You Are Not Alone – Review

img_2752Many thanks to St. Martin’s Press and Netgalley for a chance to read this book.

The third book by the writing duo Sarah Pekannen and Greer Hendricks was a huge win for me and actually happened to be my favorite of their trio. This book hooked me from the very first page and I eagerly devoured over 200 pages in no time and the remainder of the book the next day. I didn’t want to waste a second in figuring out this story.


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.

I’ve been overdue for a Thriller as convincing and readable as You Are Not Alone was throughout the entire story. I want to keep this review short and sweet to keep the reading experience fresh for everyone, but I have to say, I’m constantly impressed by these authors’ ability to throw out twists no one is likely to see coming. Their formula for plotting works for me and keeps me entertained. Knowing how their books “work” at this point, I was eagerly waiting for that jaw-dropping moment. And, even though I was anticipating a big twist at the climax of the story, I didn’t find it terribly necessary with this compulsive read. It was simply the cherry on top of this enjoyable treat!

My favorite thing about this book was Shay, our main character. Her obsession with statistics was an interesting component of her character and made the reading experience more fun, as I eagerly awaited the interesting factoids at the beginnings of the chapters. It was delightful to experience how they might tie in with the story as I read more.

This was a book that played in my mind like a movie. I could easily picture the svelte Moore sisters and their effortless charisma, in the New York setting. There was also enough eeriness that made me feel a little bit paranoid as I read along. I wanted to look over my shoulder and hold my own cards close to my chest! There were a few times the number of characters seemed a bit excessive, but for me, it wasn’t in the way that most Thrillers tend to do, with everyone being a conspicuous suspect. Ultimately, the main characters were easy to follow along with and overshadowed the few lesser characters’ importance.

After such a lackluster reading year, I’m pleased this book ticked so many boxes for me, but most importantly, it was a page-turner that didn’t feel like a chore to get through. I’m going to be obsessively waiting for anything this duo releases in the future! I love their style.

Rating: 5 stars

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. A good story indeed. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  2. Darina says:

    Brilliant review! I also really liked their past books and am looking forward to reading this one. Glad to hear that you enjoyed it!

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