The dysfunctional, unreliable heroines of Girl on a Train and The Woman in the Window have a new sister-in-arms: Eliza Fontaine, protagonist of this adult novel by the author of the YA juggernaut Pretty Little Liars.NewsdayA book you wont be able to leave sitting on the nightstand for long.Harpers BAZAARWhen debut novelist Eliza Fontaine is found at the bottom of a hotel pool, her family at first assumes that its just another failed suicide attempt. But Eliza swears she was pushed, and her rescuer is the only witness.Desperate to find out who attacked her, Eliza takes it upon herself to investigate. But as the publication date for her novel draws closer, Eliza finds more questions than answers. Like why are her editor, agent, and family mixing up events from her novel with events from her life? Her novel is completely fictional, isnt it?The deeper Eliza goes into her investigation while struggling with memory loss, the closer her life starts to resemble her novel until the line between reality and fiction starts to blur and she can no longer tell where her protagonists life ends and hers begins.A story blending Hitchcock, S.J. Watson, and Ruth Ware.Entertainment WeeklyBuckle up Pretty Little Liars fans, because author Sara Shepard is here with her first adult novel, and it is sizzling.BustleAn eerie tale of manipulation, inception, and betrayal that will leave readers questioning their own memoriesand reality.Jamie Blynn, Us WeeklyThis is spring-break reading at its finest.Town & CountryHighly recommended for fans of eventually justified paranoid woman characters who descend in a direct line from Charlotte Bront to Ruth Ware.Booklist (starred review)...
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The Elizas Reviews
I’m a huge fan of Pretty Little Liars, both the books and the show (the books were better, duh) but I haven’t read anything else from Shepherd since the final installment of that series and that was quite a few years ago, so naturally I was very excited to read one of her adult novels to see if she could still reel me in with something with a bit more maturity. While overall this was an entertaining, easy read it didn’t have that bite, that sharpness that I need in a “grown up” thriller.
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Having been a fan of the Pretty Little Liars series, I was really excited to jump into the authors newest standalone suspense novel. Eliza is truly an unreliable narrator and wasn't exactly my cup of tea, but I still managed to really enjoy the story once the plot thickened! The constant questioning of what's reality and what is simply in Eliza's head is what drove me to continuously think about the book once I had set it aside for the night.
While the jumping back and forth between the ...more
Thank you to BookSparks and Atria books for sending me this book as part of the Spring Reading Challenge. All opinions are my own.
I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5 Stars.
This was interesting read, and a rather unique take on mental illness. It’s basically a book within a book, that meshes well. It alternates between Eliza, and The Dot’s (which is the book she wrote) I found myself more intrigued by The Dots chapters than I did with Eliza’s. I liked that story a bit more, and I felt those chapters ...more
This just honestly did not work for me. I found myself not loving either Eliza’s story or her novel, The Dots and when they finally came together, I kind of just said oh well, that’s interesting, I guess. Which is never the feeling you want when getting to the twist. And then, there was another 25% left in the book. The word count definitely could have been cut down here. I am a huge fan of the PLL series and The Lying Game series, too, but sad to report this one wasn’t for me.
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My friends told me to read and/or watch Pretty Little Liars.. and I just never got around to it.. soon... SOON! But until then, I was thrilled to get a copy of Sara Shepard's The Elizas! What an interesting and head spinning novel!
The book in a book feel was a little confusing at first. I was actually almost irritated by it at first but as it became clear why it was being incorporated, it began to make more sense and I was almost looking forward to The Dots more than The Elizas... but then... wa ...more
Eliza Fontaine is a trainwreck. That's how the story begins. Found at the bottom of a pool in a drunken stupid with a belly full of vodka is how this twisted tale begins. I found the opening to be rather frantic and oozing of panic, which was a great way to lead the story of this heavily psychological melodrama featuring a novel within a novel. Eliza Fontaine is not a likable or reliable character and that really fit well within this story for me. That being said, some things with this novel rea ...more
Novelist Eliza was discovered one night in a pool and her family assumes it’s one more of her many suicide attempt resulting due to the tumor in her brain. Eliza though is pretty sure she was pushed and is confident that somebody is stalking her. Soon Eliza enlists the help of a friend that rescued her and tries to piece back the events of that night. But reality and fiction collide and Eliza is unable to differentiate between her novel and her real life.
Sara Shepard has a way of drawing out the ...more
One of my favorite authors is Sara Shepard; I fell in love with her about 8-10 years ago when I first discovered the book Pretty Little Liars. I then went on to read everything she had ever written and recently I got to meet her when I attended the RT2017 in Atlanta. She was amazing. So when I saw on Netgalley, a new release by her - I just had to read it. The Elizas is written with more the New Adult-Adult audience in mind and like her other series has a psychological twist to the story. In The ...more