Review: “Almost Missed You” by Jessica Strawser

29939115“Almost Missed You” by Jessica Strawser

320 pages, St. Martin’s Press

Released March 28, 2017

ISBN: 1250107601

Everyone says Violet and Finn were “meant to be.” They come so close to connecting a couple of times, and finally it seems that fate has brought them together. They seem so happy …

But when Finn takes off with their son during a vacation, Violet wonders if she ever really knew Finn.

It took me a while to get through this book because, honestly, I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump of late. Were it not for that, I might have enjoyed this book a bit more. But there wasn’t as much action as I would have liked. I thought the story was a bit slow.

That being said, I do understand this was more of a domestic suspense novel. Perhaps I’ve been reading too many fast-paced books lately and have gotten spoiled!

I did find the main theme to be interesting, though. Essentially, Violet has always thought she was “the one” for Finn. But was she, really? The more she learns from Finn’s best friend, Caitlin, the more she wonders whether it’s true.

I received an ARC through a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review.


3.5 stars

About the author

By day, Jessica Strawser is the Editorial Director of Writer’s Digest magazine, North


Bio and photo courtesy of author’s Goodreads profile

America’s leading publication for aspiring and working writers since 1920. By night, she is a fiction writer with a debut novel, ALMOST MISSED YOU, forthcoming in 2017 from St. Martin’s Press and another stand-alone novel to follow in 2018. And by the minute, she is a proud wife and mom to two super sweet and super young kids in Cincinnati, Ohio.

A Pittsburgh native and “Outstanding Senior” graduate of Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, she counts her New York Times Modern Love essay and her Writer’s Digest cover interviews with such luminaries as Alice Walker, Anne Tyler and David Sedaris among her career highlights.


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