Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Review: Forget You Know Me by Jessica Strawser

Forget You Know Me
by Jessica Strawser

Publisher: St Martin's Press
Pages: 336
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Molly and Liza have always been close in a way that people envy. Even after Molly married Daniel, both considered Liza an honorary member of their family. But after Liza moved away, things grew more strained than anyone wanted to admit—in the friendship and the marriage. 

When Daniel goes away on business, Molly and Liza plan to reconnect with a nice long video chat over wine after the kids are in bed. But when Molly leaves the room to check on a crying child, a man in a mask enters, throwing Liza into a panic—then her screen goes black. 

When Liza finally reaches Molly, her reply is icy and terse, insisting everything is fine. Liza is still convinced something is wrong, that her friend is in danger. But after an all-night drive to help her ends in a brutal confrontation, Liza is sure their friendship is over—completely unaware that she’s about to have a near miss of her own. And Molly, refusing to deal with what’s happened, won’t turn to Daniel, either. 

But none of them can go on pretending. Not after this.

Kritters Thoughts:  Molly and Liza are best friends, the best of friends that they put each other before ANYONE else.  When Liza moves away they have a harder time keeping up their relationship.  One night, they decide to video chat and what Liza sees when Molly leaves the room will send both of their worlds into a tail spin.  

This was one of those books that I liked, but didn't completely love.  Everyone had secrets and it seemed like it took a very long time for those secrets to unfold.  And when they call came out some were great and juicy and some just seemed like duds.  I judge these mystery/thriller books based on the culprit and if it works for me and I didn't love this one.  Of course, I won't spoil a thing, but I just couldn't get behind this one.

I liked the writing in this book.  I loved the feeling I felt while reading, the pacing was great and I did finish it because of the need to want to know how it was going to end.  I would read more from this author, but would have to make sure that the synopsis was one that excited me.

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2019 Challenge: 5 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from St Martin's Press.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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