Oct 01, 2020
While You Were Gone
Posted by Kate Moretti

A Companion Novella to the NYT Bestseller Thought I Knew YouDespite 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 meeA Companion Novella to the NYT Bestseller Thought I Knew YouDespite 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.

  • Title: While You Were Gone
  • Author: Kate Moretti
  • ISBN: 9781940215525
  • Page: 383
  • Format: Paperback
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    While You Were Gone A Companion Novella to the NYT Bestseller Thought I Knew YouDespite Karen Caughee s intense focus on her music her life is drifting out of its lane Her alcoholic mother keeps calling from bars for ea

    BookLover

    ARC requested through Netgalley, and kindly provided by Red Adept Publishing in exchange for a honest review.This was an interesting read for me After having read the first book, Thought I Knew You , I went into this companion novel knowing what to expect I got to find out some of the answers to Claire s questions from the first book and got a bit of a glimpse into Greg.This story is told from Karen s point of view She is having a rough go of it when she meets Greg and she falls head over heals [...]


    Cathy Lamb

    Loved While You Were Gone It s the sequel to Thought I Knew You which left us with the question of what happened to Greg, the husband.In Karen Caughee s life, everything is a mess Her job with the Toronto Symphony where she s a violinist, her mother who is an alcoholic, her boyfriend who you want to beat up because he s a jerk Then there s Greg, captivating and interesting, who you can t quite piece together, an accident, falling in love and the lies, deceits, cover ups and mysteries begin Loved [...]


    Melissa

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    Heidi

    Three and a half stars A fascinating look at the other side of the story Karen feels like her life is suddenly falling apart Last night, she retrieved her drunk, alcoholic mother from the bar at three in the morning, the night before her big audition Thus, her audition for the principal violinist chair was a disaster, then later that night, her boyfriend breaks up with her Just when she thinks she has hit rock bottom, Karen meets a wonderful man at the bar, but as she leaves in the cab, she is i [...]


    Laurie Carlson

    I love this author s writing a LOT The way this author writes, she is very talented I read and reviewed Thought I Knew You and I loved the book I gave it a five star rating, too, because it truly deserved it I highly suggest reading that book first, in the order these were written After the first book, this can be read, if so desired, as a follow up If not read that way, I know this book WILL take away from the first book, and very well may take a lot away from the first book if you read this no [...]


    Mary Fan

    WARNING This review will be a bit spoiler y to those who haven t read Kate s first novel, Thought I Knew You.Let me start by saying I m coming into this novella biased for a number of reasons First of all, I m a huge fan of Kate Moretti s previous works Thought I Knew You and Binds That Tie Secondly, I m a sucker for books about classical music, and OMG THE HEROINE S AN ORCHESTRA VIOLINIST Thirdly, I like Kate s writing so much that I published her myself in Brave New Girls, the anthology about [...]


    Diane

    This is not your usual romance Karen Caughee has had some really rough days lately She s a concert violinist for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and lost her bid for concertmistress that she thought was a shoe in Her longtime boyfriend, a local music teacher, tells her there s really nothing between them and admits he s met someone else Her dad left years ago and her mom is a somewhat functioning alcoholic who needs to be hauled home from the local bar on a regular basis And Karen is the one who [...]


    Aimie Runyan

    I have been a fan of Kate Moretti s since her first book, and was thrilled when I learned she was writing a novella to tell us Greg s story from Thought I Knew You This novella is taut and engrossing, as is typical for Moretti s work, but it also gives us some background that allows us to see the story from the point of view of the other woman Karen is not a home wrecking shrew, but rather a hard working musician in need of love and support Greg swoops in on the worst two days of her life and gi [...]


    Anaïs

    This review was originally posted on Fifty Shades of Books1 out of 5 Stars ARC granted in exchange for an honest review Karen Caughee has a world of problems on her hands an alcoholic mother, a brother who doesn t care, a boyfriend who just broke up with her, and a failed violin audition as the above constantly preoccupies her And the cherry on the icing the car accident that happened during that same day, that leaves her with a broken arm and a broken leg.With no family or friends looking after [...]


    LJT

    While You Were Gone by Kate Moretti is an engaging story that I enjoyed very much It is about professional violinist Karen Caughee, and Greg Randolf, a trainer lecturer that travels a lot for his company While working in Toronto, Greg and Karen meet at a bar, where Karen is doing a nice job of drowning her sorrows They leave together and Karen gets into a cab alone A few moments later, there is an accident which puts her in the hospital For the short term, Karen s violin career with the Toronto [...]


    Sandra

    Thanks to Netgalley for giving me an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.This is a story about Karen, a violinist with the TSO who has lost her passion for music, she is fed up with being the only one dealing with her alcoholic mother her brother never helps and although she has a boyfriend, their relationship is rocky Her life changes dramatically the day she meets Greg as this is also the day she is involved in a car accident and ends up in hospital Throughout the ensuing few months [...]


    Sarah

    I was given an ARC of While You Were Gone from NetGalley for an honest review and this is this the review.I had such mixed feelings for this book I don t know where to begin I know it is a novella leading up to the main book and it was written to give information on Karen and Greg s past but to me this book was written to make Greg look like a jerk and Karen a victim but I took it the other way If you are going to pick a guy up at a bar, kiss him on the sidewalk drunk off your booty, then have [...]


    Hana

    first time reading this author i will FOR SURE read from her i like the writing style, i like the story and i liked the characters.i didn t like the ending which seemed somewhat rushed view spoiler i think the entire love child twist was unnecessary hide spoiler AND i noticed one thingis confrontation between Karen the other woman Claire the wife the characters seem focused on each other there is a really strong air of animosity between them but none of them really think of Greg it s a competi [...]


    Shari

    I didn t read the first book about Claire and Greg, so I had no context or background for this story Reading this, I knew he was married, but I thought maybe the married couple had moved on and these two characters could be together I did not like this book I did not like either main characters The story goes from one month of Greg being gone for good, to her her barely meeting Cal, to then two years later jump in time and being with Cal I thought there was a malfunction with my kindle and it ha [...]


    JMV

    Received from Netgalley for a honest review While You Were Gone is a novella that shows the missing part of the book I Thought I Knew You We get to learn about Karen and her take on what happen in Toronto with Greg I feel for Karen and how her life was when she meet Greg I diffently understand how Greg got catch up but still don t excuse him for what was done You could read this novella alone but I highly recommend that you read Katie Moretti s first part to this story This book gives away a few [...]


    Emma bramley

    what a fab read, was really hooked, couldn t put it down the story line contains many twists and turns which seem to creep up on you the characters were well written and worked really well with the story line the author has written a fantastic story which will leave you wanting highly recommendedfacebook obsessedbookobsessedbookreviews.wordpress


    Alaina

    I really enjoyed this novella I loved it and read it in no time because it was so good It is not your typical romance but it is great My full review is on bookreviewsandwallpaperssI received this book from Netgalley for an honest review.


    Gina Wojcik

    I was asked to read this book and give an honest review by net galley I tried to give this book a chance, but found it to be a very slow start I was bored with it, and it did not keep my interest I will not read any books by this author.


    Holly

    This is a excellent novella to Thought I Knew You from Kate Moretti It s the untold story of Karen s point of view of how she and Greg s love affair began Karen is a violinist in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra until fate would throw her for a loop and a 48 hour time period where everything goes wrong She meets Greg during this time and he makes her want everything with him, I m not gonna give too much away but at the end, she is truly happy with what she has and a future she never saw coming I h [...]


    Debbie

    Received via NetGalley and Red Adept Publishing in exchange for an completely unbiased review.Also posted on Silk SerifI originally didn t realize that While You Were Gone was a novella attached to another of Moretti s works called Thought I Knew You I actually had no idea until I was probably half way through when I started realizing that half of Greg s story was MIA I wasn t particularly surprised by the subject matter of the book, early on you get an idea of what s actually going on behind th [...]


    Jayme

    The companion novella to Thought I knew You Karen s version of her relationship with Greg wish I had known about it when Thought I knew You was fresh in my mind


    Melinda

    This is a stand alone novella based on Thought I Knew You This was my first read from this author, and I expect books are coming from this author.Even though this is a story about a young lady in her twenties she has suffered a lot by the people in her life, even by the ones who are suppose to love her and protect her at a young age Sometimes a child has to take on responsibility than they should have to because a parent or parents are neglectful, addicted to drugs or an alcoholic, or just can [...]


    Charlotte Lynn

    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 [...]


    Susan Becraft

    The real end I loved Thought I Knew You, as I have loved every book written by Katie Moretti, and was surprised to find its sequel Having not felt left up in the air like other readers apparently were, I was not entirely sure a final conclusion was necessary I was wrong Wanting to reveal nothing about Thought I Knew You, I will say that this novella can stand on its own It is meaningful, however, knowing the details of the relationship between Karen, a concert violinist, and Greg, her soul mate [...]


    Jayne Burnett

    Thank you to Net Galley Red Adept Publishing for an ARC of this book An enjoyable quick read It re tells the story of Thought I Knew You from Karen s perspective Karen is single plays the violin in an orchestra she has just broken up with her boyfriend meets Greg that same evening in a bar He lies to Karen from the offset.They have been having a relationship for a year when Karen discovers he is married Greg tells her he will not leave his wife Claire He leaves Karen s apartment is involved in a [...]


    Kerry

    I received a free copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review While this was a companion novel to Thought I Knew You I felt like it was a standalone book Karen is in a place in her life where everything seems bleak Dealing with her alcoholic mother in the middle of the night leads to her being less than stellar for her audition for the position at the orchestra she has been waiting her whole career The day isn t over yet until her boyfriend decides he doesn t want her [...]


    Al

    While You Were Gone is billed as a companion novella to Moretti s NYT bestseller, While You Were Out and has a brief note at the beginning that explains the connection The extremely short version of that is one of the characters in the first novel disappears and this story adds some perspective to what happened I read the note and immediately forgot it It s been a few years since I read the first book and I didn t go back and refresh my memory until I was done reading It turns out that you don t [...]


    Katlynn Parsons

    I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.While You Were Gone is a breathtakingly stunning account of a young woman s struggle with the pressures of a broken family, a failing career, and a new relationship.Karen has let her love of music distract her from the turmoil of her home life for her whole life Now she s passed over for a position she was made for and an accident leaves her unable to even play for months A new relationship helps rebuild, but will it do bad [...]


    Susan Peterson

    Surprising sequelThis novella is a companion to the book I Thought I Knew You This story is told from the point of view of Karen Caughee, a young violinist living in Toronto She is living a very lonely, troubled life when she meets Greg Their attraction to each other is immediate, and Karen is unprepared when Greg s secrets and lies are revealed In the novel which precedes this book, Greg is a missing person, a husband and father who lives in New Jersey It was fascinating to learn about Greg s l [...]


    Angel Hatfield

    Tig calls Karen to come get her mom Paula at the bar yet again Karen played the violin and was auditioning for concert mistress She had almost 20 years of training and the audition the next morning Her boyfriend is Scott but only makes half hearted attempts to see her lately after four years of being together While at the bar, she meets a stranger and her life is about to change.I loved the way Karen changed and grew and found happiness in many ways All of the characters were well done The plot [...]



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