You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Publication Date: March 3rd, 2020
ARC from Edelweiss & Netgalley
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You Are Not Alone is the third release from writing duo Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. They’ve taken the Mystery/Thriller genre by storm since their initial release, so I’m not sure why I’ve waited so long to pick up one of their books. The release of this one obviously remedied that, and I was hooked from the very beginning. Everything was so odd about this book, and the fact that I couldn’t fully connect with any of the characters really added to the mystique of this story. And inability to connect doesn’t always do that. Shay seems to be down on her luck in every aspect of her life, and when she witnesses a gruesome event, the downward spiral continues. Until she meets the Moore sisters. She gets swept up in their lives, and it seems suddenly, as if everything is going her way. It’s almost too good to be true, but Shay never stops to think about that.
This book was told from a lot of different points of view, and it gave this story an added level of excitement; for me, it sustained the ‘I’ve just started a brand new book!’ feeling the entire way through. I was enjoying everyone’s perspective, and it made me excited to get back to their point of view even while I wanted to read the next person’s as well. This novel did a really good job in the suspense area. The villains had their hands in so many different pots that you just never knew when they were going to show up. But It was different from other Thrillers in that you kind of know right away who Shay can trust and who she can’t, but that doesn’t detract from the excitement at all. I liked the clearly defined lines here, and I also found Shay to be a very likeable character. She was going through a rough patch, and it made me really feel for her. So I was always worried how she would react when her ‘too good to be true’ house of cards came tumbling down. I will say that I didn’t find the twist at the end to be that mind-blowing, but again, I enjoyed the story so much that I really didn’t care. I also liked how smart and resourceful Shay was once she realized what was going on. I like to have a character I can root for no matter what genre I’m reading.
I thought You Are Not Alone was a solid Thriller, and it really has me excited to read more from these authors. If you’re a fan of this genre, I think you’ll enjoy this one.
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