The Blonde Bookworm: The Elizas by Sara Shepard -- Review

The Elizas by Sara Shepard -- Review

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Title: The Elizas
Author: Sara Shepard
Pages: 352
Publishing: April 17th 2018 by Atria Books
ISBN: 1501162772


When debut novelist Eliza Fontaine is found at the bottom of a hotel pool, her family at first assumes that it’s 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, isn’t 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 protagonist’s life ends and hers begins.


Sara Shepard is quickly becoming an auto-buy author for me! Her fast paced dramatic thrillers are usually so delicious that I eat them up in one sitting and that was definitely the case for The Elizas. The first chapter of the novel immediately hooked me and I couldn't put it down. The plot was unique, thrilling, and constantly left me guessing. 

There were a few times when Eliza's character was a little annoying and untrustworthy, but I quickly got over those feelings as the novel continued. The novel goes back and forth between Eliza's novel and her actual life and I really liked the constant change in the story. It was a great suspense builder and constantly left me wanting more at the end of each chapter. 

All in all, The Elizas was full of drama, suspense, and unique twists that had me on the edge of my seat from the very beginning to the very end. I would highly recommend this novel to readers who enjoy suspense novels! Thank you to NetGalley and Atria for sending this novel in exchange for and honest review. 

Rating 4.5/5


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