Never Let You Go by Erin Healy

Losing everything has Lexi clinging to her daughter. Hell is determined to loosen her grip.

It’s been seven years since disaster struck her family. Lexi Solomon has held it all together since then—just barely. But now Lexi is losing it. The husband who deserted her is back in town, wanting to see their daughter Molly. Her sister’s shameless murderer is up for parole. An unsavory old friend is demanding payment for debts Lexi knows nothing about and can’t begin to meet. 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.

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.

My Review:

 Seven years after her sister’s murder, single mom Lexi Solomon still harbors unresolved emotions; hate and unforgiveness. Among those on the list to hate is the husband who shows up after a seven-year absence, her mother, the man who killed her sister, and her husband’s drug dealer.  The one bright spot in Lexi’s life is her innocent 9-year-old daughter, whom she has done all that she could to protect from the harsh realities of life.  But as other pieces of Lexi’s past begin to barge into her life she realizes how tenuous  her protective covering over her child is, especially when she denies the part she, herself, played in her sister’s murder. 

Never Let You Go is one wicked, wild ride. It truly reminded of C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters. It was as if a few of Wormwood’s cronies came to life and wreaked havoc on the Solomons. Erin Healy weaves an amazing cast of characters, both realistic and supernatural, onto the pages making it difficult to put the book down.  This isn’t just a story about good versus evil. Never Let You Go is a brilliant story about the power of personal choice between the destructive power of unforgiveness and the resurrecting power of forgiveness. Through a cast of typically unlikable characters, Healy effectively depicts God’s grace and His mercy.

Sittings: 2

Hours:5

Recommended: Absolutely

*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com  book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255  : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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