Blog tour (Review): Have You Seen Me by Alexandrea Weis

Publisher ‏ : ‎Vesuvian Books (August 17, 2021)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 260 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1645480755
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1645480754

 
Praise for HAVE YOU SEEN ME?
 

“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

“With atmosphere, mercurial threats, and intrigue, Alexandrea Weis excels in probing the psychological undertones of the 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.” D. Donovan, Senior Editor, Midwest Book Review

“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

“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

“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

“A dark, complex tale of psychological suspense that will captivate and thrill readers, especially those who love slashers!” Monique Snyman, Bram Stoker Awards Nominee

“…capably written with a vibrant setting that feels lived-in and starts off with an intriguing mystery … that leads to a shocking revelation.” IndieReader

Lindsey Gillett is missing.

And she’s not the first girl at Waverly High to vanish without a trace.

To help cope with the tragedy, new history teacher Aubrey LaRoux organizes a student investigation team. But when the project’s key 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 High, someone wants to keep the past buried—and you don’t want to get in their way.

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I received a copy of Have You Seen Me for an honest review. What follows is my opinion and mine alone. There was no compensation for this review.
With many thrillers, the heart starts pumping right off the bat. This book is no different. It starts strong with the prologue, is a bit slow moving until around the forty percent mark, and then picks up speed. If you don’t have a handle on what is happening, you might miss something.
This is not my first book from Weis. Her writing style is unique and elicits emotions in the right moment. But, for some reason, this wasn’t my favorite of her books. That isn’t to say this book is bad, it isn’t.
The mystery is intriguing, pulling you into the history of the school and wanting to know more with the team of amateur sleuths. The characters are well written, something I personally love about Weis’ work. Each teenager has their own personality and, sure, you may find something you can latch and label, but they aren’t just those labels and you can see that. The idea that so many differing personalities are working together for a common goal is wonderful.
The biggest thing I did like about this book though, was the main character. The book is writting in third person with the narration focusing mostly on Aubrey LaRoux. Aubrey is an African-American woman. I cannot remember if the students are described, but knowing Aubrey’s background added a layer to the story that I’m not sure was as explored as it could have been.
That said, the book ends on a cliffhanger and if there ends up being a second book, I feel it will be going down that route. And I’m excited about that.
All in all, the book is a fun read you can enjoy for the spooky season. You may need to suspend disbelief here and there, but if you’re able to do that, you will be entertained.
Photo Content from Alexandrea Weis

Alexandrea Weis, RN-CS, PhD, is a 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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