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You Are Not Alone

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  44,213 ratings  ·  6,080 reviews
Shay Miller 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 increasingly lonely.

Until Shay meets the Moore sisters. Cassandra and Jane live a life of glamorous perfection, and always get what they desire. When they invite Shay into their circle, everything seems to get better. Shay would die
Hardcover, 343 pages
Published March 3rd 2020 by St. Martin's Press
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Nilufer Ozmekik
Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Aye aye aye I’m going off the rails on a crazy train! I started my review with the lyrics of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train” song because this book is literally heart throbbing, thrilling ride!

Well, I have to admit three things: This evil genius duo can write a hell of an incredible book and know how to play twisty, dark, edgy mind games with you.
Second thing: I had to check several times and made sure that book is not Harley Quinn and gang members’ adventures because we have a team of badass, vin
Meredith ( on Semi-Hiatus until February)
You are Not Alone is a psychological thriller about a woman who finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time.

It only took 22 seconds to dramatically alter Shay Miller’s life. While she is book smart (and continuously records statistics and data), she is not people smart which leads her to be easily manipulated and taken advantage of. Coincidence after coincidence after coincidence after coincidence occurs (eye roll, please) which coupled with stupid people, puts Shay’s life in danger.
Chelsea Humphrey
Dec 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Chelsea by: St. Martin's Press
"Numbers never lie. Statistics, charts, percentages-they don't contain hidden agendas or shades of gray. They're pure and true. It isn't until people start meddling with them, spinning and shaping them, that they become dishonest."

Oof, this is a tough one to review, because there is such a small amount of content I can discuss here without taking away from your reading experience. I'm going to tiptoe around the spoiler mines planted throughout, and my goal is to leave you wanting to read the boo
Dec 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs-read

Shay Miller, a 30-something data researcher living in New York City, could be described as a loner.

Estranged from her family, with no real close friends, Shay spends a good portion of her time on her own.

Sharing an apartment with a cute guy, who she happens to have an unrequited crush on, is the current highlight of her existence.

That is until he gets a new girlfriend, Jody, who slowly begins pushing Shay out.

Knowing her days in the apartment are numbered, as are her numerous temp
This writing duo’s third release proved to be my least favorite of the bunch. Absent this time around was the compulsive page-turning quality of Hendricks and Pekkanen’s first two novels. Unlike its predecessors, You Are Not Alone is hum-drum, tedious even. Some might say, the epitome of predictable. The kiss of death in this genre, if ever there was one.

While told from multiple perspectives, You Are Not Alone centers around Shay, a book-smart statistician living in the heart of New York City. S
Holly  B
Huge fan of these authors!

I held off reading reviews until I finished this one and I would recommend doing the same (mixed reviews from my goodreads friends).

I really enjoyed it from the start. The way the authors left the clues along the path was brilliant! I like to put the puzzle together as I'm reading.

Shay Miller has a thing for data (she even collects it in a special book). I found these excerpts fascinating..... "Some studies show that eating alone is more strongly associated with unh
Woo hoo they did it again!!!

Fabulous book. Brilliant audio. Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen have written an addictive and compelling story. Barrie Kreinik and Dylan Moore brought the captivating tale to life with their exceptional audio narration. Just like the previous two books from this dynamic writing dual this book was twisted and filled with complex characters. It’s like putting together a giant puzzle when you’re not certain you have all the pieces. Their stories really dive deep into
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
The authors Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen have established themselves as writers of the most twisted and tense of psychological thrillers and they do not disappoint with their latest offering set in New York. Shay lives a humdrum life, she shares a small apartment with Sean, a friend who is now in a serious relationship with his girlfriend, Jody, and as the dynamics between them change, she feels shut out. She is working temp jobs, feeling unsatisfied career wise, plagued by financial worri ...more
Elyse  Walters
Dec 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
NO SPOILERS....(rather, thoughts, feelings, tidbits and teasers)

“An orbit is a regular, repeating path that one object in space takes another one”. [this quote is not from this book...but it relates]...

This is the 3rd psychological thriller I’ve read by the power-team co-authors: Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen.

Greer and Sarah have matching T-shirts that say....”Better Together”. ( cute)...
Their philosophy about ‘togetherness-power’, in You Are Not Alone”, comes through loud and clear....yet
Mar 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, 2020

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I am a huge fan of Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. I loved their previous novels An Anonymous Girl and The Wife Between Us. So of course, this novel was immediately added to my “to be read ASAP” list.

Thirty-one-year-old, Shay Miller is a market researcher. From a very young age, Shay realized that numbers affected the way people saw each other. She then started keeping track of stats in data books (her version of a diary
New Yorker, Shay, has always been obsessed with statistics and she's made them her career. Having lost her last full time job due to harassment, and her live-in boyfriend because he found someone else, Shay is now living with a male friend and working as a temp, while she looks for a new full time job. Shay is lonely and feels like a third wheel, as her roommate and his girlfriend clearly need more alone time, in their tiny apartment. Then Shay watches a woman commit suicide by jumping in front ...more
Mar 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: buddy-read, netgalley
Shay Miller’s life is exceptionally ordinary. That is until the day she witnesses a woman throwing herself into an oncoming subway. And of course, she struggles mightily to believe what she’s just seen. Who wouldn’t?
But for Shay it goes much deeper. She feels a sense of guilt…perhaps more precisely, a connection to this poor woman.

Suddenly Shay finds herself swept up in the woman’s past life. Even receiving help from the mystery ladys’ best friends, the highly popular and glamorous Moore siste
Sumit RK
Mar 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sumit-s-shelf
You Are Not Alone is an enthralling psychological thriller with an incredible storyline and some well-crafted characters. It’s a complex and emotional tale of friendship, manipulation, betrayal, and revenge.

With a dead-end job and an increasingly lonely life, Shay Miller is unhappy. But things become much worse for her as she watches a stranger (Amanda) commit suicide by throwing herself off in front of a moving train. Emotionally distressed Shay, who becomes fixated on Amanda, tracks down the
3.5 stars
Nothing is going Shay’s way. She’s a desperately lonely young woman who is having a bad day that is about to get worse.

As she stands on the subway platform a young woman jumps on the tracks to her death. This sets off a chain of events that ironically leaves Shay thinking life is finally going her way. Glamorous new friends, a new job, new apartment....too good to be true?

Loneliness and isolation makes Shay vulnerable and her dream life will soon turn into a nightmare. I won’t ruin th
Feb 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I really enjoyed the first two books by the writing team of Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. In both cases, the books grabbed me, twisted me around and kept me turning pages as fast as I could. So, I was anxious to see what they would dream up this time.

Shay Miller doesn’t have much going on in her life - she’s recently lost her job and is temping, her male roommate, who was her best friend, now has a girlfriend. Then, she witnesses a woman committing suicide by jumping in front of a subway
Susanne  Strong
Feb 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: buddy-read, netgalley
4 Stars


When Shay Miller witnesses something horrific on a subway platform, her life is forever changed and she becomes obsessed trying to find out what happened.

Shay is a loner, with no real family to speak of. To say that her life is not exactly glamorous is an understatement. She works a dead end temp job and shares an apartment in NYC with her best friend who she has had a crush on forever. Too bad he has a new girlfriend!

Enter the Moore Sisters. Shay’s new Frenemies! If only she recog
If you meet two inseparable sisters by the names of Cassandra and Jane will be by design, not by accident.

Like the movie, Ocean’s 8, (without a heist) the MANY female characters associated with the Moore sisters have their specialties, their disguises and their roles to play...

Shay, is a market researcher who sees the World through Statistics. She has been keeping data books since the age of eleven, the way other kids kept diaries. Numbers don’t lie.

There is a void in her life that h
Kim ~ It’s All About the Thrill
Feb 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
3.5 rounded up to 4
Yet another win for this writing duo! I believe they have proven that we can always count on a thriller with a unique story line.

Oh Shay...girl you are a hot mess express. You can't help but feel bad for Shay. She is likeable but quirky and nothing is going right for her. She is in love with her roommate Sean...but Sean just asked his girlfriend to move in with them...oh and for Shay to move out. So there is that. She is stuck in a dead end temp job. She is seen as "quirky" w
Larry H
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars.

In You Are Not Alone , the latest thriller from Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, a witness to a suicide has her entire life upended because of her curiosity.

It seems like just another day: Shay is headed to her office to update her resume. In a crowded subway station, she sees a woman’s necklace fall. As Shay reaches to pick it up, she sees something even more horrifying: the woman jumps in front of the moving train.

The suicide rocks Shay completely. What would cause this woman,
fulfilling my 2020 goal to read (at least) one book each month that was given to me as a present that i haven't yet gotten around to reading because i am an ungrateful dick.

this is a bit of a cheat, because while it WAS a gift (thanks, michelle ! ♥) it is a gift of < a week, so it hasn't been sitting here triggering my molten-guilt core for very long. don't care, ppbbbllltt!

three and a half in my heart, review to come!


okay, here it is: THIS BOOK: is it fun? yes. i
What a stumper! What a quote! "The average person will walk past 16 killers in the person's lifetime." Yikes!

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 tr

Mar 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
The beginning of this book was boring and a little bit hard to follow. The middle of the book is very fast moving and inserting. The ending I guess some of the twisted and some I did not guess, but I enjoyed it. Overall I really like this book. (*)

This was an add to my March Book of the Month box ( )
I’m a bit underwhelmed by this one. This story started off promising for me, and I really enjoyed the first two parts of this book. We follow this girl Shay who witnessed this other girl Amanda commit suicide in the subway in New York when she jumps on the tracks, then Shay becomes obsessed with Amanda and tries to figure out why she did it and who she was. We get introduced to this mysterious, devious group of women which include Cassandra, Jane, Beth, Valerie and Daphne to name a few. They rem ...more
Feb 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

I am such a super fan of these ladies and was super excited to be able to read an advanced copy of their new book. Having loved their previous two An Anonymous Girl and The Wife Between Us, I was ready for a super thrilling ride for these ladies do not disappoint.

While this book was certainly thrilling, providing much exciting reading time, it was not a five star read for me unfortunately. Perhaps it as the amount of characters that sometimes overwhelmed me or the fact that some of the
Dec 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Giveaway win!

A couple weeks ago I read The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen. I had low expectations but man I loved that book. It was fun, fast paced and I couldn't put it down.

So when I saw the giveaway for You Are Not Alone on Goodreads I immediately entered to win it.


Just like with The Wife Between Us, I feel like its best to go into this with as little info as possible. I read this knowing nothing. The back of the book gives you a 2 sentence blurb and th
Lindsay - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews
4.5 stars! A whirlwind of manipulation, tension, twists and suspense!

This was excellent entertainment! I was hooked (actually addicted) to this storyline from start to finish!

Shay Miller’s social life isn’t what she wishes it was. She longs to find a job she loves, a circle of friends to rely on and be in a committed relationship. When she meets the successful and somewhat glamorous Moore sisters, she can’t believe how easily they build a friendship. But nothing is quite as it seems....

I loved t
Mar 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
3.5 stars rounded up

The book begins and we learn that Shay has been having a hard time of it lately. She is secretly in love with her roommate Sean, but he has a girlfriend. She has lost her job and is working temp jobs. To further complicate her life, she witnesses a young woman commit suicide while she is waiting for her train.

Shay's life begins to spiral, she can no longer ride the subway, she begins to panic and experience anxiety when she is near the entrance of the steps leading down, she
Dec 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
After thinking about this, I’m going to say even less than usual. It’s best to go into it without knowing much. This way you will be as off balance as the main character is after she witnesses a violent suicide which happens early in the novel and provides the impetus for all that follows. Just like most thrillers you do have to believe some events that are a stretch but overall this is quite satisfying.
Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review.

A seemingly random act of suicide witnessed by a young woman continues to haunt.  Her name is Shay and she becomes obsessed with it, digging into the victim's past life to learn more.  With an utter love for statistics, she logs numbers as they pertain.  Numbers don't lie, you know.  Without quite realizing how it happened, Shay is taken under the protective wings of a sort of sisterhood.  What begins as a new lease on life becomes a slow tw
Dec 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley-arcs
Let me begin this review with stating that this is by far my favorite Greer Hendricks novel to date! So much fun!

Shay Miller is just your every day average woman trying to make it in NYC. She has a less than satisfying job and she lives with a room mate that she is secretly in love with and has to endure his girlfriends giggles in the next room making home the last place she wants to be.

While waiting at a train platform one day the unthinkable happens. She witnesses a lovely young woman jump to
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Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen are the co-authors of the blockbuster New York Times bestseller, THE WIFE BETWEEN US, as well as the forthcoming, AN ANONYMOUS GIRL. AN ANONYMOUS GIRL has been optioned for a television series by eOne, with Sarah and Greer executive producing. THE WIFE BETWEEN US has been optioned for film by Amblin Entertainment, with Sarah and Greer screenwriting the adaptation ...more

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