Thursday, May 23, 2013

He's Gone by Deb Caletti ~ TLC Blog Tour with review

About He’s Gone:

Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Bantam (May 14, 2013)
From National Book Award finalist Deb Caletti comes an intensely gripping story about love, loss, marriage, and secrets—perfect for readers of Jodi Picoult, Kristin Hannah, and Anna Quindlen.
“What do you think happened to your husband, Mrs. Keller?” 
The Sunday morning starts like any other, aside from the slight hangover. Dani Keller wakes up on her Seattle houseboat, a headache building behind her eyes from the wine she drank at a party the night before. But on this particular Sunday morning, she’s surprised to see that her husband, Ian, is not home. As the hours pass, Dani fills her day with small things. But still, Ian does not return. Irritation shifts to worry, worry slides almost imperceptibly into panic. And then, like a relentless blackness, the terrible realization hits Dani: He’s gone.
As the police work methodically through all the logical explanations—he’s hurt, he’s run off, he’s been killed—Dani searches frantically for a clue as to whether Ian is in fact dead or alive. And, slowly, she unpacks their relationship, holding each moment up to the light: from its intense, adulterous beginning, to the grandeur of their new love, to the difficulties of forever. She examines all the sins she can—and cannot—remember. As the days pass, Dani will plumb the depths of her conscience, turning over and revealing the darkest of her secrets in order to discover the hard truth—about herself, her husband, and their lives together.

My take on this book:
Imagine waking up expecting your husband to be home, but he isn't, and as the time passes he doesn't come back. Well that's just what happens to Dani Keller, she wakes up one Sunday morning, with a bit of a hangover but never imagining that her husband wouldn't be there. Nothing is missing other than his cell phone wallet and the clothes he was wearing the day before, his car is even there.What happened to him, where did he go? Questions that immediatly ran thru my mind as the book unfolds. As Dani starts to explore the relationship between them, an interesting, but complex story unfolds. A story that takes the reader on an emotional journey, as we are pulled along on the mystery of what could have happened to Ian.I found myself guessing but never really sure, and once the truth is revealed, I was a bit surprised. Overall, a book I found to be a compelling read, because of the characters and needing to know what happened. This story really was emotionally charged, not a feel good story at all, but one that's well worth reading!

Why not follow along on the TLC Blog Tour for "He's Gone" to read what other reviewers are saying.

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes the best stories are the hardest ones to read.

    Thanks for being a part of the tour!


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