When Im Gone by Emily BleekerEmily Bleekers new novel, When Im Gone, is about Natalie Richardson. But the thing is, Natalie is dead. But through letters and secrets slowly being uncovered, shes continuing to control the way her husband and those that she left behind are able to live. Yes, they loved Natalie dearly, but this new information is making it hard to believe that Natalie was the person that they all felt they knew.
What would you do if you started to receive letters from someone who had recently passed away? Would you be freaked out? Would you relish in this continuation of their presence? Would you follow the instructions for you that they had laid out when they were still here? These are the things that Luke Richardson is faced with. And on top of that, he has to figure out how to be a single dad to 3 children. He misses his wife, but when does he reach the point in time where he just lets her go?
When Im Gone, is one of those books thats so well written and engaging that you start to read it and suddenly youre 200+ pages in. I finished it in less than two days, and I actually felt like I had hardly spent any time with it. That goes to say, this one is just that good. Its got a mystery feel, but dont be surprised when you shed a tear or two. I also thoroughly enjoyed the fact that I didnt always know whether to like the characters a lot. Im all for a dynamic character, but these took it to the next level. I loved them one moment, hated them the next, and was back to rooting for them again before the next chapter.
Trust me on this one, its an emotional ride but one that is very well worth it.
What did I think?: This isnt a book thats like a lot of things I read. Im normally attracted to mysteries, but this wasnt a flat out mystery. And the twists were a total surprise which was so much fun. It was happy, sad, angering...everything that makes a book just that much better.
Who should read it?: I think this is better answered by saying that if youve just lost someone close to you, its probably best to skip over this one as it might hit a bit too close to home. But if you love mysteries, but are looking for something a little deeper that pulls on those heart strings a bit more than most, youll probably be glad you gave this book a chance.
*I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for this honest review
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Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book. Emotional and heart-wrenching, but also heart-warming and satisfying. Luke is shocked to receive letters from Natalie after her death. Turns out she started writing them on the first day of her cancer treatment a year ago and has a lot to tell him and more than one secret to share. And when he starts learning things Natalie kept hidden he starts to question their entire history together.
Enter your email address to wake up to a new TipsyWriter post whenever a new one becomes available. Email Address. Sign Me Up! Luke Richardson has returned home after burying Natalie, his beloved wife of sixteen years, ready to face the hard job of raising their three children alone. As his obsession with the letters grows, Luke uncovers long-buried secrets that make him question everything he knew about his wife and their family.
Emily Bleeker is a noteworthy author from America, who is famous for writing mystery, fiction, romance, thriller, and contemporary novels. Soon, she Bleeker discovered a whole new world of stories and characters that generated from her imagination. However, it was not before fighting a tough battle with cancer that she was able to gain the courage for sharing the sharing the amazing world of her imaginations with others.
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This post contains affiliate links as indicated by an asterisk. Purchases from these links provides a small commission to me at no extra cost to you. Luke Richardson has returned home after burying Natalie, his beloved wife of sixteen years, ready to face the hard job of raising their three children alone. As his obsession with the letters grows, Luke uncovers long-buried secrets that make him question everything he knew about his wife and their family. What legacy would I leave to my husband as I lay dying? What would I write to him about raising our 3 sons and finding happiness again?