HOW DO YOU LET SOMEONE GO WHEN YOU DON'T KNOW WHY THEY LEFT?
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 and the trio decides to stake out the coffee shop named in the letter—the only clue they have. 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…
“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, bestselling author of One Day in December
VALENCIA DOESN'T THINK ABOUT DEATH TOO MUCH—IF ANYTHING, NO ONE ELSE THINKS ABOUT IT ENOUGH.
(Mrs. Valentine absolutely thinks about death too much. It is her favorite thing to think about.)
When Valencia’s therapist challenges her to take a flight on her thirty-fifth birthday, she's at a loss for where to go—until she falls in love with a man over the phone at the debt collection center where she works. The problem is, she’s not entirely sure the man exists...and she’s deathly afraid of getting on an airplane.
Mrs. Valentine isn’t afraid to fly—she’s been everywhere there is to go. And on one of those trips, her own worst fear came true: she lost the love of her life.
The only thing Valencia and Mrs. Valentine have in common is death—one fears it, one has made peace with it. But maybe they both still have a thing or two to learn about it...
“Perfectly poignant, and for oddballs everywhere.”
—Georgia Clark, critically acclaimed author of The Regulars
“Despite themes of loneliness, loss, and mental illness, Krause manages to infuse her tale with charm and gentle humor.” —Booklist
Suzy is a writer and music lover from the Saskatchewan prairies. She grew up on a farm in the actual middle of nowhere, but now resides in the small city of Regina (four and a half hours from the middle of nowhere). This is where her books are set, in case you like reading stories about a place four and a half hours from the middle of nowhere.
Her first novel, Valencia and Valentine was inspired by her time as a debt collector and the song Heart by Stars. Sorry I Missed You, not a sequel to V&V, was inspired by a house down the street which has three mailboxes and looks like it could possibly be haunted. (And probably is. Every person and every place is haunted.)
Obviously, all of my in-person events are either cancelled or on hold right now. Hopefully soon we can meet again! I miss people.