Book Review: Sorry I Missed You by Suzy Krause

PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge Prompt: A book set in a country beginning with "C" Other PS 2020 reading prompts this w...

PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge Prompt: A book set in a country beginning with "C"

Other PS 2020 reading prompts this would satisfy: A book published in 2020, A book that passes the Bechdel test, A book about or involving social media, A book published the month of your birthday, A book with a bird on the cover, A book by or about a journalist, A book with a main character in their 20s

TW: Missing persons

The cover for Sorry I Missed You was just so dang cute, I had to read the book. The synopsis is even better. And the book itself is fantastic.

When Larry's aunt passes away, he's left her giant victorian home. But he can't go into the attic, he can't play his music, he can't sell the house. So instead, he rents it out. The house's new occupants are all very different - Sunna is a 30-something personal trainer, Maude an older woman who's the epitome of "you kids get off my lawn," and Mackenzie is a young college student. But they all have one thing in common - they've all been ghosted by someone they cared about. When a torn up letter is found in the mailbox reads "Sorry I missed you," the three band together to determine who the letter was meant for, and more importantly who it's from.

Wow, this book is so great! It's the perfect mix of mystery and chick lit. The intro chapters sucked me in immediately, and gave just enough information of each character's story to make me want to keep reading and learn more. Though each character is flawed and frustrating at times, they were each real enough to feel connected to each of them throughout the story. Even middle-aged punk Larry was a happy reminder of my love of music and the shows I've attended in the past.

The ghost story within the pages was not-so-scary, but so intriguing. The fact that there are ghosts in the attic is a fact introduced from the start. But it's a fun journey for each of the characters to discover the ghosts, and it's an integral part of why the story works so well.

I enjoyed that even thought there is a male main character, he's not the focal point of the book. The book truly revolves around the three tenants. And while they may not totally love each other, they find a way to work together to solve a problem.

And the ending of the book is wild. I wasn't actually sure what was going to happen throughout. But the book was happy and a bit twisty, which really made everything interesting. It's a wonderfully light read with just enough suspense to keep a reader engaged.

I did feel that the ending wrapped up much too quickly and too perfectly. I wish I could've had a bit more meat at the ending, but overall it seemed to all work okay.

"Just because someone leaves you, that doesn't mean that you are not still perfectly fine and valuable, and it definitely doesn't mean you should leave yourself." - Sorry I Missed You, Suzy Krause

I definitely enjoyed this book. It was a fun and light read. But also had all the elements I love in a fiction novel - girl power, mystery and suspense, a bit of romance. I'd recommend this one if you're looking for something a bit fluffy.

Goodreads rating: ★★★★☆

*I received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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