You Are Not Alone: A Novel
by Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
Hardcover- $19.59

The #1 Bestselling authors of THE WIFE BETWEEN US and
AN ANONYMOUS GIRL deliver a thriller about a circle of friends
with deadly ...

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  "You are not alone" by Silversolara (see profile) 03/03/20

Is it a coincidence that Shay was the only one on the subway platform with Amanda right before she jumped?

Was it just a coincidence that the Moore sisters befriended Shay?

What is it that the Moore sisters want?

You will have a gut feeling that the Moore sisters can’t be that nice and are using everyone.

We follow the talented-at-gathering-friends Moore sisters as they pull characters into their charisma and only make friends for their own gain.

Cassandra and Jane Moore will make you nervous at their deceitfulness, and the authors will have your rapt attention from the first sentence to the last.

Shay thinks she is making new friends since she has none, but she definitely isn't making friends.

This duo has written another thriller you won’t be able to put down.

You also may want to start gathering data and pay attention to detail like Shay did. 5/5

This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

 
  "Edge of the seat tension." by thewanderingjew (see profile) 03/08/20

You Are Not Alone, Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen, Authors; Barrie kreinik and Dylan Moore, Narrators
The story moves back and forth in time with each chapter featuring a specific character, revealing secrets and lies, vengeance and retaliation, manipulation and scheming. There is a great deal of dysfunction in all of the characters.
Shay Miller’s life is not going her way. She could not find permanent work so she temps. Although she cares for her apartment roommate, he has fallen in love with someone else. While Shay cares for Sean, Sean cares for Jody. When Sean and Jody decide to live together, Shay is forced to find another place to live. Shay feels totally alone and helpless.
While waiting for the subway, Shay witnesses the suicide of Amanda Evinger who throws herself in front of a train. Unable to stop the woman from jumping, she falls apart emotionally and compulsively searches for what motivated that act of violence. She decides to attend the memorial service in honor of Amanda, following which, her life suddenly takes a different turn.
Amanda’s friends are not quite sure why Shay has come to the memorial. So as Shay is trying to do her research, they are secretly investigating her. Jane and Cassandra Moore are sisters who seem like the nicest people in the world. In order to find out more about what Shay is doing at the memorial, they befriend her and welcome her into their lives. Shay cannot figure out why two such successful, sophisticated and beautiful women would want her in their lives. However, Shay is at a very low point in her life, and she is in desperate need of a friend, so although she is surprised that the two of them take such an interest in her, she is thrilled and grateful to finally feel someone cares about her.
Slowly, Shay’s life begins to turn around. She finds more permanent work, takes more of an interest in her appearance and even finds a wonderful place to live with the help of the Moore sisters. Why do the sisters want to help her? Why do the sisters want to know more about Shay? Shay is completely in the dark.
Soon, however, things happen that begin to raise red flags. There are odd coincidences that fall into place to make Shay wonder if she is imagining things or if she is being played. Since she now resembles Amanda, she wonders is she trying to become someone else? Is she overreacting? Everyone has been so nice to her.
There is a diabolical plan afoot that Shay knows nothing about, a plan that could destroy her. The sisters are not exactly who they present themselves to be. They are devious and manipulative. Besides their very promising business career, they have a secret life in which they dole out their idea of justice.
Shay seems very naïve and very needy at first. She lies easily and constantly makes excuses for her own poor behavior. She is not a very likeable character. Then, after awhile, as she begins to wonder if she is in danger because of the strange things that are happening, she morphs into a very resourceful detective. She goes from dysfunctional to highly functional in order to solve her problems. Her decisions are no longer foolish, but rather they are straightforward and rational.
Who is pulling the strings of these characters? Why does Shay feel in danger? This psychological mystery will keep you on the edge of your seat, unable to close the book until the final page. Although there may be a bit too many coincidences, like “Gone Girl”, by Gillian Flynn, this book will hold you fast as the deceitful plans are developed.

 
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  "" by ebach (see profile) 05/01/21

If you liked THE WIFE BETWEEN US or AN ANONYMOUS GIRL, both by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, you’re sure to like YOU ARE NOT ALONE by the same authors. Even if you haven’t read their other two books, I’m betting that you’ll like YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

Hendricks and Pekkanen have devised a story of a lonely woman who is happy to accept the friendship of two sisters after she witnesses a suicide. But could a cure for her loneliness be making her vulnerable to bad intentions?

Shay is unlucky in love, in the job market, and even in finding friends now that her best friend has a baby. Then she watches a woman deliberately jump to her death from a subway platform. But, lucky for her, Cassandra and Jane befriend her and help her turn her life around.

That’s the way it looks to Shay. The reader has the advantage of several other chapters in the book that show parts of Cassandra and Jane that Shay does not know about.

Cassandra and Jane run a PR firm, but they also head a group of women who all have something to do with the suicide victim. That’s what Shay doesn’t know. She is too happy with her new friends and with how they are helping her create a new life.

Will Shay be able to outsmart them? That’s what makes this book unputdownable.

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