love elicits both the good and the bad. In this Third Step in Personal Recovery Lillian works to find Peyton Clayton, while battling the worse arctic freeze in Frytown’s history, untangling human frailties, and confronting the ghosts of Christmas.

My Review

Lillian Dove always seems to find herself in the middle of some kind of tragedy. This time, she finds a doctor in front of his house covered in blood. She goes into the house and discovers that his wife has been brutally killed, his son is injured and his teenage daughter is missing. Despite the police advising against it, Lillian jumps right into the investigation. She’s not a cop, but she’s sure she can add some of her knowledge to the investigation.

Lillian has her own problems to deal with, too. The local detective, Jacque Leveque, has it in for her, her mother is being stalked and someone stole her Christmas tree. Still, Lillian refuses to back down and vows to find out who attacked the Conrad family.

This is an engrossing, captivating novel that grabbed me right from the first page. It’s filled with strong, realistic characters in a fast-paced drama. Watching Lillian tear away each layer of this story is fascinating. As many problems of her own that Lillian is dealing with, she manages to keep her strength and put them aside to solve this murder.

It’s the third book in the Lillian Dove series. I read the first one, but not the second. It didn’t seem to ruin my enjoyment of the book. They do refer to some past events, but I didn’t feel left out at all. This is an exciting adventure. I hope this series continues with a fourth book. I’ll be waiting :)

For reading challenges:
Literary Escapes Reading Challenge 2018 (Iowa)

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.


  1. I like that Lillian jumps in to help even though she was dealing with a lot of her own stuff.

  2. I like nerve wracking- sounds good.


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