in My Arms was a refreshing spin on the same old story of the women who don't quite fit in with the perfect PTA moms at school.
Throughout the book, we switch between the present day rape of K and the 25-year-old cold case possible murder of Jenny Stills.
I know some men hide their true nature well, but for the most part, if you are a smart, sensible woman with good instincts, you can smell them coming from a mile away.
As we follow the couple through their day, we realized that while they both have separate concerns, they are both on a crash collision course with events that will forever change everything about their lives.
The Girl from Widow Hills started strong. What a premise! Girl goes missing as a child while sleep-walking, girl starts new life, old life comes to find her.
Stella is the absolute worst. Think Valerie from 90210 or Regina George from Mean Girls, or Heather Chandler from, well, Heathers. And she is totally Peach Salinger from You. #necessarypeople @annapitoniak
Hillier does a great job really reaching down into the depths of her characters to reveal very real insecurities and motivations.
I'd recommend You Are Not Alone to just about anyone. It's Emily Giffin meets Gillian Flynn, there's a little someone for everyone.