Saturday, January 11, 2020

You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

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.

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 352 pages
Publication: March 3rd 2020
Publisher: St. Martin's Press

You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks
My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫

Seriously, wow, just wow! You Are Not Alone (YANA) by authors Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen is such a unique concept in the suspense & psychological thriller genre. To begin with, I thought I knew where it was going and then … I didn’t. Another notable thing about YANA is that it has a fairly large cast of characters. For me, this is usually a bad thing. If I have to pay too much attention to a large cast of main characters, I quickly lose interest and start to forget who is who. Not so in this instance. While there are three actual main characters, the secondary characters play a huge supporting role and are present in many of the chapters. One of the main characters and narrators, Shay, is an unsure and awkward 31 year-old-woman that is down on her luck. Living with her crush and his new girlfriend, she’s truly the third wheel. She’s a market researcher who is currently temping because she’s lost her job under suspicious allegations. If there’s one thing Shay knows, it’s statistics.

"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."

A tragic occurrence puts her in the path of the Moore sisters, Cassandra and Jane, beautiful and successful, to Shay, they seem to have everything she’s missing in her life. With the boost of their friendship, Shay starts to become more of the woman she longs to be. Really great things start to happen for her and her luck seems to be changing. And this is where I’m going to leave it! To say anymore would be to spoil and I think this is a book that the reader should go into without any expectations. You Are Not Alone is a page-turner and was a constant guessing game for me. It’s a disturbing thrill ride with a maze of plot twists, a fantastic story-line and a dynamic ending.

A big thank you to St. Martin’s Press and authors Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen for providing me with a copy of You Are Not Alone in exchange for my honest review.

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