Review for Suspense Magazine
Chilling suspense, a twisted whodunit, and a series of gruesome deaths written by a nurse-turned-author weave into an intricate web of secrets and murder in Alexandrea Weis’s atmospheric YA thriller, Have You Seen Me? [Vesuvian Books, August 17, 2021].
Relentlessly bullied during her years at Waverly Prep, alumna-turned-faculty Aubrey LaRoux is conflicted about returning to campus—an anxiety which deepens to dread when she arrives to find a missing person poster of student Lindsey Gillett. History is now not only Aubrey’s subject, but, worse, seems to be repeating itself: Two girls went missing from Waverly Prep in the 1990s and another—Lindsey’s sister—disappeared while Aubrey was in school. When a small group of Aubrey’s students convince her to investigate the unsolved cases, the secrets she learns of Waverly’s sordid history will put a target on their backs. Not everyone wants Aubrey meddling with the past—especially the ones willing to kill to hide it.
Dark academia meets teen slasher with just a sprinkling of superstition and folklore, Have You Seen Me? has all the hair-raising suspense of Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer with the dark secrets of Jackson’s A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder and the twisty crimes of Sager’s Home Before Dark. This is a slasher worth dying for.
Lindy Miller Ryan is an author, editor, and spooky things enthusiast who occasionally makes crafty things and bakes.