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Have You Seen Me?

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This is a book that kept me guessing until the end. Full of twists and surprises that made me question what I was reading and what did I miss. I have made this author a one click after reading it. I enjoy reading mysteries that are not so obvious as you get deeper into them.
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I never finished this one. It was okay at first- author did a good job at hooking you, but it starts to get a little dull.
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Thank you NetGalley and publishers for an ARC. All opinions are my own.

Kate White does an incredible hooking the reader into this woman's life. You are given little clues throughout this book, which makes the read so enjoyable. This is a real page turner!!
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I requested this because I had read the Bailey Weggins series and loved it.  Overall, I enjoyed this book, but was a little disappointed in the ending.  I would still recommend Kate White for a good mystery, but probably the Bailey Weggins books first.
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Harper Paperbacks and NetGalley provided me with an Advanced Reader's Copy of Have You Seen Me? The choice to review this book is my own.

Finance journalist Ally Linden arrives at her Manhattan office, soaking wet and missing her entrance card to the building and the key to her office. Already confused and disoriented, Ally soon finds out that she has not worked in that office for over five years. Diagnosed as having experienced a dissociative state, Ally starts to piece together the days before, in an attempt to figure out what happened. Desperate to learn the truth, will the investigation into her recent past put Ally in danger?

Have You Seen Me? features a good premise, but a disappointing conclusion. The author does a good job of laying out Ally's confusion, her state of mind, but the story itself gets bogged down in the details. With so much suspicion pointed in so many directions, the plot overshadows the character development. With everything that happens in this book to Ally, I expected to feel more regarding her suffering and her plight. I wanted to like Have You Seen Me? more than I ultimately did, so I would be hesitant to recommend the book to other readers.
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Ally Linden arrives at her office to receive the shock of her life. Ally is told she hasn’t worked there in five years, and upon reflection she identifies some seriously major gaps in her memory. She heads home to a husband and life she is unfamiliar with, and alone begins to piece together information from the previous missing 48 hours. The details pile up, and Ally grows certain that her childhood trauma has triggered her fugue state. Starting to fear for her own safety, Ally must race to figure out what has happened to her and why.

Very intriguing premise! I’m beyond fascinated by fugue states!! I liked this book but felt some of the red herrings were a bit amateurish and took away from the plot and writing. For example, basically every character could have been the “bad guy”. While this felt simplistic, it did set an ominous and anxiety-inducing tone, which connected me to Ally. This ending was a little more Lifetime movie than what I’d expected. However, there’s a part of me that loves quick and easy mystery that sucks me in completely and doesn’t need to be perfect!
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DNF. Thank you NetGalley and Publisher for this early copy! I decided to not keep reading this one, it was not for me. Thanks!
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A fast-paced read, Ally is a journalist who has somehow lost 48hrs of her life. She shows up at a job where her old boss is shocked to see her, seeing how she hasn't worked there in 5 years. I devoured this book. 

Thank you Netgalley for the chance to read and review this book.
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This is the "literary" equivalent of a Lifetime movie. Okay to binge on a rainy afternoon, but you're pained to admit that you actually sat through the whole thing.
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A page turner that keeps you in suspense and on edge until the very end! Holds your interest and keeps you guessing. Kate White has done it again! Amazing writing and great book. Ally shows up at her job one morning all disheveled. The only problem is she hasn't worked there in five years. She soon realizes that something is wrong, she can't seem to remember what she did over the course of three days. Gradually Ally finds that something must've pushed her to dissociate herself maybe from her past or something that happened the only night she remembers up to. A twist you won't see coming. Thanks Netgalley and to the publisher for the advanced ecopy.
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Suspenseful page turner that will appeal to those who like a thriller.  However, the plot felt a bit mixed up to me and the characters were not believable.  I was a bit disappointed overall.
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Thank you for the opportunity to read and review this title.

Great twists that led to quite a page turner! I
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This was a bit of a miss for me. I thought it was all over the place with things thrown in just for a "shock" value. I am actually surprised this is a seasoned author and not a debut. Pretty forgettable and nothing special.
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One cold, rainy morning, Ally Linden shows up to work, only to discover that her key card doesn't work. When her boss arrives, he's shocked -- as she hasn't worked there in years. After a trip to the ER, Ally realizes that she can't remember the past two days. What unravels is a story of one woman's “dissociative state" as she searches to piece together those missing days and understand how she lost her memory.

It seems as though novels around fugue states are popping up left and right lately. Although I'm here for it, this book had its ups and downs throughout the narrative. While some parts feel incredibly slow and taxing, the end wraps things up in a wild fury. I think mystery readers could go either way with this one, but it didn't stick out as a solid winner to me.

Thank you to NetGalley and Harper Collins for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an open and honest review.
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At the beginning of the story, I was all in. Someone losing chunks of time out of their lives is a fascinating idea. And, the red herrings were pretty good. Some of them becoming entire sub plots. But, some of the story elements were weak and it felt like the writing became a little trite. Many recent thrillers, like this one, suffer from being caught in the trope catch. It makes for uninteresting deliveries and unimpressive reveals.

Speaking of reveals, this one felt too disconnected from the story. I don't know how, but it was both out of left field AND predictable.

Overall, I left this one feeling underwhelmed.
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I really enjoyed Have You Seen Me? trying to connect the dots and being suspicious of literally everyone. I think the concept of amnesia where it all starts was really interesting and gripping. I definitely didn’t want to put it down!
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This book started out strong. The writer does a great job keeping the plot interesting with many twists. The ending felt rushed and left me with many questions.
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What is your worst nightmare?  Not knowing what happened to you and who you can trust to fill in the gaps.  Knowing that your relationship with others is seemingly solid, but with room to question the motives of those you love.  I enjoyed the unravelling mystery, but like other reviewers felt the ending was a little rushed (which did detract a bit from the overall story).  But a great read for lovers of psychological thrillers.
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Wow!  What a roller coaster of events that took place within this book!  Which made it one helluva read! 

I honestly really went several different directions on where I thought this book was going and truthfully, none of them was what actually happened at the end!  I have come to really enjoy Kate White's books because of this exact reason!  I really appreciate a good mystery novel that I can't predict and this book fits that bill to a T!  There were strong characters that kept the story interesting! 

Overall, this was an excellent book!

Most importantly, I would like to thank Netgalley, HarperCollins Publishers, and Kate White for giving me the opportunity to read Have You Seen Me? in return for an honest and unbiased review!
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The mind is so complex and when you have lost your memory and try to go back to work at a place you haven't worked for 5 years, you know there's a problem.  And to add to the problem, people connected to Ally all have different viewpoints as to what has happened to her. Well-crafted writing makes this story move along at a good clip as the reader struggles along with Ally to figure out what happened to her her, and the search puts her in a lot of danger.
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