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Forget You Know Me

3.42  ·  Rating details ·  320 ratings  ·  264 reviews
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

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 aft
Hardcover, 336 pages
Expected publication: February 5th 2019 by St. Martin's Press
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May 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Three books in and Jessica Strawser continues to impress—transitioning from new author, riding high on my radar, to landing a spot among my favorites. There’s a realness and fluidity to her writing style, qualities that speak directly to my reader’s heart.

Strawser has taken a bit of flak for the miscategorization of her novels—mostly from readers under the assumption her work resides in the suspense genre, for one reason or another—which somehow feels unfair. So, let’s take a minute to clear th
Larry H
Sep 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I'm between 3 and 3.5 stars.

Liza and Molly have been best friends since childhood. Even when Molly was dating, and then married, Daniel, Liza was still a part of their lives, sharing stories of disastrous dates and her real lack of ambition. But when Liza moved from Cincinnati to Chicago for a job, it put a real strain on their friendship, and that strain began working its way into Molly and Daniel's marriage as well.

But one night while Daniel was on business travel, Molly and Liza are determine
Theresa Alan
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 rounded up. This novel starts out with a bang when two friends who have been growing apart are trying to reconnect via Skype. When Molly goes to check on her daughter, leaving her laptop open and on, Liza sees a masked man enter her friend’s house. Naturally, Liza loses her mind, calling the police and her friend over and over to no avail. Imagining her friend has been kidnapped—because why else wouldn’t she answer her phone or call Liza back?—Liza leaves Chicago, the city she relocated to t ...more
Nov 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Molly and Liza have been close friends for a long time, but distance and life seemed to have gotten in the way. The two friends decide to have a video chat over wine to catch up and things are going great until Molly goes in the other room to check on her daughter. Liza, while waiting for Molly to return, notices a masked intruder walk across the room. Naturally Liza is concerned, she is more than concerned she is freaked out. Who wouldn't be? She makes attempts to contact her friend and calls t ...more
Kaceey - Traveling Sister
I think we’ve all experienced a video chat/ FaceTime, where the other person is just a bit off camera...maybe you get a good shot of the top of their head, or their ear. Maybe even the ceiling! But what if in the middle of this particular chat you witnessed a crime! A burglar breaking into the house!

That’s what happened when Liza was finally video chatting with her friend Molly. While Molly leaves the room momentarily to tend to her children Liza watches, shocked as a masked man enters her f
Sep 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs-read

Forget You Know Me is a lovely examination of relationships and different types of love. It follows multiple perspectives and for me felt more like a domestic drama than the 'thriller' I am used to reading. The book starts off with a bang - BFFs, Liza & Molly, who have grown apart in recent years, decide on a catch-up Skype date while Molly's husband is away. As Molly is away from her computer momentarily, checking on one of her children, Liza sees a stranger enter Molly's house
Holly  B
This did not work for me at all.

I really enjoy this author and wanted to love this one, but honestly, I was not wanting to pick up the book throughout reading it.

The beginning was so intriguing and I was hopeful that the story line would be suspenseful. It wasn't and I didn't feel anything for the characters. The twist was not surprising or thrilling. I can't figure out why the novel started one way and swerved off on so many detours. I feel like it was trying to hard to be several genres, but t
Jessica Strawser
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
My new novel, coming in February 2019: Can't wait to share it with you all!
Susanne Strong
Dec 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: buddy-read, netgalley
2.75 Stars* (rounded up)

Liza and Molly have been friends since childhood. Though they now live in different states they try to check in whenever time permits. One night, while on a video chat, Liza sees a masked man intruding in Molly’s home and calls the police. When confronted, Molly pretends like nothing happened. Thereafter things get stranger and stranger. Was a masked man in Molly’s house? And if so, why is Molly poo pooing the idea?

“Forget You Know Me” is the third book I’ve read by Jess
Nov 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Forget You Know Me by Jessica Strawser is a women's fiction novel with a hint of suspense... not a thriller at all.

Before starting this book, I kept seeing reviews about the disappointment with this not being a thriller. What you find behind this pages is more of a character driven novel about relationships, challenges of life, marriage, and friendships.

What I love about Strawser's story here is how relatable it can be to anyone. Strawser dives deep into the depths of relationships in this one
Well, darn......

...A strong startling beginning exposing a masked intruder (no spoiler here) sparked my interest, but my attention quickly waned as the storyline redirects the fear of what's about to happen to a wordy mediocre work of women's fiction surrounding a troubled marriage and broken friendship with too many unnecessary side stories.

...I grew bored with Molly and Daniel posthaste, but enjoyed Liza's story, her relationship with Henry, the pilot and the excellent plot connection to her

Jan 12, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

Let’s get this out of the way from the start: just like her previous novel, Jessica Strawser’s newest work Forget You Know Me is once again WRONGLY labeled as being of the “mystery/thriller/suspense” genre when it should more accurately be placed in the “women’s fiction” or “contemporary fiction” categories. I’m not sure if Strawser’s marketing team is the one mis-categorizing her books or perhaps she originally did intend to write a suspense / thriller novel but it didn’t end up work
Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Molly’s husband is away on business and her two young children have been tucked into bed.

She and her oldest friend Liza have planned a “Girl’s Night”, or the closest thing to it, being that Molly still lives in Cincinnati and Liza in Chicago. A long overdue, video chat, with a goal of reconnecting...of bridging the distance that has come between them over the years.

The wine has been poured, and the chat has begun but Liza can tell that Molly’s smile seems forced...a little too bright, a little
Erin Clemence
Special thanks to the publisher and to NetGalley for a free, electronic ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

Molly and Liza have friends for years. Even when Molly got married and Liza moved away, the two have retained their strong bond. One night, during a video call, Liza sees an intruder in Molly’s house and, worried for her friends’ safety, she drives all night to ensure her friend is not in danger. However, Molly seems almost put out by Liza’s unexpected arrival, claimin
Sep 30, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free e-copy of Forget You Know Me by Jessica Strawser from NetGalley for my honest review.

Liza and Molly have been friends for their entire lives. They remained very good friends even through marriage and raising children but raising children, of course, took some of the time they spent off their friendship. One day, while video chatting, the girls are talking but Molly has to leave the computer screen to check on the kids. Suddenly Liza sees an intruder in Molly's house. Lisa, terr
Oct 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Liza and Molly, long time best friends, who have grown apart, set up a video chat so they can catch up with each other, during which Liza sees a masked intruder enter Molly's home. The fallout from this event leads to exposing major problems in the marriage of Molly and her husband Daniel. Molly and Daniel have been keeping secrets from each other for years and with all those secrets, the intruder could be any number of people. Still, this isn't a search for the intruder but instead a character ...more
Sep 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I want to start out by saying I was soooo excited for Forget You Know Me to be released. I watched Jessica Strawser discuss her latest creation on the Tall Poppies Facebook page and was gripped! How could I ever wait till March 2019??? Thanks to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley I did not have to.

The first chapter was soooooo good! I mean really REALLY good. I could not wait to discover who the masked man was that entered Molly’s house. Why was she not freaking the heck out?

I really appreciated
Jan 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is my second Jessica Strawser novel and I've enjoyed them both. Two best friends, Molly and Liza are on skype having a girls night (they live in two different cites). While Molly leaves the room to check on her child, Liza sees an intruder in a mask entering the house. Liza calls the police and then after not hearing from her friend, gets in her car with a close friend of hers and drives to Molly's home where she receives a rather cold reception.

This book is really about relationships - bet
Jan 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
3.5 "not a thriller" stars on this book

I encourage you to read this book as one about relationships, friendships, and the realities of adulthood. Despite an amazing "thriller" opening chapter, the rest of the book is a slow burn and is not in the thriller genre.

Full review to come.
Liz Fenton
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jessica Strawser does it again with FORGET YOU KNOW ME. It’s a fantastic, tautly-paced novel 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.
Forget You Know Me is my second novel by this author. I previous read and enjoyed Not That I Could Tell.

This book is listed on netgalley as Women's Fiction. It is listed other places as suspense. I think that it is a combination of the two as it has elements of both genres. Although truthfully while reading it I was thinking of it as more of a suspense (as there is a bit of a mystery).

This book has three 3rd person POVs: Liza, Molly and Daniel. The story takes place in Cincinnati and Chicago. Li
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

Read this last year, but for some reason I missed reviewing this one.

This is one of those books that I think will affect people differently. I didn’t have any problems with the writing style or even the characters, (only criticism would be that they were a bit cookie cutter) it was really the plot premise that had first intrigued me, then fell apart by the end.

The plausibility of this ever happening IRL as it does on paper is was made this hard for me to become invested in the how and w
Donna Davis
Invited to read and review. This one started well but then...yeah. Not bad but not up to her usual standard. Review will be up by the pub date.
Christina McDonald
What an intriguing premise! Childhood best friends Liza and Molly decide to catch up over a Skype call and some wine. But when Molly goes upstairs to check on her daughter, Liza sees a masked intruder enter her house. This one incident sets off a chain reaction of intriguing events that kept me guessing.

Guys, this is not a thriller, it is a domestic suspense novel, and as such there is less tension and suspense, and more character development and thoughtful themes. The plot doesn’t veer wildly f
I enjoyed this solid 3.5 star book, first time author for me.

Two friends, Liza is single & living in Chicago & Molly a married mom of 2 young children living in Cincinnati. Molly looks forward to their late night face time chats, she loves to hear about Liza's life, her dates & the guys she meets. Liza on the other hand is done with the crazy dating single life. One night while Molly's husband is away & Liza is waiting for Molly to return to their live chat, Liza sees something m
Had to skim a lot of this book to get through it. Characters were not likable and the story had no redeeming elements. "A copy of this book was provided by St. Martin's Press via Netgalley with no requirements for a review. Comments here are my honest opinion."
Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews


It seems everyone has something to hide.

Who is keeping what secret?

Who has the biggest secret?

If you enjoy personal drama, seeing how any type of relationship can fall apart, characters that are actually believable, and a story line that will have you thinking about the situations and choices the characters make long after you turn the last page, then FORGET YOU KNOW ME will be a book you won't want to miss.

I do have to say that the book dragged on a bit too l
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***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of FORGET YOU KNOW ME by Jessica Strawser in exchange for my honest review.***

Best friends since childhood, stay-at-home mom Molly and Liza keep their relationship alive on Skype when one night Liza witnesses a masked intruder in Molly’s home. When the police find nothing amiss Liza drives hours overnight, only to be turned away by Molly, the fate of their friendship in question.

FORGET YOU KNOW ME starts off as a promising thriller, b
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 over their head. Layers of secrets and lies will keep readers racing to reach the surprising conclusion.
Donna Hines
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, netgalley
Marital bliss. A masked intruder. A friend in peril.
"Let neither husband nor wife strive to be the dominating person in the household."
Molly needed to be not only heard but understood. She needed to get out of her daily funk. She needed what so many of us wish we had -Validation-Love-Support.
Liza and Molly were the best of friends but there relationship started to dwindle and fall to the waste side over time.
Molly was a busy full time caregiver of two kids and wife to Daniel in Cincinnati while
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Jessica Strawser is the Editor-at-Large for Writer’s Digest magazine, North America’s leading publication for aspiring and working writers since 1920. Her debut novel, ALMOST MISSED YOU (St. Martin's Press), was a Barnes & Noble Best New Fiction Selection upon its March 2017 release, as well as a She Reads Book Club Selection and a PopSugar Best Spring Read. The book garnered accolades from su ...more