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....
|Title||:||Not That I Could Tell|
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Not That I Could Tell Reviews
3.5 stars. Six women gather in a neighbor's backyard for a casual evening of drinking and conversation. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary, but by sunrise one of the women and her two young children are missing. Law enforcement and media swarm the neighborhood, while the women rack their brains trying to remember if anything odd happened the night before. What happened to Kristin and her twins? Did she run away or did someone harm them? Could her soon-to-be ex-husband be to blame?
You probably t...more
This is a story of friendship in the suburbs, secrets and lies and a neighbor who goes missing after a night around the campfire.
The author has gotten life in the suburbs with young children spot on (I speak from experience!) and it was a believable tale of something that could definitely happen in my neighborhood. In fact, for me, it was its strongest point - what if this happened to you? How would you handle it? What would you do?
I wish this one would have been categorized General Fiction/Wom ...more
Solid mystery, reminiscent of Liane Moriarty, but more low key in intensity.
I think this story is about relationships more than anything else. The mystery propels the story forward, but what is front and center throughout is the relationships between the women in this small neighborhood who call themselves friends, but soon realize that they don't really know that much about each other after all.
After a fun, liquor infused evening around a campfire, it's discovered that one of these women has d ...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
2.5 sorry that I didn't like it more stars
On a Saturday night, six women sit outside drinking, enjoying themselves, and having fun while in some cases children are asleep outside. Come the next day, one of them, Kristin, and her children are missing and the rest of them don't remember many details of the night before. Where has she gone and why did she leave without a word to her friends. Is she and her children alive or have they been killed? As in many cases, it is the husband a prominent OBGy ...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
So, lately I have been reading a lot of books about neighbors! I wondering if this is the new "girl" title? haha.
A backyard full of women lounging in front of a bonfire and drinking their worries away with tons of laughter. Baby monitors turned on full blast and husbands forbidden on this girls night. This sounds like my kind of night.... almost!
The next morning one of the women in this group of girls is missing along with her 2 twin children. Did she leave on her own? Is she missing? Did somet ...more
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