Almost Missed You by Jessica Strawser


“Violet and Finn were “meant to be,” said everyone, always. They ended up together by the hands of fate aligning things just so. Three years into their marriage, they have a wonderful little boy, and as the three of them embark on their first vacation as a family, Violet can’t help thinking that she can’t believe her luck. Life is good.

So no one is more surprised than she when Finn leaves her at the beach―just packs up the hotel room and disappears. And takes their son with him. Violet is suddenly in her own worst nightmare, and faced with the knowledge that the man she’s shared her life with, she never really knew at all.

Caitlin and Finn have been best friends since way back when, but when Finn shows up on Caitlin’s doorstep with the son he’s wanted for kidnapping, demands that she hide them from the authorities, and threatens to reveal a secret that could destroy her own family if she doesn’t, Caitlin faces an impossible choice.

Told through alternating viewpoints of Violet, Finn and Caitlin, Jessica Strawser’s Almost Missed You is a powerful story of a mother’s love, a husband’s betrayal, connections that maybe should have been missed, secrets that perhaps shouldn’t have been kept, and spaces between what’s meant to be and what might have been.”

Almost Missed You is such a wonderful book. The storyline is great and has many twists along the way. Anyone who hears Finn and Violets story say its fate. It sure wasn’t fate that Finn took their child Bear and ran away from problems Violet knew nothing about. Throughout the book I felt so many emotions, being a mother myself, wondering what I would do in Violet’s situation. And let me tell you, I wouldn’t be as calm or nice as Violet. Caitlin has her own problem when Finn threatens her with information her husband can’t find out about. Finn was just desperate; I mean Caitlin is a friend since college and the one who has always been there for him. Friendship and relationships are tested, can things work themselves out? Will Violet ever see her son again? It’s a must read to get those answers!

“Almost Missed You” has a great story line and it pulled at my heart as everything unraveled. It’s one you are going to want in your hands.


Thanks Katie at St Martins for sending me a review copy for my honest review.

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