This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.
Forget You Know Me
Summary: “Forget You Know Me is that book you can’t put down, and can’t stop thinking about when you are finished.” —Sally Hepworth, bestselling author of The Family Next Door
When a video call between friends captures a shocking incident no one was supposed to see, the secrets it exposes threaten to change their lives forever.
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.
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
Ok, so I’m going to go all around the world to explain my feelings about this book- just hold on 🙂
If you know me a little bit, you know that I fell in love with The Cutting Edge like a gajillion years ago, can still cite many of it’s lines, and will basically stop everything if I see it on TV (even though I have it on DVD and can watch any darn time I please). Still with me?
Let me set the scene: Remember after the first night of the Olympics when Doug, Kate, the coach and her father were arguing (after Kate and Doug argued about the button on the ice?) And then Kate’s father saying “Forget the move, we can win without the move!” (I promise I’m building up to a point!!!
When this book was pitched/promoted/etc- the description mentioned about a masked man (the description is now different so sorry if I ruined that for you!) But if you knew/when you read it- I beg of you, like Kate’s father when he said “Forget the move”, I’m saying “Forget the man. Forget him.”
Is it not important? No, I’m not saying that. What I am saying is that in my MANY years of reading, when something like a masked man is mentioned- it gets your mind thinking in a certain way and if you focus on that one detail, waiting on something to happen, something to move that masked man mention further…. well, you are going to miss out on the really good parts of the book. Yes, there will be a resolution to the masked man angle- but the meat and potatoes is how deep Jessica Strawser dives into the relationships between the characters.
What I Liked:
The cover. I REALLY liked that.
The overall study of how the relationships between spouses and friends can drift apart slowly and then all of a sudden you realize you are in a danger zone.
Bottom line: For me, the first chapter set my expectations one way and it took some time to right that ship of thoughts and get it all squared away. After that, the book def gave me lots to think about and I would love to see book clubs having big ole discussions about this book- because there is LOTS to unpack.
*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*
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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T