“Masterful … Strawser’s novel expertly dials up the danger; it works equally well as an airtight thriller and a memorable depiction of an old friendship growing increasingly strained. Fans of well-written suspense are in for a treat.” —Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
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.
“Strawser is a clear master of the craft, drawing together a plot that seems at once impossible and fully believable. The novel’s pulsing anxiety continues through the triple narration … The tapestry of story and character will lure book clubs and lovers of emotionally complex fiction.“ —Booklist
“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
“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
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More advance praise for Forget You Know Me:
“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
“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?
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