The Elizas

The Elizas

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 When debut novelist Eliza Fontaine is found at the bottom of a hotel pool, her family at first assumes that it?s ...

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Title:The Elizas
Author:Sara Shepard
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:1501162772
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

The Elizas Reviews

  • Kristy
    Sep 22, 2017

    The Elizas Review & Blog Tour About: The Elizas is a mystery thriller written by Sara Shepard. It was recently published on 4/17/18 by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 352 pages. The genres are adult, mystery, thriller, and fiction. My Experience: I started r...

    2.5 stars. I just could not get into this book. I did a mixture of skimming and plowing through on sheer grit and determination. I didn't like the main character, Eliza (in fairness, I'm not sure I was really supposed to like her), I found her poor decisionmaking wincingly painful to r...

    3.75 Stars ? THE ELIZAS is a dual narrative featuring Eliza, a young author who's about to have her first novel published, and Dot, the main character in her book. Eliza is a troubled individual, both her past and present self. I found her irritating at times, but I understood her cu...

    Eliza and Dot - one is a real person, and the other is a character in Eliza?s book. The similarities are striking and a bit confusing. We follow both Eliza and Dot as they move through situations both in real life and in Eliza's book. The book begins as Eliza was pulled o...

    This is one of the strangest things I've ever read. It took me quite a while to get into but then I got to a point where I couldn't put it down. I hated how Eliza constantly insulted the main male character's appearance and personality but then we were supposed to believe she li...

    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 nov...

    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 frie...

    Full review to come! This is a lighter suspense novel that will work well for readers who typically prefer YA, but are looking to branch out into adult suspense! I enjoyed this book's drama and lighter tone, but I don't think this will deliver a satisfying read for those who are avid p...

    When Eliza is found in a hotel pool, she claims she was pushed, but her family thinks it was another one of her suicide attempts. That's right, another attempt. It seems Eliza has made several suicide attempts. Eliza has a hard time convincing anyone that someone pushed her, so she inv...

    Full disclosure: I haven't read Pretty Little Liars, nor have I seen the hit television series. Like everybody else in the universe, I have heard of Sara Shepard and was very excited to pick up The Elizas when my dear friend Tracy sent me a copy. Eliza Fontaine is an unreliable narra...

    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, ther...

    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 heavi...

    3.5 stars 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 thickene...

    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 f...

    Not what I expected. ...

    Eliza Fontaine heads to Palm Springs and finds herself at the bottom of the hotel pool. Eliza can't swim, and her family assumes this was yet another one of Eliza's failed suicide attempts, as she has a history of winding up at the bottom of swimming pools. But Eliza swears this time w...

  • Susan
    Apr 10, 2018

    The Elizas Review & Blog Tour About: The Elizas is a mystery thriller written by Sara Shepard. It was recently published on 4/17/18 by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 352 pages. The genres are adult, mystery, thriller, and fiction. My Experience: I started r...

    2.5 stars. I just could not get into this book. I did a mixture of skimming and plowing through on sheer grit and determination. I didn't like the main character, Eliza (in fairness, I'm not sure I was really supposed to like her), I found her poor decisionmaking wincingly painful to r...

    3.75 Stars ? THE ELIZAS is a dual narrative featuring Eliza, a young author who's about to have her first novel published, and Dot, the main character in her book. Eliza is a troubled individual, both her past and present self. I found her irritating at times, but I understood her cu...

    Eliza and Dot - one is a real person, and the other is a character in Eliza?s book. The similarities are striking and a bit confusing. We follow both Eliza and Dot as they move through situations both in real life and in Eliza's book. The book begins as Eliza was pulled o...

    This is one of the strangest things I've ever read. It took me quite a while to get into but then I got to a point where I couldn't put it down. I hated how Eliza constantly insulted the main male character's appearance and personality but then we were supposed to believe she li...

    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 nov...

    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 frie...

    Full review to come! This is a lighter suspense novel that will work well for readers who typically prefer YA, but are looking to branch out into adult suspense! I enjoyed this book's drama and lighter tone, but I don't think this will deliver a satisfying read for those who are avid p...

    When Eliza is found in a hotel pool, she claims she was pushed, but her family thinks it was another one of her suicide attempts. That's right, another attempt. It seems Eliza has made several suicide attempts. Eliza has a hard time convincing anyone that someone pushed her, so she inv...

    Full disclosure: I haven't read Pretty Little Liars, nor have I seen the hit television series. Like everybody else in the universe, I have heard of Sara Shepard and was very excited to pick up The Elizas when my dear friend Tracy sent me a copy. Eliza Fontaine is an unreliable narra...

    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, ther...

    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 heavi...

    3.5 stars 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 thickene...

    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 f...

    Not what I expected. ...

    Eliza Fontaine heads to Palm Springs and finds herself at the bottom of the hotel pool. Eliza can't swim, and her family assumes this was yet another one of Eliza's failed suicide attempts, as she has a history of winding up at the bottom of swimming pools. But Eliza swears this time w...

    ** ARC provided by the author for an honest review ** Sara Shepard is famous for her Pretty Little Liars series but her upcoming standalone The Elizas is sure to be just as big a hit. Novelist Eliza Fontaine is rescued from the bottom of a pool and her family assumes it is just a...

    I decided to DNF this one. I?ll write a full review to elaborate. ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) This may come as a surprise to you guys given my predilection for soapy and thrilling mysteries, but I never actually read the ?Pretty Little Liars? series by Sara Shepard. I DID read the first book in her series ?The Lying Game?...

    A standalone psychological thriller of a story for adults and revolving around the primary Eliza and her paranoia. But then, you know what they say, are you really paranoid if it?s true? My Take This is a horrible story. Horrible and yet good. I?d give it a ?5?, except I ha...

    3.5 stars-- If you are a fan of unreliable narrators, look NO FURTHER than this one. This may be as unreliable as they come. This book follows Eliza, soon-to-be published debut author while she deals with the fact that she woke up in the bottom of a pool and cannot swim, so someone is ...

    Although this book was completely confusing and mind boggling, I still found it really entertaining although I can't sit here and tell you that this was the best mystery thriller book I've read. ...

    I rarely rate a book below three stars, perhaps because I inwardly appreciate the laborious work the author has put into crafting the story regardless of my positive or less positive opinion of it. At already a quarter of the way through Sara Shepard's newest publication, I was unimpre...

    Despite how glaringly obvious the ending of the novel was, I couldn't guess it for the life of me. Another peculiar note, I can't remember much of what happened in this book even though I finished it less than 22 hours ago. [Probably because I read something after] Eliza here ha...

    A psychological thriller that kept me confused throughout because of the plot of memory issues (medical? Psychological?) and the fact that the story ran on a parallel track with excerpts from a book which the main character wrote called ?The Dots.? Eliza is the main character; ...

    Thanks to Atria Books for the advanced ebook copy in exchange for my honest review. Who here has read the PRETTY LITTLE LIARS series? Unfortunately I'm not part of that group (I know, I know, I'll eventually get to them!) but Sara Shepard's new standalone sounded very intriguing! T...

    The Elizas Sara Shepard Received from Atria Books Eliza is rescued from the bottom of a hotel pool. Her family believes it's another failed suicide attempt, but Eliza feels certain she was pushed. Of course, no one believes her and she is determined to find the person who trie...

  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    Feb 19, 2018

    The Elizas Review & Blog Tour About: The Elizas is a mystery thriller written by Sara Shepard. It was recently published on 4/17/18 by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 352 pages. The genres are adult, mystery, thriller, and fiction. My Experience: I started r...

    2.5 stars. I just could not get into this book. I did a mixture of skimming and plowing through on sheer grit and determination. I didn't like the main character, Eliza (in fairness, I'm not sure I was really supposed to like her), I found her poor decisionmaking wincingly painful to r...

    3.75 Stars ? THE ELIZAS is a dual narrative featuring Eliza, a young author who's about to have her first novel published, and Dot, the main character in her book. Eliza is a troubled individual, both her past and present self. I found her irritating at times, but I understood her cu...

    Eliza and Dot - one is a real person, and the other is a character in Eliza?s book. The similarities are striking and a bit confusing. We follow both Eliza and Dot as they move through situations both in real life and in Eliza's book. The book begins as Eliza was pulled o...

  • Paula  Phillips
    Oct 22, 2017

    The Elizas Review & Blog Tour About: The Elizas is a mystery thriller written by Sara Shepard. It was recently published on 4/17/18 by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 352 pages. The genres are adult, mystery, thriller, and fiction. My Experience: I started r...

    2.5 stars. I just could not get into this book. I did a mixture of skimming and plowing through on sheer grit and determination. I didn't like the main character, Eliza (in fairness, I'm not sure I was really supposed to like her), I found her poor decisionmaking wincingly painful to r...

    3.75 Stars ? THE ELIZAS is a dual narrative featuring Eliza, a young author who's about to have her first novel published, and Dot, the main character in her book. Eliza is a troubled individual, both her past and present self. I found her irritating at times, but I understood her cu...

    Eliza and Dot - one is a real person, and the other is a character in Eliza?s book. The similarities are striking and a bit confusing. We follow both Eliza and Dot as they move through situations both in real life and in Eliza's book. The book begins as Eliza was pulled o...

    This is one of the strangest things I've ever read. It took me quite a while to get into but then I got to a point where I couldn't put it down. I hated how Eliza constantly insulted the main male character's appearance and personality but then we were supposed to believe she li...

    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 nov...

    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 frie...

    Full review to come! This is a lighter suspense novel that will work well for readers who typically prefer YA, but are looking to branch out into adult suspense! I enjoyed this book's drama and lighter tone, but I don't think this will deliver a satisfying read for those who are avid p...

    When Eliza is found in a hotel pool, she claims she was pushed, but her family thinks it was another one of her suicide attempts. That's right, another attempt. It seems Eliza has made several suicide attempts. Eliza has a hard time convincing anyone that someone pushed her, so she inv...

    Full disclosure: I haven't read Pretty Little Liars, nor have I seen the hit television series. Like everybody else in the universe, I have heard of Sara Shepard and was very excited to pick up The Elizas when my dear friend Tracy sent me a copy. Eliza Fontaine is an unreliable narra...

    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, ther...

    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 heavi...

    3.5 stars 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 thickene...

    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 f...

    Not what I expected. ...

    Eliza Fontaine heads to Palm Springs and finds herself at the bottom of the hotel pool. Eliza can't swim, and her family assumes this was yet another one of Eliza's failed suicide attempts, as she has a history of winding up at the bottom of swimming pools. But Eliza swears this time w...

    ** ARC provided by the author for an honest review ** Sara Shepard is famous for her Pretty Little Liars series but her upcoming standalone The Elizas is sure to be just as big a hit. Novelist Eliza Fontaine is rescued from the bottom of a pool and her family assumes it is just a...

    I decided to DNF this one. I?ll write a full review to elaborate. ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) This may come as a surprise to you guys given my predilection for soapy and thrilling mysteries, but I never actually read the ?Pretty Little Liars? series by Sara Shepard. I DID read the first book in her series ?The Lying Game?...

    A standalone psychological thriller of a story for adults and revolving around the primary Eliza and her paranoia. But then, you know what they say, are you really paranoid if it?s true? My Take This is a horrible story. Horrible and yet good. I?d give it a ?5?, except I ha...

    3.5 stars-- If you are a fan of unreliable narrators, look NO FURTHER than this one. This may be as unreliable as they come. This book follows Eliza, soon-to-be published debut author while she deals with the fact that she woke up in the bottom of a pool and cannot swim, so someone is ...

    Although this book was completely confusing and mind boggling, I still found it really entertaining although I can't sit here and tell you that this was the best mystery thriller book I've read. ...

    I rarely rate a book below three stars, perhaps because I inwardly appreciate the laborious work the author has put into crafting the story regardless of my positive or less positive opinion of it. At already a quarter of the way through Sara Shepard's newest publication, I was unimpre...

    Despite how glaringly obvious the ending of the novel was, I couldn't guess it for the life of me. Another peculiar note, I can't remember much of what happened in this book even though I finished it less than 22 hours ago. [Probably because I read something after] Eliza here ha...

    A psychological thriller that kept me confused throughout because of the plot of memory issues (medical? Psychological?) and the fact that the story ran on a parallel track with excerpts from a book which the main character wrote called ?The Dots.? Eliza is the main character; ...

    Thanks to Atria Books for the advanced ebook copy in exchange for my honest review. Who here has read the PRETTY LITTLE LIARS series? Unfortunately I'm not part of that group (I know, I know, I'll eventually get to them!) but Sara Shepard's new standalone sounded very intriguing! T...

    The Elizas Sara Shepard Received from Atria Books Eliza is rescued from the bottom of a hotel pool. Her family believes it's another failed suicide attempt, but Eliza feels certain she was pushed. Of course, no one believes her and she is determined to find the person who trie...

    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. S...

  • Jamie Rosenblit
    May 07, 2018

    The Elizas Review & Blog Tour About: The Elizas is a mystery thriller written by Sara Shepard. It was recently published on 4/17/18 by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 352 pages. The genres are adult, mystery, thriller, and fiction. My Experience: I started r...

    2.5 stars. I just could not get into this book. I did a mixture of skimming and plowing through on sheer grit and determination. I didn't like the main character, Eliza (in fairness, I'm not sure I was really supposed to like her), I found her poor decisionmaking wincingly painful to r...

    3.75 Stars ? THE ELIZAS is a dual narrative featuring Eliza, a young author who's about to have her first novel published, and Dot, the main character in her book. Eliza is a troubled individual, both her past and present self. I found her irritating at times, but I understood her cu...

    Eliza and Dot - one is a real person, and the other is a character in Eliza?s book. The similarities are striking and a bit confusing. We follow both Eliza and Dot as they move through situations both in real life and in Eliza's book. The book begins as Eliza was pulled o...

    This is one of the strangest things I've ever read. It took me quite a while to get into but then I got to a point where I couldn't put it down. I hated how Eliza constantly insulted the main male character's appearance and personality but then we were supposed to believe she li...

    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 nov...

    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 frie...

    Full review to come! This is a lighter suspense novel that will work well for readers who typically prefer YA, but are looking to branch out into adult suspense! I enjoyed this book's drama and lighter tone, but I don't think this will deliver a satisfying read for those who are avid p...

    When Eliza is found in a hotel pool, she claims she was pushed, but her family thinks it was another one of her suicide attempts. That's right, another attempt. It seems Eliza has made several suicide attempts. Eliza has a hard time convincing anyone that someone pushed her, so she inv...

    Full disclosure: I haven't read Pretty Little Liars, nor have I seen the hit television series. Like everybody else in the universe, I have heard of Sara Shepard and was very excited to pick up The Elizas when my dear friend Tracy sent me a copy. Eliza Fontaine is an unreliable narra...

    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, ther...

  • Book of Secrets
    Apr 29, 2018

    The Elizas Review & Blog Tour About: The Elizas is a mystery thriller written by Sara Shepard. It was recently published on 4/17/18 by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 352 pages. The genres are adult, mystery, thriller, and fiction. My Experience: I started r...

    2.5 stars. I just could not get into this book. I did a mixture of skimming and plowing through on sheer grit and determination. I didn't like the main character, Eliza (in fairness, I'm not sure I was really supposed to like her), I found her poor decisionmaking wincingly painful to r...

    3.75 Stars ? THE ELIZAS is a dual narrative featuring Eliza, a young author who's about to have her first novel published, and Dot, the main character in her book. Eliza is a troubled individual, both her past and present self. I found her irritating at times, but I understood her cu...

  • Kathy Davie
    Apr 16, 2018

    The Elizas Review & Blog Tour About: The Elizas is a mystery thriller written by Sara Shepard. It was recently published on 4/17/18 by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 352 pages. The genres are adult, mystery, thriller, and fiction. My Experience: I started r...

    2.5 stars. I just could not get into this book. I did a mixture of skimming and plowing through on sheer grit and determination. I didn't like the main character, Eliza (in fairness, I'm not sure I was really supposed to like her), I found her poor decisionmaking wincingly painful to r...

    3.75 Stars ? THE ELIZAS is a dual narrative featuring Eliza, a young author who's about to have her first novel published, and Dot, the main character in her book. Eliza is a troubled individual, both her past and present self. I found her irritating at times, but I understood her cu...

    Eliza and Dot - one is a real person, and the other is a character in Eliza?s book. The similarities are striking and a bit confusing. We follow both Eliza and Dot as they move through situations both in real life and in Eliza's book. The book begins as Eliza was pulled o...

    This is one of the strangest things I've ever read. It took me quite a while to get into but then I got to a point where I couldn't put it down. I hated how Eliza constantly insulted the main male character's appearance and personality but then we were supposed to believe she li...

    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 nov...

    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 frie...

    Full review to come! This is a lighter suspense novel that will work well for readers who typically prefer YA, but are looking to branch out into adult suspense! I enjoyed this book's drama and lighter tone, but I don't think this will deliver a satisfying read for those who are avid p...

    When Eliza is found in a hotel pool, she claims she was pushed, but her family thinks it was another one of her suicide attempts. That's right, another attempt. It seems Eliza has made several suicide attempts. Eliza has a hard time convincing anyone that someone pushed her, so she inv...

    Full disclosure: I haven't read Pretty Little Liars, nor have I seen the hit television series. Like everybody else in the universe, I have heard of Sara Shepard and was very excited to pick up The Elizas when my dear friend Tracy sent me a copy. Eliza Fontaine is an unreliable narra...

    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, ther...

    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 heavi...

    3.5 stars 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 thickene...

    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 f...

    Not what I expected. ...

    Eliza Fontaine heads to Palm Springs and finds herself at the bottom of the hotel pool. Eliza can't swim, and her family assumes this was yet another one of Eliza's failed suicide attempts, as she has a history of winding up at the bottom of swimming pools. But Eliza swears this time w...

    ** ARC provided by the author for an honest review ** Sara Shepard is famous for her Pretty Little Liars series but her upcoming standalone The Elizas is sure to be just as big a hit. Novelist Eliza Fontaine is rescued from the bottom of a pool and her family assumes it is just a...

    I decided to DNF this one. I?ll write a full review to elaborate. ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) This may come as a surprise to you guys given my predilection for soapy and thrilling mysteries, but I never actually read the ?Pretty Little Liars? series by Sara Shepard. I DID read the first book in her series ?The Lying Game?...

    A standalone psychological thriller of a story for adults and revolving around the primary Eliza and her paranoia. But then, you know what they say, are you really paranoid if it?s true? My Take This is a horrible story. Horrible and yet good. I?d give it a ?5?, except I ha...

  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    Apr 07, 2018

    The Elizas Review & Blog Tour About: The Elizas is a mystery thriller written by Sara Shepard. It was recently published on 4/17/18 by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 352 pages. The genres are adult, mystery, thriller, and fiction. My Experience: I started r...

  • Amy Neftzger
    Jan 29, 2018

    The Elizas Review & Blog Tour About: The Elizas is a mystery thriller written by Sara Shepard. It was recently published on 4/17/18 by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 352 pages. The genres are adult, mystery, thriller, and fiction. My Experience: I started r...

    2.5 stars. I just could not get into this book. I did a mixture of skimming and plowing through on sheer grit and determination. I didn't like the main character, Eliza (in fairness, I'm not sure I was really supposed to like her), I found her poor decisionmaking wincingly painful to r...

    3.75 Stars ? THE ELIZAS is a dual narrative featuring Eliza, a young author who's about to have her first novel published, and Dot, the main character in her book. Eliza is a troubled individual, both her past and present self. I found her irritating at times, but I understood her cu...

    Eliza and Dot - one is a real person, and the other is a character in Eliza?s book. The similarities are striking and a bit confusing. We follow both Eliza and Dot as they move through situations both in real life and in Eliza's book. The book begins as Eliza was pulled o...

    This is one of the strangest things I've ever read. It took me quite a while to get into but then I got to a point where I couldn't put it down. I hated how Eliza constantly insulted the main male character's appearance and personality but then we were supposed to believe she li...

    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 nov...

    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 frie...

    Full review to come! This is a lighter suspense novel that will work well for readers who typically prefer YA, but are looking to branch out into adult suspense! I enjoyed this book's drama and lighter tone, but I don't think this will deliver a satisfying read for those who are avid p...

    When Eliza is found in a hotel pool, she claims she was pushed, but her family thinks it was another one of her suicide attempts. That's right, another attempt. It seems Eliza has made several suicide attempts. Eliza has a hard time convincing anyone that someone pushed her, so she inv...

    Full disclosure: I haven't read Pretty Little Liars, nor have I seen the hit television series. Like everybody else in the universe, I have heard of Sara Shepard and was very excited to pick up The Elizas when my dear friend Tracy sent me a copy. Eliza Fontaine is an unreliable narra...

    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, ther...

    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 heavi...

    3.5 stars 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 thickene...

    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 f...

    Not what I expected. ...

    Eliza Fontaine heads to Palm Springs and finds herself at the bottom of the hotel pool. Eliza can't swim, and her family assumes this was yet another one of Eliza's failed suicide attempts, as she has a history of winding up at the bottom of swimming pools. But Eliza swears this time w...

    ** ARC provided by the author for an honest review ** Sara Shepard is famous for her Pretty Little Liars series but her upcoming standalone The Elizas is sure to be just as big a hit. Novelist Eliza Fontaine is rescued from the bottom of a pool and her family assumes it is just a...

    I decided to DNF this one. I?ll write a full review to elaborate. ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) This may come as a surprise to you guys given my predilection for soapy and thrilling mysteries, but I never actually read the ?Pretty Little Liars? series by Sara Shepard. I DID read the first book in her series ?The Lying Game?...

    A standalone psychological thriller of a story for adults and revolving around the primary Eliza and her paranoia. But then, you know what they say, are you really paranoid if it?s true? My Take This is a horrible story. Horrible and yet good. I?d give it a ?5?, except I ha...

    3.5 stars-- If you are a fan of unreliable narrators, look NO FURTHER than this one. This may be as unreliable as they come. This book follows Eliza, soon-to-be published debut author while she deals with the fact that she woke up in the bottom of a pool and cannot swim, so someone is ...

    Although this book was completely confusing and mind boggling, I still found it really entertaining although I can't sit here and tell you that this was the best mystery thriller book I've read. ...

    I rarely rate a book below three stars, perhaps because I inwardly appreciate the laborious work the author has put into crafting the story regardless of my positive or less positive opinion of it. At already a quarter of the way through Sara Shepard's newest publication, I was unimpre...

    Despite how glaringly obvious the ending of the novel was, I couldn't guess it for the life of me. Another peculiar note, I can't remember much of what happened in this book even though I finished it less than 22 hours ago. [Probably because I read something after] Eliza here ha...

    A psychological thriller that kept me confused throughout because of the plot of memory issues (medical? Psychological?) and the fact that the story ran on a parallel track with excerpts from a book which the main character wrote called ?The Dots.? Eliza is the main character; ...

    Thanks to Atria Books for the advanced ebook copy in exchange for my honest review. Who here has read the PRETTY LITTLE LIARS series? Unfortunately I'm not part of that group (I know, I know, I'll eventually get to them!) but Sara Shepard's new standalone sounded very intriguing! T...

    The Elizas Sara Shepard Received from Atria Books Eliza is rescued from the bottom of a hotel pool. Her family believes it's another failed suicide attempt, but Eliza feels certain she was pushed. Of course, no one believes her and she is determined to find the person who trie...

    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. S...

    This book was a mixture of suspense, mystery, and slow burning thriller. The story unfolds as Eliza attempts to unravel elements from her past and figure out who she really is. She doesn't know why she can't remember or why she would want to forget, and most importantly she isn't sure ...

  • Darinda
    Aug 19, 2018

    The Elizas Review & Blog Tour About: The Elizas is a mystery thriller written by Sara Shepard. It was recently published on 4/17/18 by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 352 pages. The genres are adult, mystery, thriller, and fiction. My Experience: I started r...

    2.5 stars. I just could not get into this book. I did a mixture of skimming and plowing through on sheer grit and determination. I didn't like the main character, Eliza (in fairness, I'm not sure I was really supposed to like her), I found her poor decisionmaking wincingly painful to r...

    3.75 Stars ? THE ELIZAS is a dual narrative featuring Eliza, a young author who's about to have her first novel published, and Dot, the main character in her book. Eliza is a troubled individual, both her past and present self. I found her irritating at times, but I understood her cu...

    Eliza and Dot - one is a real person, and the other is a character in Eliza?s book. The similarities are striking and a bit confusing. We follow both Eliza and Dot as they move through situations both in real life and in Eliza's book. The book begins as Eliza was pulled o...

    This is one of the strangest things I've ever read. It took me quite a while to get into but then I got to a point where I couldn't put it down. I hated how Eliza constantly insulted the main male character's appearance and personality but then we were supposed to believe she li...

    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 nov...

    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 frie...

    Full review to come! This is a lighter suspense novel that will work well for readers who typically prefer YA, but are looking to branch out into adult suspense! I enjoyed this book's drama and lighter tone, but I don't think this will deliver a satisfying read for those who are avid p...

    When Eliza is found in a hotel pool, she claims she was pushed, but her family thinks it was another one of her suicide attempts. That's right, another attempt. It seems Eliza has made several suicide attempts. Eliza has a hard time convincing anyone that someone pushed her, so she inv...

  • Chloe
    Feb 19, 2018

    The Elizas Review & Blog Tour About: The Elizas is a mystery thriller written by Sara Shepard. It was recently published on 4/17/18 by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 352 pages. The genres are adult, mystery, thriller, and fiction. My Experience: I started r...

    2.5 stars. I just could not get into this book. I did a mixture of skimming and plowing through on sheer grit and determination. I didn't like the main character, Eliza (in fairness, I'm not sure I was really supposed to like her), I found her poor decisionmaking wincingly painful to r...

    3.75 Stars ? THE ELIZAS is a dual narrative featuring Eliza, a young author who's about to have her first novel published, and Dot, the main character in her book. Eliza is a troubled individual, both her past and present self. I found her irritating at times, but I understood her cu...

    Eliza and Dot - one is a real person, and the other is a character in Eliza?s book. The similarities are striking and a bit confusing. We follow both Eliza and Dot as they move through situations both in real life and in Eliza's book. The book begins as Eliza was pulled o...

    This is one of the strangest things I've ever read. It took me quite a while to get into but then I got to a point where I couldn't put it down. I hated how Eliza constantly insulted the main male character's appearance and personality but then we were supposed to believe she li...

    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 nov...

    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 frie...

  • Book Pairings (Laci Long)
    Apr 20, 2018

    The Elizas Review & Blog Tour About: The Elizas is a mystery thriller written by Sara Shepard. It was recently published on 4/17/18 by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 352 pages. The genres are adult, mystery, thriller, and fiction. My Experience: I started r...

    2.5 stars. I just could not get into this book. I did a mixture of skimming and plowing through on sheer grit and determination. I didn't like the main character, Eliza (in fairness, I'm not sure I was really supposed to like her), I found her poor decisionmaking wincingly painful to r...

    3.75 Stars ? THE ELIZAS is a dual narrative featuring Eliza, a young author who's about to have her first novel published, and Dot, the main character in her book. Eliza is a troubled individual, both her past and present self. I found her irritating at times, but I understood her cu...

    Eliza and Dot - one is a real person, and the other is a character in Eliza?s book. The similarities are striking and a bit confusing. We follow both Eliza and Dot as they move through situations both in real life and in Eliza's book. The book begins as Eliza was pulled o...

    This is one of the strangest things I've ever read. It took me quite a while to get into but then I got to a point where I couldn't put it down. I hated how Eliza constantly insulted the main male character's appearance and personality but then we were supposed to believe she li...

    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 nov...

    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 frie...

    Full review to come! This is a lighter suspense novel that will work well for readers who typically prefer YA, but are looking to branch out into adult suspense! I enjoyed this book's drama and lighter tone, but I don't think this will deliver a satisfying read for those who are avid p...

    When Eliza is found in a hotel pool, she claims she was pushed, but her family thinks it was another one of her suicide attempts. That's right, another attempt. It seems Eliza has made several suicide attempts. Eliza has a hard time convincing anyone that someone pushed her, so she inv...

    Full disclosure: I haven't read Pretty Little Liars, nor have I seen the hit television series. Like everybody else in the universe, I have heard of Sara Shepard and was very excited to pick up The Elizas when my dear friend Tracy sent me a copy. Eliza Fontaine is an unreliable narra...

    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, ther...

    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 heavi...

    3.5 stars 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 thickene...

    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 f...

    Not what I expected. ...

    Eliza Fontaine heads to Palm Springs and finds herself at the bottom of the hotel pool. Eliza can't swim, and her family assumes this was yet another one of Eliza's failed suicide attempts, as she has a history of winding up at the bottom of swimming pools. But Eliza swears this time w...

    ** ARC provided by the author for an honest review ** Sara Shepard is famous for her Pretty Little Liars series but her upcoming standalone The Elizas is sure to be just as big a hit. Novelist Eliza Fontaine is rescued from the bottom of a pool and her family assumes it is just a...

    I decided to DNF this one. I?ll write a full review to elaborate. ...

  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Jun 07, 2018

    The Elizas Review & Blog Tour About: The Elizas is a mystery thriller written by Sara Shepard. It was recently published on 4/17/18 by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 352 pages. The genres are adult, mystery, thriller, and fiction. My Experience: I started r...

    2.5 stars. I just could not get into this book. I did a mixture of skimming and plowing through on sheer grit and determination. I didn't like the main character, Eliza (in fairness, I'm not sure I was really supposed to like her), I found her poor decisionmaking wincingly painful to r...

  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    Aug 04, 2018

    The Elizas Review & Blog Tour About: The Elizas is a mystery thriller written by Sara Shepard. It was recently published on 4/17/18 by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 352 pages. The genres are adult, mystery, thriller, and fiction. My Experience: I started r...

    2.5 stars. I just could not get into this book. I did a mixture of skimming and plowing through on sheer grit and determination. I didn't like the main character, Eliza (in fairness, I'm not sure I was really supposed to like her), I found her poor decisionmaking wincingly painful to r...

    3.75 Stars ? THE ELIZAS is a dual narrative featuring Eliza, a young author who's about to have her first novel published, and Dot, the main character in her book. Eliza is a troubled individual, both her past and present self. I found her irritating at times, but I understood her cu...

    Eliza and Dot - one is a real person, and the other is a character in Eliza?s book. The similarities are striking and a bit confusing. We follow both Eliza and Dot as they move through situations both in real life and in Eliza's book. The book begins as Eliza was pulled o...

    This is one of the strangest things I've ever read. It took me quite a while to get into but then I got to a point where I couldn't put it down. I hated how Eliza constantly insulted the main male character's appearance and personality but then we were supposed to believe she li...

  • Gare Billings
    Apr 23, 2018

    The Elizas Review & Blog Tour About: The Elizas is a mystery thriller written by Sara Shepard. It was recently published on 4/17/18 by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 352 pages. The genres are adult, mystery, thriller, and fiction. My Experience: I started r...

    2.5 stars. I just could not get into this book. I did a mixture of skimming and plowing through on sheer grit and determination. I didn't like the main character, Eliza (in fairness, I'm not sure I was really supposed to like her), I found her poor decisionmaking wincingly painful to r...

    3.75 Stars ? THE ELIZAS is a dual narrative featuring Eliza, a young author who's about to have her first novel published, and Dot, the main character in her book. Eliza is a troubled individual, both her past and present self. I found her irritating at times, but I understood her cu...

    Eliza and Dot - one is a real person, and the other is a character in Eliza?s book. The similarities are striking and a bit confusing. We follow both Eliza and Dot as they move through situations both in real life and in Eliza's book. The book begins as Eliza was pulled o...

    This is one of the strangest things I've ever read. It took me quite a while to get into but then I got to a point where I couldn't put it down. I hated how Eliza constantly insulted the main male character's appearance and personality but then we were supposed to believe she li...

    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 nov...

    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 frie...

    Full review to come! This is a lighter suspense novel that will work well for readers who typically prefer YA, but are looking to branch out into adult suspense! I enjoyed this book's drama and lighter tone, but I don't think this will deliver a satisfying read for those who are avid p...

    When Eliza is found in a hotel pool, she claims she was pushed, but her family thinks it was another one of her suicide attempts. That's right, another attempt. It seems Eliza has made several suicide attempts. Eliza has a hard time convincing anyone that someone pushed her, so she inv...

    Full disclosure: I haven't read Pretty Little Liars, nor have I seen the hit television series. Like everybody else in the universe, I have heard of Sara Shepard and was very excited to pick up The Elizas when my dear friend Tracy sent me a copy. Eliza Fontaine is an unreliable narra...

    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, ther...

    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 heavi...

  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    Apr 14, 2018

    The Elizas Review & Blog Tour About: The Elizas is a mystery thriller written by Sara Shepard. It was recently published on 4/17/18 by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 352 pages. The genres are adult, mystery, thriller, and fiction. My Experience: I started r...

    2.5 stars. I just could not get into this book. I did a mixture of skimming and plowing through on sheer grit and determination. I didn't like the main character, Eliza (in fairness, I'm not sure I was really supposed to like her), I found her poor decisionmaking wincingly painful to r...

    3.75 Stars ? THE ELIZAS is a dual narrative featuring Eliza, a young author who's about to have her first novel published, and Dot, the main character in her book. Eliza is a troubled individual, both her past and present self. I found her irritating at times, but I understood her cu...

    Eliza and Dot - one is a real person, and the other is a character in Eliza?s book. The similarities are striking and a bit confusing. We follow both Eliza and Dot as they move through situations both in real life and in Eliza's book. The book begins as Eliza was pulled o...

    This is one of the strangest things I've ever read. It took me quite a while to get into but then I got to a point where I couldn't put it down. I hated how Eliza constantly insulted the main male character's appearance and personality but then we were supposed to believe she li...

    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 nov...

    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 frie...

    Full review to come! This is a lighter suspense novel that will work well for readers who typically prefer YA, but are looking to branch out into adult suspense! I enjoyed this book's drama and lighter tone, but I don't think this will deliver a satisfying read for those who are avid p...

    When Eliza is found in a hotel pool, she claims she was pushed, but her family thinks it was another one of her suicide attempts. That's right, another attempt. It seems Eliza has made several suicide attempts. Eliza has a hard time convincing anyone that someone pushed her, so she inv...

    Full disclosure: I haven't read Pretty Little Liars, nor have I seen the hit television series. Like everybody else in the universe, I have heard of Sara Shepard and was very excited to pick up The Elizas when my dear friend Tracy sent me a copy. Eliza Fontaine is an unreliable narra...

    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, ther...

    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 heavi...

    3.5 stars 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 thickene...

    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 f...

  • Amy
    Apr 17, 2018

    The Elizas Review & Blog Tour About: The Elizas is a mystery thriller written by Sara Shepard. It was recently published on 4/17/18 by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 352 pages. The genres are adult, mystery, thriller, and fiction. My Experience: I started r...

    2.5 stars. I just could not get into this book. I did a mixture of skimming and plowing through on sheer grit and determination. I didn't like the main character, Eliza (in fairness, I'm not sure I was really supposed to like her), I found her poor decisionmaking wincingly painful to r...

    3.75 Stars ? THE ELIZAS is a dual narrative featuring Eliza, a young author who's about to have her first novel published, and Dot, the main character in her book. Eliza is a troubled individual, both her past and present self. I found her irritating at times, but I understood her cu...

    Eliza and Dot - one is a real person, and the other is a character in Eliza?s book. The similarities are striking and a bit confusing. We follow both Eliza and Dot as they move through situations both in real life and in Eliza's book. The book begins as Eliza was pulled o...

    This is one of the strangest things I've ever read. It took me quite a while to get into but then I got to a point where I couldn't put it down. I hated how Eliza constantly insulted the main male character's appearance and personality but then we were supposed to believe she li...

    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 nov...

  • Elyssa (Elyssa's Editions)
    Apr 11, 2018

    The Elizas Review & Blog Tour About: The Elizas is a mystery thriller written by Sara Shepard. It was recently published on 4/17/18 by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 352 pages. The genres are adult, mystery, thriller, and fiction. My Experience: I started r...

    2.5 stars. I just could not get into this book. I did a mixture of skimming and plowing through on sheer grit and determination. I didn't like the main character, Eliza (in fairness, I'm not sure I was really supposed to like her), I found her poor decisionmaking wincingly painful to r...

    3.75 Stars ? THE ELIZAS is a dual narrative featuring Eliza, a young author who's about to have her first novel published, and Dot, the main character in her book. Eliza is a troubled individual, both her past and present self. I found her irritating at times, but I understood her cu...

    Eliza and Dot - one is a real person, and the other is a character in Eliza?s book. The similarities are striking and a bit confusing. We follow both Eliza and Dot as they move through situations both in real life and in Eliza's book. The book begins as Eliza was pulled o...

    This is one of the strangest things I've ever read. It took me quite a while to get into but then I got to a point where I couldn't put it down. I hated how Eliza constantly insulted the main male character's appearance and personality but then we were supposed to believe she li...

    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 nov...

    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 frie...

    Full review to come! This is a lighter suspense novel that will work well for readers who typically prefer YA, but are looking to branch out into adult suspense! I enjoyed this book's drama and lighter tone, but I don't think this will deliver a satisfying read for those who are avid p...

    When Eliza is found in a hotel pool, she claims she was pushed, but her family thinks it was another one of her suicide attempts. That's right, another attempt. It seems Eliza has made several suicide attempts. Eliza has a hard time convincing anyone that someone pushed her, so she inv...

    Full disclosure: I haven't read Pretty Little Liars, nor have I seen the hit television series. Like everybody else in the universe, I have heard of Sara Shepard and was very excited to pick up The Elizas when my dear friend Tracy sent me a copy. Eliza Fontaine is an unreliable narra...

    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, ther...

    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 heavi...

    3.5 stars 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 thickene...

    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 f...

    Not what I expected. ...

    Eliza Fontaine heads to Palm Springs and finds herself at the bottom of the hotel pool. Eliza can't swim, and her family assumes this was yet another one of Eliza's failed suicide attempts, as she has a history of winding up at the bottom of swimming pools. But Eliza swears this time w...

    ** ARC provided by the author for an honest review ** Sara Shepard is famous for her Pretty Little Liars series but her upcoming standalone The Elizas is sure to be just as big a hit. Novelist Eliza Fontaine is rescued from the bottom of a pool and her family assumes it is just a...

    I decided to DNF this one. I?ll write a full review to elaborate. ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) This may come as a surprise to you guys given my predilection for soapy and thrilling mysteries, but I never actually read the ?Pretty Little Liars? series by Sara Shepard. I DID read the first book in her series ?The Lying Game?...

    A standalone psychological thriller of a story for adults and revolving around the primary Eliza and her paranoia. But then, you know what they say, are you really paranoid if it?s true? My Take This is a horrible story. Horrible and yet good. I?d give it a ?5?, except I ha...

    3.5 stars-- If you are a fan of unreliable narrators, look NO FURTHER than this one. This may be as unreliable as they come. This book follows Eliza, soon-to-be published debut author while she deals with the fact that she woke up in the bottom of a pool and cannot swim, so someone is ...

  • Kara
    May 11, 2018

    The Elizas Review & Blog Tour About: The Elizas is a mystery thriller written by Sara Shepard. It was recently published on 4/17/18 by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 352 pages. The genres are adult, mystery, thriller, and fiction. My Experience: I started r...

    2.5 stars. I just could not get into this book. I did a mixture of skimming and plowing through on sheer grit and determination. I didn't like the main character, Eliza (in fairness, I'm not sure I was really supposed to like her), I found her poor decisionmaking wincingly painful to r...

    3.75 Stars ? THE ELIZAS is a dual narrative featuring Eliza, a young author who's about to have her first novel published, and Dot, the main character in her book. Eliza is a troubled individual, both her past and present self. I found her irritating at times, but I understood her cu...

    Eliza and Dot - one is a real person, and the other is a character in Eliza?s book. The similarities are striking and a bit confusing. We follow both Eliza and Dot as they move through situations both in real life and in Eliza's book. The book begins as Eliza was pulled o...

    This is one of the strangest things I've ever read. It took me quite a while to get into but then I got to a point where I couldn't put it down. I hated how Eliza constantly insulted the main male character's appearance and personality but then we were supposed to believe she li...

    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 nov...

    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 frie...

    Full review to come! This is a lighter suspense novel that will work well for readers who typically prefer YA, but are looking to branch out into adult suspense! I enjoyed this book's drama and lighter tone, but I don't think this will deliver a satisfying read for those who are avid p...

    When Eliza is found in a hotel pool, she claims she was pushed, but her family thinks it was another one of her suicide attempts. That's right, another attempt. It seems Eliza has made several suicide attempts. Eliza has a hard time convincing anyone that someone pushed her, so she inv...

    Full disclosure: I haven't read Pretty Little Liars, nor have I seen the hit television series. Like everybody else in the universe, I have heard of Sara Shepard and was very excited to pick up The Elizas when my dear friend Tracy sent me a copy. Eliza Fontaine is an unreliable narra...

    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, ther...

    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 heavi...

    3.5 stars 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 thickene...

    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 f...

    Not what I expected. ...

    Eliza Fontaine heads to Palm Springs and finds herself at the bottom of the hotel pool. Eliza can't swim, and her family assumes this was yet another one of Eliza's failed suicide attempts, as she has a history of winding up at the bottom of swimming pools. But Eliza swears this time w...

    ** ARC provided by the author for an honest review ** Sara Shepard is famous for her Pretty Little Liars series but her upcoming standalone The Elizas is sure to be just as big a hit. Novelist Eliza Fontaine is rescued from the bottom of a pool and her family assumes it is just a...

    I decided to DNF this one. I?ll write a full review to elaborate. ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) This may come as a surprise to you guys given my predilection for soapy and thrilling mysteries, but I never actually read the ?Pretty Little Liars? series by Sara Shepard. I DID read the first book in her series ?The Lying Game?...

    A standalone psychological thriller of a story for adults and revolving around the primary Eliza and her paranoia. But then, you know what they say, are you really paranoid if it?s true? My Take This is a horrible story. Horrible and yet good. I?d give it a ?5?, except I ha...

    3.5 stars-- If you are a fan of unreliable narrators, look NO FURTHER than this one. This may be as unreliable as they come. This book follows Eliza, soon-to-be published debut author while she deals with the fact that she woke up in the bottom of a pool and cannot swim, so someone is ...

    Although this book was completely confusing and mind boggling, I still found it really entertaining although I can't sit here and tell you that this was the best mystery thriller book I've read. ...

    I rarely rate a book below three stars, perhaps because I inwardly appreciate the laborious work the author has put into crafting the story regardless of my positive or less positive opinion of it. At already a quarter of the way through Sara Shepard's newest publication, I was unimpre...

    Despite how glaringly obvious the ending of the novel was, I couldn't guess it for the life of me. Another peculiar note, I can't remember much of what happened in this book even though I finished it less than 22 hours ago. [Probably because I read something after] Eliza here ha...

    A psychological thriller that kept me confused throughout because of the plot of memory issues (medical? Psychological?) and the fact that the story ran on a parallel track with excerpts from a book which the main character wrote called ?The Dots.? Eliza is the main character; ...

    Thanks to Atria Books for the advanced ebook copy in exchange for my honest review. Who here has read the PRETTY LITTLE LIARS series? Unfortunately I'm not part of that group (I know, I know, I'll eventually get to them!) but Sara Shepard's new standalone sounded very intriguing! T...

    The Elizas Sara Shepard Received from Atria Books Eliza is rescued from the bottom of a hotel pool. Her family believes it's another failed suicide attempt, but Eliza feels certain she was pushed. Of course, no one believes her and she is determined to find the person who trie...

    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. S...

    This book was a mixture of suspense, mystery, and slow burning thriller. The story unfolds as Eliza attempts to unravel elements from her past and figure out who she really is. She doesn't know why she can't remember or why she would want to forget, and most importantly she isn't sure ...

    The basic premise of this book is flawed. If you've been saved from drowning at the bottom of the pool 5 times, regardless of whether you attempted suicide, had a tumor in your amygdala, or someone pushed you, wouldn't you learn to fucking swim so you could protect yourself if it happe...

  • Wit & Wonder Books
    Feb 10, 2018

    The Elizas Review & Blog Tour About: The Elizas is a mystery thriller written by Sara Shepard. It was recently published on 4/17/18 by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 352 pages. The genres are adult, mystery, thriller, and fiction. My Experience: I started r...

    2.5 stars. I just could not get into this book. I did a mixture of skimming and plowing through on sheer grit and determination. I didn't like the main character, Eliza (in fairness, I'm not sure I was really supposed to like her), I found her poor decisionmaking wincingly painful to r...

    3.75 Stars ? THE ELIZAS is a dual narrative featuring Eliza, a young author who's about to have her first novel published, and Dot, the main character in her book. Eliza is a troubled individual, both her past and present self. I found her irritating at times, but I understood her cu...

    Eliza and Dot - one is a real person, and the other is a character in Eliza?s book. The similarities are striking and a bit confusing. We follow both Eliza and Dot as they move through situations both in real life and in Eliza's book. The book begins as Eliza was pulled o...

    This is one of the strangest things I've ever read. It took me quite a while to get into but then I got to a point where I couldn't put it down. I hated how Eliza constantly insulted the main male character's appearance and personality but then we were supposed to believe she li...

    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 nov...

    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 frie...

    Full review to come! This is a lighter suspense novel that will work well for readers who typically prefer YA, but are looking to branch out into adult suspense! I enjoyed this book's drama and lighter tone, but I don't think this will deliver a satisfying read for those who are avid p...

    When Eliza is found in a hotel pool, she claims she was pushed, but her family thinks it was another one of her suicide attempts. That's right, another attempt. It seems Eliza has made several suicide attempts. Eliza has a hard time convincing anyone that someone pushed her, so she inv...

    Full disclosure: I haven't read Pretty Little Liars, nor have I seen the hit television series. Like everybody else in the universe, I have heard of Sara Shepard and was very excited to pick up The Elizas when my dear friend Tracy sent me a copy. Eliza Fontaine is an unreliable narra...

    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, ther...

    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 heavi...

    3.5 stars 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 thickene...

    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 f...

    Not what I expected. ...

    Eliza Fontaine heads to Palm Springs and finds herself at the bottom of the hotel pool. Eliza can't swim, and her family assumes this was yet another one of Eliza's failed suicide attempts, as she has a history of winding up at the bottom of swimming pools. But Eliza swears this time w...

    ** ARC provided by the author for an honest review ** Sara Shepard is famous for her Pretty Little Liars series but her upcoming standalone The Elizas is sure to be just as big a hit. Novelist Eliza Fontaine is rescued from the bottom of a pool and her family assumes it is just a...

  • Andie
    Apr 08, 2018

    The Elizas Review & Blog Tour About: The Elizas is a mystery thriller written by Sara Shepard. It was recently published on 4/17/18 by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 352 pages. The genres are adult, mystery, thriller, and fiction. My Experience: I started r...

    2.5 stars. I just could not get into this book. I did a mixture of skimming and plowing through on sheer grit and determination. I didn't like the main character, Eliza (in fairness, I'm not sure I was really supposed to like her), I found her poor decisionmaking wincingly painful to r...

    3.75 Stars ? THE ELIZAS is a dual narrative featuring Eliza, a young author who's about to have her first novel published, and Dot, the main character in her book. Eliza is a troubled individual, both her past and present self. I found her irritating at times, but I understood her cu...

    Eliza and Dot - one is a real person, and the other is a character in Eliza?s book. The similarities are striking and a bit confusing. We follow both Eliza and Dot as they move through situations both in real life and in Eliza's book. The book begins as Eliza was pulled o...

    This is one of the strangest things I've ever read. It took me quite a while to get into but then I got to a point where I couldn't put it down. I hated how Eliza constantly insulted the main male character's appearance and personality but then we were supposed to believe she li...

    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 nov...

    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 frie...

    Full review to come! This is a lighter suspense novel that will work well for readers who typically prefer YA, but are looking to branch out into adult suspense! I enjoyed this book's drama and lighter tone, but I don't think this will deliver a satisfying read for those who are avid p...

    When Eliza is found in a hotel pool, she claims she was pushed, but her family thinks it was another one of her suicide attempts. That's right, another attempt. It seems Eliza has made several suicide attempts. Eliza has a hard time convincing anyone that someone pushed her, so she inv...

    Full disclosure: I haven't read Pretty Little Liars, nor have I seen the hit television series. Like everybody else in the universe, I have heard of Sara Shepard and was very excited to pick up The Elizas when my dear friend Tracy sent me a copy. Eliza Fontaine is an unreliable narra...

    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, ther...

    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 heavi...

    3.5 stars 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 thickene...

  • Diabolica
    Jul 22, 2018

    The Elizas Review & Blog Tour About: The Elizas is a mystery thriller written by Sara Shepard. It was recently published on 4/17/18 by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 352 pages. The genres are adult, mystery, thriller, and fiction. My Experience: I started r...

    2.5 stars. I just could not get into this book. I did a mixture of skimming and plowing through on sheer grit and determination. I didn't like the main character, Eliza (in fairness, I'm not sure I was really supposed to like her), I found her poor decisionmaking wincingly painful to r...

    3.75 Stars ? THE ELIZAS is a dual narrative featuring Eliza, a young author who's about to have her first novel published, and Dot, the main character in her book. Eliza is a troubled individual, both her past and present self. I found her irritating at times, but I understood her cu...

    Eliza and Dot - one is a real person, and the other is a character in Eliza?s book. The similarities are striking and a bit confusing. We follow both Eliza and Dot as they move through situations both in real life and in Eliza's book. The book begins as Eliza was pulled o...

    This is one of the strangest things I've ever read. It took me quite a while to get into but then I got to a point where I couldn't put it down. I hated how Eliza constantly insulted the main male character's appearance and personality but then we were supposed to believe she li...

    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 nov...

    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 frie...

    Full review to come! This is a lighter suspense novel that will work well for readers who typically prefer YA, but are looking to branch out into adult suspense! I enjoyed this book's drama and lighter tone, but I don't think this will deliver a satisfying read for those who are avid p...

    When Eliza is found in a hotel pool, she claims she was pushed, but her family thinks it was another one of her suicide attempts. That's right, another attempt. It seems Eliza has made several suicide attempts. Eliza has a hard time convincing anyone that someone pushed her, so she inv...

    Full disclosure: I haven't read Pretty Little Liars, nor have I seen the hit television series. Like everybody else in the universe, I have heard of Sara Shepard and was very excited to pick up The Elizas when my dear friend Tracy sent me a copy. Eliza Fontaine is an unreliable narra...

    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, ther...

    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 heavi...

    3.5 stars 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 thickene...

    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 f...

    Not what I expected. ...

    Eliza Fontaine heads to Palm Springs and finds herself at the bottom of the hotel pool. Eliza can't swim, and her family assumes this was yet another one of Eliza's failed suicide attempts, as she has a history of winding up at the bottom of swimming pools. But Eliza swears this time w...

    ** ARC provided by the author for an honest review ** Sara Shepard is famous for her Pretty Little Liars series but her upcoming standalone The Elizas is sure to be just as big a hit. Novelist Eliza Fontaine is rescued from the bottom of a pool and her family assumes it is just a...

    I decided to DNF this one. I?ll write a full review to elaborate. ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) This may come as a surprise to you guys given my predilection for soapy and thrilling mysteries, but I never actually read the ?Pretty Little Liars? series by Sara Shepard. I DID read the first book in her series ?The Lying Game?...

    A standalone psychological thriller of a story for adults and revolving around the primary Eliza and her paranoia. But then, you know what they say, are you really paranoid if it?s true? My Take This is a horrible story. Horrible and yet good. I?d give it a ?5?, except I ha...

    3.5 stars-- If you are a fan of unreliable narrators, look NO FURTHER than this one. This may be as unreliable as they come. This book follows Eliza, soon-to-be published debut author while she deals with the fact that she woke up in the bottom of a pool and cannot swim, so someone is ...

    Although this book was completely confusing and mind boggling, I still found it really entertaining although I can't sit here and tell you that this was the best mystery thriller book I've read. ...

    I rarely rate a book below three stars, perhaps because I inwardly appreciate the laborious work the author has put into crafting the story regardless of my positive or less positive opinion of it. At already a quarter of the way through Sara Shepard's newest publication, I was unimpre...

    Despite how glaringly obvious the ending of the novel was, I couldn't guess it for the life of me. Another peculiar note, I can't remember much of what happened in this book even though I finished it less than 22 hours ago. [Probably because I read something after] Eliza here ha...

  • Abby (Crime by the Book)
    Feb 05, 2018

    The Elizas Review & Blog Tour About: The Elizas is a mystery thriller written by Sara Shepard. It was recently published on 4/17/18 by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 352 pages. The genres are adult, mystery, thriller, and fiction. My Experience: I started r...

    2.5 stars. I just could not get into this book. I did a mixture of skimming and plowing through on sheer grit and determination. I didn't like the main character, Eliza (in fairness, I'm not sure I was really supposed to like her), I found her poor decisionmaking wincingly painful to r...

    3.75 Stars ? THE ELIZAS is a dual narrative featuring Eliza, a young author who's about to have her first novel published, and Dot, the main character in her book. Eliza is a troubled individual, both her past and present self. I found her irritating at times, but I understood her cu...

    Eliza and Dot - one is a real person, and the other is a character in Eliza?s book. The similarities are striking and a bit confusing. We follow both Eliza and Dot as they move through situations both in real life and in Eliza's book. The book begins as Eliza was pulled o...

    This is one of the strangest things I've ever read. It took me quite a while to get into but then I got to a point where I couldn't put it down. I hated how Eliza constantly insulted the main male character's appearance and personality but then we were supposed to believe she li...

    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 nov...

    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 frie...

    Full review to come! This is a lighter suspense novel that will work well for readers who typically prefer YA, but are looking to branch out into adult suspense! I enjoyed this book's drama and lighter tone, but I don't think this will deliver a satisfying read for those who are avid p...

  • Daniel Balici
    Jul 11, 2018

    The Elizas Review & Blog Tour About: The Elizas is a mystery thriller written by Sara Shepard. It was recently published on 4/17/18 by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 352 pages. The genres are adult, mystery, thriller, and fiction. My Experience: I started r...

    2.5 stars. I just could not get into this book. I did a mixture of skimming and plowing through on sheer grit and determination. I didn't like the main character, Eliza (in fairness, I'm not sure I was really supposed to like her), I found her poor decisionmaking wincingly painful to r...

    3.75 Stars ? THE ELIZAS is a dual narrative featuring Eliza, a young author who's about to have her first novel published, and Dot, the main character in her book. Eliza is a troubled individual, both her past and present self. I found her irritating at times, but I understood her cu...

    Eliza and Dot - one is a real person, and the other is a character in Eliza?s book. The similarities are striking and a bit confusing. We follow both Eliza and Dot as they move through situations both in real life and in Eliza's book. The book begins as Eliza was pulled o...

    This is one of the strangest things I've ever read. It took me quite a while to get into but then I got to a point where I couldn't put it down. I hated how Eliza constantly insulted the main male character's appearance and personality but then we were supposed to believe she li...

    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 nov...

    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 frie...

    Full review to come! This is a lighter suspense novel that will work well for readers who typically prefer YA, but are looking to branch out into adult suspense! I enjoyed this book's drama and lighter tone, but I don't think this will deliver a satisfying read for those who are avid p...

    When Eliza is found in a hotel pool, she claims she was pushed, but her family thinks it was another one of her suicide attempts. That's right, another attempt. It seems Eliza has made several suicide attempts. Eliza has a hard time convincing anyone that someone pushed her, so she inv...

    Full disclosure: I haven't read Pretty Little Liars, nor have I seen the hit television series. Like everybody else in the universe, I have heard of Sara Shepard and was very excited to pick up The Elizas when my dear friend Tracy sent me a copy. Eliza Fontaine is an unreliable narra...

    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, ther...

    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 heavi...

    3.5 stars 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 thickene...

    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 f...

    Not what I expected. ...

    Eliza Fontaine heads to Palm Springs and finds herself at the bottom of the hotel pool. Eliza can't swim, and her family assumes this was yet another one of Eliza's failed suicide attempts, as she has a history of winding up at the bottom of swimming pools. But Eliza swears this time w...

    ** ARC provided by the author for an honest review ** Sara Shepard is famous for her Pretty Little Liars series but her upcoming standalone The Elizas is sure to be just as big a hit. Novelist Eliza Fontaine is rescued from the bottom of a pool and her family assumes it is just a...

    I decided to DNF this one. I?ll write a full review to elaborate. ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) This may come as a surprise to you guys given my predilection for soapy and thrilling mysteries, but I never actually read the ?Pretty Little Liars? series by Sara Shepard. I DID read the first book in her series ?The Lying Game?...

    A standalone psychological thriller of a story for adults and revolving around the primary Eliza and her paranoia. But then, you know what they say, are you really paranoid if it?s true? My Take This is a horrible story. Horrible and yet good. I?d give it a ?5?, except I ha...

    3.5 stars-- If you are a fan of unreliable narrators, look NO FURTHER than this one. This may be as unreliable as they come. This book follows Eliza, soon-to-be published debut author while she deals with the fact that she woke up in the bottom of a pool and cannot swim, so someone is ...

    Although this book was completely confusing and mind boggling, I still found it really entertaining although I can't sit here and tell you that this was the best mystery thriller book I've read. ...

    I rarely rate a book below three stars, perhaps because I inwardly appreciate the laborious work the author has put into crafting the story regardless of my positive or less positive opinion of it. At already a quarter of the way through Sara Shepard's newest publication, I was unimpre...

  • The Library Ladies
    Jul 27, 2018

    The Elizas Review & Blog Tour About: The Elizas is a mystery thriller written by Sara Shepard. It was recently published on 4/17/18 by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 352 pages. The genres are adult, mystery, thriller, and fiction. My Experience: I started r...

    2.5 stars. I just could not get into this book. I did a mixture of skimming and plowing through on sheer grit and determination. I didn't like the main character, Eliza (in fairness, I'm not sure I was really supposed to like her), I found her poor decisionmaking wincingly painful to r...

    3.75 Stars ? THE ELIZAS is a dual narrative featuring Eliza, a young author who's about to have her first novel published, and Dot, the main character in her book. Eliza is a troubled individual, both her past and present self. I found her irritating at times, but I understood her cu...

    Eliza and Dot - one is a real person, and the other is a character in Eliza?s book. The similarities are striking and a bit confusing. We follow both Eliza and Dot as they move through situations both in real life and in Eliza's book. The book begins as Eliza was pulled o...

    This is one of the strangest things I've ever read. It took me quite a while to get into but then I got to a point where I couldn't put it down. I hated how Eliza constantly insulted the main male character's appearance and personality but then we were supposed to believe she li...

    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 nov...

    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 frie...

    Full review to come! This is a lighter suspense novel that will work well for readers who typically prefer YA, but are looking to branch out into adult suspense! I enjoyed this book's drama and lighter tone, but I don't think this will deliver a satisfying read for those who are avid p...

    When Eliza is found in a hotel pool, she claims she was pushed, but her family thinks it was another one of her suicide attempts. That's right, another attempt. It seems Eliza has made several suicide attempts. Eliza has a hard time convincing anyone that someone pushed her, so she inv...

    Full disclosure: I haven't read Pretty Little Liars, nor have I seen the hit television series. Like everybody else in the universe, I have heard of Sara Shepard and was very excited to pick up The Elizas when my dear friend Tracy sent me a copy. Eliza Fontaine is an unreliable narra...

    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, ther...

    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 heavi...

    3.5 stars 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 thickene...

    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 f...

    Not what I expected. ...

    Eliza Fontaine heads to Palm Springs and finds herself at the bottom of the hotel pool. Eliza can't swim, and her family assumes this was yet another one of Eliza's failed suicide attempts, as she has a history of winding up at the bottom of swimming pools. But Eliza swears this time w...

    ** ARC provided by the author for an honest review ** Sara Shepard is famous for her Pretty Little Liars series but her upcoming standalone The Elizas is sure to be just as big a hit. Novelist Eliza Fontaine is rescued from the bottom of a pool and her family assumes it is just a...

    I decided to DNF this one. I?ll write a full review to elaborate. ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) This may come as a surprise to you guys given my predilection for soapy and thrilling mysteries, but I never actually read the ?Pretty Little Liars? series by Sara Shepard. I DID read the first book in her series ?The Lying Game?...

  • Chris Mara
    Jun 25, 2018

    The Elizas Review & Blog Tour About: The Elizas is a mystery thriller written by Sara Shepard. It was recently published on 4/17/18 by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 352 pages. The genres are adult, mystery, thriller, and fiction. My Experience: I started r...

    2.5 stars. I just could not get into this book. I did a mixture of skimming and plowing through on sheer grit and determination. I didn't like the main character, Eliza (in fairness, I'm not sure I was really supposed to like her), I found her poor decisionmaking wincingly painful to r...

    3.75 Stars ? THE ELIZAS is a dual narrative featuring Eliza, a young author who's about to have her first novel published, and Dot, the main character in her book. Eliza is a troubled individual, both her past and present self. I found her irritating at times, but I understood her cu...

    Eliza and Dot - one is a real person, and the other is a character in Eliza?s book. The similarities are striking and a bit confusing. We follow both Eliza and Dot as they move through situations both in real life and in Eliza's book. The book begins as Eliza was pulled o...

    This is one of the strangest things I've ever read. It took me quite a while to get into but then I got to a point where I couldn't put it down. I hated how Eliza constantly insulted the main male character's appearance and personality but then we were supposed to believe she li...

    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 nov...

    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 frie...

    Full review to come! This is a lighter suspense novel that will work well for readers who typically prefer YA, but are looking to branch out into adult suspense! I enjoyed this book's drama and lighter tone, but I don't think this will deliver a satisfying read for those who are avid p...

    When Eliza is found in a hotel pool, she claims she was pushed, but her family thinks it was another one of her suicide attempts. That's right, another attempt. It seems Eliza has made several suicide attempts. Eliza has a hard time convincing anyone that someone pushed her, so she inv...

    Full disclosure: I haven't read Pretty Little Liars, nor have I seen the hit television series. Like everybody else in the universe, I have heard of Sara Shepard and was very excited to pick up The Elizas when my dear friend Tracy sent me a copy. Eliza Fontaine is an unreliable narra...

    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, ther...

    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 heavi...

    3.5 stars 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 thickene...

    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 f...

    Not what I expected. ...

    Eliza Fontaine heads to Palm Springs and finds herself at the bottom of the hotel pool. Eliza can't swim, and her family assumes this was yet another one of Eliza's failed suicide attempts, as she has a history of winding up at the bottom of swimming pools. But Eliza swears this time w...

    ** ARC provided by the author for an honest review ** Sara Shepard is famous for her Pretty Little Liars series but her upcoming standalone The Elizas is sure to be just as big a hit. Novelist Eliza Fontaine is rescued from the bottom of a pool and her family assumes it is just a...

    I decided to DNF this one. I?ll write a full review to elaborate. ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) This may come as a surprise to you guys given my predilection for soapy and thrilling mysteries, but I never actually read the ?Pretty Little Liars? series by Sara Shepard. I DID read the first book in her series ?The Lying Game?...

    A standalone psychological thriller of a story for adults and revolving around the primary Eliza and her paranoia. But then, you know what they say, are you really paranoid if it?s true? My Take This is a horrible story. Horrible and yet good. I?d give it a ?5?, except I ha...

    3.5 stars-- If you are a fan of unreliable narrators, look NO FURTHER than this one. This may be as unreliable as they come. This book follows Eliza, soon-to-be published debut author while she deals with the fact that she woke up in the bottom of a pool and cannot swim, so someone is ...

    Although this book was completely confusing and mind boggling, I still found it really entertaining although I can't sit here and tell you that this was the best mystery thriller book I've read. ...

    I rarely rate a book below three stars, perhaps because I inwardly appreciate the laborious work the author has put into crafting the story regardless of my positive or less positive opinion of it. At already a quarter of the way through Sara Shepard's newest publication, I was unimpre...

    Despite how glaringly obvious the ending of the novel was, I couldn't guess it for the life of me. Another peculiar note, I can't remember much of what happened in this book even though I finished it less than 22 hours ago. [Probably because I read something after] Eliza here ha...

    A psychological thriller that kept me confused throughout because of the plot of memory issues (medical? Psychological?) and the fact that the story ran on a parallel track with excerpts from a book which the main character wrote called ?The Dots.? Eliza is the main character; ...

  • Jessica
    Apr 18, 2018

    The Elizas Review & Blog Tour About: The Elizas is a mystery thriller written by Sara Shepard. It was recently published on 4/17/18 by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 352 pages. The genres are adult, mystery, thriller, and fiction. My Experience: I started r...

    2.5 stars. I just could not get into this book. I did a mixture of skimming and plowing through on sheer grit and determination. I didn't like the main character, Eliza (in fairness, I'm not sure I was really supposed to like her), I found her poor decisionmaking wincingly painful to r...

    3.75 Stars ? THE ELIZAS is a dual narrative featuring Eliza, a young author who's about to have her first novel published, and Dot, the main character in her book. Eliza is a troubled individual, both her past and present self. I found her irritating at times, but I understood her cu...

    Eliza and Dot - one is a real person, and the other is a character in Eliza?s book. The similarities are striking and a bit confusing. We follow both Eliza and Dot as they move through situations both in real life and in Eliza's book. The book begins as Eliza was pulled o...

    This is one of the strangest things I've ever read. It took me quite a while to get into but then I got to a point where I couldn't put it down. I hated how Eliza constantly insulted the main male character's appearance and personality but then we were supposed to believe she li...

    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 nov...

    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 frie...

    Full review to come! This is a lighter suspense novel that will work well for readers who typically prefer YA, but are looking to branch out into adult suspense! I enjoyed this book's drama and lighter tone, but I don't think this will deliver a satisfying read for those who are avid p...

    When Eliza is found in a hotel pool, she claims she was pushed, but her family thinks it was another one of her suicide attempts. That's right, another attempt. It seems Eliza has made several suicide attempts. Eliza has a hard time convincing anyone that someone pushed her, so she inv...

    Full disclosure: I haven't read Pretty Little Liars, nor have I seen the hit television series. Like everybody else in the universe, I have heard of Sara Shepard and was very excited to pick up The Elizas when my dear friend Tracy sent me a copy. Eliza Fontaine is an unreliable narra...

    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, ther...

    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 heavi...

    3.5 stars 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 thickene...

    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 f...

    Not what I expected. ...

    Eliza Fontaine heads to Palm Springs and finds herself at the bottom of the hotel pool. Eliza can't swim, and her family assumes this was yet another one of Eliza's failed suicide attempts, as she has a history of winding up at the bottom of swimming pools. But Eliza swears this time w...

    ** ARC provided by the author for an honest review ** Sara Shepard is famous for her Pretty Little Liars series but her upcoming standalone The Elizas is sure to be just as big a hit. Novelist Eliza Fontaine is rescued from the bottom of a pool and her family assumes it is just a...

    I decided to DNF this one. I?ll write a full review to elaborate. ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) This may come as a surprise to you guys given my predilection for soapy and thrilling mysteries, but I never actually read the ?Pretty Little Liars? series by Sara Shepard. I DID read the first book in her series ?The Lying Game?...

    A standalone psychological thriller of a story for adults and revolving around the primary Eliza and her paranoia. But then, you know what they say, are you really paranoid if it?s true? My Take This is a horrible story. Horrible and yet good. I?d give it a ?5?, except I ha...

    3.5 stars-- If you are a fan of unreliable narrators, look NO FURTHER than this one. This may be as unreliable as they come. This book follows Eliza, soon-to-be published debut author while she deals with the fact that she woke up in the bottom of a pool and cannot swim, so someone is ...

    Although this book was completely confusing and mind boggling, I still found it really entertaining although I can't sit here and tell you that this was the best mystery thriller book I've read. ...

    I rarely rate a book below three stars, perhaps because I inwardly appreciate the laborious work the author has put into crafting the story regardless of my positive or less positive opinion of it. At already a quarter of the way through Sara Shepard's newest publication, I was unimpre...

    Despite how glaringly obvious the ending of the novel was, I couldn't guess it for the life of me. Another peculiar note, I can't remember much of what happened in this book even though I finished it less than 22 hours ago. [Probably because I read something after] Eliza here ha...

    A psychological thriller that kept me confused throughout because of the plot of memory issues (medical? Psychological?) and the fact that the story ran on a parallel track with excerpts from a book which the main character wrote called ?The Dots.? Eliza is the main character; ...

    Thanks to Atria Books for the advanced ebook copy in exchange for my honest review. Who here has read the PRETTY LITTLE LIARS series? Unfortunately I'm not part of that group (I know, I know, I'll eventually get to them!) but Sara Shepard's new standalone sounded very intriguing! T...

  • ☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆
    Jun 21, 2018

    The Elizas Review & Blog Tour About: The Elizas is a mystery thriller written by Sara Shepard. It was recently published on 4/17/18 by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 352 pages. The genres are adult, mystery, thriller, and fiction. My Experience: I started r...

    2.5 stars. I just could not get into this book. I did a mixture of skimming and plowing through on sheer grit and determination. I didn't like the main character, Eliza (in fairness, I'm not sure I was really supposed to like her), I found her poor decisionmaking wincingly painful to r...

    3.75 Stars ? THE ELIZAS is a dual narrative featuring Eliza, a young author who's about to have her first novel published, and Dot, the main character in her book. Eliza is a troubled individual, both her past and present self. I found her irritating at times, but I understood her cu...

    Eliza and Dot - one is a real person, and the other is a character in Eliza?s book. The similarities are striking and a bit confusing. We follow both Eliza and Dot as they move through situations both in real life and in Eliza's book. The book begins as Eliza was pulled o...

    This is one of the strangest things I've ever read. It took me quite a while to get into but then I got to a point where I couldn't put it down. I hated how Eliza constantly insulted the main male character's appearance and personality but then we were supposed to believe she li...

    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 nov...

    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 frie...

    Full review to come! This is a lighter suspense novel that will work well for readers who typically prefer YA, but are looking to branch out into adult suspense! I enjoyed this book's drama and lighter tone, but I don't think this will deliver a satisfying read for those who are avid p...

    When Eliza is found in a hotel pool, she claims she was pushed, but her family thinks it was another one of her suicide attempts. That's right, another attempt. It seems Eliza has made several suicide attempts. Eliza has a hard time convincing anyone that someone pushed her, so she inv...

    Full disclosure: I haven't read Pretty Little Liars, nor have I seen the hit television series. Like everybody else in the universe, I have heard of Sara Shepard and was very excited to pick up The Elizas when my dear friend Tracy sent me a copy. Eliza Fontaine is an unreliable narra...

    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, ther...

    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 heavi...

    3.5 stars 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 thickene...

    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 f...

    Not what I expected. ...

  • Dennis
    Apr 30, 2018

    The Elizas Review & Blog Tour About: The Elizas is a mystery thriller written by Sara Shepard. It was recently published on 4/17/18 by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 352 pages. The genres are adult, mystery, thriller, and fiction. My Experience: I started r...

    2.5 stars. I just could not get into this book. I did a mixture of skimming and plowing through on sheer grit and determination. I didn't like the main character, Eliza (in fairness, I'm not sure I was really supposed to like her), I found her poor decisionmaking wincingly painful to r...

    3.75 Stars ? THE ELIZAS is a dual narrative featuring Eliza, a young author who's about to have her first novel published, and Dot, the main character in her book. Eliza is a troubled individual, both her past and present self. I found her irritating at times, but I understood her cu...

    Eliza and Dot - one is a real person, and the other is a character in Eliza?s book. The similarities are striking and a bit confusing. We follow both Eliza and Dot as they move through situations both in real life and in Eliza's book. The book begins as Eliza was pulled o...

    This is one of the strangest things I've ever read. It took me quite a while to get into but then I got to a point where I couldn't put it down. I hated how Eliza constantly insulted the main male character's appearance and personality but then we were supposed to believe she li...

    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 nov...

    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 frie...

    Full review to come! This is a lighter suspense novel that will work well for readers who typically prefer YA, but are looking to branch out into adult suspense! I enjoyed this book's drama and lighter tone, but I don't think this will deliver a satisfying read for those who are avid p...

    When Eliza is found in a hotel pool, she claims she was pushed, but her family thinks it was another one of her suicide attempts. That's right, another attempt. It seems Eliza has made several suicide attempts. Eliza has a hard time convincing anyone that someone pushed her, so she inv...

    Full disclosure: I haven't read Pretty Little Liars, nor have I seen the hit television series. Like everybody else in the universe, I have heard of Sara Shepard and was very excited to pick up The Elizas when my dear friend Tracy sent me a copy. Eliza Fontaine is an unreliable narra...

  • Kayla
    May 06, 2018

    The Elizas Review & Blog Tour About: The Elizas is a mystery thriller written by Sara Shepard. It was recently published on 4/17/18 by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 352 pages. The genres are adult, mystery, thriller, and fiction. My Experience: I started r...

    2.5 stars. I just could not get into this book. I did a mixture of skimming and plowing through on sheer grit and determination. I didn't like the main character, Eliza (in fairness, I'm not sure I was really supposed to like her), I found her poor decisionmaking wincingly painful to r...

    3.75 Stars ? THE ELIZAS is a dual narrative featuring Eliza, a young author who's about to have her first novel published, and Dot, the main character in her book. Eliza is a troubled individual, both her past and present self. I found her irritating at times, but I understood her cu...

    Eliza and Dot - one is a real person, and the other is a character in Eliza?s book. The similarities are striking and a bit confusing. We follow both Eliza and Dot as they move through situations both in real life and in Eliza's book. The book begins as Eliza was pulled o...

    This is one of the strangest things I've ever read. It took me quite a while to get into but then I got to a point where I couldn't put it down. I hated how Eliza constantly insulted the main male character's appearance and personality but then we were supposed to believe she li...

    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 nov...

    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 frie...

    Full review to come! This is a lighter suspense novel that will work well for readers who typically prefer YA, but are looking to branch out into adult suspense! I enjoyed this book's drama and lighter tone, but I don't think this will deliver a satisfying read for those who are avid p...

    When Eliza is found in a hotel pool, she claims she was pushed, but her family thinks it was another one of her suicide attempts. That's right, another attempt. It seems Eliza has made several suicide attempts. Eliza has a hard time convincing anyone that someone pushed her, so she inv...

    Full disclosure: I haven't read Pretty Little Liars, nor have I seen the hit television series. Like everybody else in the universe, I have heard of Sara Shepard and was very excited to pick up The Elizas when my dear friend Tracy sent me a copy. Eliza Fontaine is an unreliable narra...

    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, ther...

    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 heavi...

    3.5 stars 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 thickene...

    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 f...

    Not what I expected. ...

    Eliza Fontaine heads to Palm Springs and finds herself at the bottom of the hotel pool. Eliza can't swim, and her family assumes this was yet another one of Eliza's failed suicide attempts, as she has a history of winding up at the bottom of swimming pools. But Eliza swears this time w...

    ** ARC provided by the author for an honest review ** Sara Shepard is famous for her Pretty Little Liars series but her upcoming standalone The Elizas is sure to be just as big a hit. Novelist Eliza Fontaine is rescued from the bottom of a pool and her family assumes it is just a...

    I decided to DNF this one. I?ll write a full review to elaborate. ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) This may come as a surprise to you guys given my predilection for soapy and thrilling mysteries, but I never actually read the ?Pretty Little Liars? series by Sara Shepard. I DID read the first book in her series ?The Lying Game?...

    A standalone psychological thriller of a story for adults and revolving around the primary Eliza and her paranoia. But then, you know what they say, are you really paranoid if it?s true? My Take This is a horrible story. Horrible and yet good. I?d give it a ?5?, except I ha...

    3.5 stars-- If you are a fan of unreliable narrators, look NO FURTHER than this one. This may be as unreliable as they come. This book follows Eliza, soon-to-be published debut author while she deals with the fact that she woke up in the bottom of a pool and cannot swim, so someone is ...

    Although this book was completely confusing and mind boggling, I still found it really entertaining although I can't sit here and tell you that this was the best mystery thriller book I've read. ...