Monday, May 29, 2017

Almost Missed You by Jessica Strawser

Almost Missed You by Jessica Strawser  is part of the SheReads Spring book selections.     SheReads is a community of bloggers that as a group help promote specific books.   We share reviews, thoughts, and our feelings after reading books suggested to us by the wonderful people who run the SheReadsOrganization. 

 Hardcover, 320 pages
Published March 28th 2017 by St. Martin's Press
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,
 Almost 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.

My Thoughts…

I Almost Missed You is a book I couldn’t put down.   When I read the last word I stopped and just sat there thinking about what I had read.    Even now I am not exactly sure what I think of it, other than I want my friends to read it so we can discuss it.     

My first mistake was assuming that I knew what was going to happen.    There were other parts to the story beyond the father kidnapping his son that I was thrown off track numerous times.   With each twist and turn I found myself becoming more invested in Violet finding her son.     I wanted to be mad, truly pissed off, at Finn but I just couldn’t get there.     It was evident that every character had their own secret.    As close as the 4 of them were they were not always truthful with each other.   I enjoyed how they paired off, not always with their spouses, sharing secrets.   

Jessica Strawser did an amazing job taking the reader on a wild ride.    A ride I didn’t want to end but I had to know what would happen to Caitlin, George, Finn, and Violet.     I recommend picking up your own copy today.  

Thank you to NetGalley, SheReads and Katie Bassel at St. Martin’s press for a copy of the book in exchange for a honest review. 

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