When I’m Gone

Review From User :

"Are you afraid of death, or are you afraid of leaving your family"
......the above sentence brought tears to my eyes ...( I took in the magnitude of the question).

Enjoyed it!
Took value from it
Plan to explore a few questions for myself
I didn't give a rats ass if the writing had a few flaws ( hell, so does life)...overall...
I found the entire premises intriguing....
I liked the characters that I got to hang out with...

I looked inward. My very close friend Barbara, died of Cancer, 26 years ago. Marty, her husband, was left as a single father to raise 3 young kids. Our families still very close today. Observing the beauty of how this family survived and thrived is very inspiring. Single fathers with 3 small kids is still rare in my book. Doing an exceptional job, as my friend did...is even more rare!
This story took me back to old memories - my conversations with Barbara the day before she died. The frightening first words Marty first said to me after the funeral.
I felt for Mr. Mom in this novel. ( I really could imagine all that was on his plate). How does a man who just lost the love of his life have time to grieve, with 3 small kids needing him How does he get out of bed and go to work
Add.... IMPORTANT THINGS UNSAID...secrets which he was discovering - haunting him....things get even more twisty & complicated.

Lots of juice to keep readers turning pages. I lost a nights sleep!

Loved "The Wreckage"...( see my review)... The author got me all charged up!!!!

Loved "When I'm Gone"! ( a different type of enjoyment) ... Tender...thought-provoking- a damn good human story!

Thank You Lake Union Publishing, Netgalley, and Emily Bleeker









Dear Luke,
First let me say – I love you… I didn’t want to leave 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. But there’s something he’s not prepared for – a blue envelope with his name scrawled across the front in Natalie’s handwriting, waiting for him on the floor of their suburban Michigan home.

The letter inside, written on the first day of Natalie’s cancer treatment a year ago, turns out to be the first of many. Luke is convinced they’re genuine, but who is delivering them? 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. But the revelations also point the way toward a future where love goes on – in written words, in memories, and in the promises it’s never too late to keep.

When I'm Gone part 1 of 2

When I'm Gone part 2 of 2