#FuturisticFriday review: Almost Missed You by Jessica Strawser

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Photo Credit: St. Martin’s Press

This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

Almost Missed You

Summary:  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.

Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

This book just showed up randomly in my mailbox one day ( I love when one of my fave publicists just sends me a book that she knows I’ll love!) and after reading the note from her, I looked at the other books on my shelf and said “Sorry peeps, this book is getting read now!”

I loved this domestic drama. I could not read fast enough to find out what happened to Violet and Finn, how they could go from happy to him kidnapping their child and blackmailing his best friend.

This book really brought home the point of sometimes those connections you make with someone, the ones that you think are life-changing, are sometimes the ones you should throw back.

What I liked:

The Cover. It hinted at secrets. At a torn life. It had darkness and light. It’s a good cover.

The missed connections angle. I am fascinated by that, by people who write in about people they saw. It’s like fate is saying “here’s a second chance” (possibly!)

The characters. They were fleshed out. Interesting. Understandable.

The secrets. Everyone keeps secrets and this book did not disappoint on that note.

 

Bottom line: Book clubs- you have met your book to discuss for 2017. Make the t-shirts up, wave your foam fingers, and get ready to discuss the heck outta this book!

 

*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*

 

Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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