ARC Review

An Enjoyable Standalone Thriller With An Intriguing Plotline ♥️ |ARC Review: Have You Seen Me? by Kate White

From New York Times bestselling author Kate White comes a gripping novel about one woman’s dangerous quest to recover lost memories someone would rather she never find.

The key to her missing memories could bring relief—or unlock her worst nightmares.

On a cold, rainy morning, finance journalist Ally Linden arrives early to work in her Manhattan office, only to find that she’s forgotten her keycard and needs to have a colleague she’s never met let her in. When her boss finally arrives, he seems surprised to see her—because she hasn’t worked there in five years.

Ally knows her name, but little else, and it’s only after several hours in an emergency room and multiple interviews with the hospital psychiatrist that she begins to piece together important facts: she lives on the Upper West Side; she’s now a freelance personal finance journalist; she’s married to a lovely man named Hugh. But she still can’t recall what happened to her during the previous two days. When she learns that she’s experienced a dissociative fugue state, Ally tries to think of triggers and remembers that she’d been seeing a therapist about a traumatic event from her childhood, in which she came across evidence for a murder that was never solved.

Desperate to unearth answers, Ally focuses on figuring out where she spent the missing forty-eight hours. As ominous details of the two days pile up, so does the terrifying pressure: she must recover the time she lost before the time she has left runs out.

Featuring Kate White’s signature twists and turns, Have You Seen Me? is a harrowing read that will keep readers guessing until its shocking ending.

Disclaimer: I received a physical copy of the book from Harper Collins International in exchange for an honest review! However, the thoughts, opinions expressed in the review are entirely my own.

When I read the blurb; I knew I just *had* to read this thriller – its been a while since I read a thriller with actual psychological disorder/distress as a theme within the plot.

Her, our protagonist, Ally goes to work one morning; only to slowly realise that she hasn’t worked at this particular office for the past 5 years. This stuns her; but not as much as the fact that she has absolutely no recollection of the past few days – a horrifying thought that she neither understands nor finds believable.

Believing that this dissociative fugue state that occurred might have been due to a trigger that she can’t seem to remember, like her therapist suggests; Ally wonders if it might have been partly due to the traumatic incident during her childhood!

Thus, starts her investigation into those missing days – all the while navigating her own relationships – with her best friend, her husband, her ex who is suddenly back in her life, brother and sister – in – law with a tenacious relationship and a therapist she is starting to depend on far more than she cares to admit!

Did I enjoy this thriller? – I have to be honest; I did, but it did not grip me the way that I had expected it to and the fact that there were a few extra complications in terms of some secondary characters – two mysteries within and their connection tenuous at the best; Have You Seen Me? Is a thriller that I found enjoyable at the best!

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

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