When a group of neighborhood women gathers, wine in hand, around a fire pit where their backyards meet one Saturday night, most of them are just ecstatic to have discovered that their baby monitors reach that far. Its a rare kid-free night, and theyre giddy with it. They drink too much, and the conversation turns personal.By Monday morning, one of them is gone.Everyone knows something about everyone else in the quirky small Ohio town of Yellow Springs, but no one can make sense of the disappearance. Kristin was a sociable twin mom, college administrator, and doctors wife who didnt seem all that bothered by her impending divorceand the investigation turns up more questions than answers, with her husband, Paul, at the center. For her closest neighbor, Clara, the incident triggers memories she thought shed put behind herand when shes unable to extract herself from the widening circle of scrutiny, her own suspicions quickly grow. But the neighborhoods newest addition, Izzy, is determined not to jump to any conclusionsespecially since shes dealing with a crisis of her own.As the police investigation goes from a media circus to a cold case, the neighbors are forced to reexamine whats going on behind their own closed doorsand to ask how well anyone really knows anyone else....
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Not That I Could Tell Reviews
Lately I’ve been reading a number of books involving neighbors. How they interact together - and the expectations they have of each other when living so close. This one ranks right up there among my favorite “neighborhood books”.
A backyard get-together of the neighborhood gals, where drinking and giggles are the order of the day. Baby monitors turned up high and husbands shooed off to do their own thing. Purely innocent. Just another fun, girl’s night out. Almost.
The following morning, one o ...more
This was a quick, easy read that I devoured on a long car ride. I would categorize it under domestic suspense/women’s fiction, not mystery/suspense.
After the women in the neighborhood gather around the firepit for a fun evening of chatting and drinking wine, one of the women, Kristin, along with her two children are missing. Where are they and is her soon-to-be ex-husband, the handsome well-liked physician, responsible? The story builds slowly as we get to know each of the characters a ...more
NOT THAT I COULD TELL
MY RATING ⭐⭐⭐⭐▫
PUBLISHER St. Martin’s Press
PUBLISHED March 27, 2018
A fun girls night out with wine and friends turns one neighborhood into the media’s spotlight.
A group of neighborhood women gather around a fire pit one Saturday night. With wine in hand the conversation turns both giddy and personal. On Monday morning, one of them is missing. Kristen, the mother of four-year-old twins and school mom volunteer extraordinaire is in the midst of a divorc ...more
I enjoyed this read but the ending got a little corny and farfetched for me but I loved the neighbours and their dynamic. Made me almost want to live in the suburbs... ALMOST.
Review to come.
Women enjoying a care-free night, a night that turned into telling too many personal things, and then a morning that turned out badly.
The women of Yellow Springs and their specific neighborhood were all busy with work and children and enjoyed spending time with each other, but did they really know each other?
They all questioned themselves the morning that Kristin was found missing along with her twins, her mother's china, and a million dollars.
Her estranged husband moved right into the house an ...more
I really enjoyed the second novel of Jessica Strawser.
Several women meet around the firepit of Clara’s backyard one Saturday night. All of them except Izzy are married with kids. They all have a little too much to drink. By Monday afternoon, the soon-to-be-ex-husband of Kristin flags down Izzy to ask if he’s seen his wife and kids. When the police come to ask questions soon after, the women’s stories of Saturday evening—the last time anyone saw Kristin—are unfortunately a little hazy, but none ...more
This was my first Jessica Strawser novel and from the moment I started reading I knew this was going to be a story that would keep me curious about what was up with this charming little neighborhood.
All the ingredients for a compelling mystery are here - the ladies, the backyard get together, the wine, the sleeping children. What no one realizes is that one of them will soon disappear and detectives will come knocking on doors.
You may not know everything about your neighbors or your friends. ...more
I hate giving a book 2 stars, but this just wasn’t the book for me.
This is a story about a group of women living on the same street and one goes missing...and that was about it up until 70 % , when we had a little action, then it fizzled back out. The final reveal was not at all exciting and overall the ‘mystery’ was predictable.
My biggest issue was not even the lack of excitement...although that certainly didn’t help, but the characters felt flat. I’m not sure I could even describe one of them ...more