When I'm Gone
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When I'm Gone


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.

Title:When I'm Gone
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:366 pages

    When I'm Gone Reviews

  • Megan Johnson
    Feb 28, 2016

    Emily Bleeker's new novel, 'When I'm Gone,' is about Natalie Richardson. But the thing is, Natalie is dead. But through letters and secrets slowly being uncovered, she's continuing to control the way ...

  • Candace
    Nov 17, 2016

    I picked up this audiobook with my Kindle Unlimited subscription. This is the second book that I've read by this author and I have to say that I enjoyed this book quite a bit. As expected, it was a ve...

  • Elyse
    Jan 17, 2016

    "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 itPlan t...

  • Melissa
    Dec 02, 2016

    I stumbled across this book on audible and the synopsis reminded me of one of my favorite movies of all time - P.S. I Love You; so of course, I couldn’t resist. Aside from the similarity of the lett...

  • ashley
    Mar 21, 2016

    I am shocked by the positive reviews this book has. It should have been a lifetime movie. I feel dumber having read this trite and tired exploration of grief and relationships. Easily the worst book I...

  • Esil
    Jan 26, 2016

    Last year I read Wreckage by Emily Bleeker, which I quite liked, so I was willing to give When I'm Gone a try. I can get into the occasional sentimental book, but this one was a mixed bag for me. At t...

  • Sue1958
    Jan 13, 2016

    This book is one I have not only read but digested.Its emotional, its intriguing, its kind of concerning.Emotional because Luke had to bury his young wife who suffered cancer and didn't win.Leaving be...

  • Taryn
    Jan 21, 2016

    Melodramatic at parts, but it has a lot of heart. It is a story about a family working through grief, centered around a mystery. I had a hard time putting it down!Natalie Richardson passed away after ...

  • Jay
    Apr 10, 2016

    The first two words that come to mind are 1.) unbelievable and 2.) melodramatic... Let's add 3.) predictable.I noticed another review mentioning 'heart' but unfortunately, When I'm Gone, lacks just th...

  • Larry H
    Jan 17, 2016

    I'd rate this 3.5 stars.Full disclosure: I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review. Many thanks to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for making it ava...