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Never Let You Go

Erin Healy

Average Review Rating Average Rating 9/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Thomas Nelson

Published : 2012

Copyright : Erin Healy 2010

ISBN-10 : PB 1-59554-750-9
ISBN-13 : PB 978-1-59554-750-7

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It's been seven years since disaster struck her family. Lexi Solomon has held it all together since then - just barely.

Losing everything has made Lexi hold those she loves tightly. Hell is determined to loosen her grip. Lexi lives in the shadow of choices her husband made. Especially Grant's choice to leave seven years ago, without a word. Her relationship with their daughter, Molly, is now the most important thing in her life. Lexi will do anything - work gruelling hours, attend church on her only day off, sacrifice financially - just to see Molly smile. When Grant shows up declaring his intent to re-enter their daughter's life, Lexi is sceptical of his motives. She soon determines not to let him near Molly. Then a drug dealer named Warden arrives on Lexi's doorstep, demanding payment of Grant's old debts.

And something else is going on - something Lexi feels but can't explain. A dangerous shift is taking place between this reality and the next. Forces beyond her imagination are vying for control. Staggering supernatural events are spilling into her world in real and shocking ways. Hell's fury is great, but Heaven's power is greater still.

A rare novel that will satisfy a wide range of readers, Never Let You Go explores the high-stakes decisions played out in the thin spaces between heaven and earth. As the enemy's grip tightens around Lexi, she will have to decide what's truly worth holding on to.

'Keeps you glued to the pages until the very last.'

Tosca Lee, author of Havah: The Story of Eve
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Review by Molly Martin (301117) Rating (9/10)

Review by Molly Martin
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Rating 9/10

Erin Healy’s Never Let You Go presents to The Reader one Lexi Solomon who has occupied herself in her 9-year-old daughter Molly for the last seven years.

The chronicle begins at the rear of the Red Rocks Bar and Grill on an ice-cold March dusk where Lexi was closing the eatery as she did every Monday, Thursday and Friday. The ramble down the alley to her car was continually troubled with a bit of worry that the sole light illuminating the passage would quit in mid step, it did. Nevertheless, and with Lexi’s heartfelt gratitude it came back to life, and with it came an uninvited denizen from her past.

And, from that commencement the reader moves with Lexi into an alarming state transporting her from the day to day apprehension she has faced since her cherished sister Tara was slain, her druggie husband left and an associate from her past, an acquaintance Lexi had hoped she might not to see again re-emerges.

Warden’s returning is shadowed rapidly by that of Grant, her spouse, absent but not divorced, also unanticipated, also not welcomed. Not only that, Norman Von Ruden, the man who killed her sister is now up for parole.

The seven years of fury, feelings of being abandoned, distancing from her own mother and necessity to safeguard her child have not been easy for Lexi.

Lexi does have a roommate, Gina, and her daughter Molly to help brighten the time, nonetheless, the fight to just keep herself and her youngster housed, dressed, and fed is starting to take its toll.

As re-stirred memories of incidences along with people from the past once more enter Lexi’s life Lexi must face them. Slowly Lexi comes to comprehend that selections made, whether our own or those of those in our lives have consequence for us, form our own outcome and cannot be ignored.

Learning to acknowledge former hurts and/or incidents as that, former, pardon what needs to be pardoned, and move on; must be undertaken in that order, was problematic for Lexi to concede. Nevertheless, as Lexi began to realize that she could not remain in a fret over the pains of the past, if she were to come to realizing the anticipation of the future; she began to be more able to come to release those past incidences and to face a more positive future.

In time Lexi begins her journey of introspective understanding which lead to her starting to comprehend the therapeutic power of forgiveness.

I found novelist Healy’s characters to be fully detailed, the ne'er-do-wells actually are quite loutish, whereas the others tend to be very pleasant, in the main are most amiable and are individuals with whom The Reader can feel a sense of rapport and are ones we can easily identify. As do we all; Healy’s characters choose both positive and not so good choices which often lead to the character often discovering the consequences of the choices made are not always to their liking.

As the account interlaces back and forth from the present-day to the earlier times, Lexi’s resolve for survival grows more robust. For the reason that this narrative is listed as a Christian thriller, novelist Healy does weave a good bit of God’s working into the lives of those presented in the narrative.

For Readers having a Christian background, Biblical reference and religious rhetoric are comprehensible, anticipated, and strong; for Readers not having similar religious tenets some of the Christian leitmotif may seem less fathomable and less compulsory.

As a Christian novel, The Reader can anticipate finding a good versus evil theme running through the narrative. Again, those with spiritual philosophy will find the theme satisfactory, predictable and reasonable; others may not receive the notion quite so well.

I enjoyed the read, author Healy has constructed an agreeably grounded, well written work, since she is defined as a Christian writer and Never Let You Go is defined as a Christian Suspense; I find the Biblical locus, and Christian themes to be important to chronicle and crucial to the work.

Happy to recommend Erin Healy’s Never Let You Go.
Molly Martin (30th November 2017)

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