The 2:00 a.m. call is the first time Lexie Vidler has heard her sisters voice in years. Annie is a drug addict, a thief, a liarand 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, shes not just strung outshes pregnant and in premature labor. If she goes to the hospital, shell lose custody of her babymaybe even go to prison. But the alternative is unthinkable.As weeks unfold, Lexie finds herself caring for her fragile newborn niece while her carefully ordered life is collapsing around her. Shes in danger of losing her job, and her fianc only has so much patience for Annies drama. In court-ordered rehab, Annie attempts to halt her downward spiral by confronting long-buried secrets from the sisters childhood, ghosts that Lexie doesnt want to face. But will the journey heal Annie, or lead her down a darker path?Both candid and compassionate, Before I Let You Go explores a hotly divisive topic and asks how far the ties of family love can be stretched before they finally break....
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Before I Let You Go Reviews
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, she knows something is wrong. Something bad. But then something is always wrong with Annie. Annie is a drug addict. Has been for years. This time however, it’s not just drugs that Annie has a problem with. Annie is strung o ...more
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 them to a very insular and strict religious community. Lexie left first and then Annie followed her. Flash forward several years and Lexie is a doctor and Annie is pregnant and addicted to heroin. The story is told primarily ...more
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 have had quite the heart-breaking past with Annie's addiction to heroin. Lexie hasn't spoken to her sister in 2 years and one night gets a phone call at 2 am. Lexie thought she has been through it all with Annie, but her wo ...more
Before Let You Go is essentially about the strong bond between two sisters that have struggled deeply as children. The readers get snippets of what they endured through Annie's letters every second chapter. But the heart of the story is what is happening in the present, which is from the perspective of Lexie. Annie is addicted to drugs, and is pregnant, which can be damaging to the child's health in their early years. Lexie must decide how far she wants to go to help Annie through this turbulent ...more
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 after months of depression takes them to a closed religious group, whose values are far from mine. And as is sometimes the case hides those who are evil.
Both Lexie and Annie escape, Lexie becomes a doctor and becomes engage ...more
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.
Twelve months later Robert appeared in their lives; their mother married him and Lexie and Annie had a step-father they hated. But the bond between the two girls continued to grow with Lexie always there for Annie ...more
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 Annie is pregnant and that changes everything.
”There is no off switch to the love between sisters” - Lexie Vidler
Who isn’t intrigued by dysfunctional family stories! I could clearly see from the Facebook discussion for thi ...more
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 made.
This was a surprisingly engaging story told from both sister's POV.
It is also a foray into the depths of addiction and the struggle to come clean. The good days; the bad. The hopelessness and despair along wi ...more