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You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
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You Are Not Alone

3peat author
Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen is officially a 3-time author at BOTM, which is a pretty big deal!
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by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

Quick take

An unexplained NYC suicide leads one woman to connect (accidentally-on-purpose) with a mysterious, elite group.

Good to know

  • Illustrated icon, Icon_FastRead

    Fast read

  • Illustrated icon, Icon_Psychological

    Psychological

  • Illustrated icon, Icon_MultipleNarrators

    Multiple viewpoints

  • Illustrated icon, Icon_FemaleFriendship

    Female friendships

Why I love it

Sarah Dickinson
Founder, Sarah's Book Shelves

I’m nitpicky about psychological thrillers—I like my plot twists surprising, but not outrageous, and finding the perfect balance is rare. You Are Not Alone reveals enough of what’s going on beneath the surface to keep you on the edge of your seat…and then smacks you in the face with the logical, yet unexpected “why” of it all.

I recommend going into You Are Not Alone blind, so I’ll keep these plot details vague. Shay Miller is living a lonely, unremarkable life in New York City when she witnesses a woman jump in front of a subway train. Horrified and intrigued, Shay seeks out the woman’s glamorous friends, who are everything Shay is not. These friends turn out to be interested in Shay too, kicking off a cat-and-mouse game that will keep you guessing who’s pulling the strings.

When I started this book, I was in an epic reading slump (four DNFs in a row!). You Are Not Alone was just the book I needed, hooking me from page one and keeping me engrossed for the next two days. It’s a story about loneliness and the lengths people are willing to go for companionship. And, for once, a thriller where the women are in charge!

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Synopsis

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.

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Preview

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  • 42% Love
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  • Pittsburgh , PA

    I adore a good psychological/thriller with a few shockers and plot twists! Quite a few ‘OMG’ moments, really pulls you in and has you guessing who’s more ‘unhinged’ as it reads from multiple women.

  • Winchester, VA

    This book only gives just enough info as you’re reading it, so you only have a taste of what’s going on, but it’s just enough to make you want to fall head first down the rabbit hole. Absolutely loved

  • Fayetteville, NC

    I really enjoyed this book alternating between the different perspectives and characters. I knew something was “up” but couldnt quite tell what it was. Kept me coming back each night to figure it out.

  • Brookfield, WI

    I couldn’t put it down! I love the way it jumped between characters and time so effortlessly. I felt like I could picture, feel and smell it all! I can’t even describe how deep you fall into this book

  • San Francisco, CA

    This was so hard to put down! While the storyline is way too convinent, it’ll still suck you in and leave you wanting more. It’s facinating and had so much detail in the descriptions of the characters

  • Watertown, NY

    Wow. What a page turner! Every time I thought I pieced something together there was another twist right up through the end. I kept thinking “How‘re they going to bring it all together?” I loved it!

  • Hayward, CA

    Of the three books I’ve read by this author duo, The Wife Between Us was my favorite. But this one did not disappoint; it’s a close second! I read it in 2 days, which isn’t usually for me! So good!

  • Boone, IA

    The description of this book doesn’t do it justice! Manipulation, the desire to be loved and not seeing what’s right in front of you. This book is full od twists ams turns, a fast paced quick read.

  • West Seneca, NY

    These two authors always write great books that keep you on your toes & make you want to keep reading all day. This one is no exception. Twists weren’t as unexpected as previous books, still recommend

  • Carpinteria, CA

    I’m a little biased, I love everything Sarah Pekkanen has written. This book had a slow build for me but once I got into it, whew, I had to force myself to put it down to make it last a little longer!

  • Richmond, TX

    GRIPPING!!!! I started this off thinking I wouldn’t get into it because as the characters were introduced I couldn’t relate to any of them. Hold UP Wait A Minute! Man... Was I wrong. Crazy bitches!

  • Plainfield, IL

    Wow! I devoured this book! I wanted to yell into the book to help our dear main character. It kept me on the edge of my seat like a movie-what happens next? Wicked and who doesn’t love a good ending?

  • Burnsville, MN

    Loved the ending to this book! I enjoyed how everything came together at the end. For some reason, it wasn’t a quick read for me, but it had a good storyline, good plot, & everyone loves a plot twist!

  • Raymond, NH

    I was sucked in from the first page and barely put it down until the last page - which says a lot becuase I’m a slow reader! Great thriller! A lot of details to keep track of but all are so necessary!

  • Social Circle , GA

    I enjoyed this book. Books from different view points can cause me to have to flip back and forth, but i didn’t have to with this book. I recommend this book. My oldest daughter wants to read it now.

  • Lewisville, TX

    You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen was one of my favorite stories of theirs, though I’ve enjoyed them all. They are now an auto-buy writing duo for me. This story was immediately

  • Malverne, NY

    Didn’t see that twist coming!! This was enjoyable and I was completely absorbed in the story, which I raced right through since this is a definition page turner. Can’t wait to see what they do next!

  • Dover, NH

    I’ve read The Wife Between Us and An Anonymous Girl. This was my favorite by them so far. I flew through this book and loved how devious the characters were, but could relate to them at the same time

  • Fargo, ND

    I listened to this via Libby, and boy does this keep you guessing! There are so many plot twists, some fairly predictable, but there are a few that will knock the breath out of you! Thanks BOTM!!! ????

  • Vienna, VA

    Another unique thriller from Greer & Sarah! I liked this one more than Anonymous Girl. The plot was well-developed and intriguing, but I still have a few questions they weren’t resolved. Solid 4/5 :)

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