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I Let You Go

Clare Mackintosh

Top 10 Best Quotes

“My steps feel lighter now and I realize it’s because I’m running toward something, and not away from it.”

“Such a small impact on the world, yet the very centre of my own.”

“Five years of someone's life is too much to lose over a throwaway comment.”

“Gradually, without my noticing, my grief has changed shape; from a raw, jagged pain that won't be silenced to a dull, rounded ache I'm able to lock away at the back of my mind.”

“I want to fix an image of him in my head, but all I can see when I close my eyes is his body, still and lifeless in my arms. I let him go, and I will never forgive myself for that.”

“You must remember that he was a boy. That he had a mother. And that her heart is breaking.”

“I wonder briefly if I have become immune to physical pain: if the human body is not designed to handle both physical and emotional hurt.”

“They speak to each other through the magistrate, like warring children communicating through a parent, their words are extravagantly emotive illustrated with flamboyant gestures that are wasted on the empty court room”

“It’s reactive, not proactive. We shouldn’t be sitting back, waiting for intelligence to come to us: we should be out there looking for it.”

“I don’t trust my instincts anymore—they’ve been wrong so many times before—and so the safest thing to do is to stay well away.”

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Book Keywords:

anger, death, sisters, forgiveness, tragedy, attorneys, life, child, court-room, lawyers, grudges, estrangement, i-let-you-go

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