A high energy, feel-good story about the ghosts of our past and the importance of human connections.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Sorry I Missed You is so quirky and original, full of humor, wit, and warmth. I loved how three such different women forged a genuine friendship—and of course, that mystery. A real page-turner.” —Josie Silver, New York Times bestselling author of One Day in December
“A quirky, original story about unexpected friendship and the power of hope, Sorry I Missed You is a gem of a book.” —Phaedra Patrick, internationally bestselling author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper and The Library of Lost and Found
“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 heartwarming, this novel is an absolute must-read!” —Samantha M. Bailey, author of Woman on the Edge
“Full of charming antics, amateur sleuthing, a riveting mystery, and a letter that triangulates the central characters—you’ll find mischief, ghosts, tragedy, and triumph as you root for the reluctant, unlikely inhabitants that share the same abode. Written with humorous affection for the emotionally downtrodden, Sorry I Missed You is a beautifully told tale of missed opportunity and regret, friendship and second chances, and the importance of human connection. Poignant, funny, and utterly irresistible!” —Julie Valerie, author of Holly Banks Full of Angst
“Sorry I Missed You is a ghost story, a mystery and a comedy featuring three mismatched roommates and their feckless landlord who ultimately learn from one another how their own fears have held them back far more than imagined ones. It’s a fun and breezy read.” —Lorna Landvik, author of Chronicles of a Radical Hag (With Recipes)
Three women search for different types of long-lost loves in this tale of unlikely friendships.
The novel opens as an older woman named Maude awaits her groom on their wedding day. When Richard doesn’t show, Maude calls him at home, and he admits he’s gotten cold feet. Next, readers meet Mackenzie, whose teenage sister, Tanya, is sneaking out of their bedroom window only to disappear permanently into the dangerous night. Finally, Sunna is introduced. She has been arguing with her closest girlfriend, Brett. As Richard did to Maude and Tanya did to Mackenzie, Brett ghosts Sunna, leaving her angry and confused. A couple of years later, the three women who were left end up renting rooms in the same house in Saskatchewan. The home, owned by Larry Finley, could use some repairs. When water seeps into the mailbox, a letter is partially destroyed, and the women can't determine who it was meant for. All they glean is that the author would like to meet at a local coffee shop. The proposed date and time have also been washed away. Each woman hopes the letter was addressed to her. All three thus decide to visit the designated coffee shop every day and await the writer. During their time at the shop, the women get to know each other. They argue, invade each other’s privacy, and blame each other for strange occurrences around the house. As the days drag on, they discover there are additional mysteries to which they might help each other find answers, and amazingly, they begin to bond. Quirky and unique, the book spans multiple genres, from romance to mystery to good old-fashioned ghost story. The author deftly moves between spheres as she depicts highly divergent characters who ultimately find common ground. Told in the third person, the narrative offers insightful glimpses into the perspectives of all three women and even Larry, their landlord. The fast-paced plot is alternatively funny and heart-wrenching. While certain parts of the plot might stretch the imagination, the human emotions are consistently realistic and engaging.
A high energy, feel-good story about the ghosts of our past and the importance of human connections.