Monday, March 02, 2020

Review: You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen (audio)


Title: You Are Not Alone
Author: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
Narrator: Barrie Kreinik, Dylan Moore
Published: March 2020, Macmillan Audio / St. Martin's Press
Length: 11 hours 1 minute / ARC Paperback, 352 pages
Source: Audio - ALC via Libro.fm / Print - ARC Paperback via Publisher

Summary:
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.

 
My thoughts: This is the third novel by the writing duo Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen and I am absolutely a fan of their work. They have such a knack for writing fun, clever, binge-worthy psychological thrillers. 

I loved that this latest book was slightly different from their previous books in that there were multiple points of view this time around. Yes, we still had our main characters - Shay and the Moore sisters - but interspersed throughout were the points of view of a few other characters and I think that really rounded out the story. It gives it a little more depth and you understand the dynamics in this group that much more.

This book is fueled by revenge, lies and deceit and I loved that just like in the previous book, the twists weren't huge, but rather small and subtle. It definitely keeps you hooked, though, as you desperately try to piece together what exactly is going on and, more importantly, just where everything is headed. It may be slightly predictable at times, but it is so worth the ride...this is one book that I could not put down, even on audio! 

I loved the characters, even the ones I didn't particularly care for, because I think they all made the story that much richer. I've come to find that it's the unlikeable characters that really tend to make a story more dynamic at times.

This cat and mouse game is one that will certainly keep you engaged from start to finish. I found myself instantly hooked from the beginning and while I did question some of the characters' actions a time or two, I still found myself eager to find out how it would all play out and was utterly shocked at the final reveal. These authors certainly know how to keep it close to the vest until the right time. They have certainly shown they have staying power and have earned a place on my must-read list for sure.


Audio thoughts: This is the first time I decided to listen to one of Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen's books and it was such a fun experience. I think their books naturally lend themselves quite well to audio and the two narrators that did the audio were perfect for this book. They really did quite a good job with the sections they had, making this book come alive, infusing their voices with just the right amount of tension and emotion as needed. It was a good book to listen to and I'm glad I had the opportunity to do so. 


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4 comments

  1. I read the 2nd book and really enjoyed it and this one sounds really good too. I've been thinking about picking this up on audio so I'm glad to hear that it does well in that format.

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    1. Oh good...I hope you do give the audio a chance. I really enjoyed it!

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  2. I listened to this one on audio too and really enjoyed it!!

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    1. Yay! I was back and forth as to whether to listen to it or just read it, but I'm glad I did the audio. Such a great book!!!

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