Not That I Could Tell

Not That I Could Tell 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 re

  • Title: Not That I Could Tell
  • Author: Jessica Strawser
  • ISBN: 9781250107886
  • Page: 229
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 It s a rare kid free night, and they re giddy with it They drink too much, and the conversation turns personal.By Monday morning, one of them is gone.Everyone kWhen 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 It s a rare kid free night, and they re 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 doctor s wife who didn t seem all that bothered by her impending divorce and the investigation turns up questions than answers, with her husband, Paul, at the center For her closest neighbor, Clara, the incident triggers memories she thought she d put behind her and when she s unable to extract herself from the widening circle of scrutiny, her own suspicions quickly grow But the neighborhood s newest addition, Izzy, is determined not to jump to any conclusions especially since she s 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 what s going on behind their own closed doors and to ask how well anyone really knows anyone else.

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    1. Jessica Strawser

      Jessica Strawser is the Editor at Large for Writer s Digest magazine, North America s leading publication for aspiring and working writers since 1920 Her debut novel, ALMOST MISSED YOU St Martin s Press , was a Barnes Noble Best New Fiction Selection upon its March 2017 release, as well as a She Reads Book Club Selection and a PopSugar Best Spring Read The book garnered accolades from such wide ranging bestsellers as Chris Bohjalian, Adriana Trigiani, Lisa Scottoline, Jacquelyn Mitchard, and Garth Stein Her second, NOT THAT I COULD TELL, is forthcoming from St Martin s in March 2018, and a third is under contract for 2019 Her diverse career in the publishing industry spans than 15 years and includes stints in book editing, marketing and public relations, and freelance writing and editing 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 She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband and two children She blogs at the WritersDigest There Are No Rules blog and elsewhere, tweets jessicastrawser, enjoys connecting at Facebook jessicastrawserauthor, and speaks at writing conferences and events that are kind enough to invite her.Visit jessicastrawser to learn , read some of her work and sign up for her email list to receive occasional updates and hellos.

    124 thoughts on “Not That I Could Tell”

    1. *4.5 stars*Picking up an author’s second book—especially one following a debut as stunning as Almost Missed You—sparks a certain level of excitement on my part that often coincides with a tiny bit of apprehension. For me, it’s almost a test of sorts. Will that sophomore offering land an author on my must-read list going forward or prove them to be a one-hit wonder, instead? Well, for everyone that loved Almost Missed You as much as this reader, have no fear—Not That I Could Tell proves [...]

    2. Having previously enjoyed Jessica Strawser’s debut novel “Almost Missed You”, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read her new novel “Not That I Could Tell”.“Ever wonder what your friends really think of you?”Although Izzy is new to Yellow Springs, Ohio, she’s been getting to know her neighbors and even spent Saturday evening overindulging in wine and conversation with five other women from the neighborhood. Izzy doesn’t usually overdo it on alcohol, but got caught up in [...]

    3. 4.5*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 mornin [...]

    4. 4.5 Stars* (rounded up).When a group of women get together, trouble always follows. Am I right or am I right? Not where I’m from, but whatever. Blame the alcohol.“Not That I Could Tell” is a STELLAR follow up to Jessica Strawser’s debut, “Almost Missed You.” In this novel, after a group of gals spend the night drinking around a bonfire, one goes missing along with her two children - Kristin is nowhere to be found. And unfortunately, all of her friends had way too much to drink to rem [...]

    5. 4.5 starsA group of neighborhood women gather to drink wine and talk. What could go wrong? Their baby monitors can be heard, and they aren't driving. Why not kick back and have a couple of drinks? Of course, with drinking, comes loose lips and several wake up the next day wishing she would not have shared what she did - confessions ranging from one woman being in love with her sister's husband to another not liking the size of her breasts. The ladies wake up fuzzy and hungover the next morning a [...]

    6. 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. You [...]

    7. NOT THAT I COULD TELLJessica StrawserMY RATING ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️▫️PUBLISHER St. Martin’s PressPUBLISHED March 27, 2018A fun girls night out with wine and friends turns one neighborhood into the media’s spotlight. SUMMARYA 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 extraordinai [...]

    8. 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 [...]

    9. In NOT THAT I COULD TELL, Strawser has wrapped a mystery into the fabric of a tightly knit community. When Kristin, recently separated from her husband, leaves in the middle of the night after a night of drinking with her girlfriends, her neighbors can't help but wonder: Did she leave of her own accord? Or if she simply ran away, why? When her soon-to-be-ex moves back into their house, and more secrets about Kristin are revealed, her friends begin to question whether they knew anything about her [...]

    10. 4.5 starsWriting a review of Not That I Could Tell without including any spoilers is tricky so I will keep it short and sweet. The book is fabulous. Strawser focuses on the relationships between a group of woman and the question of how well one human can know another. As the story unfolds, some aspects are clear from the beginning, but the question of what has happened to Kristen dominates the book. As another reviewer mentioned, I thought I knew where the story was headed and was quite pleasant [...]

    11. A group of neighborhood women enjoy a late night out without kids sharing wine and secrets having a good time.The next morning though one of them disappears with her kids and all of them are left wondering if Kristen ran off or if her ex-husband had mething to do with their disappearance. Each of the women deal with Kristen’s disappearance in their own way and with more secrets revealed they all question if they ever knew their neighbor at all This is my first book by Jessica Strawser and I th [...]

    12. FULL REVIEW WILL BE ON MARCH 27, 2018."NOT THAT I COULD TELL moved smoothly along with enough hints at what may have happened, that you felt for the characters and wanted to be there to join in the investigation and in their lives. NOT THAT I COULD TELL was an intriguing, tension-filled mystery that increased in intensity as the secrets and surprises were revealed along with other underlying themes.If you enjoy guessing and wondering, you will enjoy Jessica Strawser's newest book. 4/5 This ad [...]

    13. Local neighborhood women gathering for some backyard wine and gossip, what could be more fun? Oh, having one of those women go missing the next morning?!? Yes, please! Desperate Housewives intermixed with wonderful writing makes for a delightful combination. I read Strawser's debut, Almost Missed You, last year and thought there was a lot of growth from that to this. I'm a big fan of domestic drama and this certainly fits that bill. One final thought, is Paul the new go-to name for creepy husban [...]

    14. 3.5.I found this tagged as Women's Fiction but it's also a little bit of Mystery, somewhat of a Mystery as well. And you add Desperate Housewives as the final touch.Izzy has recently moved to the suburban Yellow Springs and wants to start a new life to forget her forbidden crush on her former best friend now brother-in-law. Clara had a big plan and got together the neighborhood for a girl's night in her new patio, of which the guests can't remember much the day after. And Kristin is missing with [...]

    15. I won an ARC of this novel in a drawing.A group of wives in an isolated upscale neighborhood get together for a wine drinking party. The next day, one of them has disappeared. An investigation starts, and it turns out everyone has awful secrets.Really, the only thing this has going for it is the twist ending, and I saw it coming a mile away.

    16. Why I Love Itby BOTM Readers Committee Member Elizabeth MitchellWhile this book has all the great plot twists of an edge-of-your-seat thriller, what I really enjoyed was the way it develops a group of characters that I came to really care for. This is a character-driven story about the women in a suburb—mothers, loners, and one cheeky 11-year-old—left to confront a mystery that rocks their community.After a night of kid-free wine-drinking around a backyard fire pit, the ladies of Yellow Spri [...]

    17. Jessica Strawser is a new author for me, so I started reading with the thought that always comes to mind when trying a new author "Oh - I really hope I like this author". It didn't take long at all to find that I enjoy Strawser's writing style as she pulled me into the Yellow Springs, Ohio setting where a group of neighborhood women are enjoying a Saturday night get together around a fire pit. By Monday morning one of the women has disappeared and no one knows where she is. Were she and her twin [...]

    18. Kristin and her four year-old twins disappear without a trace from their seemingly perfect lives. Her neighbors are all bewildered. Kristin had been the model mother and neighbor. Sure, she was in the middle of getting a divorce, but even that seemed amicable - or at very least, Kristin didn't reveal anything troubling. In the days that follow, Kristin's soon to be ex-husband moves back into their home, and neighbors Izzy and Clara try to make sense of the situation. Did Kristin run because she [...]

    19. What a great book. I highly enjoyed Strawser's sophomore novel, so much, in fact, that I read it every spare moment I had. If you like Liane Moriarty's novels, then I can really see you losing yourself in this one as well. I recently watched the TV adaptation of Big Little Lies, and the entire time reading Not That I Could Tell, I kept picturing Reese Witherspoon at the helm of this novel as Clara. I really connected with the characters and firmly believe that Strawser has an uncanny ability to [...]

    20. Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for an e-ARC of this title, in exchange for my honests opinion. I've been heavily into the psychological thriller genre, so I dug into this one right away. I'm happy I did. It had all the elements of a good read, and honestly, I thought I had everything figured out halfway through, only to realize I was completely surprised by the end. The character development was good, to the point I liked some characters and didn't like others, as we'd do in real [...]

    21. Not That I Could Tell is a standalone suspense/mystery novel.The story takes place in the small Ohio town of Yellow Springs.The story focuses on three women who live on the same street: Kristin, Clara, and Izzy. They are the three narrators of this story. Kristin's chapters are told in 1st person POV. Clara and Izzy's chapters are told in 3rd person POVs.Kristin and her twins disappear. The police become involved. This is the main mystery in the book. Kristin's closest friend and next door neigh [...]

    22. After devouring Almost Missed You earlier this year, I knew Jessica Strawser’s writing talent was strong. So I was thrilled to hear about her sophomore novel, Not That I Could Tell. I added it to my TBR as soon as I received it! While Almost Missed You was about a woman whose husband disappeared with their child and their best friend got involved, this novel is about a woman who goes off the grid with her children, and the whole neighborhood gets involved. Not That I Could Tell has a Desperate [...]

    23. Goodness knows if I was questioned by the police after a night of drinking wine with my neighbors my memory would be pretty fuzzy. But that's exactly what happens to the women of Yellow Springs when one of their neighbor's Kristin and her twins disappear from the neighborhood with Kristin's mother's china in tow. Did Kristin leave of her own volition, or was something more sinister responsible for the disappearance. As the neighbors become more involved in the investigation, we learn more about [...]

    24. I enjoyed reading Not That I Could Tell. It was a quick read that kept me entertained throughout the entire book. It was full of mystery and deceit. It will keep you guessing til the very end, with a surprise ending you'll be shocked to see. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good thought provoking mystery!I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

    25. Not That I Could Tell is an intriguing, suspenseful book about what happens in a neighborhood where one of the moms and her young twins go missing. It ponders the question, how closely involved should we be in our neighbors’ lives, should we mind our own business? The characters in this book are fascinating, and their interactions with each other are very honest. Each of the characters is struggling personally besides dealing with what has happened to their neighbor. I love books that give us [...]

    26. ***ARC received in exchange for an honest review***In Jessica Strawer's second novel, Not that I Could Tell, she puts the town of Yellow Springs on the map!! But what goes on behind closed doors of the small town in Ohio is anyone's guess in this is mystery and suspense story. What I love about this book is that there is so much, you get the different point of views and emotions of who is feeling what, how they take the same situation and react to. It draws you in and you start rooting for this [...]

    27. What a ride! This is the first novel that I have read by Jessica Strawser, and after my experience it will not be my last. NOT THAT I COULD TELL isn’t what I would consider a heart pounding thriller, but there was enough intrigue that I couldn’t stop turning the pages trying to put the pieces together. The story begins a couple day after a neighborly girls night in. Five neighbors, alcohol, a fire pit, no children, and good conversations were all that was needed for an enjoyable night. When [...]

    28. Quite an interesting turn of events at the ending that I didn’t think was coming to that. I enjoy a book that can pleasantly surprise me like that.

    29. I loved her first novel so I knew this one would be good and it did not disappoint! When friends have a "girls' night" at one of their homes, they have no idea that by the next morning one of them will have disappeared with her twins. Because she's going through a divorce, there is speculation about what could possibly have happened and suspicion initially turns to her doctor husband, but with no leads the investigation eventually meets a dead-end. But the novel focuses on her friends and how th [...]

    30. I really enjoyed Not That I Could Tell by Jessica Strawser, it was a solid 4.5 stars. I was truly captivated right from the start and was unable to put it down until the sun was peeking in my windows. Warning to readers- do not start, Not That I Could Tell just prior to bed unless you can afford to lose sleep. Not That I Could Tell is about a group of six neighborhood women who meet one evening to break in the new patio and fire pit over drinks while getting to escape the kids for a few glorious [...]

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