Your sister needs you. But her child needs you more...
As children, Lexie and Annie were incredibly close. Bonded by the death of their beloved father and their mother's swift remarriage, they weathered the storms of life together. When Lexie leaves home to follow her dream, Annie is forced to turn to her leather-bound journal as the only place she can confide her deepest secrets and fears...
As adults, sisters Lexie and Annie could not be more different. Lexie is a doctor, successful in her practice and happily engaged. Annie is addicted to heroin - a thief, a liar, and unable to remain clean despite the fact that she is pregnant. When Annie's newborn baby is in danger of being placed in foster care, Annie picks up the phone to beg her sister for help. Will Lexie agree to help and take in her young niece? And how will Annie survive, losing the only thing in her life worth living for?
Expected Release Date - April 3rd, 2018
Dr. Alexis Vidler is trying to live her best life. It’s far from easy. She left the pain of her childhood behind and all of the sacrifices that she had to make along the way no longer haunt her as they once did.
Her sister, Annie, however, would always be the exception to every one of her rules. So, when an early morning phone call turns out to be a cry for help, she knows she will do anything to save Annie regardless of the cost.
Oh, what I wouldn’t give to make her life whole. What I wouldn’t give to see her thriving and healthy and functional. What I wouldn’t give to see her at peace.
Annie Vidler could always count on her big sister. Lexie always had all of the answers and as her first love was medicine – Annie’s was finding something that would mask her pain. That search ended with her about to give birth to her first child while in the grips of a deadly heroin addiction.
Lexie must fight a vastly unfair justice system for the rights of her sister and her unborn child while Annie fight demons greater than anyone knows. And the odds are not in their favour.
Because at the deepest levels of my soul, I don’t want to stay here, Luke. I don’t want to stay sober. I hate feeling like this – I hate how close I am to my pain. I hate how vivid the shame is. I need something between me and the rage, something to blur down it’s razor-sharp edges so that I can stand to look at it.
I became an instant fan of Kelly’s work after reading Me Without You a few years ago and now with this book, I simply stand in wonderment at yet another one of her stunning tales.
With poignant precision, Kelly made me question how someone could always make the wrong choices and then she made me furious at all of the injustices heaped upon the most vulnerable of the world.
But in the end, there is incredible strength and there is unconditional love. And Before I Let You Go is a shining testament to it all…
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