Updated: Sep 15, 2020
An intriguing female-centered thriller that will have you picking your new friends very carefully.
It’s an hot muggy Sunday morning in August and Shay Miller is standing on the subway platform, when she notices a woman in a green polka dot dress standing to close to the tracks. Shay watches in horror as the woman jumps in front of the speeding train.
Shay’s life is changed forever as the sole witnessed of this horrific suicide. She becomes fixated on the woman, Amanda Evinger, tracking down her address and attending her memorial service. Shay’s presence at the memorial service captures the attention of Amanda’s elegant and glamorous friends, Jane and Cassandra Moore. The Moore sisters want to know everything about Shay Miller and will stop at nothing to determine exactly what she knows. But why?
YOU ARE NOT ALONE is a female-centered thriller featuring a lonely, and unemployed data researcher, and her glamorous and very generous new friends. Who wouldn’t friends that give you a beauty makeover, a new luxurious sea-blue leather purse and more? But why?
Shay’s character was relatable, sensitive and smart. Her use of a “data-book” for her collection of statistics and factoids the way some girls keep a diary was charming. Did you know that the average person will walk past sixteen killers in their lifetime. I loved the use of statistics from her data book at the beginning of each of Shay’s chapter’s. It might just give us a little hint of things to come.
While I liked the story very much and found it intriguing, the cast of characters became a little complicated and the motive a little slow to reveal. I loved the New York setting and the use of both data and technology to propel the story.
Authors Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen also wrote the bestselling thrillers The Wife Between Us and An Anonymous Girl. Both books have already been optioned for television or movies, and I’ll bet this one might not be far behind. Numbers don’t lie. Read it and decide for yourself.
Thanks to Netgalley and St. Martin’s Press for an advance reading copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Publisher St. Martin’s Press
Published March 3, 2020