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343 pages, Hardcover
First published March 3, 2020
New York City.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE begins with a bang....or rather a smash that drags the already lonely and depressed 31 year old Shay deeper into the dumps adding fear of going anywhere near the subway to the list. And, as a devoted data-girl, Shay gives us readers interesting tidbits of factual information throughout the story that seems to consume her mind.
"About 50% of people who try to kill themselves do so impulsively. One study of survivors of near lethal attempts found that more than roughly a quarter considered their actions for less than five minutes."
As for Shay though, what she really needs and longs for are friends, and she's about to meet up with the gorgeous Moore sisters who befriend her and are oh-so-kind and helpful in setting her on the right path....but for what?
"About 50% of Americans rely on their instincts to help them determine what feels truthful and what doesn't. One in seven say they strongly trust their gut to make decisions, while one in ten rarely do."
As the story builds, we meet a myriad of new characters (had to take notes on this one.) and by 60% in, I was still befuddled as to where the storyline was headed and the what and why of the nefarious actions of the sisters.
Quite the mystery here, and not my favorite by this author duo, but bring on more!
Many thanks to St. Martin's Press via NetGalley for the arc in exchange for review.