Almost Missed You: A Novel by Jessica StrawserAlmost Missed You: A Novel by Jessica Strawser

Almost Missed You: A Novel

byJessica Strawser

Paperback | February 6, 2018

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The sensational debut that New York Times bestselling author Garth Stein calls "an emotional powerhouse of a novel" now in trade paperback.

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.

As the suspenseful events unfold through alternating viewpoints of Violet, Finn and Caitlin, Jessica Strawser's Almost Missed You is a page turning 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.

"Almost Missed You is 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 Times bestselling author of The Sandcastle Girls and Midwives

"Almost Missed You is an emotional powerhouse of a novel." -Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author of A Sudden Light and The Art of Racing in the Rain

"In Almost Missed You, debut author Jessica Strawser meticulously weaves together a kidnapped child, friends in turmoil, and a Craigslist ad into a tangled web of secrets, lies, and unexpected alliances. This heart-breaking page-turner will make you question how well you really know everyone you hold dear." - Amy Sue Nathan, author of The Glass Wives

"Jessica Strawser has expertly woven a tale of a marriage in crisis with elements of daring, danger, mystery, and secrets that will surprise and delight you...Glorious!" - Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author of All the Stars in the Heavens

"Jessica Strawser writes from the heart." -New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline

"Almost Missed You is compelling fiction from a brave new voice." -Bestselling author Sophie Littlefield

Jessica Strawser is the editor-at-large at Writer's Digest magazine, where she served as editorial director for nearly a decade and became known for her in-depth cover interviews with such luminaries as David Sedaris and Alice Walker. She's the author of the novels Almost Missed You, named to Barnes & Noble's Best New Fiction shortlist...
Title:Almost Missed You: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.28 × 5.62 × 0.9 inPublished:February 6, 2018Publisher:St. Martin's PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:125010761X

ISBN - 13:9781250107619

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Book This story begins when a stay at home mom (Violet) is on vacation in Florida with her husband (Finn) and son (Bear). Violet takes Finn up on his offer to take their toddler to their room for a nap while she stays at the beach and finishes her drink/enjoys her book. Eager to get back to her family after a short while (the thought of time alone is always better than the actual time), she heads up to the room only to find it empty of all belongings except her own. She is immediately thrown into a tailspin as she has no idea why Finn would leave so suddenly; she believed they were a happy family. Why would Finn want to hurt her so badly? How could he take her child away? Did she ever know him at all? I love how this book jumps from past to present, and also how it incorporates their friend Caitlin’s perspective by giving her a voice as well. I enjoyed reading this story very much. Not a psychological thriller in my opinion, but maybe more of a mystery?
Date published: 2017-08-09