Time has come again to share my thoughts on a recent read… so let me tell you about “Things We Never Said: An unputdownable story of love, loss, and hope” by Nick Alexander
Blurb: “One day, we’ll be dead, and we still won’t have known each other. Not properly. Because no one ever does.”
When Catherine learns that she is dying, she remembers the words her husband once jokingly uttered and decides to leave him the ultimate, posthumous gift: a time capsule containing photographs of their life together along with tape recordings in which she recounts every secret she ever kept, every unspoken thought whether loving or treacherous; the things they never said.
Catherine’s recordings shake up many of Sean’s beliefs, sometimes enraging him and other times soothing with memories of the many joys that make up a life together.
But even as the tapes provide an emotional roller coaster of surprises, Sean prays that they’ll confirm the one thing he always secretly believed but never dared say out loud: that destiny exists; that their life together was not the result of mere chance.
My Thoughts: I have yet to read a book by Nick Alexander that I haven’t loved – and this is another one to add to that list.
The loss of his wife is obviously a terrible time for Sean and he clings onto the series of photographs and recorded messages Catherine left for him, recalling their life together from the very day the met. We also get to see how Sean slowly begins to pick up the pieces and rebuild his life, and how he feels about the wonderful memories and sometimes shocking or surprising revelations that Catherine shares.
I found this a wonderful, gentle read, with characters who really speak to you and a situation that pulls at the heart.
I really enjoyed this book and I think you will too! So why not grab yourself a copy now: