Title: When I’m Gone
Author: Emily Bleeker
Published Date: March 15th 2016
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
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.
I would recommend this to fans of emotional stories, as well as mysteries because it’s got great characteristics of both. I loved how this book was slightly similar in concept to “P.S I love You” which I loved in both book and movie form, and the basic letter idea is all that it had in common, but if you enjoyed that book, this would be perfect for you. It tugs at your heart strings, makes you mind race, and makes to think of the big picture of life and death, and how to move on.
Very well done, and I look forward to reading more from this author! Fantastic!
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for honest review. All opinions are my own.