Thought I Knew You

Thought I Knew You

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by Kate Moretti

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Claire Barnes is shattered when her husband, Greg, goes on a business trip and never returns.

Unwilling to just wait for the police to find him, Claire conducts her own investigation. Her best friend Drew helps her look for answers, but all she finds are troubling questions.

With every clue, she discovers that Greg may not be the man she thought she


Claire Barnes is shattered when her husband, Greg, goes on a business trip and never returns.

Unwilling to just wait for the police to find him, Claire conducts her own investigation. Her best friend Drew helps her look for answers, but all she finds are troubling questions.

With every clue, she discovers that Greg may not be the man she thought she married.

While battling her growing feelings for Drew and raising her two young children, Claire must learn to live with the knowledge that the truth behind Greg's disappearance may never be revealed.

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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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Thought I Knew You 4.4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 35 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was very well written and kept me guess what Claire was going to react to the next situation. It portrayed a real life situation that a wife might have to go through. I believe that Moretti really captured the true feelings of each of the characters and made you love and hate them all at the same time. You almost felt bad for the husband, Greg in the story, until you find out his secrets. I am looking forward to the next book that this fanstatic new author will bring to the publishing world!
CharlotteLynnsReviews More than 1 year ago
Greg Barnes kisses his wife’s, Claire, forehead and heads out for his business trip.  Claire stays home taking care of the kids and house waiting for Greg to return.  Only he never returns. Claire and Drew, her lifelong best friend, decide that she needs answers and start to trace Greg’s last few trips and discovers more questions than answers.  As she tries to answer more questions, she realizes that her husband was not the man she thought he was.  As Claire and Drew work together to answer the questions their feelings for each other grow and they must learn to accept not all questions have answers. I liked Claire.  She is down to earth and satisfied with her day to day life.  As the story goes on Claire realizes that what she thought was a perfect marriage was not quite what it appeared.  This realization made her grow stronger and more self-reliant.  She stayed strong with her support of Drew and her parents.  I loved how she didn't let her life go down the drain and worked hard to get back to a normal life. Toward the end of the novel I was hoping to know what happen to Greg, but never dreamed what would be told.  Perfect ending, so unexpected.  Thought I Knew You is a story that caught you at the beginning and kept you until the end.  A very special novel that I highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This 750 page book was perfectly edited and an interesting read. I did not the character, Greg at all. I think he got what he deserved. I would like to know what happened to Cody, a dog. There is quite a bit of crying, anger, drinking, rather tame sex, missing persons, adultry, cursing, no humor or religion, some accidental violence, strong emotional upsets and forgiveness in this book. It is not the type of book I usually read, I am more the mystery type. This book has some romance, but I cannot classify it as a romance, nor is it a mystery, even though it is a mystery about what happens to Greg, which was very predictable in the end. It is a story about survivorship and getting on with your life after going through a tramatic experience. For ages 16 and up. I consider this book, chick lit with an edge.
JessiMarie84 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book! It was interesting from the very first page I read and it held my attention throughout! The feelings of each character felt genuine in every situation, which made it easy to relate with them. The suspense factor was just enough to keep you guessing, but didn't drag on for too long either and it finished with a great ending! I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a great read! I look forward to the next book by Moretti with great anticipation!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was well written and always had me guessing unti the end. Loved the ending!
westreaderdc More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome . had a lot of mixed emotional between Claire, Greg and Drew. Even though the book was fairly long it didn't seem that way ....a must read
Poutounk More than 1 year ago
I bought it because the story "sounded" nice. And it is! A lovely story, mainly the relationship between the different characters. I would almost go as far as saying that the actual story is secondary although it's the story that unveils the characters.Won't say more because you will only understand if you read it. Enjoy as much as I did!
KSKW More than 1 year ago
We'll written story....couldn't put it down
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wrtrmom More than 1 year ago
Kate Moretti’s novel, I Thought I Knew You, utterly captivated me. A story about a woman derailed, Claire experiences an abrupt loss of her husband who never returns from a business trip. Now the wife of a missing person, Claire climbs up out of her shock and grief and begins to search for him, but along the way she finds clues that suggest her husband wasn’t the man she thought him to be. Although Claire struggles with answers to her questions, she doesn’t stop searching and in doing so she learns some things about herself that she’d kept buried throughout her marriage. All the while, Claire is also fighting to protect the feelings and future of her two young daughters, wrestling with her growing attraction for her best friend, Will, and a heartfelt desire to do the right thing even as it becomes more and more possible that her husband may never return. I turned the pages quickly, waiting for the shocking twist, and when it came I loved it. This novel is beautiful, asking the question of what love really is and answering by delving deeply into human emotion and surprising us with the truth, even thought it makes perfect sense.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very easy reading, almost formulaic. Characters were relatable, as well as her descriptions of the every day mundane suburban living with young children. I thought it dragged on a bit too long. I sped read through quite a lot of it to see what happened to Greg. I admired Drew's perseverence and loyalty to Claire, although many times I didnt think she deserved it. This book is ok if you want a fast reading family drama, unlike family dramas by Sue Miller, Anne Tyler, or Wally Lamb, for instance. Those are very complex and more time consuming but worth it.
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Keeps your interest all the way throught
avidreaderctb More than 1 year ago
Excellent reading. Kate Moretti's characters are so believable and you can just get right in to her story. I love her books.
Phuzzy486 More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down. It was well written and kept my interest.
Baergirl More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, it was different than a lot of books I've read lately. It characters were well written, could picture them easily. The plot kept me guessing, kept me interested and thinking ahead to see if my guesses about what happened would be right. I'll definitely read another of this author's books.
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I thought this book was extremly unrealistic and the inner monologue of the lead character was boring. It got very redundant rather quickly. I felt that after dragging the whole book out, the ending was really rushed. It was a very poor way to wrap up. Would not recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Debut author, Kate Moretti, creates a fast-paced suspense right in the heart of suburbia with THOUGHT I KNEW YOU.  Claire Barnes is hardly in an ideal marriage. She and her husband Greg, like so many of us, are busy with work and raising two small children. The relationship has become routine, and Greg's business trips are almost a welcome reprieve from the monotony…except when he doesn't come back. Claire is faced with keeping her family together while the days turn into weeks and months. Greg's disappearance becomes more and more baffling as no one can trace his whereabouts. Is this a simple question of a bored husband, or is there something more sinister afoot? Moretti creates memorable, if not entirely likeable characters (and thank goodness for that. Not every character can be Elizabeth Bennett!) and weaves suspense masterfully. This novel really packs an emotional punch and will strike a chord with anyone who has been in a long-standing relationship… how far can trust bend before it is broken?  I find this work to be a genre-twisting take on Women's Fiction and Crime Fiction that may have very well broken some ground. I am very anxious to see what Moretti produces for us in the coming years!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a page turner and always had the reader guessing. I would probably relate more to the story if I have experienced marriage but I still connected to the characters. Good read!