Mar 03, · You Are Not Alone. Editorial Reviews. 01/13/ At the start of this entertaining yet shallow psychological thriller from bestsellers Hendricks and Pekkanen (The Wife Between Us), lonely temp Shay Miller watches in horror as a stranger, Amanda Evinger, commits suicide by throwing herself off a Manhattan subway platform in front of a moving Brand: Gale, A Cengage Company. You are Not Alone is a psychological thriller about a woman who finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time. It only took 22 seconds to dramatically alter Shay Miller’s life. While she is book smart (and continuously records statistics and data), she is not people smart which leads her to be easily manipulated and taken advantage of/5. “You Are Not Alone” was the first song in the history of Billboard’s Hot chart to debut at the top position, and it was also Jackson’s last to reach #1 in the US. The song also reached #1 in.
Martin's Press, for providing me with a copy to read and review. I appreciate the opportunity and will continue to read anything this dynamic duo writes! View all 25 comments. Feb 07, Holly B rated it really liked it Shelves: net-galleyread-inpsychological-thriller. Huge fan of these authors! I held off reading reviews until I finished this one and I would recommend doing the same mixed reviews from my goodreads friends. I really enjoyed it from the start. The way the authors left the clues along the path was brilliant!
I like to put the puzzle together as I'm reading. Shay Miller has a thing for data she even collects it in a special book.
I found these excerpts fascinating She seemed lonely and vulnerable. I felt uneasy when she began "hanging out" with the beautiful Moore sisters, who turned heads and lived a glam life. Could their be room for Shay in the Moore sisters world? Or perhaps she should just run? I enjoyed it and predicted some, but not all of the turns that came rumbling in with just the right amount of tension. Martin's Press for my copy! OUT March View all 58 comments. Woo hoo they did it again!!!
Fabulous book. Brilliant audio. Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen have written an addictive and compelling story. Barrie Kreinik and Dylan Moore brought the captivating tale to life with their exceptional audio narration. Just like the previous two books from this dynamic writing dual this book was twisted and filled with complex characters. Their stories really dive deep into Woo hoo they did it again!!! Twists, turns, misdirections, lies. Shay is in need of a new job, a new love, and a new place to live.
One Sunday morning she is heading off to work to escape her lovey-dovey roommate and his new girlfriend. When waiting for the subway she witnesses a woman You Are Not Alone onto the tracks to her death. Shay is shook and a little obsessed with what made this woman jump. What follows is a crazy, captivating, and disturbing story that asks a lot of questions, and gives few answers. A riveting story with a startling ending.
This is probably not my favorite from this author team, but it was definitely entertaining, engaging, and left me wanting more. This book in emojis. All opinions are my own. Jan 24, Paromjit rated it really liked it Shelves: mysterynetgalleycrime-fictionthriller. The authors Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen have established themselves as writers of the most twisted and tense of psychological thrillers and they do not disappoint with their latest offering set in New York.
Shay lives a humdrum life, she shares a small apartment with Sean, a friend who is now in a serious relationship with his girlfriend, Jody, and as the dynamics between them change, she feels shut out. She is working temp jobs, feeling unsatisfied career wise, plagued by financial worri The authors Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen have established themselves as writers of the most twisted and tense of psychological thrillers and they do not disappoint with their latest offering set in New York.
She is working temp jobs, feeling unsatisfied career wise, plagued by financial worries, filling her notebook with a range of statistics and an odd collection of disparate data. She is desperately lonely, unfulfilled, facing a emotional desert when it comes to a personal life, simply craving to belong and connect with others.
On a subway platform, she witnesses the disturbing suicide of a young woman who jumps in front of a fast moving train. She begins to obsess with the victim, haunted by the tragedy, as she begins to delve into her life, wondering what on earth made her want to take her own life.
This leads Shay into attending the memorial service where she meets two strong sisters in their 30s, Cassandra and Jane Moore, a meeting that is to trigger the downward spiral of her life into a hellish nightmare.
The beautiful and successful Moore sisters pull Shay into their carefully chosen and tested close inner circle of friends. As far as Shay is concerned, they are everything she wants to be, as she is drawn like a moth to a flame, particularly as her life begins to improve beyond recognition, but can she trust the new paths that have opened up to her?
This is a complex, chaotic, dark and entertaining read as we follow the sinister and menacing turns that Shay's life takes upon meeting the charismatic Moore sisters. A compulsive novel that I recommend to readers who enjoy their twisty and unsettling psychological thrillers. View all 10 comments. Dec 16, Elyse Walters rated it really liked it. Greer and Sarah have matching T-shirts that say The writing succeeded at keeping me suspense-fully engaged to the end Some scenes were a stretch to seem remotely possible.
And a few characters were presented like a garnish 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 Lots of names and details I wanted to keep straight.
I was covering my tracks and being careful not to forget anything. I wanted to figure out the ending before I got to it. There are a lot of characters in this book. 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 Flaws and all Also at times I said I realized it was fun discussing the shenanigans — so our early discussion became part of my reading enjoyment.
The girls took a vote by raising their hands. It merely meant that the six women had decided to test her. But once Sean became a serious couple with Jody Shay was a statistician type girl. She kept a data notebook Examples of her data book entries We know a lot about Shay right away Her temp job.
Her insecurities 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 You Are Not Alone, Thank You St.
View all 27 comments. Mar 03, Deanna rated it really liked it Shelves:arcs. I am a huge fan of Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. Thirty-one-year-old, Shay Miller is a market researcher. From a very young age, Shay realized that numbers affected the way people saw each other. She then started keeping track of stats in data books her version of a diary. Shay is very aware of her personal stats. She is thirty-one, single, and was recently let go from her job. Her first priority is finding a new job.
She has an interview the next day. Later that day, Shay is waiting for her train when she witnesses something horrific.
She arrives late and flashbacks leave her unable to concentrate properly. All Shay has ever wanted is to be loved and accepted. Then Shay meets the Moore sisters. Cassandra and Jane Moore see that Shay is struggling and they seem to want to help.
They are successful, confident, and glamorous, everything Shay wants to be. They are so kind and they make Shay feel like she belongs. Now Shay has a social life and a new job on the horizon. However, Shay is completely unaware that someone out there is following her, delving into her background, and trying to find out everything they can about her. Why are they doing this? Is she in danger?
This was an intriguing and twisted tale that reminds us to be careful what we wish for. There are also chapters from the Moore sisters as well as a few other characters. However, I did find that the story got a little slow at times. I also got a bit frustrated with some of the character's actions but overall, I thought it was a pretty entertaining and engrossing read. I found a lot of the data and facts very interesting.
I'd like to thank the publisher for providing me with a copy of this novel. View all 36 comments. Dec 31, marilyn rated it liked it Shelves: netgalleyno-rules-just-thrillsnetgalley 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.
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! 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 Shayfrom 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, You Are Not Alone, 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. View all 30 comments. Jul 30, Melissa rated it it was ok Shelves:boringpredictablesuspense-mystery-thriller.
Unlike its predecessors, You Are Not Alone is hum-drum, tedious even. Some might say, the epitome of predictable. The kiss of death in this genre, if ever there was one. Mere coincidence lands Shay on a subway platform the moment a woman chooses to leap to her death. And unbeknownst to her, directly in the crosshairs of two conniving sisters, Cassandra and Jane. Hendricks and Pekkanen attempt to sell Shay as a woman that lets loneliness override rationality or even common sense.
Another aspect that knocked this one down a peg was the so-called twist. Or more fitting, the revelation. One that makes itself known pretty late in the game, failing in many respects to enhance the story in any capacity.
Reeking more of a last-ditch effort to inject shock and awe into what feels like a lifeless experience. Overarching my discontent with the storyline, and the lackluster revelation, was my inability to succumb to the words. To find that level of reading nirvana where the words drift way, allowing the story to take over. The culprit, the complete lack of nuance. Repetitive transitions and uninspiring sentence structures bogged down by useless minutia made this a snoozefest.
The flat tone proving to be a saving grace while battling my pregnancy insomnia at 2 am. This entire experience is one I'd mark as a throwaway. A book that offers little in terms of surprise, storyline arc, or even writing. Leading me to contemplate a step back from this genre and the overhyped releases that taunt me at every turn. View all 20 comments. Kristy Appreciate the honest review, Melissa!
Aug 13, AM. Jennifer Agreed, this one was quite disappointing IMO. Aug 19, AM. Mar 03, Kaceey rated it really liked it Shelves: buddy-readnetgalley. That is until the day she witnesses a woman throwing herself into an oncoming subway. But for Shay it goes much deeper. She feels a sense of guilt…perhaps more precisely, a connection to this poor woman. Maybe something good and positive can come out of this tragedy after all. This was a finely-crafted thriller with some ingenious twists along the way, so brace yourself!
A buddy read with Susanne! Thank you to NetGalley and St. View all 42 comments. Mar 22, Sumit RK rated it really liked it. You Are Not Alone is an enthralling psychological thriller with an incredible storyline and some well-crafted characters. With a dead-end job and an increasingly lonely life, Shay Miller is unhappy.
But things become much worse for her as she watches a stranger Amanda commit suicide by throwing herself off in front of a moving train. Emotionally distressed Shay, who becomes fixated on Amanda, tracks down the You Are Not Alone is an enthralling psychological thriller with an incredible storyline and some well-crafted characters. Soon, they invite Shay into their circle, everything seems to get better. Things keep going well for Shay and her new friends until things take a sharp turn for the worst.
Amidst the several domestic suspense stories husband-wife-ex-wife-ex loverthis book was like a breath of fresh air. Not only was the plot unique but the characters were distinctive too. The You Are Not Alone is narrated by different characters but Shay is the primary character.
The reader gets the perspectives of various characters and their motivations of the group, which fills gaps in the story nicely. The story sets up the third act which is dramatically different from the rest of the story. The characters of Shay, Cassandra and Jane were excellently crafted and given the story revolves mostly around them, it worked nicely. The writing was excellent and the short chapters kept the plot moving along at a rapid pace.
Having said that, the story gets a little slow at times. The supporting characters apart from Cassandra and Jane rest felt one dimensional. The cast of characters were also hard to keep track of at times and that made the book difficult to keep up with. The plot overall was good but the final reveal and the events leading to it feel a bit unrealistic. Having said that, the story was really entertaining. I really enjoyed the first half of this book when the mystery was being set up and the backstories on some characters.
Only the third act and the ending was a bit of a letdown. Overall, You Are Not Alone is an entertaining and engaging thriller. If you like dark and suspenseful reads with some unique twists, you will enjoy this one.
Three and a half stars Many thanks to the publishers St. View all 28 comments. Jan 31, JanB rated it really liked it Shelves: buddy-read-with-marialycemystery-thrillernetgalley. As she stands on the subway platform a young woman jumps on the tracks to her death.
This sets off a chain of events that ironically leaves Shay thinking life is finally going her way. Glamorous new friends, a new job, new apartment Loneliness and isolation makes Shay vulnerable and her dream life will soon turn into a nightmare. Shay loves data and statistics and one of my favorite parts of the story are the facts that start each chapter. Loneliness plays a big factor in the story.
I really enjoyed the focus on loneliness which is timely. Young people On the con side are too many characters which I sometimes had trouble distinguishing from one another.
As with most thrillers, some suspension of disbelief is necessary. View all 66 comments. Feb 10, Liz rated it really liked it Shelves: netgalley. I really enjoyed the first two books by the writing team of Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen.
In both cases, the books grabbed me, twisted me around and kept me turning pages as fast as I could. So, I was anxious to see what they would dream up this time. Then, she witnesses a woman committing suicide by jumping in front of a subway I really enjoyed the first two books by the writing team of Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. Then, she witnesses a woman committing suicide by jumping in front of a subway train. The suicide does her in. The chapters alternate between Shay and the other members of the group.
Shay is a market researcher and I liked how the authors punctuate her chapters with data. As the title would suggest, the book tackles loneliness and what it opens us up to. I had my suspicions about the group of friends. Even once you know for sure, the question is how it will all play out. My thanks to netgalley and St.
View all 11 comments. If you meet two inseparable sisters by the names of Cassandra and Jane Moore 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. There is a void in her life that h If you meet two inseparable sisters by the names of Cassandra and Jane Moore 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! But then again, I have never liked the Oceans 11, Oceans 12 or Oceans 8 movies 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? Thanks to Marilyn for buddy reading this with me!
Available March 3, ! View all 56 comments. Feb 23, Susanne Strong rated it really liked it Shelves: buddy-readnetgalley. When Shay Miller witnesses something horrific on a subway platform, her life is forever changed and she becomes obsessed trying to find out what happened.
Shay is a loner, with no real family to speak of. To say that her life is not exactly glamorous is an understatement. She works a dead end temp job and shares an apartment in NYC with her best friend who she has had a crush on forever. Too bad he has a new girlfriend! Enter the Moore Sisters. If only she recognized them for who they were and what they wanted. Say What?! The twists and turns were cray cray!
Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen never ever disappoint! Each and every novel they have written to date is different from the next and is unlike anything I have read before which frankly, I love. This pair deserves kudos for always being original. I truly enjoyed this novel and would have given it 5 stars however there were a few teeny tiny loose ends that never got tied up which bugged me a tad. This was a fabulous buddy read with Kaceey! Published on NetGalley and Goodreads on 2.
View all 57 comments. Mar 11, karen rated it liked it Shelves: girls-gone-wildthanks-for-prezzies. View all 6 comments. Mar 16, Larry H rated it it was ok. In You Are Not Alonethe latest thriller from Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, a witness to a suicide has her entire life upended because of her curiosity. It seems like just another day: Shay is headed to her office to update her resume. As Shay reaches to pick it up, she sees something even more horrifying: the woman jumps in front of the moving train.
The suicide rocks Shay completely. What would cause this woman, 2. What would cause this woman, Amanda, to take her own life? I saw lots of great reviews so it's got me thinking maybeitsjustme.
And the coincidences? Come ON. I enjoyed their last book, An Anonymous Girlquite a bit. Ah well, on to the next!! See all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria.
View all 9 You Are Not Alone. I believe they have proven that we can always count on a thriller with a unique story line. Oh Shay You can't help but feel bad for Shay. She is likeable but quirky and nothing is going right for her. She is in love with her roommate Sean So there is that. She is stuck in a dead end temp job. She is seen as "quirky" w 3. She is seen as "quirky" with her book of stats she keeps.
Personally I loved reading about her stats, but I stress just reading about them. Mother cannot guide you.
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“You Are Not Alone” is a suspense/thriller novel, told in first person by the heroine Shay, who shares the storytelling duties with a few of the other main characters. The tale begins innocently enough, and early on I could feel the danger that was creeping up on Shay/5(). Feb 29, · You Are Not Alone. “ for the Lord thy God, He it is that doth go with thee; He will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”. —Deuteronomy Loneliness is no respecter of persons. It invades the palace as well as the hut. Many turn to drink because of loneliness. Others lose .
You are Not Alone is a psychological thriller about a woman who finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time. It only took 22 seconds to dramatically alter Shay Miller’s life. While she is book smart (and continuously records statistics and data), she is not people smart which leads her to be easily manipulated and taken advantage of/5.
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Mar 03, · “You Are Not Alone” is a suspense/thriller novel, told in first person by the heroine Shay, who shares the storytelling duties with a few of the other main characters. The tale begins innocently enough, and early on I could feel the danger that was creeping up on Shay/5().
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