Book Review: You Are Not Alone @greerkh @sarahpekkanen @StMartinsPress #QuaratineRead #SocialDistancing #MomsWhoRead #Thriller #ReadMe

Thank you to St. Martin’s Press and Netgalley for the advance copy of You Are Not Alone in exchange for my honest review!

These two ladies NEVER disappoint when it comes to a joint effort novel. In this thriller it starts off with a bang with Shay, a lonely woman, witnessing a woman jump in front of a subway train.

Shay happens to stumble across the Moore Sisters, very successful, and they also happen to know the woman who killed herself by way of the subway. Shay finds herself being comforted by these women at the right time. Shay finds herself very lonely and without friends and the Moore Sisters start being there for her. Could there be more to the story than meets the eye with how the Moore Sisters happen to acquaint themselves with Shay?

This story was filled with twists and turns. I kept turning the page because I wasn’t sure where the story was going next. It is told from multiple points of view so we are seeing everything going on from every angle. One thing for sure, I was not ready for how it ended. I thought it was going in a completely different direction and I was blindsided…in a good way!

Greer and Hendricks create a tension that glues you to your seat as you turn each page. They have this unique ability to collaborate and pen such a great story. This is the 3rd story by them and I hope there are 20 more by them, their talents together are just remarkable when it comes to great thrillers!

4 stars.  I loved this one and could hardly put it down. The uniqueness in the group of friends that befriended Shay was the perfect mix for this dark and edgy thriller. I highly recommend you find a copy of this one sooner rather than later!

Details

Title: You Are Not Alone

Author: Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller, Mystery, Suspense

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Release Date: March 3, 2020

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Book Review: An Anonymous Girl

This review was previous published over at Book In The Bag Blog where I guest write a review every Thursday!  I wanted to start 2019 off with a bang and what better way than with my review of An Anonymous Girl??

Thank you to Netgalley and St. Martin’s Press for the opportunity to read this advance copy in exchange for my honest review!  This book officially comes out on January 8, 2019, pre-order it today!

As soon as I heard Hendricks and Pekkanen were penning another novel I could not wait to get my hands on it.  The Wife Between Us blew me away (by the way, go get that book NOW if you haven’t read it) and I could not wait to see what else could come out of their 2 minds.  I was not let down.

The story is about a young woman who ends up in a research study to make some extra money.  The research is all about morals and ethics and is put together by a professor at a local, well known university, who should probably have her own morals and ethics checked out.

This psychological thriller is told by Jessica, the young woman, and Dr. Shields, the professor.  They alternate chapters so it gives us a unique perspective and keeps up guessing throughout the novel.  Just when you think this is going to be a predictable read, it’s not.  There are not many twists and turns but enough to keep you interested.  As we get further in to the book the characters grow and show us sides to them you just cannot predict to see.  The book really picks up in the second half after the stage has been fully set.

I will say I was a little let down with the ending.  I expected it to end with some big bang and it just fell flat for me.  It felt rushed at the end and it just, ended.  I did not get the closure I would have liked; however, it does let you know what happens with the relationship Jessica and Dr. Shields have.  I would have like just a little bit more at the end to satisfy myself.

I am giving this book 4 stars.  It keeps you going and guessing.  I did think I had the book figured out before I got to the halfway point.  That’s where the book really picks up and has left you with enough little pieces you have to read to see how they all fit together.  I will say, Greer and Pekkanen sure do have some twisted minds!  I hope they collaborate yet again, these ladies know how to throw you for a loop!  Have you read either of their books??  Let me know if you’ve read either book or if you’re looking forward to this one!

Details

Title: An Anonymous Girl

Author: Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Release Date: January 8, 2019

ISBN: 1250133734

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