A virtual book discussion
Thursday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. — VIRTUAL — Please join Phoenix Books to celebrate the release of Sarah Strohmeyer’s new novel, “Do I Know You?”, a psychological thriller about two women, a tragedy that connects them as teenagers, and the terrible reckoning that will decide their fates a decade later. Strohmeyer will be in conversation with fellow Vermont author Sarah Stewart Taylor.
Jane Ellison is a “super recognizer” able to identify strangers by the slightest facial details—the curve of a head, the arch of an eyebrow. When she spies human rights activist and heiress Bella Valencia in a crowded Boston airport, Jane’s convinced she’s found the person responsible for her sister Kit’s disappearance and presumed death 11 years earlier. But her attempt to detain the suspect ends with Jane herself fired and humiliated.
As Bella prepares to marry Will Pease, scion of the uber-wealthy, influential, and ruthless Pease family, famous for their wholesome wellness and lifestyle brand, on their private Cape Cod island, she grows increasingly anxious that her dire secret will be revealed and used against her by—of all people—the man she loves. She has reason to fear: Jane is ready to risk everything for the chance to publicly expose Bella’s crimes at her upcoming celebrity wedding. But the more she digs into what happened that night, the more she questions her own assumptions.
Combining magnetic, wise-cracking narration and a skillfully layered plot, “Do I Know You?” is a gripping psychological thriller and tale of redemption that reveals the power of a sister’s love.
Sarah Strohmeyer is a bestselling and award-winning novelist whose books include “The Secrets of Lily Graves,” “How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True,” and “Smart Girls Get What They Want.” Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Boston Globe. She lives with her family outside Montpelier.
Sarah Stewart Taylor is the author of the Sweeney St. George series and the Maggie D’arcy series. Taylor grew up on Long Island in New York and was educated at Middlebury College in Vermont and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. She lived in Dublin in the mid-’90s and she now lives with her family on a farm in Vermont where they raise sheep and grow blueberries.