‘Almost Missed You’ by Jessica Strawser begins by jumping quickly into the action and plot. A young couple are on vacation with their toddler. The husband goes up to the hotel room with the son. The wife follows shortly after and discovers the hotel room empty. All signs of her husband and son are absent. There is no note. The wife, Violet, believes they had a solid marriage and there is no reason she can think of for her husband to disappear with their son. As the police get involved the story rewinds to how the couple met, revealing possible cracks in the relationship. Hooks you early on. Good summer beach read.