Sorry I Missed You
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).

Sorry I Missed You Details

TitleSorry I Missed You
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJun 1st, 2020
PublisherLake Union Publishing
Rating
GenreFiction, Contemporary, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Mystery, Romance, Humor, Business, Amazon, Adult, Cultural, Canada

Sorry I Missed You Review

  • marilyn
    January 1, 1970
    This is an awkward review to write because I enjoyed this book a lot yet I don't want to mislead others into thinking they might enjoy it. Sorry I Missed You, is very quirky and oddball, with the story being in the heads of a bunch of people, sometimes even different people's heads from one paragraph to the next. Very stream of consciousness in many ways and it worked for me but I think this is a story that either will work for you or will be a huge miss. We have sixty eight year old Maude, who This is an awkward review to write because I enjoyed this book a lot yet I don't want to mislead others into thinking they might enjoy it. Sorry I Missed You, is very quirky and oddball, with the story being in the heads of a bunch of people, sometimes even different people's heads from one paragraph to the next. Very stream of consciousness in many ways and it worked for me but I think this is a story that either will work for you or will be a huge miss. We have sixty eight year old Maude, who was left at the altar, four years ago. When she calls her fiance from a nearby payphone (Maude doesn't do cell phones), drunken Richard tells her he got "cold face", um, cold feet. Even though Maude doesn't know what ghosting means, she's ghosted by Richard, who never calls her again, to tell her why he stood her up at their wedding. Maude is so very critical of herself and everyone else now because she's allowed this sad event to define her. Sunna is a thirty something fitness trainer whose best friend is a highly successful "influencer" until they have a huge fight and her friend eventually ghosts her. Sunna is as bitter as the day is long and she and Maude go at each other like they are fighting to the death. Then there is nineteen year old Mackenzie, who is very sweet, tactful, and wants everyone to get along. She's been ghosted by Jared, who used to date her now dead sister...it's a long story so she'll need to tell you about it, in the book. The reason these three women are together is because they are each renting a floor in the haunted house of Larry, a former punk rocker who has decided to get his punk back back on. He's not allowed to live in the house he inherited so rents it to these three very different women. When they get a damaged letter in their mailbox, saying someone is sorry and wants to meet them at a nearby coffee house, all three women go there together, every afternoon, to see which one of their former fiance/friend/boyfriends is wanting to apologize. While they spend all this time together, waiting for someone to show up, they also slowly become friends, whether they mean to do so or not. So, you have ghosted Maude, Sunna, Mackenzie and ghosts!Published June 1, 2020, this was an Amazon First Read choice.
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  • Khurram
    January 1, 1970
    What a great surprising gem of a book. I really enjoyed this book. Much more than I thought I would. One of the great things about the Amazon First program is I get book like this that I normally would not think to put on to my reading list.The characters are great. Not always likeable, but that is the point, their flaws and decisions make them even more realistic. There is great character development, all the characters are damaged in their own way and dealing with things differently but in put What a great surprising gem of a book. I really enjoyed this book. Much more than I thought I would. One of the great things about the Amazon First program is I get book like this that I normally would not think to put on to my reading list.The characters are great. Not always likeable, but that is the point, their flaws and decisions make them even more realistic. There is great character development, all the characters are damaged in their own way and dealing with things differently but in putting up with, living and learning from each other. The can rebuild, repair and yes still make mistakes.I really like how this book comes full circle for one characters and is a new beginning for other. So much so I think there is definitely room for a sequel.The issues brought up in this book are very well done. The most obvious one is ghosting. These days some people find out there relationships is over with relationship a status change on social media, followed with an unfriendly and a total block of the person on the media. As easy as it is to connect with people it is just as easy to cut them out. As easy as it is it is just or even more painful for the person being ghosted. The addition of other Ghost as well was a nice touch. Other issue is the generation gap of the characters the world moves fast and you have to adapt to it. This is harder for older people but also adversity comes at every age and younger people might have gone through more in their younger year the others have in their whole life time. Life is about learning and only stalls when you stop.A very enjoyable book with great characters, intelligent witty dialogue, and a great messages to learn from. I highly recommend this book, I am definitely glad I read it.
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  • Suzy Krause
    January 1, 1970
    Hey! You've stumbled across my second novel, and I'm excited for you to read it. If you like light, not-too-creepy ghost stories that don't take themselves too seriously, or if you sometimes daydream about getting closure in that weird high school relationship that ended abruptly without you ever finding out why, maybe you'll like this book. I'm certainly not going to be the one to tell you not to read it.Here's a little post I wrote about the inspiration for Sorry I Missed You (and its original Hey! You've stumbled across my second novel, and I'm excited for you to read it. If you like light, not-too-creepy ghost stories that don't take themselves too seriously, or if you sometimes daydream about getting closure in that weird high school relationship that ended abruptly without you ever finding out why, maybe you'll like this book. I'm certainly not going to be the one to tell you not to read it.Here's a little post I wrote about the inspiration for Sorry I Missed You (and its original title), if you're curious.Thanks for reading! You're the best, I'm sure.
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  • Berit☀️✨
    January 1, 1970
    A quirky little gem. Suzy Krause has delivered a charming tale filled with heart, humor, and a side of ghost. One house, one letter, three women, three stories. Mackenzie, Sunna, and Maude have nothing in common but their address. The three women Live on separate floors in the same house so when an anonymous letter arrives they are all convinced it is for them. The letter is an apology and all three women have someone in their lives that owes them an apology for leaving. The only clue in the let A quirky little gem. Suzy Krause has delivered a charming tale filled with heart, humor, and a side of ghost. One house, one letter, three women, three stories. Mackenzie, Sunna, and Maude have nothing in common but their address. The three women Live on separate floors in the same house so when an anonymous letter arrives they are all convinced it is for them. The letter is an apology and all three women have someone in their lives that owes them an apology for leaving. The only clue in the letter is in regards to a meet up at some point at a local coffee shop. This leads to the threesome spending many days at the local coffee shop and in doing so really getting to know one another. Meanwhile back at the house things are going missing and bump in the addict. so who is the letter really for? And is there a ghost in the house? This was such a fun and unique story. A little ghost story, a little romance, a little mystery, and a lot of friendship. Mackenzie, Sunna,and Maude were all so different from one another and in different places in their lives. I loved how they all came together and learn to appreciate one another. The ghost story elements of the book were a lot of fun and I really liked how it was resolved. All in all a delightful and peculiar tale.This book in emojis ✉️ 👻 ☕️ 💍 🏴‍☠️ *** Big thank you to Lake Union for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***
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  • Jayme
    January 1, 1970
    3.75 rounded up! Took a quick detour from my usual thriller to buddy read this poignant novel with some friends! Mackenzie, Maude and Sunna each occupy one floor of a converted rental house, with a shared mailbox. 📬They meet when a mangled letter arrives, which begins with the words, “Sorry I missed You”...About the only other thing that they can decipher from the words that are left are that “someone” wants to meet one of them, at the coffee shop, “The Paper Cup” one afternoon soon...☕️But, who 3.75 rounded up! Took a quick detour from my usual thriller to buddy read this poignant novel with some friends! Mackenzie, Maude and Sunna each occupy one floor of a converted rental house, with a shared mailbox. 📬They meet when a mangled letter arrives, which begins with the words, “Sorry I missed You”...About the only other thing that they can decipher from the words that are left are that “someone” wants to meet one of them, at the coffee shop, “The Paper Cup” one afternoon soon...☕️But, who is the letter meant for? 📩And, which afternoon? 📆??Each of the women have been ghosted by somebody who meant a lot to them in the past, and each hopes the letter is for them.The only way to find out, is to stake out the coffee shop till the mysterious letter writer arrives. ☕️☕️☕️Despite the fact that Mackenzie is just nineteen, and Maude is 60 something years young, the three women who thought that all they would have in common was a shared address, (and, maybe a few ghosts 👻) find themselves actually becoming friends! Quirky and heartwarming! And, I did NOT guess who the letter was for! 💌This was my AMAZON FIRST book selection for May!
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  • Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
    January 1, 1970
    After reading (and LOVING) the author's debut novel "Valencia and Valentine", I was extremely excited when Suzy offered me a chance to read an ARC of her second novel. That excitement was warranted because this novel was such a delight to read. It had everything that a good story needs: humour, mystery, and even instances which made you truly think about life itself. Spanning across the life span, each of the main characters were vastly different but at their core shared some similarities betwee After reading (and LOVING) the author's debut novel "Valencia and Valentine", I was extremely excited when Suzy offered me a chance to read an ARC of her second novel. That excitement was warranted because this novel was such a delight to read. It had everything that a good story needs: humour, mystery, and even instances which made you truly think about life itself. Spanning across the life span, each of the main characters were vastly different but at their core shared some similarities between each other. I found each of these characters realistic and relatable in their own way and I think that's one of the most important things to take away from this novel. No matter your age or your life circumstances, there is someone out there that shares some of the feelings that you have. This was a story about friendships, relationships, the past, and not letting the past hold you back from the future you deserve. A life well lived means that there will be ghosts.For me, this novel seemed to glide across multiple genres and I loved that aspect. At times, it would feel like a murder mystery or 'whodunnit' but there was also comedy, romance, and thought provoking instances surrounding life experiences. Everything from the plot to the writing style fully captured me from the beginning to the end and I can't wait to read more from this author in the future. ***Thank you to the author Suzy Krause for sending me an e-ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review***
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  • Obsidian
    January 1, 1970
    Well I read this as part of Amazon's "First Reads" and it's been a while since I took advantage of that ability to read a book for free. I wish that I had liked this one better, but honestly this wasn't very good. Two of the characters (Maude and Sunna) were pretty awful. The other character, Mackenzie, is the only one I wanted to know more about due to the background on her character and the tragedy that unfolded when she was a teen. I think the author tried to discuss a topic that has been in Well I read this as part of Amazon's "First Reads" and it's been a while since I took advantage of that ability to read a book for free. I wish that I had liked this one better, but honestly this wasn't very good. Two of the characters (Maude and Sunna) were pretty awful. The other character, Mackenzie, is the only one I wanted to know more about due to the background on her character and the tragedy that unfolded when she was a teen. I think the author tried to discuss a topic that has been in the mainstream for a couple of years now (ghosting and the repercussions of it) and just made it nonsensical with too many points of view (besides these three we also get the landlord Larry) and then the ending which left me feeling flat. There were too many things left unresolved."Sorry I Missed You" follows three women (Mackenzie, Maude, and Sunna) who move into a home turned apartments. The story starts off showing a quick vignette of the three women at different points of their lives when a person that they were close to, they ended up not speaking to again. Then the story jumps forward to a man named Larry who inherits his deceased aunt's home with a lot of stipulations about how he can about living there. Larry, annoyed (rightfully) decides to turn the house into stand alone apartments and rents out the former basement, first floor and second floor. When a letter arrives at the address that is near illegible except for the person saying they will stop by a nearby coffee shop, all three women think about how the letter could be for them. Krause sets things up by allowing readers to know what person "ghosted" the women, but they keep that information from each other for a while.The book bops around to all four of these characters who are dealing with seeking "closure" from the people who have ghosted them along with a police investigation into a bomb threat, ghosts that apparently haunt the house, and fall out from trying to move on.I already said I didn't care for Sunna or Maude. Sorry, they both are really awful. Maude I disliked throughout the book because of how she spoke to everyone and how she went about "investigating" something Mackenzie asked her not to. Sunna I didn't care for since I still don't think the writer had the character acknowledge why she got ghosted and that she seemed to be well on the way of being another Maude. Mackenzie's story was heart-breaking, but I still felt underwhelmed about it since we don't get to see her having a true resolution with her parents. Larry was a mess.I have to say I immediately guessed at the letter writer in this story and it took forever for that to get worked out. I really don't know what else to say here except that the flow wasn't very good, the story jumped around too much and the reveal at the end was not amusing to me. Instead it made me roll my eyes.
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  • Ceecee
    January 1, 1970
    Amazon First Read - May. Three women, MacKenzie, Sunna and Maude, all different ages rent apartments in a house owned by Larry. They all been ghosted and the house apparently has ghosts too! The story is told from the four perspectives and what unfolds is really intriguing. I love the characters in the book and they are so well portrayed you almost feel like you are part of their conversation. Although Maude is blunt to the point of rudeness I couldn’t help but like her and she’s funny too. They Amazon First Read - May. Three women, MacKenzie, Sunna and Maude, all different ages rent apartments in a house owned by Larry. They all been ghosted and the house apparently has ghosts too! The story is told from the four perspectives and what unfolds is really intriguing. I love the characters in the book and they are so well portrayed you almost feel like you are part of their conversation. Although Maude is blunt to the point of rudeness I couldn’t help but like her and she’s funny too. They all have interesting back stories which become part of the fabric of the storytelling as well as events taking place in Regina, Saskatchewan. This is well written,the plot keeps you interested throughout and invested in how the threads of the strands of storytelling come together. There’s very smart, humorous and pithy dialogue, characters you can like, more than one mystery, sadness but thankfully a happy ending. Overall, I really enjoyed this one and will happily read more by Suzy Krause.
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  • Susan
    January 1, 1970
    Revised: Found my lost previously written review:Ghosting Double Entendre Almost everything about this book is mildly eccentric: The setting, the characters, and an implied supernatural element. Three women in very different places in their lives are each left behind by someone very close to them. They become friends in a fashion after leasing units in a subdivided house while attempting to move forward.I was especially pulled in by the first of three stories: that of sixty eight year old Maud - Revised: Found my lost previously written review:Ghosting Double Entendre Almost everything about this book is mildly eccentric: The setting, the characters, and an implied supernatural element. Three women in very different places in their lives are each left behind by someone very close to them. They become friends in a fashion after leasing units in a subdivided house while attempting to move forward.I was especially pulled in by the first of three stories: that of sixty eight year old Maud - ghosted by her fiance on their wedding day. That alone kept me reading when I was tempted to quit. I can understand where the author was trying to go with the dialogue, but I was put off by the constant sniping between Maude and Sunna. It lessened as the pages turned thankfully, because I WAS interested to see the final destination of the three ladies.Sometimes a book will begin as compelling and then wither, but I felt the opposite was true here as it became stronger the more I read. Although I can’t categorize the genre, I would recommend this to someone liking contemporary women’s fiction willing to try something offbeat.
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  • Theresa Alan
    January 1, 1970
    Maude, Sunna, and Mackenzie move into floors of a house that was given to Larry after his aunt died. Her will had all sorts of strange rules in it, like Larry couldn’t listen to the music he liked and no one must ever, ever go into the attic, which is why Larry rents it out.The three women have all been ghosted by people they care about, and one day they find a torn-up letter that they could only make out a little of what it said. So now they try to figure out which woman the letter was meant fo Maude, Sunna, and Mackenzie move into floors of a house that was given to Larry after his aunt died. Her will had all sorts of strange rules in it, like Larry couldn’t listen to the music he liked and no one must ever, ever go into the attic, which is why Larry rents it out.The three women have all been ghosted by people they care about, and one day they find a torn-up letter that they could only make out a little of what it said. So now they try to figure out which woman the letter was meant for, at the same time they are trying to solve the mystery of what is causing the strange sounds coming from the attic. I listened to this on audiobook, and it’s a super fun, quirky novel with characters I loved, even cranky Maude.
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  • DeAnn
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 oddball character stars (rounded up)This tale has a large cast of interesting characters! The main characters are three single women who each rent a floor of a large home in Regina – Maude, Sunna, and Mackenzie. They are brought together when a mangled letter shows up at the house that reads “Sorry I missed you . . . “ Each woman thinks the letter might be for her. They band together to go to the coffee house mentioned in the letter to try and find out who the letter is from. Maude thinks th 3.5 oddball character stars (rounded up)This tale has a large cast of interesting characters! The main characters are three single women who each rent a floor of a large home in Regina – Maude, Sunna, and Mackenzie. They are brought together when a mangled letter shows up at the house that reads “Sorry I missed you . . . “ Each woman thinks the letter might be for her. They band together to go to the coffee house mentioned in the letter to try and find out who the letter is from. Maude thinks the letter might be from her ex-fiancee who ghosted her; Sunna thinks it is from her old friend in Toronto; and Mackenzie wonders if it is from her long-lost sister.Along the way, they deal with ghosts in the attic, an equally odd landlord Larry, and trying to build a friendship. The women span a wide variety in ages, and this makes for some interesting plot lines. This one was a slow build for me, but I loved the ending.This was an Amazon First read and buddy read for me and a good departure from thrillers/mysteries.
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  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    For my full review, visit me at https://mrsbrownsbooks.wordpress.com/...This was an unexpected gift of a read. I wasn’t too sure what to anticipate with this story but I was left blown away and appreciative of having read this novel.For my full review, visit me at https://mrsbrownsbooks.wordpress.com/... For my full review, visit me at https://mrsbrownsbooks.wordpress.com/...This was an unexpected gift of a read. I wasn’t too sure what to anticipate with this story but I was left blown away and appreciative of having read this novel.For my full review, visit me at https://mrsbrownsbooks.wordpress.com/...
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  • ʚϊɞ Shelley's ʚϊɞ Book Nook
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this book and it's mix of quirky characters, especially Maude! She literally had me laughing out loud. This book covers many genres but is mostly about relationships...friendships, romantic, siblings, family. It is about getting over old relationships and forming new ones.The writing is fluid, seamless, and expressive. The characterization is well done with an unforgettable cast of characters that are multilayered, strong, supportive, and determined. And the character-driven plot using t I loved this book and it's mix of quirky characters, especially Maude! She literally had me laughing out loud. This book covers many genres but is mostly about relationships...friendships, romantic, siblings, family. It is about getting over old relationships and forming new ones.The writing is fluid, seamless, and expressive. The characterization is well done with an unforgettable cast of characters that are multilayered, strong, supportive, and determined. And the character-driven plot using the perfect mixture of romance, the paranormal and comedy, interweaves the lives of multiple characters as they each learn to cope, survive, heal, forgive, love, and move on from tragedy and heartbreak.Overall, Sorry I Missed You is a special blend of mystery, hope, humour, grit, romance, and heart-wrenching emotion that is much deeper and touching than it first appears. It’s enthralling, twisty, and engaging from the very first page, and I absolutely adored it!Thank you NetGalley, Lake Union Publishing and Suzy Krause for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.#SorryIMissedYou #NetGalley
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  • Alayne Emmett
    January 1, 1970
    Oh wow this was a great book. I got it from Prime First Reads and it was such a good read. It was a slightly different story to others I have read but, it was a refreshing change. I liked all the characters in it which made it easier to get through.
  • Misty
    January 1, 1970
    Where to begin, where to begin. When I first dove into this read, I really enjoyed the premise—three women, ages representative of different stages in a woman’s life, end up renting different floors of the same house. When a letter asking for a meeting arrives, fairly mangled and nearly unreadable, in their jointly shared mailbox, each is secretly hopeful that the letter is meant for her. They quickly discover that all three have been “ghosted” in different ways, whilst at the same time they dis Where to begin, where to begin. When I first dove into this read, I really enjoyed the premise—three women, ages representative of different stages in a woman’s life, end up renting different floors of the same house. When a letter asking for a meeting arrives, fairly mangled and nearly unreadable, in their jointly shared mailbox, each is secretly hopeful that the letter is meant for her. They quickly discover that all three have been “ghosted” in different ways, whilst at the same time they discover what appear to be ghosts living in the attic. The rest of the book unravels the back story of each woman, bringing them closer to one another and to the ultimate truths they seek So the plot works...until it doesn’t. Warning—minor spoilers ahead.The author’s attempt to offer parallel stories for the three main characters is unbalanced and uncomfortable. Some of the explored elements of each backstory are extraneous and over explained, adding nothing to further the action, while others are deemed critical but then never followed through to a resolution. The backstories are, in fact, so unbalanced as to make at least one of them seem petty and trivial. A woman jilted at the altar is developed as a stereotype of the bitter old maid who just can’t navigate new technologies, while the murder of a teen sibling is treated in a manner that wholly diminishes and marginalizes the tragedy. I found myself angry with the treatment of BOTH stories, though for completely different reasons. To even juxtapose them simply didn’t work, making this approach feel artificial and forced. The remaining thread being pulled throughout examines one woman’s inability to reconcile her own failures with the widely recognized successes of her friends. This piece of the book lacked a solid foundation upon which to build and engage me, so each time it was mentioned, I found myself thinking, “So what?”. In the end, I was able to look past most of the inconsistencies—until the book moved to its conclusion. It seriously felt like the author had poured heart and soul into the first 3/4 of the book and then had nothing left to wrap it up. It ends on such a ludicrous note as to ruin any enjoyment the rest of the book may have offered. Instead of “oh, how cute” that the author seemed to be pushing for, I was left with “WTF? Really?”...and that is just never a good place to stop. Read for the journey—it’s a fun ride in spite of the lax treatment of some serious subjects. Just don’t expect much of the destination.
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  • Lynda Kelly
    January 1, 1970
    My Kindle First freebie for the month.....though none really sprung out at me and last month I didn't download one at all !! Strange how that goes, I'd love to know how they're selected. Originally, I thought it was only new authors but then I've seen known authors appear in the lists, too.I liked this, though more at the beginning than towards the end, I found. I zipped through the first two-thirds and then sort of slowed down with it and wasn't enjoying it quite as much. Not that there's any o My Kindle First freebie for the month.....though none really sprung out at me and last month I didn't download one at all !! Strange how that goes, I'd love to know how they're selected. Originally, I thought it was only new authors but then I've seen known authors appear in the lists, too.I liked this, though more at the beginning than towards the end, I found. I zipped through the first two-thirds and then sort of slowed down with it and wasn't enjoying it quite as much. Not that there's any one thing I have to complain about, so a bit of a puzzle, really. It does have some very funny lines in it here and there. These women have some very biting senses of humour. I liked they're all such varying ages. That was a neat surprise, too, as I was expecting a trio of twenty-somethings. However, I would have liked to learn a little more about each of the ladies before they came to live in the house. I liked the pacman-looking little ghosts on each chapter heading.Something I did spot and therefore realised it must be a Canadian expression was one of the characters saying "Mmmkay".....only one other author (who's Canadian) does this-Cheryl Bradshaw-and I always make mention of it as it's only ever seen in her stories !! They also all refer to their separate flats/apartments as suites which is also a different way of describing them I've not heard before. Suites are only in posh hotels to my way of thinking....hard to believe it's all one language. I was surprised all their locks were the same as well !There are a couple of times I was totally shocked silly at something that occurred. I loved a line from Larry, "I have to take this. It's the sister. I mean, it's MY sister. Not .....some random nun." That made me howl !! And nary a mistake, either....one mention of fiance when it should've been fiancee and writing Mackenzie one time when I'm pretty sure it should've been Maude. I was a little confused at Mackenzie and her sisters' birthdates, too. So it is presented very well, which always matters to me. I'll definitely read her again.
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  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    I’m being generous with 3 stars. Several of the characters are just boring with nothing to bring you in and make you care. Larry jumps around so much it makes him seem very juvenile and uninteresting. Maude is rude for no other reason than to be rude. Very just grumpy old lady who wants her privacy but refuses to give others the same courtesy. Sunna is just selfish most of the time with little bits of a caring friend here and there. Mackenzie is the most interesting character and the one we have I’m being generous with 3 stars. Several of the characters are just boring with nothing to bring you in and make you care. Larry jumps around so much it makes him seem very juvenile and uninteresting. Maude is rude for no other reason than to be rude. Very just grumpy old lady who wants her privacy but refuses to give others the same courtesy. Sunna is just selfish most of the time with little bits of a caring friend here and there. Mackenzie is the most interesting character and the one we have the least amount of answers for. The most interesting story line wasn’t even wrapped up you’re left wondering what happened, even though it’s the driving force behind the characters actions. Many things in the book are just left without answers and the ghost story twist wasn’t nearly as exciting as it could have been. I feel over all the book was meh with an ending that fell short of what it could have been. The book had a lot of potential yet failed to hit the mark.
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  • Samantha Bailey
    January 1, 1970
    Quirky, original, hilarious, and poignant, SORRY I MISSED YOU is an unforgettable read with a knockout premise. With ghosts from their pasts, and perhaps real ones in their present, four strangers connect through one rental unit, and their combined searches for someone who has disappeared from each of their lives. Inspiring and heart-warming, this novel is an absolute must-read!
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  • Corey
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you NetGalley for sending me an Advanced Readers Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review! This was quirky and amusing. Though, there were simply too much things going on in the book that I had a hard time keeping up with the pacing and the characters. Perhaps I would have liked it better if the pacing was different and the plot had more structure.
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  • Marina
    January 1, 1970
    The most laughable part of this book is at the very end, where there are a series of ‘book club questions’. I always find it terribly conceited when books are marketed as ‘book club reads’ but , with its flimsy storylines, flat characters and farcical scenarios, I really can’t see any book clubs bothering with it. Initially, I did think it might have some promise, being a bit quirky and with some amusing observations from the author. But there was a lot of superfluous and repetitive dialogue and The most laughable part of this book is at the very end, where there are a series of ‘book club questions’. I always find it terribly conceited when books are marketed as ‘book club reads’ but , with its flimsy storylines, flat characters and farcical scenarios, I really can’t see any book clubs bothering with it. Initially, I did think it might have some promise, being a bit quirky and with some amusing observations from the author. But there was a lot of superfluous and repetitive dialogue and just when a sub-plot looked like it might get interesting (Mackenzie’s story, for example) it fizzled into nothing. And the ghosts/ ghosting theme did not hang together at all.
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  • Donna Hines
    January 1, 1970
    A hodge podge scenario that brings together three women and Larry (landlord) for one heck of a renter's nightmare.Sorry I Missed You starts off with plenty of potential as these three ladies (Mackenzie, Sunna, and Maude) embark on this 'ghosted' reality from the ones they loved only to uncover the place may now be haunted.Secrets are flying everywhere and I do mean EVERYWHERE so it becomes a little difficult to keep jumping from one to the next and back again with this plot.Nevertheless, we have A hodge podge scenario that brings together three women and Larry (landlord) for one heck of a renter's nightmare.Sorry I Missed You starts off with plenty of potential as these three ladies (Mackenzie, Sunna, and Maude) embark on this 'ghosted' reality from the ones they loved only to uncover the place may now be haunted.Secrets are flying everywhere and I do mean EVERYWHERE so it becomes a little difficult to keep jumping from one to the next and back again with this plot.Nevertheless, we have one jilted lover at the altar who is framed out as a bitter old crab who can't make new techno work for her; a sibling murder that was treated unfairly with 'anonymous tip' that seemed to just land in your lap; while the latter revolves around a woman unable to overcome failures and appreciate friends successes.I'm not sure what to make of this other than it left me in the end saying ...WTH? Did that just happen? Why??Ok, so there you have it ...I've seen reviewers use terminology such as Quirky, Rom-Com, Chick Lit, etc...however, it fell flat for me so for those who know my reviews I try to speak candidly and honestly.I do hope you give this a chance as variety is the spice of life and perhaps you'll find bits and pieces you can reckon with but I'm going to leave this lovely piece at a good read.
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  • Camille Maio
    January 1, 1970
    This was a totally engaging story that was just as much fun as its colorful cover suggests. There were so many highlightable moments, touching insights, and quirky revelations. It kept me reading and compelled me to put aside some household things I needed to do in order to finish it. This author has a memorable voice and an approach that makes for great escapism.
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  • Christie-steven Dickson
    January 1, 1970
    I disliked this book in every way. The characters were unlikeable. The plot was so incredibly boring. Anything that might start to have some interest, ended up just getting a mention or becoming absurd and then when everything is tied up at the end, it was unsatisfying. I don’t even know how that’s possible.This book seemed to be written with every idea the author had but none of them were developed in an interesting way. Murder? Check. Ghosts? Check. Art heist? Check. Bomb threats? Check. Missi I disliked this book in every way. The characters were unlikeable. The plot was so incredibly boring. Anything that might start to have some interest, ended up just getting a mention or becoming absurd and then when everything is tied up at the end, it was unsatisfying. I don’t even know how that’s possible.This book seemed to be written with every idea the author had but none of them were developed in an interesting way. Murder? Check. Ghosts? Check. Art heist? Check. Bomb threats? Check. Missing persons? Check. Lies? Check. Jealousy? Check. Depression, anxiety, mental health? Check. Commentary on social media influencers? Check. Ridiculous? Check.Of the 4 characters, they all begin to elicit sympathy by the end, one is even devastating in its circumstances, but then.... nothing. The other 3 you’re just left thinking, why? Why are they like that? Wait, never mind, I don’t even care.This book is so boring, I read until 97% and then went to bed. I picked it back up in the morning, but only so I could get it over with because I can do hard things. I am not a quitter. I am, however, a chump who allowed this book to waste her time. Don’t waste yours.
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  • Laurie
    January 1, 1970
    "The ghost isn't the person; it's the feelings attached to the person." This is a unique story of three ladies, so different in age, and life experiences. They have one thing in common- each has lost a relationship at one time. They live in an old renovated home that is haunted! There are things missing, noises in the attic, and food taken from the refrigerator.How does one get them out? Will anyone believe them?This was a definite mystery with a comical twist that I enjoyed and read quickly to "The ghost isn't the person; it's the feelings attached to the person." This is a unique story of three ladies, so different in age, and life experiences. They have one thing in common- each has lost a relationship at one time. They live in an old renovated home that is haunted! There are things missing, noises in the attic, and food taken from the refrigerator.How does one get them out? Will anyone believe them?This was a definite mystery with a comical twist that I enjoyed and read quickly to see how it ended.I loved the closing and it was not at all what I expected!Terrific!
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  • Amiee
    January 1, 1970
    Just disliked.
  • Laurie
    January 1, 1970
    Oi veyThe was just not my cup of tea at all. Dopey from beginning to end. Next book in my queue, quickly please.
  • Victoria Parkin (Book_besties)
    January 1, 1970
    This is such a cute book.The characters really made this book and drove everything that happened, but they were certainly a trying bunch at times. I loved the fact that they were all extremely different. Maude was fiesty, stubborn, rude at times and didn't take any rubbish from anyone. Mackenzie was sweet, kind, thoughtful and genuine. Sunna was somewhere between the other two; fiesty and stubborn when required, but also capable of seeing when she was in the wrong and prepared to help when someo This is such a cute book.The characters really made this book and drove everything that happened, but they were certainly a trying bunch at times. I loved the fact that they were all extremely different. Maude was fiesty, stubborn, rude at times and didn't take any rubbish from anyone. Mackenzie was sweet, kind, thoughtful and genuine. Sunna was somewhere between the other two; fiesty and stubborn when required, but also capable of seeing when she was in the wrong and prepared to help when someone was in need. They were all so emotionally vulnerable and imperfect and I love how layered they were.The ghosts were a fun addition to the book and kept it from getting boring. I loved how the ghostly element ended and found it was a humorous addition to the book. A great twist.The ghosts, along with the addition of the bomb threats kept the book moving along nicely and kept everything interesting. It was nice to have various elements rather than constantly focusing on one thing.The final message in this book was such a sweet and relevant one. There were a couple of points right at the end that really resonated with me; the point where Maude realises that in losing (view spoiler)[the person she loved, she turned her resulting anger and hatred on herself and lost herself in the process; the point where Sunna realises that the people who have left us and that we miss are not what haunt us and that it is the emotions associated with those people that stop us from moving on - that we do not necessarily need an explanation to move on, just to let go of those feelings (hide spoiler)]. They were such beautiful messages and I think they finished the book off fantastically.A great read that left me feeling extremely positive.
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  • Maria
    January 1, 1970
    Maude, Sunna and Mackenzie have nothing in common except that they live in the same building, and all three of them have been ghosted in the past. Then a letter arrives at their mailbox and they all think it's for them, written by the person who ghosted them, and looking for closure.I loved how the relationship between the three of them grew, from being total strangers with nothing in common, to confiding on each other and actually caring about each other. I also enjoyed the story about the haun Maude, Sunna and Mackenzie have nothing in common except that they live in the same building, and all three of them have been ghosted in the past. Then a letter arrives at their mailbox and they all think it's for them, written by the person who ghosted them, and looking for closure.I loved how the relationship between the three of them grew, from being total strangers with nothing in common, to confiding on each other and actually caring about each other. I also enjoyed the story about the haunted house and how it ended. I really liked the end of the book, I think this is one of the books when you gradually warm up to the characters and go from feeling slightly annoyed with them to like them a lot.** Thanks to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion **
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  • Lisa Schaad
    January 1, 1970
    What a sweet, funny book about friendships and acceptance.... Highly recommend.
  • Harvee
    January 1, 1970
    An unusual friendship develops between three tenants of an old house who have one thing in common. They have all three been ghosted - suddenly left or abandoned by friends, family, or a lover, without explanation.How they come to deal with, resolve the trauma of their experiences, relying on each other for support and advice, is the crux of the story.A light-hearted book, written with humor and insight, this romance/contemporary fiction novel is one I'd recommend for easy reading.
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