“When a woman witnesses, via video call, a masked man breaking into her best friend’s home, it sets off a chain reaction of disastrous events. Friendships crack, marriages erode, and dangerous deceits rise to the surface in this twisty, emotionally complex, powder keg of a tale. I loved every duplicitous minute.” —Emily Carpenter, bestselling author of Burying the Honeysuckle Girls and Every Single Secret
Molly and Liza have always been close in a way that people envy. Even after Molly married Daniel, both considered Liza an honorary member of their family. 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 video chat over wine after the kids are in bed. But when Molly leaves the room to check on a crying toddler, a man in a mask enters, throwing Liza into a panic—and her screen goes black.
After calling the police, Liza frantically tries to get Molly back on the line, but when Molly finally responds, her message is icy and terse, insisting everything is fine. Liza is still convinced something is wrong—that her friend is in danger. But after an all-night drive to help her ends in a brutal confrontation, Liza is sure their friendship is over—completely unaware that 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.
Forget You Know Me exposes the wounds of people who’ve grown apart, against their will. Best friends, separated by miles. Spouses, hardened by neglect. A mother, isolated by pain. The man in the mask will change things for them all.
But who was he?
And will he be back?
“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, FYKM 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
“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, internationally bestselling author of It’s Always the Husband and She Was the Quiet One
“Sinister, sophisticated, and teeming with secrets, Jessica Strawser is brilliantly brave with this unflinching best friend noir—she rivets us to the story, then pulls the rug out. Completely irresistible.” —Hank Phillippi Ryan, bestselling author of Trust Me
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More advance praise for Forget You Know Me:
“Jessica Strawser does it again with FORGET YOU KNOW ME. It’s a fantastic, tautly paced thriller that will have you racing to unravel its many questions and half-truths. But at its core, it’s a story about the people we love—and the lengths to which we’ll go to protect them.” —Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke, bestselling authors of Girls’ Night Out
“In FORGET YOU KNOW ME, Jessica Strawser has once again crafted 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 above their head. Layers of secrets and lies will keep readers racing to reach the surprising conclusion.” —Kathleen Barber, author of Are You Sleeping?