A moving portrait of a modern family in crisis.
Ley took my breath away. Exquisitely written and deeply effective.
It's heart-breaking. Beautifully written. Reminded me of Maggie O'Farrell.
A beautiful, sharply observed tale of motherhood, complicated women and family dynamics.
Heartbreaking and yet uplifting... Rebecca Ley has written a wonderful debut.
Beautifully written, with powerful messages of hope.
Rebecca Ley explores the need for love, forgiveness and remembrance that's within us all... The quality of writing, characters and hopeful ending makes the heartbreak easier to bear.
A heartbreaking book, beautifully written and with messages of hope for the reader.
A beautifully written, incredibly sad debut that will make you value living that little bit more. Five stars.
We couldn't put down this brilliant book.
This is a wonderfully assured and well-crafted first novel about a death and its aftershocks... For When I'm Gone is a sad novel because it could hardly be anything else, but Ley's crisp, witty writing keeps it firmly on the right side of mawkishness.