SOME SECRETS CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE ... FOREVER.
Lindsey Gillett is missing.
And she's not the first girl at Waverly Prep to vanish without a trace.
To help cope with the tragedy, new history teacher Aubrey LeRoux organizes a small student investigation team. But when the members start turning up dead across campus, Aubrey suspects there's more going on than anyone is willing to admit.
The murdered students all had something in common with Lindsey. They shared a secret. And what they uncovered could threaten the future of the historic school.
At Waverly Prep, someone wants to keep the past buried—along with anyone who gets in their way.
A Note From the Publisher
“An intriguing and atmospheric tale of murder and mayhem that will keep readers wondering what could possibly happen next.” ~Booklist
“Every five or ten years you’ll read a book that’ll grip you from start to end and you’ll find you’re up at 3am in the morning bewitched by the plot, the characters, and the setting. Have You Seen Me? is one such book. The pace is frenetic, urgent, and comes across as vividly telegenic. It takes a truly talented and masterful author to craft a novel which creates a three-dimensional drama inside your mind. Alexandrea Weis is one of the most talented authors around, she straddles several genres, and in a short time her novels are destined to stand along with authors such as Stephen King, Gillian Flynn, Joyce Carol Oates, and Jeffery Deaver.” ~The Strand Magazine
“Riveting, fast paced thriller wrapped up in a mystery. Is history repeating itself or is it a coincidence? Weis slowly peels away layer after layer to reveal the truth. I would recommend even if you don’t usually read thrillers.” ~Erin E. Forys, Barnes and Noble, Williamsburg, VA
"Weis addresses cultural issues such as class systems, race, and bullying all the while providing chilling and spooky imagery that is sure to have all readers begging the question: "Who will be next?” A thrilling spine-tingling novel that had my heart racing on every page." ~Tanya Roberts @bookswithtanya, CER at Indigo Books, Québec Canada
“With atmosphere, mercurial threats, and intrigue, Weis excels in probing the psychological undertones of a prep school and a new teacher’s return to her past. Readers receive an eerie feel of inevitable disaster much in the manner of the classic film Picnic at Hanging Rock, and a story that will reach from young adult to adult audiences with a winning exploration of prep school pressures, politics, and the special interests that lead to murder.” ~Midwest Book Review
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I absolutely loved this book from start to finish. I cannot recommend it strongly enough. Great characters and a fast-paced plot make it an absolute winner.
Thank you to Vesuvian Books and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review! Have You Seen Me? by Alexandrea Weis is a gripping, unputdownable thriller that will appeal to fans of They Never Learn and A Good GIrl's Guide to Murder. The story revolves around Aubrey LaRoux, a new black teacher at Waverly Prep, a prestigious private school. She had previously gone to Waverly Prep as a student, but now she's back as a teacher. When she arrives, she learned that a girl named Lindsey has gone missing, presumed dead, and a group of her first-period students entreat her to help them solve the disappearance. Aubrey agrees because Lindsey's sister went missing when Aubrey was a student. Where have these missing girls gone? And will Aubrey and her students find the answers before the murderer finds them? Here is a chilling excerpt from the Prologue, which is from Lindsey's point of view: "Tall stalks whipped against Lindsey’s legs as she ran. Her ragged breath broke through the silence of the dark, isolated field. She put everything she had into maneuvering through the deep weeds. Her chest burned, but an icy dread kept her desperate to outrun the beam of light following her. Exhausted, Lindsey paused and kneeled by a thicket of grass, hoping to remain out of sight. But then a flashlight locked on her position. She startled and stumbled backward, tripping over something. ... “Where are you going to run, Lindsey?” The nondescript, guttural voice seemed to surround her. Lindsey hurried to get up while scouring the trees. She judged the distance it would take her to get lost in their shadows. She surveyed the endless acres of grass. There was nowhere else to go." This book was enjoyable to read, and I couldn't put it down. I had to keep reading to find out who the murderer was, and there were plenty of murders to keep me interested. One highlight of this book is that the main character, Aubrey, is black. There aren't enough main characters who are PoC in the thriller genre, and I applaud the author for that choice. I did take off 1 star, because I found Aubrey to be too wimpy of a character. Maybe it's because I'm a teacher myself, but Aubrey doesn't know how to set boundaries with her students. Her students suspect her of being the killer? Oh, that's fine. Her students keep making inappropriate comments about her and the hunky sheriff? Oh, that's fine. Her students want to disobey police orders and head into areas that are off-limits? Oh, that's fine. I've never wanted to yell at a main character so much. On the positive side, the book has chapters from the students' perspectives, which is why I think it will have cross-over appeal from adult and YA readers If you're intrigued by the excerpt above, or if you're a fan of thrillers in general, I highly recommend that you check out this book when it comes out in August!