Book Review: You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks
My rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ (4 stars)
Publisher:  St. Martin's Press

Four crazy-pants stars! I'm giving no spoilers as I think this one is best going in cold with just the book summary.



I think what will remain with me most is Shay's loneliness at the beginning of the book. With statistics about activities, people engage in and feel lonely. It's not something I think about nearly enough so this has made me more mindful of that. As an only child, I find I enjoy my own company so reading about Shay, an only child had a completely different setting was captivating. Where I've always had the company I want when I want it, I've also been told it's sad when I'm perfectly happy to go to a movie alone or dine alone in a restaurant or anywhere with a good book (to the extent that people have approached to ask to join me so I'm not lonely!). It's often assumed that because one is alone they must be lonely. Shay fascinated me because she wasn't just alone, she was lonely. She craved connection but also expressed confusion at how she had lost the connections she'd once had. I found her very interesting at the start and less so as she was a bit subsumed with the friends' group. But then, the sisters Cassandra and Jane held my intense interest.

There were seven narrators and it was a lot. Some of the friends' group were never fulling visualized in my head as they seemed a bit vague in the reading. I admit to skimming a couple voices when it felt their parts weren't as pivotal to what was really going on. By the end, I still wondered about a couple of characters who just disappeared and if one or two threads left untied were to keep the reader wondering. Slush and mist aside, all in all, this was quite the page-turner. I definitely enjoyed this one and look forward to the duos next.

And of all the things that raised my brow while reading, this is the one that will remain with me forever:

"The average person will walk past sixteen killers in the person's lifetime."

I'm sorry... WHAT?!!!

Many thanks to the publisher & Netgalley for the opportunity to read this free arc and share my thoughts.


Summary:  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.
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.


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