You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
You Are Not Alone opens on Shay, a twenty-something statistician as she witnesses a woman jump in front of a train on the subway. Unable to shake the incident, Shay becomes obsessed with the woman who she learns to be a young nurse named Amanda. When she attends Amanda’s memorial, she meets the elusive Moore sisters. Shay thinks she’s won the lottery when they want her to join their circle of friends, but something is not right with the Moore sisters, and before Shay knows it, she’s in danger.
Told in alternating perspectives between Shay, the Moore sisters, Amanda, and others, You Are Not Alone asks how well you can really know anyone. It’s told a bit like a cat and mouse story between the Moore sisters and Shay, with other character’s narratives sprinkled in, making you wonder how it all fits together. I felt like the main character Shay was a bit naive to trust the sisters so implicitly, but that could have just been because I was privy to the sisters’ deceptions from their perspectives.
I found You Are Not Alone to be slower than Sarah Pekkanen and Greer Hendricks’ previous novels, The Wife Between Us and An Anonymous Girl, but possibly more psychological and anxiety-inducing. You know the Moore sisters are up to no good, but you don’t know their motives or endgame. I highly recommend You Are Not Alone to fans of psychological thrillers.
Thank you to St Martin’s Press for the review copy!