BOOK REVIEW + GUEST POST + GIVEAWAY: Let Her Go by D.J. Adamson (Suspense Mystery)

Greetings Friends!

Today I have a BOOK REVIEW of LET HER GO by D.J. Adamson, who has also graciously provided a GUEST POST that reveals some of her secrets! Plus, I have your chance to enter an exclusive giveaway I am hosting as well as the tour giveaway!

A Lillian Dove Mystery #3
D.J. Adamson

Genre:  Suspense Mystery
Publisher:  Horatio Press
Publication Date:  November 6, 2018
Number of Pages:  448

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Murder. Betrayal. Love Gone Wrong. With her ability to present clues without giving away the endings and offering surprising twists encouraging the reader to the next page, D. J. Adamson delves into a family tragedy ending up in murder and a teenage daughter missing. When Lillian Dove finds herself involved in the police investigation, she realizes the daughter holds the key to unravel who killed her mother. It is three days before Christmas when Lillian Dove comes across Dr. Conrad standing out in front of his house, covered in blood. When going inside the house to help other members of his family, she finds his wife killed, his son seriously injured, and his teenage daughter, Peyton Clayton, missing. Even more shocking, the police suspect Dr. Conrad. Understanding how emotional dilemmas have strained the family emboldens Lillian to help Detective Jacque Leveque, Major Crimes Detective for the Frytown Police Department, find the prime witness to the Conrad truths. Let Her Go is a nerve-wracking exploration into a family lost, and the extent love elicits both the good and the bad. In this Third Step in Personal Recovery Lillian works to find Peyton Clayton, while battling the worse arctic freeze in Frytown’s history, untangling human frailties, and confronting the ghosts of Christmas.



I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest and thoughtful review.

Although this was the third book in a new to me series, I’m so glad that I had the opportunity to read it and look forward to checking out the previous installments! I thoroughly enjoyed the darker tone and grittier nature of the story that made this such a suspenseful and thrilling read! 

Lillian is a dynamic and flawed character whose mixed bag personality and crazy antics make her a thorn in the side of law enforcement officials. Her heart is definitely in the right place though many would rather she minded her own business. As quite the unreliable narrator, Lillian can’t be trusted because she is filled with so much self-doubt and questions so much about herself, her own actions, and the past that it is ultimately difficult to predict where the story is going to go. While there is a strong focus on Lillian’s self-development as she deals with the stresses of sobriety, relationships, and finances, the fast pacing and twists and turns along the way builds steadily and increases the anticipation for the final reveal.  

The author did a fabulous job of blending information from the previous books to give the needed backstory, while also providing enough intrigue to make you want to pick up those previous books to find out more. I also thoroughly enjoyed the addition of supernatural elements into Lillian’s dream sequences which brought to mind A Christmas Carol and completely enriched the atmospheric setting of this intensely winter story made even more so by the fact that I was reading it as Texas began to experience some of the earliest and coldest weather on record! 

Overall, this well written plot was fascinating to read and really set some high expectations for the series as I read from the beginning and wait for future releases. Although Lillian’s future and happiness would benefit greatly from her NOT getting involved with any more criminal investigations, I’ll be wondering what she stumbles upon next!


I’ve got secrets.
Ten Things most people should never know about me.

  1. I secretly write stories in my head as well as with my fingers.
  2. I eavesdrop on everyone.
  3. I believe in ghosts.
  4. Sometimes I imagine I am a ghost.
  5. My second grade teacher said I was such a good liar that I should be a writer.
  6. I’m not perfect.
  7. Sometimes I pretend I’m perfect.
  8. I dared to ask my mother if she was a virgin when she married my dad.
  9. I tell everyone I’m fat, but I really don’t care if I’m fat or not. Getting old is far more of a concern.
  10. I’m addicted to buying books, quilt material, yarn, lipstick. I’m addicted to drinking Coke, flavored water. Saying the F word in the most inappropriate places. I can’t pass up a piece of candy. Lately, I have been obsessed on buying and eating Almond Rocca.


D. J. Adamson is an award-winning author for both her mystery novels and her science fiction novel. She is the editor of Le Coeur de l’Artiste, a newsletter which reviews books, and a blog, L’Artiste with offers authors the venue to write on craft, marketing, and the creative mind. D.J. teaches writing and literature, and to keep busy when she is not writing or teaching, she has been a board member of Sisters in Crime Los Angeles and Sisters in Crime Central Coast, a member of the Southern California Mystery Writers Organization, California Writers Club and Greater Los Angeles Writer’s Society.


Click HERE to enter the tour giveaway as well!

Many thanks to Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours and D.J. Adamson! It was a pleasure reading, reviewing, and hosting! And be sure to check out the other stops on the tour for more opinions and extras!

November 7 – Mallory Heart’s Cozies – REVIEW
November 8 – Island Confidential – SPOTLIGHT
November 8 – Readeropolis – CHARACTER INTERVIEW  
November 9 – Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews – GUEST POST
November 10 – StoreyBook Reviews – CHARACTER GUEST POST
November 10 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT
November 11 – Varietats – GUEST POST, GIVEAWAY
November 12 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – CHARACTER GUEST POST
November 13 – Mysteries with Character – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
November 14 – The Book’s the Thing – SPOTLIGHT
November 15 – Babs Book Bistro – GUEST POST, GIVEAWAY
November 16 – A Blue Million Books – SPOTLIGHT
November 17 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY
November 18 – Brooke Blogs – CHARACTER GUEST POST
November 19 – That’s What She’s Reading – REVIEW, GUEST POST GIVEAWAY
November 20 – Ruff Drafts – GUEST POST

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