This is what I'm writing:

"Let's go," she says, "before it's too late."

Should I do this instead ("B" is capital):

"Let's go," she says, "Before it's too late."

Which one is right?

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    Why? Neither you nor the person being quoted is starting a new sentence. – Mick Dec 7 '17 at 8:50
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    As long as you're asking a question, you might as well do so correctly. Your tile should be "How to break direct speech into two parts correctly?" – Blaise Zydeco Dec 7 '17 at 20:10

From ODO - Punctuation in direct speech (numbering added for ease of reference):

If the direct speech is broken up by information about who is speaking, you need a comma (or a question mark or exclamation mark) to end the first piece of speech and a full stop or another comma before the second piece (before the inverted comma or commas):

  1. ‘You’re right,’ he said. ‘It feels strange.’

  2. ‘Thinking back,’ she said, ‘he didn’t expect to win.’

  3. ‘No!’ he cried. ‘You can’t leave now!’

Your example has the same form as example 2 in the quote, so don't capitalise the continuation - leave it in lowercase.

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