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Before I Let You Go

(2018)
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From the author of The Things We Cannot Say,

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.

“Kelly Rimmer skillfully takes us deep inside a world where love must make choices that logic cannot. Ripped from the headlines and from the heart, Before I Let You Go is an unforgettable novel that will amaze and startle you with its impact and insight.” —Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author of The Bookshop at Water’s End

Before I Let You Go is a heartbreaking book about an impossible decision. Kelly Rimmer writes with wisdom and compassion about the relationships between sisters, mother and daughter…. She captures the anguish of addiction, the agonizing conflict between an addict’s best and worst selves. Above all, this is a novel about the deepest love possible.” —Luanne Rice, New York Times bestselling author

The 2:00 a.m. call is the first time Lexie Vidler has heard her sister’s voice in years. Annie is a drug addict, a thief, a liar—and 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, she’s not just strung out—she’s pregnant and in premature labor. If she goes to the hospital, she’ll lose custody of her baby—maybe even go to prison. But the alternative is unthinkable.

As the weeks unfold, Lexie finds herself caring for her fragile newborn niece while her carefully ordered life is collapsing around her. She’s in danger of losing her job, and her fiancé only has so much patience for Annie’s drama. In court-ordered rehab, Annie attempts to halt her downward spiral by confronting long-buried secrets from the sisters’ childhoods, ghosts that Lexie doesn’t want to face. But will the journey heal Annie, or lead her down a darker path?

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"One of the best books for discussion that I've read in years." - Diane Chamberlain

"Ripped from the headlines and from the heart, Before I Let You Go is an unforgettable novel that will amaze and startle you with its impact and heart." - Patti Callahan Henry

"A heartbreaking book about an impossible decision. A novel about the deepest love possible." - Luanne Rice

"Heartbreaking, soul-searching but ultimately uplifting, this thought-provoking book challenges the judgements society makes and weaves a heartwarming story around the bonds we forge as sister, mother and partner." - Zara Stoneley

"Heartbreaking and life-affirming. Before I Let You Go captures the bittersweet nature of existence and turns it into something truly beautiful." - Tilly Tennant


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Used availability for Kelly Rimmer's Before I Let You Go

Hardback Editions

September 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Before I Let You Go (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Kelly Rimmer
ISBN: 1-4328-5545-X / 978-1-4328-5545-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

October 2018 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Before I Let You Go: A gripping novel about the unbreakable bond between sisters
Author(s): Kelly Rimmer
ISBN: 0-7336-4144-X / 978-0-7336-4144-2 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Before I Let You Go
Author(s): Kelly Rimmer
ISBN: 1-4722-4729-9 / 978-1-4722-4729-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2018 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Before I Let You Go: A Novel
Author(s): Kelly Rimmer
ISBN: 1-5258-2084-2 / 978-1-5258-2084-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Graydon House
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March 2018 : Paperback

Title: Before I Let You Go: Two sisters. One baby. An impossble choice. (16pt Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Kelly Rimmer
ISBN: 0-369-30580-9 / 978-0-369-30580-0
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
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March 2018 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Before I Let You Go: Two sisters. One baby. An impossble choice.
Author(s): Kelly Rimmer
ISBN: 1-5252-7508-9 / 978-1-5252-7508-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
Availability: Amazon AU   


February 2018 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Before I Let You Go: A gripping novel about the unbreakable bond between sisters
Author(s): Kelly Rimmer
ISBN: 0-7336-3917-8 / 978-0-7336-3917-3 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Availability: Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

April 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Before I Let You Go
Author(s): Kelly Rimmer
ISBN: 1-5385-1048-0 / 978-1-5385-1048-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harlequin Audio and Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Before I Let You Go
Author(s): Kelly Rimmer
ISBN: 1-5385-1049-9 / 978-1-5385-1049-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harlequin Audio and Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Before I Let You Go Lib/E
Author(s): Kelly Rimmer
ISBN: 1-5385-1047-2 / 978-1-5385-1047-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Graydon House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Before I Let You Go
Author(s): Kelly Rimmer
Publisher: Harlequin Audio
Availability: Amazon   


April 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Before I Let You Go
Author(s): Kelly Rimmer
Publisher: Harlequin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2018 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Before I Let You Go
Author(s): Kelly Rimmer
ISBN: 1-5288-0966-1 / 978-1-5288-0966-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Before I Let You Go
Author(s): Kelly Rimmer
Publisher: Headline Review
Availability: Amazon   


February 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Before I Let You Go
Author(s): Kelly Rimmer
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Availability: Amazon AU   


February 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Before I Let You Go
Author(s): Kelly Rimmer
Publisher: Headline Review
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Before I Let You Go: A Novel
Author(s): Kelly Rimmer
Publisher: Graydon House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


February 2018 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Before I Let You Go: A gripping novel about the unbreakable bond between sisters
Author(s): Kelly Rimmer
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Availability: Amazon AU   


February 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Before I Let You Go: The brand new gripping pageturner of love and loss from the bestselling author
Author(s): Kelly Rimmer
Publisher: Review
Availability: Amazon UK