What Have We Done by Alex Finlay

Published: March 7, 2023

Minotaur Books

Genre: Suspense

Pages: 358

KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.

Alex Finlay lives in Washington, D.C., and is the author of critically-acclaimed novels, including the 2021 breakout, Every Last Fear. His work has appeared on numerous best-of-the-year lists, been published in seventeen languages worldwide, and is currently in development for a major television limited series.

A stay-at-home mom with a past.
A has-been rock star with a habit.
A reality TV producer with a debt.
Three disparate lives.
One deadly secret.

Twenty five years ago, Jenna, Donnie, and Nico were the best of friends, having forged a bond through the abuse and neglect they endured as residents of Savior House, a group home for parentless teens. When the home was shut down―after the disappearance of several kids―the three were split up.

Though the trauma of their childhood has never left them, each went on to live accomplished―if troubled―lives. They haven’t seen one another since they were teens but now are reunited for a single haunting reason: someone is trying to kill them.

To survive, the group will have to revisit the nightmares of their childhoods and confront their shared past―a past that holds the secret to why someone wants them dead.

It’s a reunion none of them asked for . . . or wanted. But it may be the only way to save all their lives.

“What have we done?”

Jenna is focused on living with her husband and their children. Making the most out of everything she has. Nico is just trying to get by, working on a successful reality show. Paying his debts on time is his main focus. That and his next bet. Donnie is an aging rockstar who spends too much time at the bottom of a bottle. He lives for the fame, even if it’s been fleeting for years. Artemis is brilliant and has always been smart. Ben is compassionate and protective. But growing up means growing apart. And keeping secrets.

Holy twisted thrill ride. This was bananas from start to finish!

I liked how this story was told, with alternating narrators and perspectives, and timelines. Alex Finlay is such a brilliant storyteller. These characters were so well developed, and their paths were so well curated.

This story was addictive; once I started reading, I didn’t want to stop. And that just kept intensifying the more I read. The way this story is twisted and how the story is connected will leave you speechless.

I loved how this book starts, then seemingly falls into chaos, only to find order again. Finlay has the ability to weave a deliciously twisted tale that will take you further than you thought possible.

Excellent writing and brilliant storytelling; this was so beautifully done. I am already waiting for the next Alex Finlay novel!

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