You Are Not Alone By Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Fiction
Pages: 352 pages
Published: March 3rd 2020
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Synopsis: You probably know someone like Shay Miller.
She wants to find love, but it eludes her.
She wants to be fulfilled, but her job is a dead end.
She wants to belong, but her life is so isolated.
You probably don’t know anyone like the Moore sisters.
They have an unbreakable circle of friends.
They live the most glamorous life.
They always get what they desire.
Shay thinks she wants their life.
But what they really want is hers.
My Thoughts: The moment I heard Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen were coming out with a new book, I was beyond excited. I absolutely loved The Wife Between Us. It’s one of my favorite thrillers. I decided going into this book that I wasn’t going to read the synopsis. I feel that’s what I normally do with most mystery/thrillers. I had no idea what to except but let me just tell you I was hooked from the start.
This story is very action packed. Right from the very start of the book. I was hooked. I found myself constantly wanting to read more. I needed to know what was going to happen next. I never felt bored. I feel Greer and Sarah did a great job keeping you on your toes.
This story also is told in multiple perspectives. I did like that because I feel you’re not so in the dark. So you kind of have a sense what is going on in the book but there are still somethings that are left out that you won’t find until later on so I did enjoy that. It did make me wish I could just pop into the story and talk to one of the characters. However that wouldn’t have made it a good story. So I did like seeing the obstacles put out there for the one character.
Another thing that I really liked and isn’t something I see a lot in thrillers/mysteries is stats. The main character Shay is very into statistics. She’s constantly recording everything and taking notes of everything going on around her. An example of that is, “The murder rate in the United States dropped last year. New York City isn’t even one of the top 30 most dangerous cities in the country…” It’s interesting and can be a little creepy at times. I feel a part of me wished I was that observant and into statistics like that. It just seems like a fun skill to have. It did make her good at research.
Overall I really ended up liking this. This is the first real thriller I read in 2020 and I’m so happy to say it’s another favorite of mine. I enjoyed the pacing of this book. I didn’t want to put it down. This book had some relatable characters and also some unlikable characters. I ended up enjoying both a lot. Yes I was annoyed with certain characters but it worked with the story. I never felt like it was ever overdone or over the top. Yes I feel you were let in on things but then other things you were kept in the dark on. So there was still that element of mystery. It had some good shocking moments. I really can’t wait to see what these authors come up with next.
*This e-arc was provided by the publishers in exchange for an honest review*
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