Forget You Know Me

St. Martin's. Feb. 2019. 336p. ISBN 9781250184467. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250184474. SUSPENSE
This third novel from Strawser (Not That I Could Tell You; Almost Missed You) is not only a captivating suspense novel but also a look at the complicated relationships that can occur among friends and spouses over the span of time and distance. Best friends Molly and Liza were thick as thieves and did everything together—even after Molly married Daniel, Liza was the welcomed and expected third wheel in their relationship and family. But when Liza moves to Chicago, an emotional distance is added to the physical, changing their relationship. Over time, too, Molly begins to grow distant from Daniel. Though he is physically present at times, in many ways he isn't, and resentment settles into the empty spaces, leaving Molly to feel alone. One night when Daniel is away, the girlfriends try to catch up on Skype, which then sets off a series of scary, odd events that can't be explained away.
VERDICT Stawser's great hybrid of women's fiction and suspense doesn't overwhelm but intrigues. Readers will enjoy the strong character development and unpredictable plot.
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