Title: You are not alone
Author: Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
# of pages: 352
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Expected date of publication: March 3, 2020
My Ratings: 3.5 stars
“Numbers never lie. Statistics, charts, percentages – they don’t contain hidden agendas or shades of grey. They are pure and true. It isn’t until people start meddling with them, spinning and shaping them, that they become dishonest.”
Chapter 1 starts in Shay Miller’s voice. She starts the whole narration of this twisted, dark tale. A data fanatic who maintains a journal about stats of everyday information.
The author gives a 360-degree view of Shay’s personality. As a reader, you get to know her and her happiness, pain, disappointments.
On the other side, we have a group of women led by the Moore sisters. Cassandra and Jane Moore run a PR firm in New York with high profile clients. You will love to have friends like Cassandra and Jane. They are poised, enigmatic, magnetic and persuasive women. Friends you would love to show off to other people in your life. They have a group (a mysterious one) of seven women. Shay and the sisters fall on the opposite end of the character scale and in between lies these other women, Valerie, Beth, Daphne, Stacey and Amanda. They come from a dark place (before they met sisters). The author narrates their stories in a different timeline. We know their background. Moore sisters had some unseen special power over these women in the group.
Everything on that fateful morning when Shay witnesses a suicide in the subway platform. And like a magnetic pull, she feels compelled to look into this woman’s life. But what she doesn’t know is that all is not what it seems!!!
The story goes through the PoV of Shay and Cassandra/ Jane. There are twists and turns in every other page.
The ending is fair and comes as a surprise. Shay’s data digging skills are the ultimate tools of her survival. However, she isn’t a very pleasant character. She seems very unreal and naive.
The central theme of the book is about revenge, but also has pronounced subtexts about depression, loneliness, and issues related to her parents.
The story dips in between which slows the progression towards the climax.
Nevertheless, You are not alone is a psychological thriller with a fast-paced story, interesting characters and the storyline that’s engaging.