Forget You Know Me
By: Jessica Strawser
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: 02/05/2019
My Rating: TBR “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
In this riveting novel of domestic suspense, Jessica Strawser takes readers deep into the intimate friendship of two women and the distance, secrets, and lies that threaten to break them apart.
Liza and Molly are life-long best friends―or at least they used to be. Ever since Liza moved to Chicago to pursue her career, leaving Molly behind in Cincinnati with a husband and two kids, the distance between their two lives has grown more and more insurmountable. In a last-ditch effort to save their friendship, they arrange a “girls night” over webcam, wine in hand, catching up like they used to. But when Molly runs upstairs to check on a crying toddler, Liza watches, horror-struck, as a masked man enters the home of her best friend.
After calling the police, Liza frantically tries to reach Molly, but when she finally responds, her message is icy and terse, insisting that everything is fine. Liza is still convinced something is wrong―that her friend is in danger. But after an all-night drive to rescue her ends in a brutal confrontation, Liza is sure their friendship is over.
Meanwhile, Molly finds herself wondering whether she’s dodged one ruinous mistake only to make another in its place. Did she sacrifice her oldest friendship to save her marriage? Or has she inadvertently sacrificed both?
Liza and Molly can’t avoid each other forever, and soon, they’ll face a reckoning that will force them to decide just how much weight a shared history can carry.
"Gorgeously written, suspenseful and full of characters who feel like old friends. I loved this book and didn't want it to end."
― Michele Campbell, author of It’s Always the Husband and She Was the Quiet One on Forget You Know Me
“It’s been a long time since I’ve been so lost in a book that when I looked up I had to remind myself what day it was. I’m delighted to say that this happened several times as I read this book. From the very first page of Forget You Know Me I was putty in Strawser’s hands. From her portrayal of the changing nature of adult friendship to the seemingly harmless secrets we keep in marriage, Forget You Know Me is that book you can’t put down, and can’t stop thinking about when you are finished.”
―Sally Hepworth, USA Today bestselling author of The Family Next Door
"A fantastic, tautly-paced novel that will have you racing to unravel its many questions and half-truths." ―Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke, bestselling authors of Girls' Night Out
"Friendships crack, marriages erode, and dangerous deceits rise to the surface in this twisty, emotionally complex, powder keg of a tale."
―Emily Carpenter, bestselling author of Burying the Honeysuckle Girls and Every Single Secret
"Sinister, sophisticated, and teeming with secrets...completely irresistible."
―Hank Phillippi Ryan, bestselling author of Trust Me
"A taut and immensely satisfying novel of domestic suspense. Come for the sinister premise, stay for the insightful portrayals of a friendship crumbling apart, a marriage strained to its breaking point, and at least one character who finds themself suddenly―and dangerously―in over their head."
―Kathleen Barber, bestselling author of Are You Sleeping
About the Author
JESSICA STRAWSER (jessicastrawser.com) is the editorial director of Writer’s Digest magazine and the author of Almost Missed You and Not That I Could Tell.
She has written for The New York Times Modern Love, Publishers Weekly and other fine venues, and lives with her husband and two children in Cincinnati. Read More