Tuesday, September 1, 2015

While You Were Gone by Kate Moretti

Published September 2015 by Red Adept Publishing

Despite Karen Caughee’s intense focus on her music, her life is drifting out of its lane. Her alcoholic mother keeps calling from bars for early-morning rides, her boyfriend doesn’t think she gets him, and that Toronto Symphony Orchestra position she applied for ends up going to her friend, Amy. By chance, she meets American Greg Randolf just before she’s in a car accident. He pulls her from the wreckage, but after major surgery, her recovery is slow. Without her music, her life’s pursuit, Karen is pushed further adrift.

Greg stays by her side while she heals, and he sees her every time he’s in Toronto for work. Without any other support or friendship in her life, Karen craves his enthusiastic attention, and their friendship deepens to love. Though she’s fallen hard for him, he doesn’t share everything with her. In one heartrending moment, Karen’s life comes to a crossroads, and she must face the full truth about who Greg is, and about who she has become.

My Thoughts…

Have you ever finished a book and wondered what the rest of the story was?   What happen to a character?    In 2012 I read Thought I Knew You by Kate Moretti and was left with these questions about Greg.   While You Were Gone answers these questions.   Yet it does not tell the rest of the story as far as continuing where the first book ended.   This book tells the rest of the story.    It tells about the character, Greg, who was missing for a lot of the story.   What was he up to?   Where was he?  

This is Greg and Karen’s story.   Greg’s life.   Karen’s life.     While on a trip to Canada Greg saves a woman, Karen, from a fiery cab.   Of course, their relationship goes from there.   Things happen, things change, and the story develops.    I cannot give away too much or you won’t have a reason to read the book.   

I loved getting a peek into Greg’s world.   It is not the same story as Thought I Knew You.   Everything, except Greg, is different in this story.    There are different characters, a different location, and a different ending with a similar twist.    While I still don’t agree with what he did or even the reason why he does it, I had more compassion for Karen.  She truly loves Greg.   She trusts him, even when he gives her reason to doubt him.   

Unlike many series books, this one is a standalone story.    Whichever book you read first you will know the twist.    Kate Moretti did an excellent job pulling the story together.  

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