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Book Inspired Recipe & Book Review: You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

Thank you so much to Judy from The Book Club Cookbook for letting me be apart of this food and fiction party!

I love reading thrillers. Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen sure know how to keep readers on the edge of their seat. This book takes place in New York which is one of my favorite places to travel. Oh how I miss traveling. One of my favorite things to eat in New York is PIZZA! It’s not your average pizza always topped with fresh mozzarella and thin crust. I wasn’t ever a fan of thin crust pizza until I visited New York and had dinner at Otto Enoteca Pizzeria. Since, we don’t all live or can travel to New York, here is a recipe to give you those New York pizza vibes.

  • 1 package of pizza crust
  • 1/2 cup of pizza sauce
  • fresh mozzarella (as much as you like)
  • 1 package of pepperoni
  • 3 tsp of Italian seasoning
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Take out your pizza crust (I recommend thin crust for this recipe) and place on a pizza pan.
  2. Pour out pizza sauce onto crust and stir in circular motions moving the sauce to until about 2 inches from end of the crust.
  3. Cut fresh mozzarella into circles and top them on pizza with sauce.
  4. Add pepperoni slices to the pizza.
  5. Sprinkle the Italian seasoning all over pizza.
  6. Place in oven and bake for 12-15 minutes and enjoy!
Title: You Are Not Alone
Author(s): Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
Release Date: February 2nd, 2021
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Genre(s): Thriller, Mystery

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 for them to like her. She may have to.

Book Review:

You Are Not Alone is a thrilling mystery novel set in the fast-paced city of New York. It is told from multiple perspectives which only adds to the suspense of the story. Readers can expect to feel intrigued and frightened all while anxiously awaiting the conclusion.

Shay Miller is a young thirty-something woman living in New York. She isn’t satisfied with the life she is living from her personal to professional life. Things just don’t seem to be going her way and in fact, get worse when she witnesses a horrifying accident on a subway platform.

Shay is left traumatized and wants to understand the victim of the accident. She becomes close to Amanda’s. the victim, circle of friends, and finally feels like she belongs. Shay likes the new her and her life feels like it’s turning around for the better especially with a new apartment and new job on the horizon.

The authors provide readers with mystery and suspense with their terrific writing style. They do tell the stories from multiple perspectives but I think it works well with the story and adds the perfect amount of intrigue.

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

I give You Are Not Alone 4 stars. This was my first time reading these authors and I enjoyed their writing style. This mystery thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time. I think Shay is such a relatable character and that will suck readers in. 

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