Almost Missed You

Jessica Strawser
"Almost Missed Youis a skillful, insightful debut: a deft exploration of the mysteries of marriage, the price we pay for our secrets, and just how easy it is to make the worst choices imaginable." —Chris Bohjalian,New York Timesbestselling author ofThe Sandcastle GirlsandMidwives "Almost Missed Youis an emotional powerhouse of a novel." —Garth Stein,New York Timesbestselling author ofA Sudden LightandThe Art of Racing in the Rain "This is a rich read which will keep you turning pages long into the night. Glorious!" —Adriana Trigiani,New York Timesbestselling author ofAll the Stars in the Heavens "Jessica Strawser writes from the heart." —New York Timesbestselling author Lisa Scottoline "Almost Missed Youis compelling fiction from a brave new voice." —Bestselling author Sophie Littlefield Violet and Finn were “meant to be,” said everyone, always. They ended up together by the hands of fate aligning things just so. Three years into their marriage, they have a wonderful little boy, and as the three of them embark on their first vacation as a family, Violet can’t help thinking that she can’t believe her luck. Life is good. So no one is more surprised than she when Finn leaves her at the beach—just packs up the hotel room and disappears. And takes their son with him. Violet is suddenly in her own worst nightmare, and faced with the knowledge that the man she’s shared her life with, she never really knew at all. Caitlin and Finn have been best friends since way back when, but when Finn shows up on Caitlin’s doorstep with the son he’s wanted for kidnapping, demands that she hide them from the authorities, and threatens to reveal a secret that could destroy her own family if she doesn’t, Caitlin faces an impossible choice. Told through alternating viewpoints of Violet, Finn and Caitlin, Jessica Strawser'sAlmost Missed You is a powerful story of a mother’s love, a husband’s betrayal, connections that maybe should have been missed, secrets that perhaps shouldn’t have been kept, and spaces between what’s meant to be and what might have been.


Reviewed: 2019-10-21
First of all, this is NOT a psychological thriller, no matter how hard it tries to sell itself as one. This is a pile of self-indulgent, horrible, whining CRAP that is trying to masquerade as a psychological thriller when in fact it's just ... an account of the marital problems between two couples who happen to be friends. One of the main characters, Finn, needs a giant dose of STFU to stop all the whining he does. This book could have had half its chapters cut (to get rid of the incessant word vomit) and it wouldn't even affect the story. I had to skim/skip chapter upon chapter to just read the last few. Even then I'm so angry at having wasted my time.

Holy shit. What a pile of disappointment.
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