Forget You Know Me
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Following multiple perspectives, this 'domestic drama', tracks a set of adults as they navigate the tricky art of making long-term relationships work.
The book starts off with a bang: BFFs, Liza & Molly, who have grown apart in recent years, decide on a Skype date to play catch-up while Molly's husband is away. As Molly dashes away momentarily to check on her children, the computer continues to ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Molly and Liza are the best of friends. Molly eventually marries Daniel, and the two remain close. Things change when Liza moves away, though. It affects her friendship with Molly and also Molly’s marriage. But why?
Daniel is away on business, and the friends plan a video call to catch up. Molly leaves the room briefly, and Liza sees something that has her driving all night to ...more
Life... it is messy, it is uncomfortable, it is tough... Jessica Strawser Does an amazing job of making her characters pop off the pages, there is an authenticity to her characterization and storytelling... this is an exquisitely told domestic drama with a sprinkle of suspense... it is NOT A THRILLER ...and I think if you start this book with the expectation that this is a wonderful exploration of the ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
During the video chat, Molly leaves the room as she needs to see to her crying child. Whilst Molly is absent, Liza sees something that leaves her very worried and distressed, but what ...more
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 ...more
Molly and Liza have always been the best of friends and even used to laugh and claim that others weren’t true friends if they could let anything come between them. But with Molly getting married and Liza moving to another city the two ...more
...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...more
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 ...more
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, ...more
When a video call between friends captures a shocking incident no one was supposed to see, the secrets it exposes threatens to change their lives forever
I have read and loved both of Jessica Strawser’s previous novels and knew that I would enjoy reading Forget You Know Me as well. I wasn’t wrong! From the first chapter to the end, the book had me hooked and greedily wanting more! While many erroneously believe that this is a thriller, the thing I’ve learned about Strawser is that, while the ...more
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, ...more
The blurb sounded great and the beginning started off with a bang with what we find out the Liza witnessed, but in the end, that event really didn’t have much to do with the story. This is a story ...more
Forget You Know Me is the first book I've read by Jessica Strawser and I really enjoyed it, but fair warning - this book is a domestic drama! I would not call this a mystery per say, and definitely not a thriller.
What it's about: Molly and Liza used to be the best of friends but have grown apart since Liza moved away to Chicago. They decide to catch up on a video chat one night, and Liza sees something disturbing after Molly goes to check on her daughter... She ends up driving through the ...more
This book is really about relationships - ...more
Liza and Molly have been best friends since they were kids. As they have grown up and live in different states, their relationship has become a little strained.
The book opens up with Liza and Molly on Skype, trying their best to catch up. One of Molly’s kids gets out of bed during the call ...more
Each character has something they hide from another character and actually from themselves.
We first meet Liza and Molly the night of their long overdue Skype chat that was to bring them close again, but the chat turned everything sour.
Another question is what was going on between Molly and her husband that she couldn’t tell him or even call him about the scary incident that Liza had seen?
An answer might be that there were a lot of things happening in Molly and Daniel's life that were not being ...more
I have read and liked all of Jessica Strawser’s books, with my favorite being “Not That I Could Tell.” “Forget You Know Me” is advertised as a psychological thriller, and it certainly fulfilled that description at the beginning. After that, the book changed course and focused primarily on the relationship between Molly and Liza. The suspense took a back seat to the issues in their friendship and resulted in what seemed to be a somewhat disjointed novel, or at least not the thriller I ...more