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[Epub] ➛ Stories We Never Told ➜ Sonja Yoerg – Sunkgirls.info Psychology Professor Jackie Strelitz Thought She Was Over Her Ex Lover And Colleague, Harlan Crispin Why Should She Care If Harlan Springs A New Friend On Her After All, Jackie Has Everything She Ever Wanted A Loving Husband And A Thriving Career Still, She Can T Help But Be Curious About Harlan S Latest Nasira Amari Is Graceful, Smart, And Young Worse, She S The New Member Of Jackie S Research Team For Five Years, Harlan Enforced Rules Limiting His Relationship With Jackie With Nasira He S Breaking Every Single One Why Her Fixated By The Couple, Jackie S Curiosity Becomes Obsession But She Soon Learns That Nothing Is Quite What It Seems, And That To Her Surprise And Peril She May Not Be The Only One Who Can T Let Go Stories We Never Told is also emotional and well told with a mystery thriller at its heart Jackie is a psychology professor trying to move past her former lover and co worker, Harlan, who has a new love This new love works closely with Jackie on her research team.Jackie s previous relationship with Harlan had been limited by him, but with his one, he s truly opening up This causes Jackie to become all theobsessed, and that obsession drives this book Stories We Never Told is intense, riv Stories We Never Told is also emotional and well told with a mystery thriller at its heart Jackie is a psychology professor trying to move past her former lover and co worker, Harlan, who has a new love This new love works closely with Jackie on her research team.Jackie s previous relationship with Harlan had been limited by him, but with his one, he s truly opening up This causes Jackie to become all theobsessed, and that obsession drives this book Stories We Never Told is intense, riveting, dramatic, and compulsively readable The reader gets inside Jackie s head, knowing her innermost thoughts, possibly even feeling her feelings, too I hope Yoerg hasstories like this to tell us because she knows how to build suspense with relatable characters I received a gifted copy All opinions are my own.Many of my reviews can also be found on my blog www.jennifertarheelreader.com and instagram www.instagram.com tarheelreader EXCERPT Just dinner The innocence of the phrase is deceptive, as deceptive as the dinner itself would turn out to be, as Jackie would discover ninety eight days later Dinner with friends, a table for four Dinner with people she thought she knew and loved As it turns out, no one is who she believed they were, least of all herself So much secrecy, and in its service, so many lies ABOUT THIS BOOK Psychology professor Jackie Strelitz thought she was over her ex lover and colleague, Harlan Cr EXCERPT Just dinner The innocence of the phrase is deceptive, as deceptive as the dinner itself would turn out to be, as Jackie would discover ninety eight days later Dinner with friends, a table for four Dinner with people she thought she knew and loved As it turns out, no one is who she believed they were, least of all herself So much secrecy, and in its service, so many lies ABOUT THIS BOOK Psychology professor Jackie Strelitz thought she was over her ex lover and colleague, Harlan Crispin Why should she care if Harlan springs a new friend on her After all, Jackie has everything she ever wanted a loving husband and a thriving career Still, she can t help but be curious about Harlan s latest.Nasira Amari is graceful, smart, and young Worse, she s the new member of Jackie s research team For five years, Harlan enforced rules limiting his relationship with Jackie With Nasira he s breaking every single one Why her Fixated by the couple, Jackie s curiosity becomes obsession But she soon learns that nothing is quite what it seems, and that to her surprise and peril she may not be the only one who can t let go.MY THOUGHTS I find this a difficult book to review Reading Stories We Never Told by Sonja Yoerg was like watching a movie that is not particularly interesting to you, but that you can t get up and walk away from because you want to know how it ends The basic story line is good But I felt nothing for any of the characters For such an intelligent woman, Jackie behaves quite stupidly And despite all the backstories, I never felt that I got to really know any of them at all Speaking of the backstories, which were inserted seemingly randomly throughout the story, I thought that the only one that had any merit, any reason to be included, was that of Harlan The writing technique is quite dispassionate, detatched Situations that should have been suspenseful fell flat This could have been a psychological thriller It has a definite psychological backbone, but fails as a thriller The story is mostly told from the viewpoint of Jackie, and occasionally from that of Harlan, Jackie s ex lover Jackie s relationships with Miles her husband, Harlan, Nasira Harlan s current lover, and Antonio Miles son from his first marriage have all the stability of a rickety country fairground rollercoaster ride, which should make for interesting reading but, in my case, didn t Maybe it s a case of it s me, not the book Definitely a book that I didn t warm to.5 StoriesWeNeverTold NetGalley The worst lies are the ones you tell yourself THE AUTHOR I grew up in Stowe, Vermont, the daughter of a ski instructor In my first incarnation, I was a animal behaviorist who studied learning in blue jays, hyenas and kangaroo rats I wrote a book about that Now I make stuff up.When I m not writing or pretending to be writing, I run, garden, cook, eat, drink wine, then run someMy husband and I live in central Virginia with a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains It s quiet and pretty, like Vermont.DISCLOSURE Thank you to Lake Union Publishing via Netgalley for providing a digital ARC of Stories We Never Told by Sonja Yoerg for review All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions For an explanation of my rating system please refer to my Goodreads.com profile page or the about page on sandysbookaday.wordpress.com This review and others are also published on Twitter Instagram and my webpage 2.5 Ooh, I m not sure what to say here The premise was intriguing Jackie is a psychology professor who isn t quite over her ex lover he also happens to be her colleague Awkward When he invites afriendto dinner, Jackie is far from prepared over this little surprise, questioning whether she s ready to share her ex with anyone Again, provocative premise but never delivered This was my first read by this author, but the writing seemed to lose direction No surprises, and by the end it j 2.5 Ooh, I m not sure what to say here The premise was intriguing Jackie is a psychology professor who isn t quite over her ex lover he also happens to be her colleague Awkward When he invites afriendto dinner, Jackie is far from prepared over this little surprise, questioning whether she s ready to share her ex with anyone Again, provocative premise but never delivered This was my first read by this author, but the writing seemed to lose direction No surprises, and by the end it just fell flat A buddy read with Susanne.Thank you to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for an ARC to read and review 3.5 Now I understand the mixed reviews The things said about this book from those who rated this 5 stars are true But, so are the things mentioned in the 3 star reviews The book begins with a Psychology Professor who studies Autism Jackie Strelitz and her husband, Miles, joining her colleague, and former lover, Harlan Crispin, for dinner It should ve been a pleasant evening out..filled with flowing cocktails, delicious food, and enjoyable conversation.But, Harlan has brought a friend And, 3.5 Now I understand the mixed reviews The things said about this book from those who rated this 5 stars are true But, so are the things mentioned in the 3 star reviews The book begins with a Psychology Professor who studies Autism Jackie Strelitz and her husband, Miles, joining her colleague, and former lover, Harlan Crispin, for dinner It should ve been a pleasant evening out..filled with flowing cocktails, delicious food, and enjoyable conversation.But, Harlan has brought a friend And, that friend, is Jackie s new Postdoc, the young, and beautiful, Nasira Amari Jackie cannot help but notice that the rules that had remained in place over the course of her five year relationship with Harlan, don t seem to apply to Nasira Why her Jackie becomes obsessed with this new relationship, and needs answers.Now at this point in the book I am intrigued I cannot help but draw comparisons in my mind to George Clooney over the course of his many high profile romances, and his insistence that he would NEVER marry again The women he dated, were not misled And, they accepted the status quo.Just as Jackie did, with Harlan, in this story Perhaps it truly worked for them Perhaps they thought they would be the one who would change his mind Usually after a couple of years, one or the other, chose to move on.And, then Clooney met Amal Alamuddin, and is now married with twins I am sure the women before her, might relate to Jackie s curiosityBut, this story isn t about the Clooneysso let s return to it.The writing is intelligent with great imagery, the pace not quick, but even, so, I am engaged and ready for this study of human behavior But then it takes a turn towards obsession Ok I was hoping we would continue exploring the unresolved feelings between Jackie and Harlan, but obsession can be fun.still hopefulIf the author had continued the story with these two themes, it probably would have been a 5 star read But, as other reviewers have mentioned, the pace would stall with the UNNECESSARY back stories of Nasira and Miles.And, the author chose to add a lot of things for shock value which unfortunately took the story from REALISTIC to FAR FETCHEDSo disappointing It started out so strong This was myFIRST selection for April An inventive, intriguing and intense domestic thriller full of obsession and jealously SUMMARYPsychology professor Jackie Strelitz thinks she s over Harlan Crispin, her ex lover and colleague Why should she care if Harlan brings a new friend to dinner After all Jackie has everything she ever wanted, a loving husband and a thriving career But she can t help but be curious about Harlen s latest girlfriend.Nasira Amari is graceful, smart, and young Worse, she is the newest member of Jackie s An inventive, intriguing and intense domestic thriller full of obsession and jealously SUMMARYPsychology professor Jackie Strelitz thinks she s over Harlan Crispin, her ex lover and colleague Why should she care if Harlan brings a new friend to dinner After all Jackie has everything she ever wanted, a loving husband and a thriving career But she can t help but be curious about Harlen s latest girlfriend.Nasira Amari is graceful, smart, and young Worse, she is the newest member of Jackie s research team Jackie and Harlen dated for five years and he has some strict rules limiting their relationship and their time together With Nasira, however, he is breaking every single one Why her Jackie s curiosity about the couple becomes an obsession But soon learns that nothing is quite what it seems, and to her surprise she may not be the only one who cannot let go.REVIEWThe characters propel the narrative in this cleverly written thriller The four main characters, Jackie, Miles, Harlen and Nasir are richly flawed and shrouded in clouds of mystery But interspersed in the book are four unique chapters that clear the air There is one for each of the main characters These chapters contain their deepest secrets, and it s these secrets that reveal everything It s the stories they never told.STORIES WE NEVER TOLD is inventive, intriguing and intense The story is packed full of jealousy, obsession and lies The plot build is a delightful slow burn The writing is skillfully crafted and the book is immensely satisfying.Author Sonja Yoerg is the bestselling author of four novels House Broken 2015 , The Middle of Somewhere 2015 , All the Best People 2017 and True Places 2019 I have had the pleasure of reading Sonja s two latest novels and loved them Thanks to Netgalley, Sonja Yoerg and Lake Union for an advance reading copy of this book in exchange for an honest review What happens when you Never get over your Ex Obsession, that s what Stories We Never Told is a wild tale of jealousy and obsession that runs amok for Psychology Professor Jackie Strelitz Married to Miles for the last two years, she thought she was over her ex boyfriend Harlan Crispin That is until they meet him for dinner and he invites his new girlfriend, Nasira, who just happens to be Jackie s PostDoc Jackie is raging with jealousy, which surprises and vexes her, yet she can t stop hers What happens when you Never get over your Ex Obsession, that s what Stories We Never Told is a wild tale of jealousy and obsession that runs amok for Psychology Professor Jackie Strelitz Married to Miles for the last two years, she thought she was over her ex boyfriend Harlan Crispin That is until they meet him for dinner and he invites his new girlfriend, Nasira, who just happens to be Jackie s PostDoc Jackie is raging with jealousy, which surprises and vexes her, yet she can t stop herself Turns out she s not the only one.Unresolved feelings sure are a Stinker sometimes aren t they Poor Jackie I almost feel bad for youAlmostStories We Never Told by Sonja Yoerg is a crazy domestic suspense that will keep you turning the pages as fast as you can, desperate to get to the end It is a wholly different novel than the other books I ve read by this author and is sure to entertain readers who enjoy domestic thrillers This was another buddy read with Kaceey Thank you to NetGalley, Lake Union Publishing and Sonja Yoerg for the arc Published on Goodreads on 6.23.20 Life is very complicated Don t try to find answers Because when you find answers, Life changes the questions.Sonja Yoerg always serves up storylines that circle around characters and situations with multiple layers and with multiple sharp edges Stories We Never Told does just that Yoerg knows full out what lies beneath the surface of day by day living It s not always what it appears to be She can spin a mundane existence on its head in nano seconds Let s crack the door on this one.Jackie Life is very complicated Don t try to find answers Because when you find answers, Life changes the questions.Sonja Yoerg always serves up storylines that circle around characters and situations with multiple layers and with multiple sharp edges Stories We Never Told does just that Yoerg knows full out what lies beneath the surface of day by day living It s not always what it appears to be She can spin a mundane existence on its head in nano seconds Let s crack the door on this one.Jackie Strelitz is a dedicated professor working in the Psychology Department at Adams University in Washington, D.C She is the head of a work study observing Autistic children and documenting those observations and data along with her students A substantial grant is waiting in the wings based on her continued findings She depends greatly on her post doctorate research assistant, Nasira Amari Although it is a highly stressful undertaking, Jackie enjoys the challenge.Jackie s husband, Miles, is on the road a lot as a football scout traveling to schools and universities for upcoming talent They ve only been married for eighteen months It s Jackie s first marriage at the age of thirty eight Her career has always taken precedence Miles is divorced and has a near adult son, Antonio, who has been diagnosed with ADHD.Jackie was on the rowing team in college and still likes to take to the waters of the Potomac in order to ward off stress But it seems that there s going to be plenty of churning waters involving Jackie in the coming days.To her surprise, her former intense flame shows up as a new colleague in the Psychology Department Harlan invites Jackie and Miles to dinner Enter Harlan s dinner date..Nasira Amari Soon Jackie is becoming unsettled at the sight of Harlan and Nasira as they move in together Jackie loves Milesso what s up with these odd zaps of jealousy Now if you think Yoerg is going to lay out a sickly sweet romantic novel here, think again Our gal Jackie is going to be experiencing some truly wacko goings on both in her professional and in her private life She s beginning to doubt what is true from what is definitely not true The scientific method doesn t always hold up when you have unstable humans involved Stories We Never Told starts the ball rolling down the fast track And you don t want to miss what comes next.I received a copy of this book through NetGalley for an honest review My thanks to Lake Union Publishing and to Sonja Yoerg for the opportunity 3.5 starsStories We Never Told was my first Sonja Yoerg novel, and for the most part, I was pleased with myFirst selection The writing was compelling I read most of the book yesterday afternoon , the characters came to life and jumped right off the pages, and the story was quite unlike anything I ve read before So, why the 3.5 star rating, Bridgett The answer is this listed this as contemporary fiction, but what I actually read wasa thriller suspense I was not expectin 3.5 starsStories We Never Told was my first Sonja Yoerg novel, and for the most part, I was pleased with myFirst selection The writing was compelling I read most of the book yesterday afternoon , the characters came to life and jumped right off the pages, and the story was quite unlike anything I ve read before So, why the 3.5 star rating, Bridgett The answer is this listed this as contemporary fiction, but what I actually read wasa thriller suspense I was not expecting those elements and honestly felt they hindered the plot To make things work, Yoerg added so many competing story lines, it quickly became convoluted and forced Syrian refugees, parental disappointment, autism, ADHD, homosexuality, sociopathy, infidelity, murder, andIT information than you could ever possibly want to know It was just so much.Interwoven within the novel were chapters of each Character s Insert name here Story Most were unnecessary and added nothing to the story, but the options which did help move things forward gave away so many of the so called twists, it made the ending anti climatic Overall, this was an above average read, and with a few tweaks, I think it could be brilliant I simply wishhad classified the genre correctly I wish I would have liked this book , but I have to admit, it was a struggle for me to get through Many of my GR friends really enjoyed it though, so this may totally be a case of it s not you, it s me, but there was just something missing for me.This was my first introduction to Sonja Yoerg, and I did very much enjoy her writing style, as she crafts a detailed story, with copious facts however, as rich as the book is in details and facts, it is lacking in storyline and characters The b I wish I would have liked this book , but I have to admit, it was a struggle for me to get through Many of my GR friends really enjoyed it though, so this may totally be a case of it s not you, it s me, but there was just something missing for me.This was my first introduction to Sonja Yoerg, and I did very much enjoy her writing style, as she crafts a detailed story, with copious facts however, as rich as the book is in details and facts, it is lacking in storyline and characters The book had a REALLY slow start and seemed repetitive, and while some of it made sense in the second part of the book, I still felt like there was too much back story, and the characters came off very flat to me I was also confused throughout the entire book as to whether it was a suspense thriller or a contemporary fiction I didn t think there was a clear distinction either way, as the first half leans toward suspense, but in the second half, the plot becomesstraightforward like women s fiction with dark side.The plot initially seems like obsession gone awry Psychology professor, Jackie, and her colleague, Harlan, dated for five years and even though their relationship ended on a sour note, they have remained friends Now married to Miles, Jackie and Miles often socialize with Harlan They agree to meet Harlan and a last minute friend for dinner, only to find that Harlan s new friend is Jackie s young, post grad student, and Harlan s new flame Jackie becomes obsessed over the relationship, and Harlan seems to be doing everything he can to throw it in her face, and to add insult to injury, her husband always seems to take Harlan s side and has formed a deep bond with her ex Of course, nothing is as it seems and strange things begin to happen at home and at work, to the point Jackie begins questioning her own sanity and wondering just whom she should trust Though in the end, you do get answers to pretty much every question raised in the plot, it just didn t overly excite me Stories We Never Told is a book with a lot of promise, but it just fell a little short on execution for me Great cover though, which is always a plus 3 stars

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