Synopsis from Goodreads:
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.
I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review.
You Are Not Alone publishes March 3, 2020.
Since loving this author duo’s debut, The Wife Between Us, their books have become auto-reads for me. Unfortunately, I’m beginning to think they’re a bit of a one book wonder for me.
I was bored for about the first 90% of You Are Not Alone. There was some mild intrigue with Cassandra and Jane, the Moore sisters, and figuring out what exactly they’re up to, but it didn’t really take long to figure things out. I kept hoping there was a lot more to them and their group of friends, but there wasn’t. While I did like reading the multiple perspectives, getting the others just made Shay’s perspective more frustrating. I just wanted to yell at her to stop being so stupid all the time, which isn’t necessarily fair since I was privy to more information than she was. Still, though, for how intelligent she was supposed to be, I felt like it took her way too long to become suspicious.
I found the writing between the two authors to be seamless, as always. They have very compatible writing styles and I do find that impressive. I was just underwhelmed with the story. I thought much of it was very obvious and thought things drug out for too long. There was one surprise towards the end that I hadn’t guessed, but it wasn’t exactly a game changing twist like I have come to expect.
Overall, You Are Not Alone, just wasn’t for me. While there was initially some intrigue, I felt like things become obvious way too early in the story and I kept waiting for things to get really crazy, but they never did. I found myself just trying to get through the story, rather than enjoying it. While I still think these authors are talented, this story missed the mark for me.
Overall Rating (out of 5): 2.5 Stars
13 thoughts on “Review: You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen”
YES! I felt the exact same way about this one. It amazes me how these two write as if they are one, but OMG I was so bored with this one. None of the characters were likable or redeemable and parts just felt so over the top.
I’m so glad it’s not just me. It was pretty boring and just drug on forever. They’re talented writers, but this one just didn’t do it.
I haven’t read this duo yet. Well, I tried their second. I was interested at first, but then just wasn’t in the mood for it. Sorry they keep letting you down. Nice review, though!
Thanks! I didn’t really like their second book very much either. I would suggest their first book. It’s slow to start, but the twists were very surprising to me.
Great review! I have to read this for book club. I am not excited.
Thanks! I hope that you can find it more enjoyable than I did!
Oh boy, as someone who wasn’t too impressed by The Wife Between Us either, I’m guessing I should probably stay away from this one for a while… I still have to read their previous title too anyway. xD Great review though! xx
Thanks! Yes, I would say if you weren’t impressed by The Wife Between Us, their other books won’t be for you.
Oh boy that definitely isn’t good news… I might just leave them for now then. xD
I haven’t been hearing good things about this one. I am most likely going to pick this up from the library instead of spending my money on it. Great review!
Thanks! I definitely recommend you try the library rather than buying!
I will! It doesn’t seem like it’s that great.
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