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Product Details

  • Paperback: 276 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 9, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1479270172
  • ISBN-13: 978-1479270170
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (153 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,803,650 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Fans of Jodi Picoult will like this novel, as well as people who tend to read Oprah book club selections or Anita Shreve."Quirky Gurl Media
"...not just the story of a marriage, it is also the narration of an incredibly complicated mystery." -Mallory Heart Reviews
"...an incredibly strong and poignant debut novel."Chick Lit Central

About the Author

Kate Moretti lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids, and a dog. She's worked in the pharmaceutical industry for ten years as a scientist, and has been an avid fiction reader her entire life. She enjoys traveling and cooking, although with two kids, a day job, and writing, she doesn't get to do those things as much as she'd like. Her lifelong dream is to buy an old house with a secret passageway.

More About the Author

Kate Moretti lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids, and a dog. She's worked in the pharmaceutical industry for ten years as a scientist, and has been an avid fiction reader her entire life.

She enjoys traveling and cooking, although with two kids, a day job, and writing, she doesn't get to do those things as much as she'd like.

Her lifelong dream is to buy an old house with a secret passageway.

Customer Reviews

I ended up reading the entire book in one day!
Heidi
Thought I Knew You is a story that caught you at the beginning and kept you until the end.
Charlotte Lynn
It's a very well written story with characters I could identify with.
Janet Burkis

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Karen Fowler on October 2, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
I've had this thought a few times in life, usually after someone disappoints me by not being the type of person I'd made them to out to be: How well can one person truly know another? Unless you can read minds, you really have not one iota of an idea of what someone else is thinking or keeping from you at any given moment. So instead, we trust.

And sometimes that comes back to bite us in the arse.

For Claire, the main character in Thought I Knew You, that moment comes when her husband mysteriously disappears and she begins to find out things that she wishes she hadn't about him and their marriage. While the plotting was good and fresh, it was only the frame work for Moretti's masterful use of words to convey the flesh of the story. More than once I found myself nodding as I read a sentence, agreeing with myself that "that was a beautiful way to put that feeling into words."

Fans of Jodi Picoult will like this novel, as well as people who tend to read Oprah book club selections. This novel has that feel of being "more than a book" as it painstakingly slices open one woman's life and examines what it's like for everything to be derailed without a moment's notice.

I also want to add that the title is perfect. I wouldn't be surprised if it didn't address Claire's thoughts about herself post-derailment, just as much as it seems to be aimed at the betrayal by her husband. All in all though, this is a book I highly recommend!

***A digital copy of this novel was sent to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.**
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Melanie Frazier on September 24, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
"Thought I Knew You" is one of the most engrossing books I've read in a long time. Claire's story of a vanishing husband and the aftermath of this life-shattering event is both extraordinary yet believable. I found myself empathetically wondering what I'd do and how I'd react if faced with this devastating situation. Claire navigates this journey in compellingly human fashion.

This is a story of relationships - between Claire and her husband Greg, her childhood friend and lifeline Drew, her children, her college roommate Sarah - and the characters are richly drawn. On that level alone, the book is an excellent read - but the underlying mystery of what happened to Greg, and whether we will ever learn the truth, elevates this book to must-read status.

I also loved Ms. Moretti's writing style and can't wait for her next book. Her stellar debut novel sure made a fan out of me.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By AMB on September 18, 2012
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Thought I Knew You is a skillful examination of a marriage from the wife's point of view after her husband goes missing. The writing is wonderful, the story fresh and entertaining, and the ending is a surprise which left me thinking Wow, I didn't see that coming! I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys character driven stories with solid plots.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By IngaKS on September 27, 2012
Format: Paperback
My review:

Thought I Knew You was a debut novel from Kate Moretti and for a debut novel it was fairly well written. I really enjoyed the plot and the characters.

During and ordinary day, Claire is waiting for her husband to come home from a business trip. When he is not coming a day after, she is contacting the police to announce her husband missing. Police is starting to investigate the missing husband, but Claire can't just sit and wait and she is taking the matters into her own hands.

She is asking help from her childhood friend Drew and together they are taking a journey, which results are changing Claire's understanding of her marriage.

I liked Claire, she was so down to earth and yet quite naive, especially in the beginning of the story. As story develops she needs to face her fears and change her life. She is facing the reality that her husband might never appear again.

I truly liked the plot and the characters, but what bugged me was the fact, that the writing style was not very engaging for me. I missed the emotions: I was reading the words, but not feeling the emotions described, I understood what the author was telling through her story, but the writing seemed flat.. In the middle of the novel I struggled continuing the reading until the author surprised me and the story picked up again.

Thought I Knew you is suitable reading for a mature reader and you will not be disappointed!
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Format: Kindle Edition
This is an OUTSTANDING read! Mystery/Suspense/Psychological Thriller all the way! Yes! I am singing HIGH praises about this book because it deserves it!
I am really missing this book now that it is over, too! I feel like a lost puppy who can't find it's own tail, which only goes to show you how MUCH I LOVED this book! I really enjoyed it! Koodles to this author, Kate Moretti!
Claire's husband disappears in this book. This really makes me wonder about my own spouse! This book gives quite the shock value.
Do "I" really KNOW my own husband? Probably not. No. Not 'every' secret, but do I really want to know 'every' secret? No, I do not. Some secrets are better left alone. With that said though, this book really makes you ponder this question. You live with your spouse every day, 24/7, minus work schedules, friends, etc., but do you really think you know all there is to know? Do each of you know everything you need to about the other? Do you know enough about the secrets both of you carry in order to not worry that the other may just some day disappear? Is there anything you don't know that could just make your spouse disappear given the right buttons are pushed too far, and one or the other psychologically breaks?
Who's to say OUR own spouse would ever just disappear into thin air, that it couldn't happen to 'any' one of us? Yet it does happen.
This is the premise of this story. Here is what happens, minus any spoilers, of course!
Claires is a married, stay at home Mom to two beautiful young girls, ages 2 and 4. Once a month, her and her husband, Greg, make sure to at least take one evening a month for their 'date night'. This is their time to spend together, just the two of them. As dedicated as their date night is, their sex life is not.
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