What's Left Unsaid
By: Emily Bleeker
Publisher: Lake Union
Publication Date: 7/27/21
My Rating: 4 Stars (ARC)
An enthralling novel of secrets, second chances, and confronting the past by the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of When I’m Gone.
After a series of devastating losses, Chicago journalist Hannah Williamson has landed in Senatobia, Mississippi, to care for her bedridden grandmother and endure grunt work at a small newspaper. But in cleaning out its archives, Hannah discovers a compelling distraction from her life: a series of rejected articles from the 1930s that illuminate a long-hidden mystery.
The articles, penned by a young woman named Evelyn, are haunting accounts of first love, trauma, and surviving a mysterious shooting that left Evelyn paralyzed at the age of fourteen. The articles stir up more questions than answers, and Hannah becomes consumed by what’s left unsaid. Encouraged by Guy Franklin, a local middle school teacher, Hannah’s investigation into Evelyn’s past becomes more personal with each new reveal. For Hannah, as both a journalist and a woman bearing her own emotional wounds, this is a chance to move forward and bring closure to the story of the girl whose secrets are buried in Senatobia.
What Hannah’s about to discover next is that, even after nearly a century, the truth she’s been looking for still has the power to change lives. Especially her own.
“What’s Left Unsaid is a compelling novel about two women from different times both with lives defined by unfathomable losses. A story of love and redemption and staggering on even when it feels impossible. Emily Bleeker is a masterful storyteller, and I found myself completely lost in the pages of this remarkable book.”
—Suzanne Redfearn, #1 Amazon bestselling author of In an Instant
“Emily Bleeker has once again delivered a heartfelt, emotionally powerful novel, proving that she is an author who knows what her audience loves—a profound journey through the depths of the human heart, and an uplifting ending that reminds us that hope lives on, even after tragedy.”
—USA Today bestselling author Julianne MacLean
About the Author
Emily Bleeker is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of What It Seems, The Waiting Room, Working Fire, When I’m Gone, and Wreckage. Emily is a former educator who learned to love writing while teaching a writers’ workshop. After surviving a battle with a rare form of cancer, she finally found the courage to share her stories. Emily currently lives with her family in suburban Chicago. Connect with her or request a Skype visit with your book club at www.emilybleeker.com