Almost Missed You by Jessica Strawser

Genre: Women's Fiction
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: March 28, 2017

Violet and Finn have it all. They're parents to a three-year-old son. They have a strong relationship and marriage. At least that's what Violet believes. Her world comes crashing down when Finn takes her son back to their hotel room for nap time and then vanishes taking their son with him.

While Violet's desperate search for her son begins, Finn's best friend, also Violet's friend, is blackmailed into housing Finn in her in-law's lakeside cabin. Caitlin is torn between her desperate need to keep secrets buried and her understanding as a mother exactly what Violet is going through.

Almost Missed You takes the reader on a journey of love, loss, and much more. I had issues, however, as I really didn't like Caitlin's response at first. If my friend's husband came to me with blackmail, I'd immediately turn him in and trust in my husband to understand whatever past secrets were there. It made it hard to relate to her.

That niggle aside, I did find the story flowed quickly and kept me engrossed. I wanted everything to turn out and couldn't stop reading until I knew.


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