Title: What Have We Done
Author: Alex Finlay
Publisher: March 7, 2023
Release Date: Minotaur Books
In this thriller from Alex Finlay, What Have We Done is a tale about the lives we leave behind and the secrets we carry with us forever.
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.
So I enjoyed this one. Maybe because for once I knew what I was getting into.
What Have We Done tells the story of Jenna and the friends she made when she became an orphan and was sent to the Savoir House for teenagers. During this time, the children there endured bullying, and then girls started to disappear.
Now as an adult, Jenna is married and has two stepchildren. She also has a past and a secret.
Donnie was a rock star...now not so much. He has a problem with addiction and is on the brink of losing it at all.
Nico is a successful reality TV show producer but with a gambling problem.
The three of them will have to meet again after so many years when someone is targeting them. The past is catching up with them. They have a bullseye on their back.
Narrated by mostly 3 POVs and two sets of timelines, this novel is fast-paced and has enough action to keep you going.
Despite being a different type of story from Alex Finlay's earlier work, I was entertained.
A complimentary copy was provided by Minotaur Books via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.