Tuesday, August 31, 2021
JASMINE's THOUGHTS on Have You Seen Me? by Alexandrea Weis
Waverly Prep, #1
August 17, 2021
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.
Praise for Have You Seen Me?
“A fast-paced thriller that will engage readers with great characters and a chilling mystery! I was sucked in and fully invested in finding the killer!!”
~Gretchen Hall, Barnes and Noble, Houston, TX
"Alexandrea 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, Have You Seen Me? had my heart racing on every page."
~Tanya Roberts @bookswihtanya, CER at Indigo Books, Québec Canada
“Riveting, fast paced thriller wrapped up in a mystery. Is history repeating itself or is it a coincidence? Alexandrea Weis slowly peels away layer after layer to reveal the truth. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it even if you don’t usually read thrillers.”
~Erin E. Forys, Barnes and Noble, Williamsburg, VA
“With atmosphere, mercurial threats, and intrigue, Alexandrea Weis excels in probing the psychological undertones of a prep school and a new teacher’s return to her past. She also does a fine job of evolving the plot that connects students and teachers to an unpredictable truth. As school and local history are revealed by the determined team, readers receive an eerie feel of inevitable disaster much in the manner of the classic film 'Picnic at Hanging Rock'. The buildup that leads to the truth about the killer's identity makes for a fine 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. Very nicely done.” ~Midwest Book Review
**About the Author**
Alexandrea Weis, RN-CS, PhD, is a international bestselling, multi-award-winning author, screenwriter, advanced practice registered nurse, and historian who was born and raised in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Having grown up in the motion picture industry as the daughter of a director, she learned to tell stories from a different perspective. Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her novels, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story moving and memorable. A member of the Horror Writers Association and International Thriller Writers Association, Weis writes supernatural, horror, mystery, and thrillers. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans where she is a permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries and rescues orphaned and injured animals.
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Note: This review contains NO spoilers
🤯 Whoa! This is not the first thriller I have read by Alexandrea Weis. Oh no... So far, I am continually left "at the edge of my seat" with the hairs on my arm standing with chills going down my spine after reading her thrillers. Oh yeah, Have You Seen Me? did just that. I was kept "at the edge my seat" and "bated breath" with each turn of the page. The suspense was like a "slow burn" that kept climbing until the dramatic, chilling twist of an end. Not only that, this story was very reminiscent of those teen slasher movies like Scream, Prom Night, Friday the 13th, and so many more, I have enjoyed watching.
I also liked that there was a side romance developing. Yes, there was a bit of some romantic attraction happening with these characters. It was subtle and well-written which did not take away from the main genre of horror/mystery/thriller.
But, oh that twist-y cliffhanger of an ending... Ha! I was like "oh dang! I didn't expect that in the ending." The mystery and suspense was so well done that I was surprised at who was who in the story, especially the killer. 😨 Dayum! That end left open for more "adventures" for these characters. And, I do want to read more please.
I would definitely recommend this read to fans of this genre and/or teen slasher movies.