Review: Forget You Know Me
Title: Forget You Know Me
Author: Jessica Strawser
Release Date: February 5th, 2019
Rating: 3/5 Stars
Synopsis from Goodreads: Molly and Liza have always been enviably close. Even after Molly married Daniel, the couple considered Liza an honorary family member. 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 after the kids are in bed. But then Molly leaves the room to check on a crying child. What Liza sees next will change everything. Only one thing is certain: Molly needs her. Liza drives all night to be at Molly’s side—but when she arrives, the reception is icy, leaving Liza baffled and hurt. She knows there’s no denying what she saw. Or is there? In disbelief that their friendship could really be over, Liza is unaware 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. Jessica Strawser's Forget You Know Me is a “twisty, emotionally complex, powder keg of a tale” (bestselling author Emily Carpenter) about the wounds of people who’ve grown apart. Best, friends, separated by miles. Spouses, hardened by neglect. A mother, isolated by pain. One moment will change things for them all
My Review: While this book starts off with a bang, it couldn’t keep me interested. Unfortunately I just didn’t like the characters or the slower pace of the rest of the book. I also feel as though the book suffered from not knowing what it wanted to be. It was a tiny part thriller and more woman’s fiction with an exploration of relationships and secrets. I do really enjoy the way Strawser writes though and will give her books another chance in the future.
*I received this book from St. Martin’s Press in exchange for an honest review*