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Title: Sorry I Missed You
Author: Suzy Krause
Length: 315 pages
What it’s about (synopsis via Goodreads):
A poignant and heartwarming novel about friendship, ghosting, and searching for answers to life’s mysteries.
When Mackenzie, Sunna, and Maude move into a converted rental house, they are strangers with only one thing in common—important people in their lives have “ghosted” them. Mackenzie’s sister, Sunna’s best friend, and Maude’s fiancé—all gone with no explanation.
So when a mangled, near-indecipherable letter arrives in their shared mailbox—hinting at long-awaited answers—each tenant assumes it’s for her. The mismatched trio decides to stake out the coffee shop named in the letter—the only clue they have—and in the process, a bizarre kinship forms. But the more they learn about each other, the more questions (and suspicions) they begin to have. All the while, creepy sounds and strange happenings around the property suggest that the ghosts from their pasts might not be all that’s haunting them…
Will any of the housemates find the closure they are looking for? Or are some doors meant to remain closed?
Quirky, humorous, and utterly original, Sorry I Missed You is the perfect read for anyone who has ever felt haunted by their past (or by anything else).
How and when I got it:
I believe this was one of Amazon’s free monthly choices for Prime members last spring, so I grabbed it.
Why I want to read it:
Honestly, I didn’t even remember that I had this on my Kindle until I went looking for ideas for this week’s Shelf Control post! It must have been a spontaneous click on the “buy now” button…
In any case, don’t we all need light, cheery contemporary stories from time to time? I can’t tell from the description whether there is actually supposed to be a ghostly element to the story (I’m guessing not), but it sounds like fun. I like the sound of strangers becoming friends as they look into mysterious messages, and it sounds like it would be a good upbeat read.
IWhat do you think? Would you read this book?
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7 thoughts on “Shelf Control #286: Sorry I Missed You by Suzy Krause”
Should be fun as a lighter Halloween read
Hmm, I hadn’t even thought about it in terms of Halloween, but you’re right, this could be a great one for October!
I like including some lighter spooky reads in my list. But this time I have such a huge October list, I wonder if I’ll get to any creepy ones at all.
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This has a unique set up and I’d definitely read it if I had more time. I love when a group of strangers are thrown together and then become friends😁
I think that’s what I most liked about the description too!
Quirky and humorous stories always sound good to me. I’ll have to check out Sorry I Missed You. 🙂