Not That I Could Tell – Jessica Strawser

Managed to sneak this one in to end off March!

Thanks to St. Martin’s Press for the advanced ebook copy in exchange for my honest review.

NOT THAT I COULD TELL – Jessica Strawser (out now!)

Another domestic drama/thriller added to the Read list and I was not disappointed.

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My Thoughts: 4/5 stars!

I always love the domestic dramas/thrillers that take place in the seemingly perfect and idyllic neighborhoods. As someone that grew up in a suburb that had a reputation for white picket fences and beautiful homes, I can’t wait to see how the authors approach this genre and setting. NOT THAT I COULD TELL by Jessica Strawser starts with an innocent girls’ night for the neighborhood moms and ends with a police investigation.

On a Saturday night, some of the moms in the neighborhood gather around a fire pit to enjoy a girls’ night. With wine and baby monitors with them, they get to enjoy a kid-free night. They begin drinking and enjoying each others’ company, but as the drinking increases they begin to dive into personal conversations and secrets.

The next morning they’re all feeling the hangovers and not remembering what happened the night before. They soon discover that Kristin and her twins are missing. Despite her impending divorce, she gave no hint that she was planning on leaving the small Ohio town. The investigation quickly goes from media frenzy to a cold case and the rest of the neighborhood begins to question how much they truly know about each other.

As I previously said, these types of domestic dramas and thrillers are a genre that I really enjoy. You never know what’s happening behind the closed doors of your neighbors and they never truly know what happens in your home. Was it the husband? Where did Kristin go? The other women all have their own crises happening simultaneously which makes for a lot of drama.

If you’re a fan of domestic dramas, then I would highly recommend picking this one up! The examination of the relationships and manipulation that can plague some friendships was so well developed and I will say that the ending was incredibly satisfying!

 

I’ve heard great things about ALMOST MISSED YOU, is that one I should add to the TBR?

–Jess

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