HE’s GONE: a novel ~Deb Caletti
A fun and interesting read was HE’S GONE by Deb Caletti. It was fun because the location of the story was Seattle and I just so enjoy visiting Seattle and I recognized many of the sites. It was also fun because I have always thought living on a houseboat on Lake Union would be fabulous and this story did not disappoint at all. The story is interesting because of the secrets and mystery to be solved which does keep one guessing right until the very end.
After a party and too much to drink, Dani, a web designer/marketer, wakes up to discover her husband is not beside her. Not to worry, he probably just went to get them coffee and enjoy a morning walk. When the day stretches on she is still not worried, because the party was a celebration at his office and maybe he was there working on some new ideas or getting things back in order; and yet, there is no answer on his cell phone?
Then comes the realization that her husband is gone and all the processes to locate him and figure out what has happened begin. They have both been married before so there are all the dynamics of the ex’s and the step’s to take into consideration. HE’s GONE contains some of the best hooks for a story I have read in a long time and it was only after proceeding further I could recognize them. I got very involved in the aspects of relationships and marriage that Dani was busy analyzing and contemplating. She makes some valid, universal realizations about marriage and reality of involvement come alive. Did Dani drive him away or is there some kind of foul play? What does one learn about the self and each other when one is in a relationship?
“Deb Caletti is the author of nine highly acclaimed young-adult novels, including The Nature of Jade, Stay, and Honey,Baby,Sweetheart, a finalist for the National book award and the PEN USA Award. She was nominated for the Washington State Writers Award. She lives with her family in Seattle.”
I am sure my book groups would enjoy reading HE’S GONE. I am quite sure that HE’S GONE would intrigue an amazing discussion about marriage and divorce.