Image of He's Gone: A Novel


Image of He's Gone: A Novel

Caletti’s novel has an interesting premise, but suffers from far too much introspective telling and not enough dialogue and action. When the ultimate solution is finally revealed, the reader almost doesn’t care, because the main characters are so unlikable and difficult to root for.

Dani Keller wakes up after a night out at a party with her husband’s work colleagues. She had a bit too much to drink and doesn’t actually remember coming home. Her husband, Ian, is not there, but Dani assumes he’s gone to get breakfast and patiently waits. As the day progresses, she begins to worry and starts to pick apart their relationship in her head to determine whether he might have left her for another woman, just as he left his previous wife for her. What happened to Ian? (BANTAM, May, 352 pp., $15.00)
Reviewed by: 
Melissa Parcel