Not That I Could Tell

Not That I Could Tell Review

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 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 more 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.

Title:Not That I Could Tell

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  • Melissa

    *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 b...

  • Deanna

    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 f...

  • Kaceey

    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 amon...

  • Susanne Strong

    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 STE...

  • Larry H

    4.5 stars, rounded up.Boy, do I love a little bit of soapy neighborhood melodrama and mystery..."It's no great accomplishment to get someone to believe a lie. It's not that hard, really. Look at me: d...

  • Theresa Alan

    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 li...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    4 intriguing stars to the light mystery/domestic suspense, Not That I Could Tell! ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Having read Jessica Strawser’s debut book, Almost Missed You, I knew I had to read her second! The w...

  • Berit???

    4.5 Dramarama Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5This was a really fun read for me..... set in small town Ohio where the houses were as eclectic as the citizens..... whenever I read a book that takes place in a ...

  • Carol (Bookaria)

    One Saturday night, a group of women get together on a backyard to have a few drinks and relax. They are neighbors and look forward to taking a break from the routine. However, a couple of days late...

  • Norma

    NOT THAT I COULD TELL by JESSICA STRAWSER was an intriguing, entertaining, and fast read that didn't necessarily wow me but it was definitely still an enjoyable read! It was one of those reads where I...