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.
“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.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen are the co-authors of the blockbuster New York Times bestseller, THE WIFE BETWEEN US, as well as the forthcoming, AN ANONYMOUS GIRL. AN ANONYMOUS GIRL has been optioned for a television series by eOne, with Sarah and Greer executive producing. THE WIFE BETWEEN US has been optioned for film by Amblin Entertainment, with Sarah and Greer screenwriting the adaptation.