Shay Miller is a 30-something data researcher living in New York City. Estranged from her family, with few friends, she spends a good portion of her time on her own.
Sharing an apartment with a cute guy she has an unrequited crush on seems to be the highlight of her existence. That is until he gets a new girlfriend, Jody, who is slowly pushing Shay out.
Shay knows her days in that apartment are numbered, so like her numerous temp jobs, even her living situation is unstable.
As her life seemingly drifts out of her control, Shay witnesses a horrific event on a subway platform that unknowingly sets her on a new course.
Witnessing a young woman’s suicide, Shay is understandably shaken. She feels like she could have done something to stop it.
Compelled to learn more about this tragic girl, she discovers her identity, Amanda Evinger, and ends up attending her memorial service.
Once there, surrounded by Amanda’s friends and loved ones, Shay tries to blend in as well as she can. She makes up a loose acquaintance to Amanda for her cover story.
Everyone is so nice to her, including the glamorous Moore sisters, Cassandra and Jane. Despite herself, Shay gets caught up in the warmth of the service and begins to let her guard down.
After the Moore sisters come into her orbit, things begin to fall into place for Shay. She suddenly finds herself with an alternative living arrangement, a better job, and a potential love life.
When things seem too good too be true, however, they often are.
What happens next is a wild ride through the streets of New York as Shay slowly pieces together the truth of the Moore sisters.
Who is friend? Who is foe? If you don’t read this book, you’ll never know!
Much like previous works by Hendricks and Pekkanen, You Are Not Alone does a great job of building suspense throughout.
Alternating perspectives help to amp up your sense of dread as you rush towards the final conclusion. I was biting my nails, for sure!
It was definitely tense. I really enjoyed Shay and was feeling everything she was feeling.
This is a solid suspense story and it kept me entertained all the way through. At first, I had no clue what was happening and as it was revealed, I thought, how clever.
Thank you so much to the publisher, St. Martin’s Press, for providing me with a copy to read and review. I appreciate the opportunity and will continue to read anything this dynamic duo writes!