He's Gone: Book summary and reviews of He's Gone by Deb Caletti

He's Gone

by Deb Caletti

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He's Gone by Deb Caletti
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  • Published in USA  May 2013
    352 pages
    Genre: Novels

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"What do you think happened to your husband, Mrs. Keller?"

The Sunday morning starts like any other, aside from the slight hangover. Dani Keller wakes up on her Seattle houseboat, a headache building behind her eyes from the wine she drank at a party the night before. But on this particular Sunday morning, she's surprised to see that her husband, Ian, is not home. As the hours pass, Dani fills her day with small things. But still, Ian does not return. Irritation shifts to worry, worry slides almost imperceptibly into panic. And then, like a relentless blackness, the terrible realization hits Dani: He's gone.
 
As the police work methodically through all the logical explanations - he's hurt, he's run off, he's been killed - Dani searches frantically for a clue as to whether Ian is in fact dead or alive. And, slowly, she unpacks their relationship, holding each moment up to the light: from its intense, adulterous beginning, to the grandeur of their new love, to the difficulties of forever. She examines all the sins she can - and cannot - remember. As the days pass, Dani will plumb the depths of her conscience, turning over and revealing the darkest of her secrets in order to discover the hard truth - about herself, her husband, and their lives together.

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"Starred Review. Well-written, strongly characterized and emotionally complex fiction." - Kirkus

"As much a gripping emotional thriller as it is a book about love and relationships, Caletti's newest work will please old fans and garner new ones." - Booklist

"Readers who appreciate a slow reveal and family drama tied up in their mysteries will appreciate this one." - Library Journal

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Deb Caletti Author Biography

Deb Caletti is an award-winning author and National Book Award finalist. Her many books for young adults include Stay; The Nature of Jade; and Honey, Baby, Sweetheart, winner of the Washington State Book Award and the PNBA Best Book Award, and a finalist for the PEN USA Award. Her books for adults include He's Gone and her latest release, The Secrets She Keeps. She lives with her family in Seattle.

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