The Elizas

The Elizas

?The dysfunctional, unreliable heroines of Girl on a Train and The Woman in the Window have a new sister-in-arms: Eliza Fontaine, protagonist of this adult novel by the author of the YA juggernaut Pretty Little Liars.? ?Newsday ?A book you won?t be able to leave sitting on the nightstand for long.? ?Harper?s BAZAAR When debut novelist Eliza Fontaine is found at the bottom of a ?The dysfunctional, unreliable heroines of Girl on a Train and The Woman in the Window have...

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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
    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 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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...
  • The Lit Bitch
    Apr 24, 2018
    If I?m being perfectly honest, I don?t really know what grabbed me about this book but something just did. When the pitch came through I wasn?t entirely sure this was something that I was interested in reading.....but yet I read it. Maybe it was the colorful cover or maybe it...
  • Amy Neftzger
    Jan 29, 2018
    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 ...
  • Amy
    Apr 15, 2018
    If you are familiar with Sara Shepard's books at all, then you know toexpect a convoluted plot full of twists, turns, and "WTF was THAT" plot twists. And I don't mean "convoluted" in a negative way. Her plots ARE, at the very least, purposefully convoluted, the sort that leave you...
  • Ariana
    Apr 19, 2018
    3.5 stars Originally posted on: The Quirky Book Nerd *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review* Though I?ve known about her work for years, this is the first novel by Sara Shepard that I?ve ever read?and I ended up being pleasant...
  • Chloe
    Feb 19, 2018
    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...
  • Elaine
    May 02, 2018
    Like some readers have mentioned, I've also never read or seen Pretty Little Liars but I picked up The Elizas because the premise sounded vaguely intriguing, though not unique. ** Spoiler-y bits ahead ** Let's start with the unlikable character of Eliza; she is whiny, bratty,...
  • Book Pairings (Laci Long)
    Apr 20, 2018
    I decided to DNF this one. I?ll write a full review to elaborate. ...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Jun 07, 2018
    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...
  • Gare Billings
    Apr 23, 2018
    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
    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...
  • Ellen at Book Bellas
    Apr 14, 2018
    This is a sharp, snappy clever mystery perfect for YA fans. Debut novelist Eliza Fontaine has just been pulled from a near-drowning in a hotel swimming pool, but apparently it's not the first time. ?Why am I in a hospital?? I ask again. ?Please. Somebody tell me.? Bill...
  • Amy
    Apr 17, 2018
    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
    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 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...
  • Emily Haldi
    Nov 17, 2017
    This book kept me guessing until the very end! The book-inside-a-book concept was very well executed and gave another dimension to the unreliable narrator. ...
  • Wit & Wonder Books
    Feb 10, 2018
    ** 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
    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...
  • Abby (Crime by the Book)
    Feb 05, 2018
    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...
  • Tracy Thomas
    Apr 21, 2018
    Thank you to BookSparks and Atria books for sending me this book as part of the Spring Reading Challenge. All opinions are my own. I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5 Stars. This was interesting read, and a rather unique take on mental illness. It?s basically a book within a book, ...
  • Jessica
    Apr 18, 2018
    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...
  • Dennis
    Apr 30, 2018
    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
    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. ...