Book Title: Never Let You Go
Author: Chevy Stevens
REVIEWED BY: DENNIS
Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Suspense
Pub Date: 03/14/17
Eleven years ago, Lindsey Nash escaped into the night with her young daughter and left an abusive relationship. Her ex-husband, Andrew, was sent to jail and Lindsey started over with a new life.
Now, Lindsey is older and wiser, with her own business and a teenage daughter who needs her more than ever. When Andrew is finally released from prison, Lindsey believes she has cut all ties and left the past behind her. But she gets the sense that someone is watching her, tracking her every move. 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 has he really changed? Is the one who wants her dead closer to home than she thought?
I know, I know—I’m super late to the game here. Never Let You Go is a book that was never on my radar, but should’ve been. My girl Danielle had an extra copy and very generously offered it to me. I was initially going to hold off on this until my reading list was depleted, but after reading the synopsis, I was intrigued. The story takes place between 2016-2017 with major flashbacks. Eleven years ago, Lindsey Nash escaped from the control of her alcoholic and abusive husband Andrew. Their marriage was initially a dream come true—Andrew was a hard worker, a trust fund baby, with good looks and respect for her family. Andrew is completely enamored by Lindsey and it all feels like a fairy tale romance. As the dust settles in their new home, Andrew begins to show signs of possessive and controlling tendencies, while also exhibiting alcoholic behaviorisms. Matters get more complicated when Lindsey gives birth to their daughter Sophie. Lindsey (with Sophie in tow) successfully escapes, but now her ex husband is back in the picture and is not ready to give up on his family. As time progresses, Lindsey begins to feel a presence around her that can only be described as unnerving. Is Andrew stalking her? Why can’t she escape him and why is her past continuing to haunt her?
Never Let You Go was a wildly intoxicating read for the thriller aficionado. While the plot wasn’t terribly original, Chevy Stevens was able to provide a thought-provoking suspenseful-driven tale on the classic domestic thriller. I do believe that you shouldn’t read too much into the plot here because the domestic thriller/suspense genre gets oversaturated, its vital to keep plot twists hidden and secret. You will thoroughly enjoy the tricks up Ms. Stevens’s sleeves.