I’LL NEVER LET YOU GO is part of the Morgans of Nashville series, but before I read this book I was unaware it was part of a series. Yes, there were a few things in I’ll NEVER LET YOU GO that I was unaware of because they must have happened in books I’ve yet to read, but did those small things keep me from enjoying I’LL NEVER LET YOU GO? Not at all!
Leah Carson escaped an abusive husband, but while she was able to escape the physical abuse the emotional toll it left her is still lingering four years later. Little cracks are however beginning to develop in the wall that Leah has built around herself, and she is becoming good friends with a woman who has invited her to join a local running group
Running is something that Leah once excelled at, but due to one last brutal attack from the man she was married to Leah no longer has the lung capacity to run the way she once did, but as with so many things in her life, running is something she is determined she will get back and be able to once again enjoy.
Alex Morgan is an investigator with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) and is hot on the trail of the woman that has befriended Leah because he believes that she is a good cop gone bad. Alex convinces his brother to board his dog at the vet hospital where Leah is an associate vet, so that he may use Leah to get close to his prey.
What happens from here is that the hunter slowly becomes the hunted, and Leah turns out not to be the only victim. Is Leah’s husband finally back to finish the job he started 4 years earlier or is there someone out there copying his horrid crimes, and stalking not only Leah, but those with whom she has finally started to get close to?
Mary Burton does an excellent job of leading readers down a path and then having that path take an unexpected twist that I for one didn’t see coming. I’ve always tended to be a little cautious in being sure my house is locked even when I’m in it and being aware of my surroundings, and after reading I’LL NEVER LET YOU GO I think I might have to be a little more aware…the story is just that real!