Monday, May 20, 2013

He's Gone by Deb Caletti

Morning, readers! Today, I'm a stop on the TLC blog tour for Deb Caletti's He's Gone.

Dani Keller's husband is gone. She woke up to find his side of the bed empty. At first, she thought he'd simply run out for coffee. As time passed, she thought maybe he'd run into a friend or been held up in some way. By that afternoon, she knows something is wrong. She finds his car still parked nearby and nothing is missing except his phone, his wallet, and the clothes he was wearing the night before. No one has seen him or heard from him. Days go by without word and the police are stumped. Has Ian had an accident or has he simply left her?

I have really mixed feelings about this one! He's Gone is a great read. Deb Caletti's writing - especially where her characters are concerned - is excellent. Really top notch! The complexities of relationships, the heartwrenching journey Dani takes emotionally as she faces the fact that her husband is gone, and the mystery as to his fate pull the reader along in a way that makes it impossible to put this book down. But man is it a downer! Holy moly! I really found myself dreading getting to the end of this one.

There's a definite ominous tone to the book, in my opinion. And honestly, I had considered what turns out to be the truth about Ian's disappearance early on. I was never quite sure if I'd figured it out, though.

Anyway, a great read but one you probably should prepare yourself for emotionally.

Rating: 4/5

For more stops on the tour, check out the official TLC tour page here.

For more on Deb and her work, visit her website here. You can also like her on Facebook, or follow her on Twitter.


Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

"you probably should prepare yourself for emotionally." Thanks for the warning - I'll keep that in mind!

And thanks for being a part of the tour!

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

I agree totally that He's Gone is a downer...so very depressing and just wasteful. Like you said, Caletti's writing is very rich with detail and writing from the perspective of Dani telling the story was helpful as far as keeping me involved. But, the story is really not one that I could enjoy. I'd like to read something else by Caletti and see what else she's got :) Enjoyed your review.