When we meet Violet, she is on vacation, relaxing on the same beach where she first met her husband, Finn, and thinking about how lucky she is and how despite some obstacles she and Finn have ended up together. Everyone said it was fate that brought them together. So Violet is blindsided when she returns to their hotel room to discover that Finn has disappeared and taken their young son, Bear, with him.
What Violet didn't know is that she was the only person in their circle who didn't have a secret. Finn has secrets, Finn's best friend Caitlin has secrets that Finn uses to blackmail her into hiding him and Bear from Violet and the FBI.
Ultimately, Almost Missed You explores how and why we end up with the people we do, the love a mother has for her child, and the power of secrets to destroy relationships. Told in the alternating viewpoints of Violet, Finn, and Caitlin, and between the present and the day Violet and Finn met, you understand the why about midway, but you keep reading to find out how they deal with these secrets and where their lives end up.
I really enjoyed how the story kept me guessing, and I recommend this for fans of popular fiction, suspense readers, and book clubs.