you are not alone

4 stars

I really enjoyed Hendricks previous book, so was thrilled when I was given the chance to read and review her new one, and it did not disappoint. It was a compelling, twisty mystery/thriller that kept me interested until the end.

Shay has a blah life. She is secretly in love with her male roommate, who has a girlfriend. She has a dead end job and no friends. Her life is boring and sad – until one day she witnesses a woman commit suicide by jumping in front of a subway train. Thereafter, her life would never be the same.

After the suicide, Shay can’t get it out of her head. She can’t imagine why a woman who she secretly thought looked like she could be friends with, had such a vacant look in her eyes and jumped. She has to know more about this woman. This curiosity leads her to the dead woman’s friends.

Enter the Moore sisters. Gorgeous. Elegant. Worldly. They seem to have it all. Shay thought they would never want anything to do with her, but much to her dismay, they embrace Shay. Slowly, Shay’s world begins to expand. Her luck turns and things start to happen for her. But is it all real, or an illusion. And are the Moore sisters sincere- or is something else going on?

I really enjoyed this book. It’s told in short chapters and the story flows smoothly and quickly. It all seems too good to be true, but is it? Can good things finally happen to the downtrodden? Is the cynicism warranted or not? The readers grapples with that quandary throughout the book. The pace did slow down a bit in the last three fourths of the book, but that’s a small criticism all things considered. Overall, I enjoyed this quick read and recommend you read it.

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.