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  • Hardcover
  • 343 pages
  • You Are Not Alone
  • Greer Hendricks
  • English
  • 14 May 2016
  • 9781250202031

10 thoughts on “You Are Not Alone

  1. Nilufer Ozmekik Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    Aye aye aye I’m going off the rails on a crazy train I started my review with the lyrics of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train” song because this book is literally heart throbbing thrilling rideWell I have to admit three things This evil genius duo can write a hell of an incredible book and know how to play twisty dark edgy mind games with youSecond thing I had to check several times and made sure that book is not Harley uinn and gang members’ adventures because we have a team of badass vindictive dangerous women out there acting like vigilantes and bringing the justiceAnd the last thing I read this brilliant duo’s three books and I honestly tell you this book is my favorite one Their extra ordinary performances exceeded my expectationsWithout spilling too much spoilers which is really hard thing for me as a person who gives her friends Agatha Christie books as gifts and writes the killers’ names at the middle of those books So here we goShay Miller has a crash on a charming roommate recently found a possessive girlfriend who gives her fake smiles but probably fantasizes how to get away from her at the second Shay turns her back Poor Shay has a little estranged relationship with her mother because of her assholish new husband and she is also about to lose her job slowly drifting apart with her bestie who recently had a babyAnd I have to mention the most important thing about Shay She is obsessed with statics mathematical charts about awkward things like the percentage of women commit suicide by jumping subway tracks Or statics about panic attacks and loneliness percentages of Americans because she believes that the numbers are pure and true They never lieShe also put those facts into her journal instead of writing “Dear journal I’m having a shitty day because I saw a woman jumping the tracks and killing herself at the subway I thought this was like beginning of “Woman’s Edge” novel but thankfully the woman didn’t give me her baby because she doesn’t have one so it seems like I’m a part of another terrifying thriller story I think I’ll visit dead woman’s aka Amanda’s apartment and leave some flowers”She didn’t write those words but she went to Amanda’s place and left the flowers and unfortunately she made another mistake by joining her memorial event And yes now she is a shiny glamorous target on her forehead because she already got Siamese not evil twins but just ominous sisters Jane and Cassandra and their vigilante fight club’s attentionThose sisters approach her with friendly intentions and lonely Shay slowly starts to break her walls earning her own self confidence with their support but you may see those sisters had hidden agenda to destroy this naïve shy geek ladyWhat I liked so so so much about this book Fast pacing intriguing short chapters ending with mysterious finals like binge watching series make you addictive and make you want Sucker punches surprises the author gave usThe parts making you uestion everything you read I changed several times to decide who the evil person of this book was because nothing as it seems and you change your mind about the characters several times And interesting fact that I have to admit at some parts I hate JODY than the vigilante team members or femme fatale sisters I think Margot Robbie and Jen Lawrence would be great duo to play their rolesFinal expected twist I loved the endingThe things I didn’t like so much and make me give four stars instead of fiveI still have hard times why Shay didn’t uestion sisters’ motives so much because she’s so rational person with strong left brain skills and her fast emotional attachment was so instantAnd there were so much POV including Amanda’s last months and vigilante club members’ back stories So I went back and forth to make sure I’m reading the right characters’ POV It was a little confusing because most of them not the main characters of this storyOverall It was smart exciting riveting entertaining page turner I had a great time and highly recommend this to the die hard thriller and mystery fansSpecial thanks to NetGalley and St Martin’s Press for sharing me this powerful thriller’s ARC COPY in exchange my honest review I truly enjoyed it so muchbloginstagramfacebooktwitter

  2. Meredith Meredith says:

    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 Coincidence after coincidence after coincidence after coincidence occurs eye roll please which coupled with stupid people puts Shay’s life in danger Perhaps her obsessions with statistics and data will save her? The premise is intriguing but the execution falls flatTold in three parts Shay is the primary narrator However the reader does get the opportunity to read various perspectives of the group All of the various perspectives and characters kind of meshed together and I couldn’t keep track of who was who outside of Shay and eventually another character The supporting characters are supposed to be strong vicious women who will stop at nothing to get revenge on those who wronged them What I read did not match They were flat one dimensional and indistinguishable from one another I wanted from these characters I wanted to read about them and get a better feel for their motivations but their character development was lacking and made the narrative unbalanced I wish I could have just got sucked in for entertainment value alone but the lack of emotions and nonchalant tone left me not caring The plot relies too much on coincidences and twists There are some interesting revelations but by the time they were revealed I just didn’t care As much as I liked Shay’s character I got tired of her constantly spewing data and her final sentence elicited an eye rollSadly You are Not Alone didn’t do it for meI received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review

  3. Chelsea Humphrey Chelsea Humphrey says:

    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 dishonestOof 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

  4. megs_bookrack megs_bookrack says:

    35 stars rounded upShay Miller a 30 something data researcher living in New York City could be described as a loner Estranged from her family with few close friends Shay spends a good portion of her time on her ownSharing an apartment with a cute guy who she happens to have an unreuited crush on is the current highlight of her existence That is until he gets a new girlfriend Jody who slowly begins pushing Shay outKnowing her days in the apartment are numbered as are her numerous temp jobs Shay becomes desperate to find a stable living situationAs her life seemingly drifts out of her control Shay witnesses a horrific event on a subway platform that unknowingly sets her life onto a new courseWitnessing a young woman's suicide Shay is understandably shaken She feels like she could have done something to prevent itCompelled to learn about this tragic girl she discovers her name Amanda Evinger and curiously enough ends up attending her memorial serviceOnce there surrounded by Amanda's friends and loved ones Shay tries to blend in as well as she can She invents a loose acuaintance to Amanda for her cover storyEveryone is so nice to her including the glamorous Moore sisters Cassandra and Jane Despite herself Shay gets caught up in the warmth of the service and begins to let her guard downAfter the Moore sisters come into her orbit things begin to fall into place for Shay She suddenly finds herself with an alternative living arrangement a better job and a potential love lifeWhen things seem too good too be true however they often areWhat happens next is a wild ride through the streets of New York City as Shay slowly pieces together the truth of the Moore sistersWho is friend? Who is foe? If you don't read this book you may never knowMuch like previous works by Hendricks and Pekkanen You Are Not Alone does a great job of building suspense throughout Alternating perspectives help to amp up your sense of dread as you rush towards the final conclusion I was biting my nails for sureAlthough far fetched it was also definitely tense which is one of the main elements I am looking for in a Thriller I really enjoyed Shay and was feeling everything she was feelingAt first I had no clue what was happening and as it was revealed I thought how cleverThank you so much to the publisher St 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

  5. Holly B Holly B says:

    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 friendsI 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 readingShay Miller has a thing for data she even collects it in a special book I found these excerpts fascinating Some studies show that eating alone is strongly associated with unhappiness than any other factor   I found Shay to be a sympathetic character and I was pulling for her all the way She seemed lonely and vulnerableI felt uneasy when she began hanging out with the beautiful Moore sisters who turned heads and lived a glam lifeCould 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 tensionThanks to NG ST Martin's Press for my copyOUT March 2020

  6. Berit☀️✨ Berit☀️✨ says:

    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 It’s like putting together a giant puzzle when you’re not certain you have all the pieces Their stories really dive deep into their character’s brains their psyches 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 jump onto the tracks to her death Shay is shook and a little obsessed with what made this woman jump In trying to understand Amanda‘s the girl who jumped motivations she runs across sisters Cassondra and Jane Moore What follows is a crazy captivating and disturbing story that asks a lot of uestions 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 This book in emojis 🚇🚕🗽🏙🎒📓🖊 Big thank you to St Martin’s Press Macmillan Audio and librofm for my gifted copy of this book All opinions are my own

  7. Paromjit Paromjit says:

    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 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 Many thanks to Pan Macmillan for an ARC

  8. Melissa Melissa says:

    This writing duo’s third release proved to be my least favorite of the bunch Absent this time around was the compulsive page turning uality of Hendricks and Pekkanen’s first two novels 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 oneWhile told from multiple perspectives You Are Not Alone centers around Shay a book smart statistician living in the heart of New York City Single jobless and tortured by the reality that her roommatecrush continues to get cozier with his girlfriend Shay is the definition of lonelyMere coincidence lands Shay on a subway platform the moment a woman chooses to leap to her death Naturally haunted by what she’s witnessed and unable to let go of the woman's empty eyes Shay finds herself at the memorial service And unbeknownst to her directly in the crosshairs of two conniving sisters Cassandra and JaneHendricks and Pekkanen attempt to sell Shay as a woman that lets loneliness override rationality or even common sense Given her analytical mind allows her to evaluate the statistics of any scenario I wasn’t buying it Yet readers are expected to contend with a hefty dose of naivety on Shay’s part and the plethora of coincidences that take shape when the sisters step onto the scene Another aspect that knocked this one down a peg was the so called twist Or 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 of a last ditch effort to inject shock and awe into what feels like a lifeless experienceOverarching 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 Literally 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 Thank you to St Martin’s Press for providing a copy in exchange for my honest thoughts

  9. Elyse Walters Elyse Walters says:

    NO SPOILERSrather thoughts feelings tidbits and teasers “An orbit is a regular repeating path that one object in space takes another one” this uote is not from this bookbut it relatesThis is the 3rd psychological thriller I’ve read by the power team co authors Greer Hendricks and Sarah PekkanenGreer and Sarah have matching T shirts that say”Better Together” cuteTheir philosophy about ‘togetherness power’ in You Are Not Alone” comes through loud and clearyet along the same thoughts of food combining some combinations make for a delicious satisfying meal; if too many ingredients are added it can be havoc on our digestive systems The writing succeeded at keeping me suspense fully engaged to the endbut there ‘were’ unnecessary ingredients Some scenes were a stretch to seem remotely possible And a few characters were presented like a garnish a little parsley on the side 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 marblespolishing themarranging themseparating themand playing with them Lots of names and details I wanted to keep straight It wasn’t hard to do credit to the power authorsbut just in casehahaI was covering my tracks and being careful not to forget anything I wanted to figure out the ending before I got to it I didn’t credit the authors againThere are a lot of characters in this book I didn’t want to miss one iota of a clueor forget one nameI 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”You Are Not Alone”AndI’m ALWAYS HAPPY that the GreerSarah ladies never exploit graphic violence in their novels I had a clue about the ‘woman’s group’ and their purpose together early on but I was still missing pieces The ending added an interesting element but when I looked at the ‘entire’ booknot every loose end was tied perfectly together Flaws and allI’m glad I read it I don’t think it’s the authors strongest of their three books but its definitely engaging 4 45 rating a little less than 5 stars as their past two books wereYetmy thoughts are still growing I’m left thinking about conseuences to conseuential and inconseuential actions Also at times it felt like ants were crawling all over my skinA friend sent me a “what ya doing” text right in the middle of my trying to tie strings together in this story during a part I felt was CUCKOO CRAZY coincidences galore gullible sillinessI said”go away”I’m busy rolling my eyes and walking on nails My friend wouldn’t go away until I shared some juicy details I realized it was fun discussing the shenanigans — so our early discussion became part of my reading enjoyment At first glance it looks like the powerful Moore sisters Casandra and Jane 2 years apart in age in their 30’s have built their life around their selected friendspreserving and demanding sacredness and loyalty “I get a good vibe from Amanda Valerie had said to the rest of the women—Casandra Jane Beth Stacey and Daphne— during their next meeting You’ve all spent a little time with her by now I think she’s one of us”ONE OF WHAT?????I WONDEREDThe girls took a vote by raising their hands It was unanimous but the vote didn’t mean Amanda would be invited in the group It merely meant that the six women had decided to test her TEST WHAT??? WHAT TYPE OF GROUP WAS THIS?A little about the character ShayShay had a great friendship with her ‘guy apartment mate’ Sean But once Sean became a serious couple with JodyShay felt like a third wheel to ‘Sean Jody’s’ cuddling on the couch cooking together and their giggly ‘togetherness’ Shay was a statistician type girl She kept a data notebookon thought provoking probabilities Examples of her data book entries”I once read a horrifying statistic that I’ve never been able to get out of my mind cutting boards contain 200 percent fecal bacteria than a toilet seat””Forty three percent of American’s feel isolated””In a study of people who had witnessed suicide””If you’re going to tell a premeditated lie here’s how to do it””About one third of all injuries occur at home and one of the most dangerous areas is the kitchen””Nurses have access to fentanyl OxyContin Valium Percocet Vicodin”etcWe know a lot about Shay right away Her temp job Her insecuritiesher financial concernsher desire to belong connect to have good friends her loneliness her values and routinesand the repercussions from witnessing a tragic symbolic hornet’s nest “I’ve felt many things in the city I’ve lived in for nearly a decade NYChopeful despondent joyful irritated and deeply lonely But I’ve never felt the gut wrenching primal sense of fear I experienced just now when I” 😉 no spoilers remember?You’ll meet many characters and learn their back storiesCassandra Jane Valerie Amanda Beth Daphne Stacey Kit Sean Jodi James Oliver Detective Santiago Detective Williams etc Other tidbitsEnjoy 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 memoryand the mystery of a women’s tight nit group In “You Are Not Alone” characters find ways to navigate a road they never tended to travelbut sometimes a girl needs to do what a girl needs to doComplicatedtwistymessyenjoyable Thank You St Martin’s Press Netgalley and Sarah Pekkhanen and Greer Hendricks

  10. Deanna Deanna says:

    My reviews can also be seen at am a huge fan of Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen I loved their previous novels An Anonymous Girl and The Wife Between Us So of course this novel was immediately added to my “to be read ASAP” listThirty 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 dayLater that day Shay is waiting for her train when she witnesses something horrific She’s unable to get what happened out of her head The next day her interview doesn’t go so well She arrives late and flashbacks leave her unable to concentrate properlyThings can’t possibly get any worseAll 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 helpSuddenly Shay doesn’t feel so aloneCassandra and Jane Moore founded their own PR Firm in their mid twenties 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 horizonThings are FINALLY looking upHowever Shay is completely unaware that someone out there is following her delving into her background and trying to find out everything they can about herWhy are they doing this? Is she in danger? Soon nothing feels safe and Shay doesn’t know where to turnThis was an intriguing and twisted tale that reminds us to be careful what we wish for uite a bit of the story is told from Shay’s point of view There are also chapters from the Moore sisters as well as a few other characters Although some chapters take place in the past I didn’t have trouble keeping everything and everyone straight 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 readI really liked how Shay’s data book information was shared at the beginning of her chapters I found a lot of the data and facts very interesting While it may not be my favorite by the duo I still really enjoyed this novel and can’t wait to see what they write next I'd like to thank the publisher for providing me with a copy of this novel All opinions are my own

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You Are Not Alone The electrifying number one New York Times best selling authors of An Anonymous Girl and The Wife Between Us return with a brand new novel of psychological suspenseShay Miller 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 increasingly lonelyUntil Shay meets the Moore sisters Cassandra and Jane live a life of glamorous perfection and always get what they desire When they invite Shay into their circle everything seems to get better Shay would die for them to like her She may have to Length 11 hours 2 minutes

About the Author: Greer Hendricks

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