“When a woman witnesses, via video call, a masked man breaking into her best friend’s home, it sets off a chain reaction of disastrous events. Friendships crack, marriages erode, and dangerous deceits rise to the surface in this twisty, emotionally complex, powder keg of a tale. I loved every duplicitous minute.” —Emily Carpenter, bestselling author of Burying the Honeysuckle Girls and Every Single Secret

Molly and Liza have always been close in a way that people envy. Even after Molly married Daniel, both considered Liza an honorary member of their family. But after Liza moved away, things grew more strained than anyone wanted to admit—in the friendship and the marriage.

When Daniel goes away on business, Molly and Liza plan to reconnect with a video chat over wine after the kids are in bed. But when Molly leaves the room to check on a crying toddler, a man in a mask enters, throwing Liza into a panic—and her screen goes black.

After calling the police, Liza frantically tries to get Molly back on the line, but when Molly finally responds, her message is icy and terse, insisting everything is fine. Liza is still convinced something is wrong—that her friend is in danger. But after an all-night drive to help her ends in a brutal confrontation, Liza is sure their friendship is over—completely unaware that she’s about to have a near miss of her own. And Molly, refusing to deal with what’s happened, won’t turn to Daniel, either.

But none of them can go on pretending. Not after this.

Forget You Know Me exposes the wounds of people who’ve grown apart, against their will. Best friends, separated by miles. Spouses, hardened by neglect. A mother, isolated by pain. The man in the mask will change things for them all.

But who was he?

And will he be back?

“Sinister, sophisticated, and teeming with secrets, Jessica Strawser is brilliantly brave with this unflinching best friend noir—she rivets us to the story, then pulls the rug out. Completely irresistible.” —Hank Phillippi Ryan, bestselling author of Trust Me

“Jessica Strawser does it again with FORGET YOU KNOW ME. It’s a fantastic, tautly paced thriller that will have you racing to unravel its many questions and half-truths. But at its core, it’s a story about the people we love—and the lengths to which we’ll go to protect them.” —Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke, bestselling authors of Girls’ Night Out

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ISBN: 9781250184467
Published: St. Martin's Press - February 5th, 2019

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