What Have We Done, Alex Finlay

The title is in blue with yellow lines going through it. You can see 3 shadowed people walking away from us in a dark wood.

About the Book

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 is both an edge-of-your seat thriller and a gut-wrenching coming-of-age story. And it cements Alex Finlay as one of the new leading voices in thrillers today.

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My Thoughts

25 years after a life-changing event, 4 former best friends are being hunted. But who’s doing the hunting all these years later, and why?

Told in alternating points of view, you get an intimate look at each character’s life. Jenna is now a stepmom to two girls. She has left her past behind, and she couldn’t be happier. Donnie is a musician struggling with alcoholism, and Nico is a producer but a gambler, and he’s in some major debt.

With this one, I don’t feel like the characters were all that in-depth. You don’t necessarily root for one over the other because you don’t get to know any of them intimately. We’re told that Jenna was essentially a contract killer in her past, but that isn’t really explored. A few times, the timeline jumped into the past without transition or warning, which was a bit confusing.

This one feels different from his previous two books, but the level of research done with the book is apparent in the reading. The story is fast-paced and full of action. Overall, an enjoyable read. Thank you, St. Martin’s, for sending this along!

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