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Thought I Knew You Paperback – September 9, 2012

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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.
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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: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (283 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,052,901 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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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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"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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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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This book left me so angry that I had ' read it! This book was well written & the transition between chapters was smooth; hell the timeline stayed consistent, but the story itself was total junk.

There's trouble in paradise....Is the husband dead? Missing? Kidnapped? Or did he simply walk away? The book totally changes directions halfway through & the story of the missing husband takes the back burner. In fact, a little before half, you have a pretty good idea what happened to him. Rather than unfold all the juicy secrets that led Claire to seriously doubt Greg, the author skims over it to where you feel like maybe they had issues but nothing shocking that leaves you desperate to know what happens. The book never explains a few things Greg did, it simply mentions his odd behavior and never loops back for an explanation. The book becomes more focused on Claire's social life than her missing husband and the circumstances around it. The end is just crap cuz even though you find out what happened to Greg, there isn't a whole lot of detail. It's like "ok here's the truth, here's how/why it happened, now let's get on with Claire's social life." This is more of a boring romantic comedy than a suspense novel. Trust me, you're gonna be PISSED at the end if you picked up this book to read about "how you never really know somebody" & "what would you do if your spouse disappeared without a trace?" .....please! The author puts such little emphasis on where Greg might be that it's pathetic! Don't do it! I can't get those hours back!
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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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