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Almost Missed You
Almost Missed You | Jessica Strawser
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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."
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Margot0817
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I listened to the audiobook of this and I really enjoyed it! It's been a while so I don't remember all the details about it but I remember loving it!

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BittersweetBooks
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He‘d once heard someone call worrying a “useless emotion.” That was true. But if wishing was equally useless, there was no hope for anyone. All anyone really could do was go through the motions and hope for the best ⛱

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ReadingMeagan
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I kept waiting/hoping for this to turn into a thriller or for there to be a great plot twist. Alas that didn‘t happen and I spent my whole rainy day reading a disappointing book. I should have had a nap instead 😆

CoverToCoverGirl 😳☹️ 2y
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SheilaChew
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A book about adults and the secrets they keep from their spouses. It‘s also about friendship, motherhood, grief, and connections that were “meant to be”.
I enjoyed the story but some parts were very unrealistic. I liked the audio except for the readers “kid voice” which didn‘t work for me.

SheilaChew Also, have to give another shoutout for the #Libby app! I love it so much and use it all the time! 2y
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everfree7
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I did think it would be more of a psychological thriller but I still enjoyed it.

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everfree7
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Loving this so far!

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SilversReviews
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#JINGLESHELVES

TODAY'S PHOTO: MOST OVERRATED 2017

I am not sure if it was me, but everyone raved about ALMOST MISSED YOU by Jessica Strawser.

I must have "missed" something because I couldn't connect with the book. ?

Have you read it?

Captivatedbybooks That‘s how i feel about 2y
SilversReviews @Captivatedbybooks I haven't read that book. Thanks for the heads up. 2y
Hestapleton I worked with Jessica when I interned at WD and she‘s a complete gem, but this book wasn‘t for me either. I had a hard time connecting. I‘ll probably try her second book though. 2y
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SilversReviews @Hehaney thanks for your comments. I am glad it just wasn't me. I have her second book. I will give it a try too. 2y
Hestapleton @SilversReviews let me know what you think! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I haven‘t read this one and probably won‘t now!! Thanks!! 💕 2y
SilversReviews @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I actually never finished it. 2y
SilversReviews @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks A lot of people loved it, but it just didn‘t connect with me. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @SilversReviews I felt that way about Hunger... 2y
SilversReviews @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Do you mean that you couldn't finish and connect with it??? 2y
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NatalieR
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My book haul from the Kentucky Book Fair! 📚🚚 The authors were great to interact with and very gracious when personalizing my books. The event brought some popular authors. Thanks to #Litsy, my knowledge of authors was pretty large this year.

LitLogophile I live in Louisville and can‘t believe I missed this! 2y
valeriegeary This stack is 💯! 😍 2y
SilversReviews Great stack. 2y
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lindseytailored
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A refreshingly different take on a thriller. Definitely not what I expected! Not as good as Big Little Lies, but along that same line.

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Denisereads75
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I enjoyed this book. The chapters ended on cliffhangers that kept me wanting to read. It is listed in the suspense/mystery category which is a mistake. I was almost disappointed looking for the big twist or shocking ending but this more a story of heartache and forgiveness.

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Kappadeemom
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Al I have done today is eat, read and work. 😂

mdhughes72 If your book is as good as your food, it sounds like a good day! 2y
LauraBeth I've enjoyed your food pics! 2y
Kappadeemom @LauraBeth @mdhughes72 I have been so hungry today! I've started back running which makes me want to eat everything I see 😂😂 2y
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Alfoster OMG--I'm so drooling right now😍! 2y
mdhughes72 Have you picked out a race yet? 2y
Kappadeemom @mdhughes72 not yet. I would like to go back and run a lot of the same races I ran last year before my injury. Fingers crossed 2y
mdhughes72 Hope to see you in Mobile in January http://www.firstlightmarathon.com/ 2y
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Kappadeemom
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Reading a couple of chapters before I go run. I have had a hard time putting this one down.

LauraBeth 😋😋 2y
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MyNamesParadise
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Another 5 STAR BOOK!!! It took me months to finish this book because it was so amazing, I didn't want it to end & the nonstop stress from working my 1st full-time job hasn't left me much "physical book" reading time. Characters are great & chapters end on cliffhangers that keep you reading! Highly recommend it! This book will make you feel! It'll make you think of all the chance encounters you've had in life and go "what if". Haunting, but real!

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Kittu7616
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Okay...

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Purrfectpages
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You guys, I think I really need to take a break from the whole mystery/suspense genre for awhile. I just keep feeling disappointed. The Goodreads blurb about this book starts off with, "Violet and Finn were meant to be said everyone, always." Only problem is, I virtually hear no one say this throughout the course of the novel, and after reading, it's pretty evident nothing could be further from the truth. Sigh.

Trina_L I didn't like it either 😏 3y
Purrfectpages @Trina_L good to know I'm not alone! 3y
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Purrfectpages
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This one is up next. It's another buddy read (we're going for a trifecta) although I'm a bit worried it might be too many thriller/suspense books for me in a row. We'll see!

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RaimeyGallant
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I met this author last year at the Writer's Digest Conference, and couldn't put her book down. It's a #BeachRead in that a wife/mother falls asleep on the beach, and when she wakes, her child and husband have vanished. Dun dun dun. #SplashIntoSummer #SplashIntoSummerReads

Freefallinmissy Sounds interesting-thanks !! 3y
MyNamesParadise I'm almost done reading this and need to finish it soon! 3y
SilversReviews I couldn't get interested. 3y
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Zbayardo
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Pretty good, suspenseful, fast read. Kept me from taking a nap during the road trip!

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Bandrea
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Beach and book.

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Lauren.Archer
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This was a very quick read that kept my attention the entire time. The plot was interesting, and kept moving forward even with a ton of back story. Highly recommend this one.

Librariana Wow! Sounds intense! 3y
katelizabee I love this book! 3y
MyNamesParadise Dang I've been reading it off and on for over a month! I haven't had time/been in the mood to sit down straight and read it! 3y
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Lauren.Archer
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Next book from my library haul. So far they have been pretty good.

MyNamesParadise I'm reading that one now. I got about 100 pages left. I've really enjoyed it so far! 3y
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guinsgirlreads
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B&N #bookhaul 😍

batsy The Madeline Treasury looks lovely! 3y
CouronneDhiver Good choices! :) 3y
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MyNamesParadise
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I've been in the process of reading this book for a while!! It's really good, but I know it's he kind you really need to relax and zone into, & I haven't had time for that recently 🙈. Getting some reading in before my lunch is ready at TGI Fridays. #LifeOfAPartTimerWithAShoppingAndGoingOutProblem 🙈😜🛍🤷🏼‍♀️🙂

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Fuelledbyfiction
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Reading this suspenseful book on a lovely sunny afternoon. #amreading #SheReads

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ChrisM
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Grief, secrets, and words unspoken lead to an unbelievable choice that destroys the fairytale life of Finn and Violet. Finn and Violet's story has all the pieces of a fairytale- beautiful girl, heroic actions, missed chances & living the happily ever after together with their young son Bear. But there is more to this fairytale & Finn makes a choice it destroys the fairytale and threatens to destroy them all. But why?

Reviewsbylola I read a few chapters of this one but it wasn't clicking at the time. It felt a little saccharine and I am not sure if I was just in a more critical mindset at the time. May have to try again! 3y
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hwheaties
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Too much narrative and staying inside the characters' headspaces for me. I understand it's the point for all of them to reflect on things they might not have considered early in their relationships, but it didn't work for me.

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Hestapleton
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I was hoping for a more plot based story, but this definitely leans more toward women's fiction, which isn't my thing. Stakes could have stronger and motivations more fleshed out.
BONUS: I worked with this author two years ago when I interned for Writer's Digest. She's the kindest. ☺️

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overlyattachedreader
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Violet is blindsided when her beloved husband runs off with their 3-year-old son. Did she misinterpret obvious clues? Maybe she'd only been seeing what she wanted to see the whole time. All the coincidences that make up a life--is it fate or random? The characters keep their secrets to themselves, but perhaps everything would've turned out better if they confided in their partners. For fans of domestic fiction who like a little bit of mystery.

overlyattachedreader Full review @ Goodreads (link in profile). I received this book for free from St. Martin‘s Press in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Available now! #netgalley 3y
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MMFinck
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For fans of Liane Moriarty, Beatriz Williams... Absolutely gripping. This story was so intense for me as mother that I vacillated between tearing up and feeling sick. The plot twisted and twisted. The writing itself, down to the sentence level, is *expert.* Reminded me of Liane Moriarty in the way she writes with the deeply felt emotional pull of women's fiction while also giving secrets teeth as is more often seen in thrillers and mysteries.

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BookishDevices
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Strawser knocks it out of the park with her debut novel. ~Jennifer
http://bookishdevices.com/2017/04/03/almost-missed-you-strawser/

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Trina_L
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Guys , I'm halfway through this book.... zzzzzzzzz :(

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hwheaties
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Yay for this #bookmail from yesterday!! Reading this one for SheReads!!

Reviewsbylola I've got this one on hold on Overdrive! 3y
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Maggie0557
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Started out great, halfway in I felt it became extremely repetitive. I found myself skimming pages to get to the heart of the story. Also never felt invested in any of the characters. The story has been told before; not many surprises for me.

Justacatandabook Definitely agree! 3y
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Maggie0557
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34% through this book; excited to see where it is going

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Justacatandabook
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Jessica Strawser's ALMOST MISSED YOU is out today (3/28). It's a suspenseful tale of a couple's marriage torn apart when the husband, Finn, unexpectedly takes off with their young son, Bear. It definitely captivates you right away, even if the characters can sometimes serve as their own (frustrating) worst enemies. Still, it's interesting and a quick read. Full review at https://goo.gl/NZm6IK. #almostmissedyou #jessicastrawser #netgalley #books

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MMFinck
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I can't stop reading it. I have to write, and all I want to do is read instead. Be strong, me!! ;)

MyNamesParadise I was in Barnes and noble last night and they had it on the shelves already and I got to page 27 before my friend was ready to go! It was really good! 3y
MMFinck Yay! :) @MyNamesParadise (edited) 3y
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katelizabee
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It‘s a rare book that can make me sympathize with someone like Finn (esp. how he first appears, with his kidnapped child in tow & slinging blackmail threats), but Strawser has constructed such complex, three-dimensional characters that I couldn‘t help but hope things worked out for all of them, Finn included. I stayed up way later than I should have, turning pages as the secrets behind the characters‘ motivations (& misconceptions) were revealed.

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katelizabee
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So excited to be digging into this ARC! I've heard such fantastic things about it!

Reviewsbylola This one sounds promising. 3y
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You certainly don't want to miss this book it's brilliant. I can't believe it's a debut novel. I certainly will read anything else written by Jessica strawser. Clear some time you won't want to put this book down

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cemckenzie1
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Jet got an advanced reader copy of this. It's keeping me company on my delayed journey home.

cemckenzie1 Finished it in one sitting. Pick this one up! 3y
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