The Elizas

The Elizas

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Unable to convince anyone that she was pushed before she was rescued from the bottom of a hotel pool, a rising author struggling with depression and memory loss begins to question her sanity as elements from her debut novel mix up with events in her real life.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2018
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781501162770
1501162772
Characteristics: 341 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number: SHEPARD, S

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DCLadults May 29, 2018

I couldn’t get into this. Poorly written and slow moving. The story was forced and the main character was clueless. I don’t recall another adult mystery book ever asking so many obvious, unanswered questions to try and create suspense and mystery.

Genre: thriller. Excerpt from Kirkus Reviews: "A delicious Southern California noir riddled with muddled identities and family secrets." Releasing April 17th!


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wendistates
Sep 16, 2018

Disappointing. Struggled to complete the book, hoping it would get better. Just completed it and realized I should've stopped after chapter 1 and spent my time reading something enjoyable.

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Moncor
Aug 13, 2018

I usually love this author’s stuff. Fun and frothy and entertaining. But this book I couldn’t get into. I found it slow to start and the main character was so annoying and useless that I realized I didn’t care to finish this story, which is rare.

DCLadults May 29, 2018

I couldn’t get into this. Poorly written and slow moving. The story was forced and the main character was clueless. I don’t recall another adult mystery book ever asking so many obvious, unanswered questions to try and create suspense and mystery.

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tink05
May 17, 2018

The Dot story you could tell all along where it was going. But the Eliza portion had me. Including the ending. Really messes with your mind.

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darladoodles
Apr 12, 2018

The description of this book intrigued me so I downloaded an ARC through NetGalley. Thank you, Atria Books.

This thriller is really a book within a book. Eliza's book "The Dots" is about to be published when she is rescued from the bottom of a pool at a resort in Palm Springs. Did she jump or was she pushed? Why is her memory so spotty? Why does she perceive a presence hovering in the periphery of her vision? All those questions are answered and tied up quite neatly through the book.

Something about this book struck me as off. Perhaps it is the transition from YA to Adult and it is stuck in the middle. There was a lack of maturity to the narrative that for me was distracting and affected my experience.

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aliciamarie
Apr 04, 2018

I was very excited to read this new novel by Sara Shepard! I fell in love with the Pretty Little Liars series. This new novel, "The Elizas" is geared more towards the adult audience, as opposed to her previous novels in the Young Adult genre.

This thriller was easy to get into from the start. The cast of characters are interesting, diverse and relatable. Mysteries and plot twists kept coming and I stayed engaged throughout the story. I honestly didn't see the end coming!

If you are looking for a vacation read, this is a must! I think Sara Shepard did a great job transitioning to adult fiction. I look forward to her next novel!

Thanks to Atria Books and Netgalley for allowing me a free copy to read and give my honest review!

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