You Are Not Alone
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.

You Are Not Alone Details

TitleYou Are Not Alone
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMar 3rd, 2020
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
ISBN-139781250202031
Rating
GenreThriller, Mystery, Mystery Thriller, Fiction

You Are Not Alone Review

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    January 1, 1970
    "Numbers never lie. Statistics, charts, percentages-they don't contain hidden agendas or shades of gray. They're pure and true. It isn't until people start meddling with them, spinning and shaping them, that they become dishonest."Oof, this is a tough one to review, because there is such a small amount of content I can discuss here without taking away from your reading experience. I'm going to tiptoe around the spoiler mines planted throughout, and my goal is to leave you wanting to read the "Numbers never lie. Statistics, charts, percentages-they don't contain hidden agendas or shades of gray. They're pure and true. It isn't until people start meddling with them, spinning and shaping them, that they become dishonest."Oof, this is a tough one to review, because there is such a small amount of content I can discuss here without taking away from your reading experience. I'm going to tiptoe around the spoiler mines planted throughout, and my goal is to leave you wanting to read the book without ruining a single detail along the way. Obviously if you've enjoyed the author duos' previous two novels, you'll most likely enjoy this one as well, because the mode of storytelling is similar to The Wife Between Us and An Anonymous Girl. Sarah Pekkanen and Greer Hendricks are masters of the art of deception, and consistently throw twists and turns our way via half truths and omissive text. To readers of mysteries and thrillers, this is one of the highest forms of flattery, because it is reminiscent of the traditional form of storytelling that Dame Agatha Christie used in some of her most popular works. Even the first chapter, where the details aren't vital to the endgame of the plot, contains crafty word play that places the reader on high alert, which is one of the major reasons that I love S & G's books. Between this writing style and the ever changing POVs to tell the story in a deliciously chaotic format, I was hooked immediately by You Are Not Alone. As two of today's most prolific domestic drama writers, I don't think I'll have to do much convincing for you to add this to your TBR, but on the off chance that you're new to these authors, this is a wonderful place to jump in. If you're anxiously awaiting the release of You Are Not Alone, there's always time to back track and read their previous two novels! Highly recommended!*Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy.
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  • Nilufer Ozmekik
    January 1, 1970
    Aye aye aye I’m going off the rails on a crazy train! I started my review with the lyrics of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train” song because this book is literally heart throbbing, thrilling ride!Well, I have to admit three things: This evil genius duo can write a hell of an incredible book and know how to play twisty, dark, edgy mind games with you.Second thing: I had to check several times and made sure that book is not Harley Quinn and gang members’ adventures because we have a team of badass, Aye aye aye I’m going off the rails on a crazy train! I started my review with the lyrics of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train” song because this book is literally heart throbbing, thrilling ride!Well, I have to admit three things: This evil genius duo can write a hell of an incredible book and know how to play twisty, dark, edgy mind games with you.Second thing: I had to check several times and made sure that book is not Harley Quinn and gang members’ adventures because we have a team of badass, vindictive, dangerous women out there acting like vigilantes and bringing the justice.And the last thing: I read this brilliant duo’s three books and I honestly tell you this book is my favorite one. Their extra ordinary performances exceeded my expectations.Without spilling too much spoilers which is really hard thing for me as a person who gives her friends Agatha Christie books as gifts and writes the killers’ names at the middle of those books. So here we go:Shay Miller has a crash on a charming roommate recently found a possessive girlfriend who gives her fake smiles but probably fantasizes how to get away from her at the second Shay turns her back. Poor Shay has a little estranged relationship with her mother because of her assholish new husband and she is also about to lose her job, slowly drifting apart with her bestie who recently had a baby.And I have to mention the most important thing about Shay: She is obsessed with statics, mathematical charts about awkward things like the percentage of women commit suicide by jumping subway tracks. Or statics about panic attacks and loneliness percentages of Americans because she believes that the numbers are pure and true. They never lie.She also put those facts into her journal instead of writing: “Dear journal, I’m having a shitty day because I saw a woman jumping the tracks and killing herself at the subway. I thought this was like beginning of “Woman’s Edge” novel but thankfully the woman didn’t give me her baby because she doesn’t have one so it seems like I’m a part of another terrifying thriller story. I think I’ll visit dead woman’s a.k.a. Amanda’s apartment and leave some flowers.”She didn’t write those words but she went to Amanda’s place and left the flowers and unfortunately she made another mistake by joining her memorial event. And yes, now she is a shiny, glamorous target on her forehead because she already got Siamese not evil twins but just ominous sisters Jane and Cassandra and their vigilante fight club’s attention.Those sisters approach her with friendly intentions and lonely Shay slowly starts to break her walls, earning her own self confidence with their support but you may see those sisters had hidden agenda to destroy this naïve, shy, geek lady.What I liked so so so much about this book: Fast pacing, intriguing, short chapters ending with mysterious finals like binge-watching series make you addictive and make you want more!Sucker punches, surprises the author gave us!The parts making you question everything you read: I changed several times to decide who the evil person of this book was because nothing as it seems and you change your mind about the characters several times. And interesting fact that I have to admit, at some parts I hate JODY more than the vigilante team members or femme fatale sisters. ( I think Margot Robbie and Jen Lawrence would be great duo to play their roles!)Final expected twist! I loved the ending!The things I didn’t like so much and make me give four stars instead of five:I still have hard times why Shay didn’t question sisters’ motives so much because she’s so rational person with strong left brain skills and her fast emotional attachment was so instant.And there were so much POV including Amanda’s last months and vigilante club members’ back stories. So I went back and forth to make sure I’m reading the right characters’ POV. It was a little confusing because most of them not the main characters of this story.Overall: It was smart, exciting, riveting, entertaining page-turner. I had a great time and highly recommend this to the die-hard thriller and mystery fans.Special thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for sharing me this powerful thriller’s ARC COPY in exchange my honest review. I truly enjoyed it so much.
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  • marilyn
    January 1, 1970
    New Yorker, Shay, has always been obsessed with statistics and she's made them her career. Having lost her last full time job due to harassment, and her live-in boyfriend because he found someone else, Shay is now living with a male friend and working as a temp, while she looks for a new full time job. Shay is lonely and feels like a third wheel, as her roommate and his girlfriend clearly need more alone time, in their tiny apartment. Then Shay watches a woman commit suicide by jumping in front New Yorker, Shay, has always been obsessed with statistics and she's made them her career. Having lost her last full time job due to harassment, and her live-in boyfriend because he found someone else, Shay is now living with a male friend and working as a temp, while she looks for a new full time job. Shay is lonely and feels like a third wheel, as her roommate and his girlfriend clearly need more alone time, in their tiny apartment. Then Shay watches a woman commit suicide by jumping in front of a speeding train. Shay is horrified and also transfixed by this event and the life of this woman, who looked so kind, like she could be a friend to Shay. If only Shay could have reached out sooner, shouted out sooner, maybe she could have saved this desperate woman. In Shay's obsessive search for more information (data!) about this woman, she comes into contact with this woman's tight group of six friends. Shay would love to have friends like these women and once the ringleaders of the group meet and embrace Shay, for the first time she feels like she could belong. Good things start happening for Shay, after meeting sisters, Cassandra and Jane, and Shay begins feeling confident and strong, with their embrace of friendship. For me, this group of women was where the books gets way too bogged down and confusing. There is a lot time spent on the backgrounds of the women and their present activities but really, the only women I could truly keep straight in my mind, were Cassandra and Jane. After I was too far in the book, I was wishing I had been keeping a book of data (just like Shay), from the beginning, because I felt swamped under useless and too much information. By the end of this book, what I wished for was that we could have seen this story from the perspective of Shay and the two, barely seen, woman police officers. I know that might make this more a police procedural than what the story actually was but I would have liked to have been in the heads of these two police women rather than seeing this story from the perspective of Cassandra, Jane, and the other women. I just felt so confused when usually I'm pretty good at keeping a story straight. What I did like was Shay and her story, her love of statistics, her attempt to keep her head above water when life was going so wrong. And I also loved the use of statistics at the beginning of many chapters, relating to things in the book. Those stats put us in the mind of data obsessed Shay and were a great way to help me feel like I knew her. Thank you to St. Martin's Press and NetGalley for this ARC.
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  • Elyse Walters
    January 1, 1970
    NO SPOILERS....(rather, thoughts, feelings, tidbits and teasers) “An orbit is a regular, repeating path that one object in space takes another one”. [this quote is not from this book...but it relates]...This is the 3rd psychological thriller I’ve read by the power-team co-authors: Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen.Greer and Sarah have matching T-shirts that say....”Better Together”. ( cute)...Their philosophy about ‘togetherness-power’, in You Are Not Alone”, comes through loud and clear....yet NO SPOILERS....(rather, thoughts, feelings, tidbits and teasers) “An orbit is a regular, repeating path that one object in space takes another one”. [this quote is not from this book...but it relates]...This is the 3rd psychological thriller I’ve read by the power-team co-authors: Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen.Greer and Sarah have matching T-shirts that say....”Better Together”. ( cute)...Their philosophy about ‘togetherness-power’, in You Are Not Alone”, comes through loud and clear....yet along the same thoughts of food combining: some combinations make for a delicious satisfying meal; if too many ingredients are added, it can be havoc on our digestive systems. The writing succeeded at keeping me suspense-fully engaged to the end...but there ‘were’ unnecessary ingredients. Some scenes were a stretch to seem remotely possible. And a few characters were presented like a garnish....( a little parsley on the side). I read much of this book like a gatherer. Instead of racing through it - ( yet, I read at a steady stream) - I was aware of gathering my marbles....polishing them....arranging them....separating them...and playing with them. Lots of names and details I wanted to keep straight. It wasn’t hard to do ( credit to the power-authors)...but just in case....haha....I was covering my tracks and being careful not to forget anything. I wanted to figure out the ending before I got to it. I didn’t. ( credit the authors again).There are a lot of characters in this book. I didn’t want to miss one iota of a clue....or forget one name.I involved myself with the authors game as much as possible. There are many puzzle pieces to put together. Some pieces went together faster then others. Blindsiding storytelling aspects are stronger than the plot. Which was fine with me once I realized the name of the game....”You Are Not Alone”....And....I’m ALWAYS HAPPY that the Greer/Sarah ladies never exploit graphic violence in their novels. I had a clue about the ‘woman’s group’ and their purpose together early on ... but I was still missing pieces. The ending added an interesting element - but when I looked at the ‘entire’ book....not every loose end was tied perfectly together. Flaws and all....I’m glad I read it. I don’t think it’s the authors strongest of their three books... but its definitely engaging. 4- 4.5 rating - a little less than 5 stars ( as their past two books were).Yet...my thoughts are still growing. I’m left thinking about consequences to consequential and inconsequential actions. Also at times... it felt like ants were crawling all over my skin....A friend sent me a “what ya doing”, text right in the middle of my trying to tie strings together in this story: ... during a part I felt was CUCKOO CRAZY...( coincidences galore & gullible silliness)....I said...”go away”....I’m busy rolling my eyes - and walking on nails. My friend wouldn’t go away until I shared some juicy details. I realized it was fun discussing the shenanigans — so our early discussion became part of my reading enjoyment. At first glance it looks like the powerful Moore sisters: Casandra and Jane - ( 2 years apart in age - in their 30’s), have built their life around their selected friends....preserving and demanding sacredness and loyalty. “I get a good vibe from Amanda, Valerie had said to the rest of the women—Casandra, Jane, Beth, Stacey, and Daphne— during their next meeting. You’ve all spent a little time with her by now. I think she’s one of us”.ONE OF WHAT?????.....I WONDERED.The girls took a vote by raising their hands. It was unanimous but the vote didn’t mean Amanda would be invited in the group. It merely meant that the six women had decided to test her. TEST WHAT??? WHAT TYPE OF GROUP WAS THIS?A little about the character *Shay*:Shay had a great friendship with her ‘guy-apartment-mate’: Sean. But once Sean became a serious couple with Jody...Shay felt like a third wheel to ‘Sean & Jody’s’ cuddling on the couch, cooking together, and their giggly ‘togetherness’. Shay was a statistician type girl. She kept a data notebook....on thought-provoking probabilities. Examples of her data book entries:....”I once read a horrifying statistic that I’ve never been able to get out of my mind: cutting boards contain 200 percent more fecal bacteria than a toilet seat”. ....”Forty-three percent of American’s feel isolated...”....”In a study of people who had witnessed suicide...”....”If you’re going to tell a premeditated lie, here’s how to do it...”....”About one-third of all injuries occur at home, and one of the most dangerous areas is the kitchen...”....”Nurses have access to fentanyl, OxyContin, Valium, Percocet, Vicodin...”....etc....We know a lot about Shay right away... Her temp job. Her insecurities...her financial concerns...her desire to belong, connect, to have good friends, her loneliness, her values and routines....and the repercussions from witnessing a tragic symbolic-hornet’s nest. “I’ve felt many things in the city I’ve lived in for nearly a decade: (NYC)...hopeful, despondent, joyful, irritated, and deeply lonely. But I’ve never felt the gut-wrenching primal sense of fear I experienced just now when I......” 😉... no spoilers, remember?You’ll meet many characters... and learn their back stories:Cassandra, Jane, Valerie, Amanda, Beth, Daphne, Stacey, Kit, Sean, Jodi, James, Oliver, Detective Santiago, Detective Williams, etc. Other tidbits:Enjoy Moscow Mules, Bakery Sweets, Banana smoothies, secrets, lies, conniving schemes, a little absurdity, a pok-a-dot- dress, a sunshine necklace, a memorial service, DATAGIRL, land mines, smooth shiny hair, stilettos, motherhood, a frying pan memory, ....and the mystery of a women’s tight nit group. In “You Are Not Alone”, characters find ways to navigate a road they never tended to travel...but sometimes a girl needs to do what a girl needs to do!Complicated...twisty...messy......enjoyable! Thank You St. Martin’s Press, Netgalley, and Sarah Pekkhanen, and Greer Hendricks
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  • Tammy
    January 1, 1970
    After thinking about this, I’m going to say even less than usual. It’s best to go into it without knowing much. This way you will be as off balance as the main character is after she witnesses a violent suicide which happens early in the novel and provides the impetus for all that follows. Just like most thrillers you do have to believe some events that are a stretch but overall this is quite satisfying.
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  • Erin
    January 1, 1970
    Giveaway win!A couple weeks ago I read The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen. I had low expectations but man I loved that book. It was fun, fast paced and I couldn't put it down. So when I saw the giveaway for You Are Not Alone on Goodreads I immediately entered to win it. AND I WON IT!!!! Just like with The Wife Between Us, I feel like its best to go into this with as little info as possible. I read this knowing nothing. The back of the book gives you a 2 sentence blurb Giveaway win!A couple weeks ago I read The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen. I had low expectations but man I loved that book. It was fun, fast paced and I couldn't put it down. So when I saw the giveaway for You Are Not Alone on Goodreads I immediately entered to win it. AND I WON IT!!!! Just like with The Wife Between Us, I feel like its best to go into this with as little info as possible. I read this knowing nothing. The back of the book gives you a 2 sentence blurb and that's it. So as I read it I had no idea what to expect and I think it added to my enjoyment of the book. You Are Not Alone is not as good as The Wife Between Us but its still a really fun and suspenseful read. I did notice that this book shared the same thing I disliked in The Wife Between Us. Which is that I felt the ending was rushed in both books. But other than that I like this writing teams style and voice. Now I gotta go back and read An Anonymous Girl. If you enjoyed The Wife Between Us, then you'll enjoy this one too!
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  • Zoeytron
    January 1, 1970
    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review.A seemingly random act of suicide witnessed by a young woman continues to haunt. Her name is Shay and she becomes obsessed with it, digging into the victim's past life to learn more. With an utter love for statistics, she logs numbers as they pertain. Numbers don't lie, you know. Without quite realizing how it happened, Shay is taken under the protective wings of a sort of sisterhood. What begins as a new lease on life becomes a slow twist Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review.A seemingly random act of suicide witnessed by a young woman continues to haunt.  Her name is Shay and she becomes obsessed with it, digging into the victim's past life to learn more.  With an utter love for statistics, she logs numbers as they pertain.  Numbers don't lie, you know.  Without quite realizing how it happened, Shay is taken under the protective wings of a sort of sisterhood.  What begins as a new lease on life becomes a slow twist that segues into a nightmare.I liked this story, but it did not have that "Pow!  Right in the kisser!" factor that the authors' first two novels packed for me.
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  • Jayme
    January 1, 1970
    If you meet two inseparable sisters by the names of Cassandra and Jane Moore...it will be by design, not by accident.Like the movie, Ocean’s 8, (without a heist) the MANY female characters associated with the Moore sisters have their specialties, their disguises and their roles to play...Shay, is a market researcher who sees the World through Statistics. She has been keeping data books since the age of eleven, the way other kids kept diaries. Numbers don’t lie. There is a void in her life that If you meet two inseparable sisters by the names of Cassandra and Jane Moore...it will be by design, not by accident.Like the movie, Ocean’s 8, (without a heist) the MANY female characters associated with the Moore sisters have their specialties, their disguises and their roles to play...Shay, is a market researcher who sees the World through Statistics. She has been keeping data books since the age of eleven, the way other kids kept diaries. Numbers don’t lie. There is a void in her life that her roommate Sean used to fill before he met his girlfriend Jody. But, this numbers girl knows that two plus one is a crowd. The paths of these three women are about to collide. The question is why??Perhaps I will be the outlier here but this was MY least favorite of the novels by this duo of writers. Both of their previous books earned 5 shiny stars from me, but this one, just three. The cast of characters were hard to keep track of. The motive of the sisters took too long to reveal. I was (gasp!) getting bored! But then again, I have never liked the Oceans 11, Oceans 12 or Oceans 8 movies...if you have, this book will be a better fit for you than it was for me! I was fascinated, however, by the many Stats that Shay had jotted down in her Data book...Did you know that the average person will walk by sixteen killers in the course of their lifetime? 🤭 Now that’s intriguing! Despite this being a bit of a MISS for me, these are talented ladies and I won’t hesitate to pick up their next book whenever it comes out! Thanks to Marilyn for buddy reading this with me! And, Thank You to EW, St. Martin’s Press and the authors for the digital ARC I received in exchange for a candid review! Available March 3, 2020!
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  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    Let me begin this review with stating that this is by far my favorite Greer Hendricks novel to date! So much fun! Shay Miller is just your every day average woman trying to make it in NYC. She has a less than satisfying job and she lives with a room mate that she is secretly in love with and has to endure his girlfriends giggles in the next room making home the last place she wants to be.While waiting at a train platform one day the unthinkable happens. She witnesses a lovely young woman jump to Let me begin this review with stating that this is by far my favorite Greer Hendricks novel to date! So much fun! Shay Miller is just your every day average woman trying to make it in NYC. She has a less than satisfying job and she lives with a room mate that she is secretly in love with and has to endure his girlfriends giggles in the next room making home the last place she wants to be.While waiting at a train platform one day the unthinkable happens. She witnesses a lovely young woman jump to her death and the vision haunts her waking and sleeping hours. She becomes nearly obsessed with finding out about this woman. After hearing about a memorial service for her she decides she will attend and here she is introduced to the Moore sisters. Never have you ever met sisters like these before. From here a cat and mouse game ensues that is a devilish delight to read about. You sort of know what's happening as the story unfolds but to witness it all come together is nothing short of fantastic. 4 stars! Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for providing me with a digital ARC in exchange for my honest review.
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  • megs_bookrack
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you, thank you, thank you, St. Martin's Press!!!ARC received and I am looking forward to getting started!!2020 is going to be a great year.
  • Katie B
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 starsNow that I have read all three books written by this duo of authors, I have to say they are at the top of my list of favorite writing teams. This was one of those good popcorn eating type reads in which you know the main character is probably in danger but you aren't entirely sure what is going to happen and it is pretty fun watching it all unfold. Normally, I try to give a brief synopsis in my reviews but I really think you are best off not knowing too much ahead of time. Shay is the 4.5 starsNow that I have read all three books written by this duo of authors, I have to say they are at the top of my list of favorite writing teams. This was one of those good popcorn eating type reads in which you know the main character is probably in danger but you aren't entirely sure what is going to happen and it is pretty fun watching it all unfold. Normally, I try to give a brief synopsis in my reviews but I really think you are best off not knowing too much ahead of time. Shay is the main character and you could say her life is a bit messy at the moment and it's about to get worse. You see she is about to meet the Moore sisters and well things are going to get crazy. In order for the plot to really work in my opinion you do need a good lead character and Shay was an ideal pick to help drive the story. You feel for her and it's not difficult to understand why she just wants to fit in somewhere. The story alternates between Shay's perspective as well as some of the other characters including the sisters and I thought it was an effective way of storytelling. The first half was slightly better than the second half and I think it is because there is more uncertainty about where the story is going. The authors have shown they can get pretty creative in their storytelling and it was exciting to read the earlier chapters in the book as it felt like the possibilities were endless. I'm not saying the action slows down in the second half, but I feel like that anticipation feeling you have as a reader was lessened just a tad. Overall though I had a real good time reading this one.If you have read and enjoyed other books by the authors this one is a must-read.Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with an advance digital copy in exchange for an honest review!
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  • Kendall
    January 1, 1970
    Well... my friends I have to say that of course this will be one of the hottest thrillers in 2020. This is my second novel by this duo and have to say that this didn't have the spark that Anonymous Girl did. (insert emoji with hands up girl here). Ok.. yes many of you know that I am EXTREMELY picky with my thrillers. It took me little bit to get hooked into this one. There isn't much I can give you without spoiling things for you. What I can give you? Hendricks and Pekkanen are a masterful duo Well... my friends I have to say that of course this will be one of the hottest thrillers in 2020. This is my second novel by this duo and have to say that this didn't have the spark that Anonymous Girl did. (insert emoji with hands up girl here). Ok.. yes many of you know that I am EXTREMELY picky with my thrillers. It took me little bit to get hooked into this one. There isn't much I can give you without spoiling things for you. What I can give you? Hendricks and Pekkanen are a masterful duo of authors that leave you on the edge throughout the entire novel. They give you subtle hints and are leaving you with all those questions in your brain. I couldn't help but feel this one was a bit of a let down though with the plot aspect. The ending felt rushed and was disappointed to be honest. Will I be reading more from them? Hell yes! Many have enjoyed this one and recommend you give it try. Come chat once you've finished!! ;)Overall, 3.5 starsThank you so much to Edelweiss for the arc in exchange for an honest review.Publication date: 3/3/20Published to GR: 12/29/19
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  • Dennis
    January 1, 1970
    I really had to sleep on this one. I finished Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen's upcoming novel, You Are Not Alone last night, but I really didn't know what to think about it until I could clear my thoughts. First, this book is written in the same fashion as The Wife Between Us and Anonymous Girl, but instead of it being their typical psychological/domestic thriller, this book is more of a popcorn thriller—a bingeworthy light read that can be quickly read and enjoyed. I really didn't know I really had to sleep on this one. I finished Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen's upcoming novel, You Are Not Alone last night, but I really didn't know what to think about it until I could clear my thoughts. First, this book is written in the same fashion as The Wife Between Us and Anonymous Girl, but instead of it being their typical psychological/domestic thriller, this book is more of a popcorn thriller—a bingeworthy light read that can be quickly read and enjoyed. I really didn't know whether or not I'd give this book a 3 or a 4, but overall this book is very fun to page through. If you're fans of the duo's previous works, you'll definitely want to pick up You Are Not Alone .
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  • Esil
    January 1, 1970
    I don’t know how they do it, but Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen seem to be an example of two heads being better than one.You Are Not Alone is the third psychological thriller I have read written by this duo. Again, I was compulsively consumed by the story. Shay is living in New York, leading a ho-hum life. One day, she sees a young woman jump in front of the subway. This changes everything for Shay. Oddly, at first, it seems to change this for the better... To say more would be to say too I don’t know how they do it, but Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen seem to be an example of two heads being better than one.You Are Not Alone is the third psychological thriller I have read written by this duo. Again, I was compulsively consumed by the story. Shay is living in New York, leading a ho-hum life. One day, she sees a young woman jump in front of the subway. This changes everything for Shay. Oddly, at first, it seems to change this for the better... To say more would be to say too much.The end left a few loose ends and didn’t quite deliver the same kind of aha moment as the previous novels by these authors. But the journey was still well worth it. Lots of suspense, interesting characters and not much violence — all good.Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an opportunity to read an advance copy.
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  • Mackey
    January 1, 1970
    An Anonymous Girl by these authors is one of my books that I've recently read so when I saw You are Not Alone, I jumped on it quickly and read it from start to finish even more quickly! You are Not Alone is a slow burning suspense filled thriller that kept me enthralled from the very first chapter to the last. Shay, our main character, witnesses a brutal suicide at the subway station. She tried to stop the young woman from jumping in front of the train but was unsuccessful. The only thing left An Anonymous Girl by these authors is one of my books that I've recently read so when I saw You are Not Alone, I jumped on it quickly and read it from start to finish even more quickly! You are Not Alone is a slow burning suspense filled thriller that kept me enthralled from the very first chapter to the last. Shay, our main character, witnesses a brutal suicide at the subway station. She tried to stop the young woman from jumping in front of the train but was unsuccessful. The only thing left of the crushed young woman is a necklace which Shay absentmindedly puts into her pocket. That necklace will lead Shay into a world of women that is, at best, inexplicable. Have they become her salvation and pathway to a new and beautiful world OR will these women lead her to jump in front of the subway herself? Written with such artful nuance, the reader will remain unsure until the very end. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It doesn't publish until 2020, but it is one to add to your TBR list now. It's a fascinating read that you will not want to miss.
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  • Erin Clemence
    January 1, 1970
    Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic ARC of this novel received in exchange for an honest review. Pub date: March 3, 2020Shay is living in New York with her best friend, who she is secretly in love with, who just told her he has found the love of his life (and it’s not her). She is also estranged from her mother and has few friends, and with a temporary job filling in the gaps, she feels untethered. Until she meets the Moore sisters. Cassandra and Jane are Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic ARC of this novel received in exchange for an honest review. Pub date: March 3, 2020Shay is living in New York with her best friend, who she is secretly in love with, who just told her he has found the love of his life (and it’s not her). She is also estranged from her mother and has few friends, and with a temporary job filling in the gaps, she feels untethered. Until she meets the Moore sisters. Cassandra and Jane are everything Shay isn’t; classy, beautiful, successful and brilliant. So why would they want to befriend Shay? As Shay continues to spend time with the Moore sisters, she begins to realize first-hand their influence; she cements a deal on a wonderful apartment in New York, she secures a permanent job and she even has started dating. But soon she starts to question the Moore sisters’ real intentions—why exactly did they choose Shay? What do they want from her? “You Are Not Alone” is the newest novel from author duo Sarah Pekannen and Greer Hendricks, and I’m sorry to say, it isn’t their best. Shay is desperately lonely and clings to the Moore sisters like a life raft- desperate for anything to save her from drowning. However, once the twist occurs, Shay becomes a completely different character; one who is brave, resilient and self-reliant (and much more likable!). There are other characters in the little circle of friends that are mentioned but are really not relevant, as they serve no purpose to the story or the plot. Without giving away spoilers, I wonder what happened to Daphne? Was she purposely set up with James or did that just happen by random accident? A lot of the extraneous characters end up this way- they are mentioned at the beginning and a plot point is started, and then dropped. But what’s worse about it is that the reader doesn’t even realize they’ve disappeared, because they are so irrelevant to the storyline. Although the plot was intriguing enough for me to want to continue reading, the plot twist has been done in a million books and soap operas before (although I did not predict the ending, so it gets bonus points for its surprise factor, even though it loses in creativity). Overall, I expected more from this writing duo but “You Are Not Alone” has some entertaining plot points that will keep you reading, and (eventually) Shay becomes a character you want to root for.
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  • Shannon
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks to St. Martin’s Press for a gifted ecopy (via edel) of You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen! Like their previous novels, I devoured this one too. If you have read my reviews on here, or follow my Instagram, then you know I’m a huge fan of SHORT chapters with multiple POVs. I think it makes the whole story move faster and I love hearing from different characters. You Are Not Alone has 7 different perspectives so I’m here for that! Honestly, I’m not going to write a big Thanks to St. Martin’s Press for a gifted ecopy (via edel) of You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen! Like their previous novels, I devoured this one too. If you have read my reviews on here, or follow my Instagram, then you know I’m a huge fan of SHORT chapters with multiple POVs. I think it makes the whole story move faster and I love hearing from different characters. You Are Not Alone has 7 different perspectives so I’m here for that! 🙌🏼Honestly, I’m not going to write a big review for this one. I think it’s best to go into this story blind. I will say the first chapter opens up with a bang and things gets veryyyy interesting after that. 🧐😈Definitely recommend! 4 ⭐️.
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  • Tucker
    January 1, 1970
    I just realized that they're books are following the YA Cover Rule (red, green, and blue but not in any particular order)*************We have a cover! Thoughts?*************Have I read any of Greer Hendricks' other books?Will that stop me from doing my darnest to get my hands on this book?
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  • Jamie beauty_andthebook_
    January 1, 1970
    For anyone who has read The Wife Between Us or An Anonymous Girl, it's safe to say that when Hendricks and Pekkannen team up, the readers are in store for a treat and this is certainly the case with You Are Not Alone. When Shay witnesses a woman jump in front of an oncoming subway, she is strangely sucked into the life that the woman left behind - through her friends and more. Watching You Are Not Alone unfold is a truly fun ride that will have you guessing and needing to turn the pages faster For anyone who has read The Wife Between Us or An Anonymous Girl, it's safe to say that when Hendricks and Pekkannen team up, the readers are in store for a treat and this is certainly the case with You Are Not Alone. When Shay witnesses a woman jump in front of an oncoming subway, she is strangely sucked into the life that the woman left behind - through her friends and more. Watching You Are Not Alone unfold is a truly fun ride that will have you guessing and needing to turn the pages faster to find out what happens next!Thank you to St. Martins Press for an advance copy. All opinions are my own.
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  • Cortney LaScola - The Bookworm Myrtle Beach
    January 1, 1970
    You Are Not Alone was outstanding... one of the best mystery/thrillers I've read in awhile. Great characters, great story, great build-up, and great twist. Definitely add it to your TBR piles now!
  • Sophie
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this psychological thriller. You Are Not Alone explores the infinite human psyche of girls friendship. I recommend this excellent page-turning suspense.Thank you St.Martin's Press and NetGalley via St. Martin's Press for this ARC of You Are Not Alone.
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  • CerysAnne
    January 1, 1970
    I AM SO READY FOR THIS BOOK. I AM READY FOR THE DYNAMIC DUO OF GREER HENDRICKS AND SARAH PEKKANEN TO BLOW MY MIND ONCE AGAIN
  • Dianne
    January 1, 1970
    Ahh, the webs we weave…if it seems too good to be true…the list could go on. Sarah Pekkanen and Greer Hendricks are the consummate writing duo when it comes to the chilling and twisted.YOU ARE NOT ALONE is the story of a woman in need-in need of love, friendship, self-esteem and the feeling of belonging and the two sisters who smelled her weaknesses and preyed upon them like hungry sharks swimming in a sea of fresh chum.Brilliantly devious, dark and emotionally riveting, this dark tale is Ahh, the webs we weave…if it seems too good to be true…the list could go on. Sarah Pekkanen and Greer Hendricks are the consummate writing duo when it comes to the chilling and twisted.YOU ARE NOT ALONE is the story of a woman in need-in need of love, friendship, self-esteem and the feeling of belonging and the two sisters who smelled her weaknesses and preyed upon them like hungry sharks swimming in a sea of fresh chum.Brilliantly devious, dark and emotionally riveting, this dark tale is incredible in its stark and raw presentation as the strong devour the weak, one bite at a time. Page after page, this one is as unbelievable as it is terrifying. You will wonder what this world has come to that minds can be so twisted or weak.Take a walk on the dark side of emotional need and cannibalism of the soul. Excellent reading!I received a complimentary ARC edition from St. Martin's Press! This is my honest and voluntary review.Publisher: St. Martin's Press (March 3, 2020)Publication Date: March 3, 2020Genre: Suspense | ThrillerPrint Length: 352 pagesAvailable from: Amazon | Barnes & NobleFor Reviews, Giveaways, Fabulous Book News, follow: http://tometender.blogspot.com
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  • Nursebookie
    January 1, 1970
    “You Are Not Alone” by: Greer Hendricks and Sarah PekkanenShay Miller was an isolated and lonely single woman who loved numbers, data, and statistics. Her life revolved around probabilities and opportunities to belong, to be wanted, to feel confident, to be seen and to be admired. Without the self confidence, she constantly hid in the shadows of her charts and graphs. Until...One day in the subway she witnessed a woman jump into the tracks and kill herself. Intrigued and disturbed by what she “You Are Not Alone” by: Greer Hendricks and Sarah PekkanenShay Miller was an isolated and lonely single woman who loved numbers, data, and statistics. Her life revolved around probabilities and opportunities to belong, to be wanted, to feel confident, to be seen and to be admired. Without the self confidence, she constantly hid in the shadows of her charts and graphs. Until...One day in the subway she witnessed a woman jump into the tracks and kill herself. Intrigued and disturbed by what she saw, she started to look into the woman’s life by going to her apartment, leaving flowers, and even attending her funeral and befriending the woman’s friends. This caught the attention of sisters Cassandra and Jane whom Shay takes advantage of. In the series of lies told and assumptions, Shay gets caught up in a spiraling secret involving the woman’s death that no one wanted to be a part of. This was my first thriller read from duo Hendricks and Pekkanen. I loved the storyline and plot twists that kept my attention for sure. The pacing is fast, highly entertaining and I loved it. I felt that the writing was solid and definitely an enjoyable read. I am definitely reading their previous two books in the backlist. I recommend this read for fans of the duo or for first time readers of their work! This was so enjoyable!!
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  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    I contributed this review to Really Into ThisCheck out all of our reviews at https://reallyintothis.comHappy Reading, friends!I'm going to be a bit evasive so I don't spoil anything!I imagine it's hard to read YOU ARE NOT ALONE by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen & not be sucked in. Right off the bat, something wild & scary happens. It's intense, unexpected & sets the stage for a thrill ride. Like, what is going on?We meet these women, there's three to start & later we meet I contributed this review to Really Into ThisCheck out all of our reviews at https://reallyintothis.comHappy Reading, friends!I'm going to be a bit evasive so I don't spoil anything!I imagine it's hard to read YOU ARE NOT ALONE by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen & not be sucked in. Right off the bat, something wild & scary happens. It's intense, unexpected & sets the stage for a thrill ride. Like, what is going on?We meet these women, there's three to start & later we meet more. Honestly, it's a tiny bit hard to keep everyone straight, But, the authors shine here because they give us just enough tidbits to differentiate the women. Thank you for that! Shay is having a rough time. I have ZERO patience for weak & unreliable female characters in thrillers. I will say Shay got on my nerves at times. Overall, I felt something for her. I wanted to see what happened to her in the story.I love the alternating perspectives of the women and I love the time jumps between past & present. Yes, it might seem like a lot, but the authors pull it off. Throughout reading YOU ARE NOT ALONE, I'm intrigued, curious & trying to piece it all together. I didn't guess the ending & I think this is a book thriller & suspense fans will connect with. There's definitely creepy vibes that will keep you turning the pages late at night. Special thanks to St. Martin's Press for our gifted review copy.
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  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    January 1, 1970
    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/12/22/...I loved You Are Not Alone, though it is also quite a bit different from the typical thrillers I enjoy. Unfortunately, it would be tough to explain without giving away too much of the story, but I’ll try my best while keeping this review completely spoiler-free. After all, I would hate to reveal too many details, especially since there’s a definite reason why the blurb is so vague…Our story begins with an introduction to 4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/12/22/...I loved You Are Not Alone, though it is also quite a bit different from the typical thrillers I enjoy. Unfortunately, it would be tough to explain without giving away too much of the story, but I’ll try my best while keeping this review completely spoiler-free. After all, I would hate to reveal too many details, especially since there’s a definite reason why the blurb is so vague…Our story begins with an introduction to Shay Miller, a young woman in her early-30s living and working in New York City. Like most urban millennials, she relies heavily on the transit system to get around, but one morning she witnesses the grisly suicide at the subway station. The event traumatizes her, making her fear travel on the subway, and not least because she tried to save the jumper but failed. From the police, Shay finds out that the woman who killed herself was named Amanda, and thus an obsession was born. Looking up everything she can about the other woman’s life, Shay cannot get over the similarities between them. She finds out the address of Amanda’s old apartment to leave flowers, then shows up at the memorial service. By all outward appearances, Amanda was happy, had a good job, and was surrounded by friends. What could have possibly driven her to suicide?Unbeknownst to Shay, however, her activities have not gone unnoticed. A group of women made up of Amanda’s friends, led by an influential pair of sisters named Cassandra and Jane Moore, are for some reason extremely worked up about Shay’s sudden interest in Amanda’s case. Utilizing their vast network of powerful contacts in the city, Cassandra and Jane gradually insert more of themselves into Shay’s life, trying to tease out what she knows.Because of the way it is structured, You Are Not Alone can be quite a bit of a mess at times, but I can’t deny it was entertaining and engaging. Told via alternating viewpoints between Shay and the Moore sisters, with flashback chapters and the POVs of the other women thrown in here and there for good measure, the novel makes the reader work hard for their understanding of the situation. At first, it’s not even clear how this could be a true mystery, as our main character, Shay, stays completely oblivious as to what’s going on for most of the book. It got to be a little confusing, not to mention frustrating at times, because we were made privy to all the string-pulling and manipulations behind the scenes but were kept in the dark as to the overall purpose of it all.Rest assured though, it does come together eventually. And when it does, that’s when you can finally appreciate the groundwork that was laid by the authors. If you’ve been gathering clues up to that point, your diligence will also be rewarded as the Moore sisters’ intentions for Shay become clear. Looking back when I finished the book, I could understand how story’s initial disjointedness could be justified and realized too how many red herrings had been planted.But perhaps the best thing about the book was Shay herself. Characters in psychological thrillers are often written in a style that is exaggerated or over-the-top, but this is not the case here. There’s no question that Shay is a flawed protagonist, but she is also earnest and oh so real. She knows what she wants but isn’t quite sure how to go about getting it, and it’s important for her to feel she belongs somewhere. I felt an immediate connection to her because of her inherent goodness, and found it ironic and a little funny how the Moore sisters often read too much into Shay’s genuine willingness to please. But while Shay may be pliable, she is not stupid. In fact, she has some obsessive tendencies and is a walking library of fascinating statistics, which she records in a notebook that goes everywhere with her. And when the moment of truth arrives, she also knows how to fight back and protect herself.Overall, You Are Not Alone was quite a ride, and while not exactly the type of thriller I expected, I nonetheless got what I was looking for: an intriguing concept, a delicious mystery and edge-of-your-seat suspense. It was my first book by the writing duo Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, but I’ll probably be going back and checking out The Wife Between Us and An Anonymous Girl after this.Audiobook Comments: I love a good thriller in audio, because it’s a surefire way to energize my reading and break me out of a slump. You Are Not Alone did its job, and it was masterfully narrated by Barrie Kreinik and Dylan Moore, who kept the multiple POVs clear and easy to follow even though there were so many characters.
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  • Renee
    January 1, 1970
    Shay Miller's life is about to get worse, much worse. She has lost her job, and her roommate's new girlfriend wants her gone. Not exactly the life she planned and she is struggling to get back on track. One morning, as Shay waits for the subway, she witnesses a suicide, and it hits her like a ton of bricks. Obsessing over the victim, Amanda Evinger, and wondering what she could have done to prevent this tragedy, she attends a memorial service to learn more about Amanda. She meets Amanda's close Shay Miller's life is about to get worse, much worse. She has lost her job, and her roommate's new girlfriend wants her gone. Not exactly the life she planned and she is struggling to get back on track. One morning, as Shay waits for the subway, she witnesses a suicide, and it hits her like a ton of bricks. Obsessing over the victim, Amanda Evinger, and wondering what she could have done to prevent this tragedy, she attends a memorial service to learn more about Amanda. She meets Amanda's close friends, Cassandra and Jane, and she just can't believe that anyone who had friends like this would take her own life.To Shay, these women have it all. Looks, money, style, and high powered careers, and she cannot help wishing that these were her friends. But Cassandra and Jane have an agenda, and it might not involve making Shay their new best friend. Chapters alternate between Shay and Cassandra and Jane. Every chapter provides another little piece of the puzzle, but the authors are clever, and those pieces didn't come together as I imagined.A fast-paced story with a New York city backdrop that kept me guessing until the end. I may have stayed up late to finish, but I just couldn't wait to uncover all the secrets and lies.I received a DRC from St. Martin's Press through NetGalley.
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  • Mary
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest reviewThis is my 3rd book by this writing duo, and I already can't wait for the 4th. This book was fast paced, clever, page turning and I could not put it down. Unlike many "thrillers"...this one really was. Read it!
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  • Laura • lauralovestoread
    January 1, 1970
    Let me start out by saying that Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen jump started my love of the mystery/thriller genre with An Anonymous Girl and The Wife Between Us. They were just the right pace, without terrifying me too much, and keeping me on the edge of my seat.Their writing is great, and together they make an amazing team! While I enjoyed You Are Not Alone, I did struggle with the main character, Shay, and never fully connected with her. I did not see the actual twist, but I had a feeling ★★★½Let me start out by saying that Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen jump started my love of the mystery/thriller genre with An Anonymous Girl and The Wife Between Us. They were just the right pace, without terrifying me too much, and keeping me on the edge of my seat.Their writing is great, and together they make an amazing team! While I enjoyed You Are Not Alone, I did struggle with the main character, Shay, and never fully connected with her. I did not see the actual twist, but I had a feeling it was about to be revealed.*many thanks to St Martin’s Press for the gifted copy for review. All opinions are my own
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  • HollyLovesBooks
    January 1, 1970
    If you have read anything else by this writing duo, then you are in for a treat. In my opinion, this is the best yet. This is a psychological thriller that is told from different points of view so you are never quite certain who the most reliable narrator is. The main protagonist is Shay Miller, a young woman who lives and works in NYC and is in an unsatisfying temp job currently who winds up in the wrong place at the wrong time. She witnesses a tragic death and has a difficult time dealing with If you have read anything else by this writing duo, then you are in for a treat. In my opinion, this is the best yet. This is a psychological thriller that is told from different points of view so you are never quite certain who the most reliable narrator is. The main protagonist is Shay Miller, a young woman who lives and works in NYC and is in an unsatisfying temp job currently who winds up in the wrong place at the wrong time. She witnesses a tragic death and has a difficult time dealing with the aftermath of her feelings about that. In the meantime, many of the other aspects of her life are changing and she is making some reckless decisions. Shay is then suddenly embraced into the world of friendship and caring from a group of friends that make her feel more at home in the city than she has to date. As strange things happen all around, the plot shifts and twists and turns occur to make for a compelling and eventful and even mostly believable story.Highly recommended for the psychological thriller lovers out there.#YouAreNotAlone #Netgalley #StMartinsPress #GreerHendricks #SarahPekkanen
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