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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 tha 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.


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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 tha 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.

30 review for Have You Seen Me?

  1. 5 out of 5

    Nilufer Ozmekik

    What? Is this it? Are there any more pages that I forgot to read? Seriously ! How did book end like this? It is worse than last 15 minutes of Seven’s “What’s in the box”scene! Sorry but I think the thrilling book I’ve been looking for cannot reach, read at this moment. Beep…. Yep it might have gotten lost at the tunnel. The book made an intriguing, exciting start: Ally finds herself at her old work place she quit five years ago and she thinks that is her first work day after her short break. Then What? Is this it? Are there any more pages that I forgot to read? Seriously ! How did book end like this? It is worse than last 15 minutes of Seven’s “What’s in the box”scene! Sorry but I think the thrilling book I’ve been looking for cannot reach, read at this moment. Beep…. Yep it might have gotten lost at the tunnel. The book made an intriguing, exciting start: Ally finds herself at her old work place she quit five years ago and she thinks that is her first work day after her short break. Then she bumps into her ex-lover and also her ex-boss. Yes, she just faints and finds herself in the ER with short term amnesia. She slowly starts to remember she is married, she is freelance finance journalist and she has a secret from her childhood which buggers her lately. She keeps some important information about the crime scene she witnessed when she was nine. Well, at first half of the book bored me so much! I didn’t understand why Ally’s husband treated to her wife as if she is Airbnb renter. Their cold, meaningless, unfriendly, boring relationship made me yawned. I wished I could position toothpicks into my eyes to keep them open. Roger, brother of Ally also acted so suspicious and his wife was annoyingly noisy and disturbing gossipy element! I also didn’t understand the unfinished business between Ally and Damien which made me think, I’m reading an angsty romance between two lovers who recently broke up from so many misunderstanding and communication breakdown (in the meantime I’m listening Led Zeppelin to calm my nerves after the damage this book created on me) So Ally hires a private detective to gather lost pieces of her last two days which connects with the murder she witnessed when she was a child but as soon as I read the conclusion of the story: I said WHAT WHAT WHAT!!!!!! The bad guy was a little bit obvious from the beginning, wearing a sign on his/her head but the revelation part was so tasteless, still boring, meaningless! And of course there is tons of misleading and blanks at the story needed to be filled! The ending was aimless. I felt like the author has been kidnapped and somebody pulled a nasty prank by writing this ending to torture us! And Ally seems like blind, deaf and one of the most lost and dumbfounded characters I’ve ever read for so long. If a person pokes her with a gun, she doesn’t find out he is bad guy till she’s bleeding to death! I want to scream at her to open her eyes and stop acting like Snow White who recently poisoned by a tasty apple and waiting for her prince’s awakening kiss. I kept reading this one because there were too many five starred reviews so I got patient and I think the story would go to some different direction and guess what? It didn’t. Overall: I’m giving two stars and declaring my shiny place in the minority. I did everything to enjoy this story and look from the brighter side but pacing, story development, characterization and ending with so many blank spots truly disappointed me. Special thanks to NetGalley and Harper Paperbacksto share this ARC COPY in exchange my honest review. I wish I enjoyed this story but unfortunately it didn’t work for me!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    When Ally arrives at work, her boss is shocked to see her since she hasn’t worked for the company in over five years. What??? Ally goes to the hospital and sees a psychiatrist, finding out that she’s experiencing a dissociative fugue state, and is wondering what the trigger or triggers might be. Two days of her life are a complete blank. What happened to Ally? Have You Seen Me was compulsively readable. I didn’t know which way it would go until almost the very last page. The pacing was tense and o When Ally arrives at work, her boss is shocked to see her since she hasn’t worked for the company in over five years. What??? Ally goes to the hospital and sees a psychiatrist, finding out that she’s experiencing a dissociative fugue state, and is wondering what the trigger or triggers might be. Two days of her life are a complete blank. What happened to Ally? Have You Seen Me was compulsively readable. I didn’t know which way it would go until almost the very last page. The pacing was tense and on point, and I found the premise captivating. Ally was a character I rooted for, and I was hoping the best for her. I’ll definitely be reading more books by Kate White! I received a gifted copy. All opinions are my own. Many of my reviews can also be found on my blog: www.jennifertarheelreader.com and instagram: www.instagram.com/tarheelreader

  3. 4 out of 5

    Patricia

    Ally, a finance journalist goes to work one morning only to find out she has not worked there in five years. Ally has somehow lost 48 hours of her life. While trying to figure out what has transpired, many twists and turns are revealed. I believe most readers will love this novel.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Kimberly Belle

    Kate White has done it again. Her latest novel, Have You Seen Me? stars Ally, who shows up at her old job with no memory of why she shouldn’t be there. White starts with a bang and keeps the suspense high throughout, weaving together a labyrinth of buried memories and disturbing revelations that blur the lines between what's true and what’s not. An addictive, up-all-night stunner.

  5. 5 out of 5

    OutlawPoet

    Well, I mostly enjoyed this one. While not a fan of present tense storytelling, this was a very readable book. I liked our main character, really liked that she wasn’t an idiot, and was very interested in what had happened to her and why. Unfortunately, I didn’t love the way our plot and subplots were tied up. While I did figure out the *who* in one subplot, the why was weird and out of left field. I generally liked the author’s style and would read the author again, I just found myself disappointe Well, I mostly enjoyed this one. While not a fan of present tense storytelling, this was a very readable book. I liked our main character, really liked that she wasn’t an idiot, and was very interested in what had happened to her and why. Unfortunately, I didn’t love the way our plot and subplots were tied up. While I did figure out the *who* in one subplot, the why was weird and out of left field. I generally liked the author’s style and would read the author again, I just found myself disappointed in the way everything wrapped up. *ARC Provided via Net Galley

  6. 5 out of 5

    Caitlin Reads

    Kate White delivers another riveting page turner in her new psychological thriller, Have You Seen Me? Ally Linden arrives at work soaking wet and missing her key card. She quickly runs into her old boss and former lover who is surprised to see her since she hasn't worked there in five years. Ally begins to piece back together who she is when she arrives at the hospital remembering she is a financial journalist and married to a man named Hugh. However, she can not remember anything from the past Kate White delivers another riveting page turner in her new psychological thriller, Have You Seen Me? Ally Linden arrives at work soaking wet and missing her key card. She quickly runs into her old boss and former lover who is surprised to see her since she hasn't worked there in five years. Ally begins to piece back together who she is when she arrives at the hospital remembering she is a financial journalist and married to a man named Hugh. However, she can not remember anything from the past two days. Ally begins to try to figure out what triggered her to go into a fugue state hiring a detective to help. Her situation is further complicated by the fact that she discovered the body of toddler whose murderer was never apprehended when she was only nine. Could this somehow be connected with her current predicament? Joining Ally on her quest to piece together where she was over the course of two days and find out the root of what caused her to dissociate from herself was a lot of fun. There were several twists and turns that I didn't expect. Have You Seen Me was very suspenseful and kept me up long past my bedtime. Fans of Kate White will not be disappointed with her latest installment. Thanks to Edelweiss+ and Harper Paperbacks for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    4.5/ 5 stars Have You Seen Me is a standalone suspense/mystery/thriller. It is my fourth book by this author. The narrator is 34 year old finance journalist Ally Linden (1st person POV). The story is set in New York City. I really enjoyed this book and was hooked right from the start. And the title was excellent and very relevant to the story. The premise was very interesting. It has to do with lost memories. Something happens to Ally. And she spends the book trying to put the pieces together to fig 4.5/ 5 stars Have You Seen Me is a standalone suspense/mystery/thriller. It is my fourth book by this author. The narrator is 34 year old finance journalist Ally Linden (1st person POV). The story is set in New York City. I really enjoyed this book and was hooked right from the start. And the title was excellent and very relevant to the story. The premise was very interesting. It has to do with lost memories. Something happens to Ally. And she spends the book trying to put the pieces together to figure out what happened to her. Over the course of the book we get new pieces of information added so that we can figure out what has happened. There were so many great reveals in this book. I found the story to be quite riveting. Also, there were a lot of characters doing shady things. So it was fun to try to figure out who was lying and who was ultimately the bad guy. There were private investigators, therapists, doctors and police. And they all added so much to the story. I'm not sure if I totally loved the final reveal. I would have preferred something a lot more unpredictable. But overall I just found this story to be completely engaging and I really liked it. Thanks to edelweiss and Harper Paperbacks for allowing me to read this book.

  8. 5 out of 5

    SheLovesThePages

    ❓BOOK REVIEW❓ Have You Seen Me? by Kate White Pub Date: April 28, 2020 -DESCRIPTION- So we meet Ally, who has just come into the office and realized she forgot her keys....but soon, we find that she has forgotten whole years and the last time she worked at this particular office was 5 years ago. Soon as regains most of her memories, with the exception of a few days leading up to her strange appearance at her old work place. -THOUGHTS- I was IN TO IT right from the first page. I was sucked in. I was tr ❓BOOK REVIEW❓ Have You Seen Me? by Kate White Pub Date: April 28, 2020 -DESCRIPTION- So we meet Ally, who has just come into the office and realized she forgot her keys....but soon, we find that she has forgotten whole years and the last time she worked at this particular office was 5 years ago. Soon as regains most of her memories, with the exception of a few days leading up to her strange appearance at her old work place. -THOUGHTS- I was IN TO IT right from the first page. I was sucked in. I was trying to figure it all out. I was making noises and faces and saying "what?!" out loud the entire time. I enjoyed Ally and how she notices everything. Every little movement and facial expression. I was all in....until the end and unfortunately it just didn't bring it all home for me. It was completely realistic and then....it wasn't. Although I felt that way about the ending, I enjoyed 90% of it and it was well on its way to becoming a must read. The end was fine, I just feel like some missed opportunity there. -RATING- ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5 stars I recommend this book! -SIMILAR RECOMMENDED READS- The Silent Patient What Happens in Paradise The Woman in the Park

  9. 5 out of 5

    ABookwormWithWine

    I have read a few of the Bailey Weggins series and have been loving them, so when I saw Kate White was coming out with this standalone, Have You Seen Me?, I knew I had to read it. I'm happy to report that it did not disappoint! While some people might find the major twist a little out of left field and abrupt, I was definitely surprised by it and it wasn't at all what I expected to happen which I loved. I really liked the addition of the event from Ally's childhood and how it ended up fitting tog I have read a few of the Bailey Weggins series and have been loving them, so when I saw Kate White was coming out with this standalone, Have You Seen Me?, I knew I had to read it. I'm happy to report that it did not disappoint! While some people might find the major twist a little out of left field and abrupt, I was definitely surprised by it and it wasn't at all what I expected to happen which I loved. I really liked the addition of the event from Ally's childhood and how it ended up fitting together with her current situation. It also added even more layers to an already intriguing plot. I absolutely loved Ally and her friend Gabby, and the dynamic reminded me a little bit of the Bailey Weggins series. I thought that in general the majority of the characters were likable so if you don't want a book full of characters you hate, Have You Seen Me? would be a good novel for you. Have You Seen Me? is completely binge-worthy and I ended up reading it all in one day, in basically one sitting. I was so into it and I just had to know where it was going. And of course, in true Kate White fashion, you don't get the big reveal until the VERY end. I don't know how suspenseful I thought it was, I didn't really have any pulse-pounding moments, but it was definitely addictive and kept a pretty quick pace throughout. Plus there is enough going on that I didn't feel my attention waver even once. Random thought that I just have to add, Ally's therapist Dr. Erling reminded me SO much of Dr. Evelyn Vogel from season 8 of Dexter. Even though the characters aren't similar in age or looks I couldn't help but hear and picture Vogel every time Ally had a session with Erling. Anyone else? Just me? Okay. If you love Kate White's other books then I would definitely check out Have You Seen Me? Thank you to the publisher for providing me with an advance review copy of this book, all opinions and thoughts are my own.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Sydney

    I think I’m stuck in the land of “thrillers that I enjoyed but had issues with and will forget in a month.” The premise for this drew me in immediately (anything with missing memory terrifies me; what could have happened!?). However, the characters were all awful and boring. Ally (the main character) was so frustrating since she didn’t see what was right in front of her at any point in time! I enjoyed the journey to find out what happened in the time she was missing from her memory, and this sus I think I’m stuck in the land of “thrillers that I enjoyed but had issues with and will forget in a month.” The premise for this drew me in immediately (anything with missing memory terrifies me; what could have happened!?). However, the characters were all awful and boring. Ally (the main character) was so frustrating since she didn’t see what was right in front of her at any point in time! I enjoyed the journey to find out what happened in the time she was missing from her memory, and this suspense was what kept me reading in addition to liking the author’s writing style. There was a lot of potential, but it felt a bit over the top and unrealistic. Did no one else really care about the bloody tissues in her jacket pocket!? I didn’t predict the ending but it felt like it came out of left field and didn’t seem plausible at all compared to the rest of the entire storyline. In the end, I think the conclusion brought down my rating of this book and it missed the mark entirely. Thank you to Harper Collins for my gifted copy in exchange for an honest review! (3.5 stars)

  11. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews

    Ally went to work, but not to the place she currently works. Ally ended up at the place she had worked five years ago, and then she fainted and is rushed to the hospital. Those two things were not the worst part. Ally can't remember anything, her purse is gone, and apparently she had been gone for two days. After coming home from the hospital, things still didn’t clear up. Ally couldn’t remember what had triggered her memory loss and wondered if a traumatic event when she was nine may have resurfac Ally went to work, but not to the place she currently works. Ally ended up at the place she had worked five years ago, and then she fainted and is rushed to the hospital. Those two things were not the worst part. Ally can't remember anything, her purse is gone, and apparently she had been gone for two days. After coming home from the hospital, things still didn’t clear up. Ally couldn’t remember what had triggered her memory loss and wondered if a traumatic event when she was nine may have resurfaced and caused her dissociative episode. As I read, I could feel something was just not quite right with the characters, Ally's episode, and her situation. An undercurrent of something sinister seemed to lurk behind the words. You will be on pins and needles with Ally as you wonder what’s really happening and who’s behind it all. How could everything that's happening be a coincidence? Ms. White always brings her readers a story that will keep you tense, totally absorbed, and in this case thinking about your memory and well being. Are you doing all you can for your well being and your life? 5/5 This book was given to me by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Audrey

    The premise of this book totally hooked me - Ally arrives at work one rainy morning and is a little confused when she can't find her access card to get into the space or the key to her office...and when her colleague Damien (who is also her ex) shows up he's equally confused - Ally hasn't worked there in five years! After a much needed trip to the ER some of Ally's memories start to come back but she's missing the memories of the last 72 hours of her life and has no idea what triggered the memory The premise of this book totally hooked me - Ally arrives at work one rainy morning and is a little confused when she can't find her access card to get into the space or the key to her office...and when her colleague Damien (who is also her ex) shows up he's equally confused - Ally hasn't worked there in five years! After a much needed trip to the ER some of Ally's memories start to come back but she's missing the memories of the last 72 hours of her life and has no idea what triggered the memory loss. I really enjoyed Ally's quest to recover her memory and to retrace her steps. She can't find her purse or cell phone. She finds bloody tissues in her pocket. The memories from her childhood when she found a dead body in the woods near her house are flooding her mind. And she just can't shake the feeling that someone is watching her. Something sinister definitely happened that sent her into the fugue state and she's desperate to find out what it was...and I was right there with her. Despite her husband's protests she hires a PI to help her find out just what the heck happened and she turns to her best friend, brother, therapist and colleagues to help put the pieces together. There was so much great potential here, but ultimately the story didn't hold up for me. There were lots of red herrings and shady characters, but it felt a bit over the top and like everyone was hiding something and being extra shady. It made me wonder why any of these people were even in her life as is seemed like they all had something to hide and were all trying to work against Ally finding out what happened to her. And when Ally recounts what happened to her people's responses come across as a generic "I'm sorry that happened to you". No one seemed as terrified as Ally did that she lost the memories of the last 3 days of her life...never mind that she's got a pile of bloody tissues in her jacket pocket, but she's not injured, so you know it's someone else's blood. The climax and ending fell a bit flat for me. I'm totally down for a "I didn't see that coming" twist but it also needs to be plausible and connect to the story. This story also did two movie tropes that I despise: our villain gives a full speech on the blow-by-blow of how and why they did what they did AND there is a moment (view spoiler)[when Ally can literally unmask someone who tries to kill her and Ally DOESN'T remove the mask to see who it is. (hide spoiler)] I was also super frustrated with how one character's storyline played out. (view spoiler)[I really liked the PI and was rooting for him as he seemed to be the ONLY character who was interested in helping Ally. But when he was found murdered in a suburban parking lot of "a place that was well known for anonymous gay sex" I nearly fell off my chair. For one that explanation alone of where he was found was so cringe inducing. And beyond that, in this day and age, who is leaving NYC to go to a random suburban parking lot to meet someone for anonymous sex - gay or straight? And how does he even know this place exists? #notbuyingit The PI also told Ally and his best friend/business partner that he was following a lead on the case that night, but his friend decides that was all just a lie to cover up the fact that he was secretly gay and couldn't even admit it to himself so tells everyone he's working when he's actually out trolling for a hook-up. How is Ally the only one who thinks his murder is related to her case? And the excuse that the PI doesn't bother with things like Tinder to hook up because he might get "found out" for being gay. This felt so in contrast to the character and so implausible. Do the PI some justice. This felt like a real cop out to me. (hide spoiler)] I have been a fan of Kate White's books since she started her Bailey Weggins series and while there was potential here, I felt like it missed the mark when it came to the big reveal/conclusion. I will keep picking up her books in the future but this was wasn't a total smash for me.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Wendy Walker

    The set-up here is fantastic - a woman shows up at work only to find that she hasn't worked there for years. In fact, she's lost the entire last two days of her life to a dissociative fugue state. As she retraces her steps to figure out where she's been and what caused this break-down, the suspects and clues start coming and they don't stop until the final, awesome twist!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Alexa

    Full of lowkey tension that had me on edge the whole time... until a slightly rushed ending dampened things a bit. BUT still very solid, and a hearty recommendation if, like me, you like suspense novels driven by taught interpersonal conflicts, deep buried secrets, and a heroine who both can't quite trust herself OR anyone she knows. This book plays on the amnesia trope nicely without doing a full wipe--the main character can remember everything except for the past 72 hours. But something BAD mu Full of lowkey tension that had me on edge the whole time... until a slightly rushed ending dampened things a bit. BUT still very solid, and a hearty recommendation if, like me, you like suspense novels driven by taught interpersonal conflicts, deep buried secrets, and a heroine who both can't quite trust herself OR anyone she knows. This book plays on the amnesia trope nicely without doing a full wipe--the main character can remember everything except for the past 72 hours. But something BAD must have happened to her in those 72 hours, and now she doesn't know who to trust. The book has a lovely throughline of low, simmering tension. I was on edge with the MC, re: who to trust. A few of the twists and turns were pretty intense, and very engaging. I was fully on board until the very end. The big reveal is a tick rushed, with a few missed opportunities for more rising tension and a big finish. I just felt like my suspense, anticipation and excitement was punctured just a beat too early. That said, the rest of the resolution of things was satisfying--I always appreciate a few chapters after the climax to chew on all the threads coming together, and settling into the MC's feelings about everything. This one will work for those who like a bit of domestic suspense, a bit of Lifestyles of the Unbelievably Rich New Yorker, a bit of "intriguing dark childhood secrets," and of course amnesia trope. It was a good read, but I do wish the ending had been a homerun!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Laura • lauralovestoread

    I feel like I’ve read this storyline a few times before.. maybe it’s me. More thoughts to come *thank you publisher for the gifted copy for review.

  16. 5 out of 5

    JANELLE || WHATSHESEEES

    I absolutely loved Have You Seen Me. It was a terrific read that was so entertaining I couldn’t put it down. It was an extremely fast-paced read for me with really great characters. Sometimes it’s obvious with a character what’s going to happen but with Ally, it wasn’t. She was tough but also knew her weaknesses and me kind of admired her for that. ⠀ ⠀This book just kept taking the WRONG turn. Every time I thought something was going to happen it confused me and didn’t happen and then when it hap I absolutely loved Have You Seen Me. It was a terrific read that was so entertaining I couldn’t put it down. It was an extremely fast-paced read for me with really great characters. Sometimes it’s obvious with a character what’s going to happen but with Ally, it wasn’t. She was tough but also knew her weaknesses and me kind of admired her for that. ⠀ ⠀This book just kept taking the WRONG turn. Every time I thought something was going to happen it confused me and didn’t happen and then when it happens you don’t see it coming. So much suspense along the way is what made me love it!! ⠀ ⠀I can’t wait to check out Something She’s Not Telling Us by Darcey Bell next because every time I read a book from @harperperennial it’s always so enjoyable!! ⠀ ⠀ Have You Seen Me is available now and I highly recommend you check this one out if you haven’t already!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Katelyn

    Took a while to finish. This is one of those very boring & predictable thrillers. I don’t understand the point of it! It was entertaining at times. Took a while to finish. This is one of those very boring & predictable thrillers. I don’t understand the point of it! It was entertaining at times.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Alissa

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Have I seen you? I wish I hadn't. I'm giving this book two stars because the author made sentences, put them together, and got the whole thing published somehow! Hey, that's more than I can do. *SPOILERS AHOY* God, this book is just so STUPID. Let me give you some reasons why! Ally's job -- okay, she apparently does some writing and podcasting about personal finances and how best to be a frugal young woman! She is also going to write a book about the subject, which will clearly be a New York Times Have I seen you? I wish I hadn't. I'm giving this book two stars because the author made sentences, put them together, and got the whole thing published somehow! Hey, that's more than I can do. *SPOILERS AHOY* God, this book is just so STUPID. Let me give you some reasons why! Ally's job -- okay, she apparently does some writing and podcasting about personal finances and how best to be a frugal young woman! She is also going to write a book about the subject, which will clearly be a New York Times bestseller. Meanwhile, she and her insufferable dial-tone of a husband order $50 takeout every single night. Also, this woman takes more Ubers and taxis in one book than I have in my entire life. If I can get around Seattle without a car for a couple of years, you can do it in NYC, bitch! Get your entitled ass on the subway. The dead kid. So, when Ally was 9 years old, she took a shortcut through the woods and discovered (gasp!) a dead kid. Instead of, you know, telling someone, she kept it a secret for a few days because she thought her parents would be mad at her. I'm pretty sure finding a dead kid is more important than having to sit in the corner facing the wall for a few hours. She was 9, not 5. Jesus. So, this story line is basically a giant red herring because someone could be out to kill her now because of this thing that happened 25 years ago. See, adult Ally has a startling realization that the dead kid was in rigor mortis when she found her, which would have changed EVERYTHING for the investigation. EYE. ROLL. Then the kid killer finds her and tries to drown her, even though her testimony (as a 9-year-old) would be swiss-cheesed by any decent defense attorney. Unfortunately, she survives the attack. That leads us to the real climax of the story (I guess). Look, if your therapist invites you to her house at night because she needs to talk to you, that therapist is obviously going to murder you. If any of my clients are ever invited to my house, it's going to end in a murder-suicide. There is literally NO other reason I would agree to see a client outside work hours. Turns out, Ally's disassociated state/amnesia began because she walked into her therapist's house and found a dead body. The therapist is a murderer, see? It's been three hours since I finished the book and I already can't remember why. Anyway, now that the therapist is sure Ally remembers, she has to kill Ally too! (Also, Private Investigator Mulroney is dead. You were a ridiculous caricature, but RIP). Thankfully, Ally is such a bad ass because she manages to throw a pitcher of water at someone holding a gun on her. Guess what, guys? She gets away! Dial-tone lawyer husband has been fucking around with an old law school classmate, so Ally gets to dump his ass; and, although not specifically stated, she gets back together with her old flame, Damien. Damien crops up through the whole book, despite the fact that they haven't talked in five years, because he is just SO CONCERNED about her. All this time, Ally thought he dumped her, but Damien sees it the other way around. He loves her! I hope the divorce settlement with Dial-Tone is good, because I'd love to see practical little Ally live in Manhattan on a podcast salary. Enjoy the subway, bitch.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Carla Johnson-Hicks

    This is my first book by Kate White and it won't be my last. This was a psychological thriller that drew me in right from the first page. Ally Linden arrives at work missing her key card. She is let into the building by someone she does not recognize and when she runs into her old boss and former lover she finds out that she hasn't worked there in five years. She goes to the hospital to get checked out as she appears to be in a fugue state. Ally begins to piece back together who she is, what she This is my first book by Kate White and it won't be my last. This was a psychological thriller that drew me in right from the first page. Ally Linden arrives at work missing her key card. She is let into the building by someone she does not recognize and when she runs into her old boss and former lover she finds out that she hasn't worked there in five years. She goes to the hospital to get checked out as she appears to be in a fugue state. Ally begins to piece back together who she is, what she does and that she is married to a man named Hugh. What she can't remember is anything from the last two days. As some memories come back, she also remembers finding the body of a neighbour girl, dead in the woods near her home when she is a young girl. She begins to remember things that she did not remember at the time. She hires a private detective to help her piece together the two days she was lost. This story was a page turner that had me on the edge of my seat. Ally is a very likable character. She is a smart woman, who is not content to just sit back and hope her memories come back. She also has a conscience and when she remembers things from the past that might help solve the case of the murdered neighbour, she immediately takes steps to rectify the matter. The story was fast-paced and listened to it in one day. My one complaint, and it is a biggie, is that the final twist of this story came out of left field for me. It tied up all the loose ends for me, but there was not hint along the way. It seemed rather abrupt. I am not sure if all her books are this way, but the rest of the story was so enjoyable, I will read more books by this author. I listened to the audiobook narrated by Cynthia Farrell. This is the second time I have listened to a book she has narrated. The first had two narrators, but this one was her alone. I found that I enjoyed her performance very much. She does a good job with the pacing, expression and intonation. The character voices were well done and I will definitely continue to listen to books narrated by this talented voice actress. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book upon request. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Rana

    This book tried very hard to be a psychological thriller by naming a bunch of psychological terms over and over again... if I have to hear this girl explain a fugue state one more time ... the author also decided the reader was too dumb to know (or google) what rigor mortis is... girl we’ve ALL watched Dexter! Every time the protagonist found out a new piece of info, she told her husband, brother, best friend and therapist IN THAT ORDER and we had to sit through 4 separate reactions. Then she ge This book tried very hard to be a psychological thriller by naming a bunch of psychological terms over and over again... if I have to hear this girl explain a fugue state one more time ... the author also decided the reader was too dumb to know (or google) what rigor mortis is... girl we’ve ALL watched Dexter! Every time the protagonist found out a new piece of info, she told her husband, brother, best friend and therapist IN THAT ORDER and we had to sit through 4 separate reactions. Then she gets a PI so we get another man to react to this girl’s TERRIFYING fugue state dissociative two days in which she did NOTHING scandalous so why are we here ???? Bad book

  21. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    I received this book from Harper Perennial, thank you for the opportunity to read it. Have You Seen Me? by Kate White is my first book by this author. It is a novel of suspense. Ally Linden walks into her office and is told that she hasn’t worked there in five years. After a visit to the hospital, she discovers that she can’t remember the last two days. She wonders if her dissociated state is possibly linked to the body of a little girl that she discovered when she was nine. But then again, she a I received this book from Harper Perennial, thank you for the opportunity to read it. Have You Seen Me? by Kate White is my first book by this author. It is a novel of suspense. Ally Linden walks into her office and is told that she hasn’t worked there in five years. After a visit to the hospital, she discovers that she can’t remember the last two days. She wonders if her dissociated state is possibly linked to the body of a little girl that she discovered when she was nine. But then again, she and her husband had a fight and are growing farther apart. She is desperate for answers and hires a private investigator to help her find out where she was for two days. She has the feeling that she is being watched and realizes she may be in more danger than she thought. I love suspense novels. So I was immediately intrigued. This book starts off very strong and I enjoyed Ally as the main character. She is scared, yet shows determination to find out what is hidden in those missing days, whether she is the victim…or a possible suspect. I enjoyed how suspicions lie with any of the characters. Each chapter ends with a cliffhanger which caused me to keep turning the pages. However, at the same time…I wanted more. The suspense was nice but I wanted more to happen, not just maybe’s. Everything that is discovered is “maybe this, maybe that.” I wanted something more concrete to occur, which would have upped the suspense even more. Then there is the ending. It felt anti-climatic. So rate it 3 out of 5 stars.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Zoe Weatherholtz

    Am I missing something? This book had such a good start. It had a lot of potential but, wow, it fell so flat at the end that I feel like I am missing a chapter somewhere. Poor Ally is so lost and confused because she has completely lost her memory for the past few days in her life. She wants so desperately to get it back, which I would be too! There is a lot of information missing, so when some comes back its welcoming. BUT it is the wrong information that comes back to her. The information is t Am I missing something? This book had such a good start. It had a lot of potential but, wow, it fell so flat at the end that I feel like I am missing a chapter somewhere. Poor Ally is so lost and confused because she has completely lost her memory for the past few days in her life. She wants so desperately to get it back, which I would be too! There is a lot of information missing, so when some comes back its welcoming. BUT it is the wrong information that comes back to her. The information is tied to the dead body she found when she was a child. Is her amnesia interlocked with the dead body? Is the information that came back to her going to hurt her in ways that it has hurt others? Like I said, this book had such a good start but then the conclusion just smacked you right in the face and it was like, uuuhhhh okay??

  23. 4 out of 5

    Up All Night Book Addict

    I really enjoyed this author's last couple of books. Unfortunately, this one fell somewhere in the middle. I mostly fell flat for me. My blase feelings with this one are hard to express without giving away spoilers, but I will try my best. This book wasn't as suspenseful as her other books. I was able to piece many things together pretty easily before they were revealed. The plot and subplots were a little exaggerated and left me feeling disinterested. The twists didn't surprise me. The ending fel I really enjoyed this author's last couple of books. Unfortunately, this one fell somewhere in the middle. I mostly fell flat for me. My blase feelings with this one are hard to express without giving away spoilers, but I will try my best. This book wasn't as suspenseful as her other books. I was able to piece many things together pretty easily before they were revealed. The plot and subplots were a little exaggerated and left me feeling disinterested. The twists didn't surprise me. The ending felt rushed and forced. I wasn't especially happy with it. There was a big attempt at suspense up to the end, then it just ended. I was disappointed. Overall, this book isn't bad. It just wasn't what I expected to get from this author. I guess we can't always love what every book from every author.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Dee Kendall

    I was going to give this 5 stars....but, I really disliked the end. It was an awesome book, kept me reading the whole thing in one sitting. Then, I felt seriously let down, like, some of the story just didn't come together. I feel it needs at least a few more chapters to tie up loose ends.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Dawnny

    A twister that kept me glued to it. Ally Linden shows up for work, where she previously worked years before. Suffering from memory laps, out of sorts with time and place. The events stem from childhood events. This was a pretty intense and twisted plot. I never read this author before and I loved it. Dawnny-BookGypsy Novels N Latte Hudson Valley NY

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jen

    This is an addicting page turner with many delightful twists. The author throws out red herring after red herring until everyone is a suspect. I was caught totally unaware when the truth was revealed. This was one of those thrillers that leaves you frantically turning pages. I love a book that leaves you shrouded in mystery and shocks you with the reveal because you never saw it coming. This is one of those books! I loved it and read it in a day because I had to find out the truth. 4⭐️ My thanks This is an addicting page turner with many delightful twists. The author throws out red herring after red herring until everyone is a suspect. I was caught totally unaware when the truth was revealed. This was one of those thrillers that leaves you frantically turning pages. I love a book that leaves you shrouded in mystery and shocks you with the reveal because you never saw it coming. This is one of those books! I loved it and read it in a day because I had to find out the truth. 4⭐️ My thanks to @harperperennial for sending this free review copy my way!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Heather Gadd

    This book dragged along at a glacial pace, which is unfortunate, because the premise excited me. It finally picked up near the end, but by then, I was incensed and just glad that there was some sort of conclusion. By “some sort”, I mean that the mystery was solved, but there was so much going on near the end that the excitement and drama of the resolution was watered down. The writing was also mediocre, the prose was peppered with tired cliches, overused idioms, and an adjective overload. It rea This book dragged along at a glacial pace, which is unfortunate, because the premise excited me. It finally picked up near the end, but by then, I was incensed and just glad that there was some sort of conclusion. By “some sort”, I mean that the mystery was solved, but there was so much going on near the end that the excitement and drama of the resolution was watered down. The writing was also mediocre, the prose was peppered with tired cliches, overused idioms, and an adjective overload. It reads like a Lifetime movie with B-list actors whose lines all fall flat. Dialogue between characters via text or email used a vernacular that wasn’t natural or common in the age group that was being represented. It was like a parent trying to be “hip” and sound like their kids. With better editing, this could have been so much better.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Taylor Knight

    I loved this book so much. It was everything I hoped it would be and more. The pacing is perfect, I never lost interest, even if I had to put the book down for a couple days. I constantly wanted to keep reading and find out what happened next and get to the bottom of the mystery. I had my suspicions of what happened and where the plot was going but I was never 100% sure and in the end, I was completely wrong and didn't see the plot twist coming at all. The ending was a little bit rushed but it w I loved this book so much. It was everything I hoped it would be and more. The pacing is perfect, I never lost interest, even if I had to put the book down for a couple days. I constantly wanted to keep reading and find out what happened next and get to the bottom of the mystery. I had my suspicions of what happened and where the plot was going but I was never 100% sure and in the end, I was completely wrong and didn't see the plot twist coming at all. The ending was a little bit rushed but it wasn't a big deal to me. Overall, I have really nothing critical to say about Have You Seen Me. I haven't enjoyed a book this much in awhile and I'd definitely recommend it if you're looking for a good suspenseful mystery to pick up.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jamie

    I gave this 4 stars mainly because it’s Kate White and I’ve been a Kate a White fan since Bailey Wiggins in fact that’s one of my favorite series even some of White’s other stand alone are some of my favorites. This book however just didn’t work for me the plot was a little boring and just never climaxed. Ally was a annoying and some of the other key players just felt like they didn’t fit. The back story of the little girl Jaycee I didn’t see where she came into play. For me this was more of a 2 I gave this 4 stars mainly because it’s Kate White and I’ve been a Kate a White fan since Bailey Wiggins in fact that’s one of my favorite series even some of White’s other stand alone are some of my favorites. This book however just didn’t work for me the plot was a little boring and just never climaxed. Ally was a annoying and some of the other key players just felt like they didn’t fit. The back story of the little girl Jaycee I didn’t see where she came into play. For me this was more of a 2.5-3 read but I love Kate White so she gets a star on her own. Thanks to Netgalley for my advanced ebook copy.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Shelley Lawrence

    4.25 stars I really loved this amnesia story, and though it’s a trope that’s been done before, I found it to be well-written with a strong, compelling, intelligent female character and a sound plot. It was easily readable and captivating, making it a fast, totally intriguing read. I was sure it was going secure a 5 star rating from me, and then it ended. In particular, my issue was with how the story ended. I was certain there would be a final twist. I could feel it coming...and it didn’t. Not only 4.25 stars I really loved this amnesia story, and though it’s a trope that’s been done before, I found it to be well-written with a strong, compelling, intelligent female character and a sound plot. It was easily readable and captivating, making it a fast, totally intriguing read. I was sure it was going secure a 5 star rating from me, and then it ended. In particular, my issue was with how the story ended. I was certain there would be a final twist. I could feel it coming...and it didn’t. Not only did the conclusion fall a bit flat, but it left several questions unanswered. So though I immensely enjoyed 95% of this story, I found the final 5% not quite what I hoped for.

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