Have You Seen Me?
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.

Have You Seen Me? Details

TitleHave You Seen Me?
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseApr 28th, 2020
PublisherHarper Paperbacks
ISBN-139780062747471
Rating
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction, Mystery Thriller, Suspense, Adult Fiction, Adult, Crime, Contemporary, Psychological Thriller

Have You Seen Me? Review

  • Nilufer Ozmekik
    January 1, 1970
    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 Sevens Whats in the boxscene!Sorry but I think the thrilling book Ive 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 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!
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  • Patricia
    January 1, 1970
    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.
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  • Kimberly Belle
    January 1, 1970
    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 shouldnt 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 whats not. An addictive, up-all-night stunner. 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.
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  • OutlawPoet
    January 1, 1970
    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 wasnt an idiot, and was very interested in what had happened to her and why.Unfortunately, I didnt 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 authors style and would read the author again, I just found myself disappointed 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
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  • Caitlin Reads
    January 1, 1970
    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.
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  • ABookwormWithWine
    January 1, 1970
    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 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.
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  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    4.5/ 5 starsHave 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 4.5/ 5 starsHave 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.
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  • Alexa
    January 1, 1970
    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 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!
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  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    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 didnt clear up.Ally couldnt remember what had triggered her memory loss and wondered if a traumatic event when she was nine may have resurfaced 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? 5/5This book was given to me by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Jamie
    January 1, 1970
    I gave this 4 stars mainly because its Kate White and Ive been a Kate a White fan since Bailey Wiggins in fact thats one of my favorite series even some of Whites other stand alone are some of my favorites. This book however just didnt 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 didnt fit. The back story of the little girl Jaycee I didnt see where she came into play. For me this was more of a 2.5-3 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.
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  • Michelle Kenneth - PerfectionistWannabe.com
    January 1, 1970
    This is 4.5 stars for me.When I got to the end of the book, all I kept thinking was that Ally Linden had a really crappy two weeks. First, she loses 2 days worth of memories. Then, she ends up in a psych ward. She starts remembering things that happened from a tragic event she witnessed when she was 9. People are getting killed. Someone may be after her. There's a fire. The intern wants her job. Her husband may be having an affair. Oh, and she really needs to know what in the world happened to This is 4.5 stars for me.When I got to the end of the book, all I kept thinking was that Ally Linden had a really crappy two weeks. First, she loses 2 days worth of memories. Then, she ends up in a psych ward. She starts remembering things that happened from a tragic event she witnessed when she was 9. People are getting killed. Someone may be after her. There's a fire. The intern wants her job. Her husband may be having an affair. Oh, and she really needs to know what in the world happened to her during those 2 lost days. I know some people will not like how this book ends, but I thought the ending was very authentic. You can't expect anyone to have all of the answers after two weeks. Ally is lucky to get 75% of her questions answered. It would take years for her to decipher what actually happened during those 2 days she was missing, and what happened immediately afterward. Let me tell you, what happens after those 2 missing days is the scary part. Kate White did an excellent job describing NYC. It read exactly the way I know NYC. Each block, each feeling, each stop, etc. were true to the NY I love. Can someone be shoved right into oncoming traffic? Yes. This is NYC. It's happened. Granted, I'd be more scared of getting hit by a cyclist, because those guys you never see coming and they never obey traffic rules.This book was hard to put down. There was so much going on that contributed to Ally's horrible 2 weeks. You're not going to be bored with this one. It is just one thing after the other. Frankly, she didn't deserve any of it. I really enjoyed this one. I love stories that just grab you and won't let go.
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  • Up All Night Book Addict
    January 1, 1970
    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 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.
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  • Dee Kendall
    January 1, 1970
    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.
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  • Sonica
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you Harper Books for my advanced copy of Have you Seen Me by Kate White, in exchange for my honest review.  This title publishes April 28, 2020.This was my first Kate White read and definitely will not be my last.  I was completely enthralled in this multi-layered and intriguing plot.The story follows Ally Linden after she finds herself in her old office and doesn't remember how or why she got there.  Ally further discovers that she has been 'missing' for a few days and is unable to recall Thank you Harper Books for my advanced copy of Have you Seen Me by Kate White, in exchange for my honest review.  This title publishes April 28, 2020.This was my first Kate White read and definitely will not be my last.  I was completely enthralled in this multi-layered and intriguing plot.The story follows Ally Linden after she finds herself in her old office and doesn't remember how or why she got there.  Ally further discovers that she has been 'missing' for a few days and is unable to recall anything from those days.  As she starts piecing together the story, Ally uncovers more than she could have bargained for and those whom she thought she could trust are not exactly being showing all their cards.This was a quick and fun read.  I really enjoyed the characters and the author's writing is fluid and engrossing.  I couldn't turn the pages fast enough to find out what Ally would uncover next!  The short and suspenseful chapters definitely contributed to my binge of this book.Having a psychology educational background I am always fascinated by memory loss attributed to huge state/psychological trauma.  This book does a great job at addressing this.The major twist caught me off guard and I didn't quite expect that to be how everything would unravel, and I couldn't be more excited about that.  An author's ability to grab your attention, throw you a curve ball from left field all while maintaining your intrigue and interest is true talent, in my opinion.I have since picked up Kate's last book, Such a Perfect Wife, and I cannot wait to dive into that one now.
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  • Zoe Weatherholtz
    January 1, 1970
    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 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??
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  • Taylor Knight
    January 1, 1970
    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 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.
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  • Jennie
    January 1, 1970
    Ally finds out that shes disassociated after she arrived to work... only to find out she hasnt worked there in 5 years. She has bloody tissues in her pocket and no recollection of whose blood it is or what happened over the past 2 days. Ally visits with family and works with private investigators and a psychologist to determine what happened 2 days prior resulting in her disassociated state. Readers learn that Ally found a body when she was a child and this may have played a role in her Ally finds out that she’s disassociated after she arrived to work... only to find out she hasn’t worked there in 5 years. She has bloody tissues in her pocket and no recollection of whose blood it is or what happened over the past 2 days. Ally visits with family and works with private investigators and a psychologist to determine what happened 2 days prior resulting in her disassociated state. Readers learn that Ally found a body when she was a child and this may have played a role in her disassociation. Overall, this was an easy read, but definitely not a read I’d recommend or read again in the future. I couldn’t connect to Ally, and the big twist in the story? Nope. Just not thrilled with this one. Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the free ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Lori L (She Treads Softly)
    January 1, 1970
    Have You Seen Me? by Kate White is a recommended novel of suspense.Early in the morning Ally Linden arrived at her office disheveled and rain soaked only to discover she didn't have her keycard. Once her boss arrives, she is shocked to learn that she hasn't work there in five years and she faints. At the hospital Ally discovers that she is suffering from a dissociative episode and she can't remember the events of the last two days. She also doesn't have her handbag or cell phone. She does Have You Seen Me? by Kate White is a recommended novel of suspense.Early in the morning Ally Linden arrived at her office disheveled and rain soaked only to discover she didn't have her keycard. Once her boss arrives, she is shocked to learn that she hasn't work there in five years and she faints. At the hospital Ally discovers that she is suffering from a dissociative episode and she can't remember the events of the last two days. She also doesn't have her handbag or cell phone. She does remember that she is married to Hugh, is a finance journalist, and other facts are readily available, but she cannot recall a single event from the last two days.After finding a wad of bloody tissues in her coat pocket, Ally wonders if she saw some traumatic accident or if a past experience could have triggered this event. Ally decides that she needs to hire a private detective to try and uncover her actions over the last two days. She knows there was tension in her marriage because she is not ready for children, but could a fight over this trigger the dissociative event? Her husband seems caring, but distant and her best friend is not available, so she turns to her brother and therapist for support. She also feels, at times, like she's being watched.Admittedly when the story started out with Ally not remembering where she was for the last two days I rolled my eyes, but I went along with it. Most of this uneven suspense novel consists of Ally trying to recall events and tracking down clues. While the writing is very descriptive, the pace is slow at times which made the novel drag a bit for me. I also tired of some of the descriptions of clothing, food, and homes. If you enjoy all of these details all the time, then it is very likely you'll enjoy this novel more. Frankly, I almost set this novel aside more than once due to the uneven pace.On the plus side the characters were well developed and realistic. White throws in plenty of red herrings to keep you guessing and there are enough twists to keep you reading. The ending though.... rushed and unbelievable. 3.5, but I'm rounding down.Disclosure: My review copy was courtesy of HarperCollins.http://www.shetreadssoftly.com/2020/0...
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  • Kathy
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 stars.Have You Seen Me? by Kate White is a spellbinding domestic mystery that is quite suspenseful.Thirty-four year old Ally Linden notices a few differences when she goes to work after an absence. She is also concerned about her appearance which is not quite up to her usual standards. Grateful when her boss Damien Howe finally arrives at work, Ally is soon shocked at the news she no longer works for the company. And even worse, that she has not worked there for five years. Ally soon 4.5 stars.Have You Seen Me? by Kate White is a spellbinding domestic mystery that is quite suspenseful.Thirty-four year old Ally Linden notices a few differences when she goes to work after an absence. She is also concerned about her appearance which is not quite up to her usual standards. Grateful when her boss Damien Howe finally arrives at work, Ally is soon shocked at the news she no longer works for the company. And even worse, that she has not worked there for five years. Ally soon discovers that her memory loss is actually a dissociative state which is usually caused by some type of trauma. She is further stunned when her husband Hugh Buckley tells her she has been missing for the two days she cannot recall. Ally then contacts her therapist Elaine Erling whose advice she soon ignores as she begins trying to uncover what happened to her.Ally is a finance journalist who is successfully juggling her weekly podcast, written column and book writing until her dissociative state. Although she tries to get back to work, she is distracted by trying to recover her memories and the distance between her and Hugh. Ally thinks she knows why she and Hugh have failed to reconnect but she puts fixing her marriage on the backburner for the time being.Against Erling's advice, Ally actively pursues trying to figure out what happened during the days she has lost.  During one of her therapy sessions, Ally does not have much success with recovering her recent memories.  However, she does recall an important piece of information about a bit of a traumatic incident from her childhood. Realizing she must do the right thing with this new detail, Ally contacts her brother Roger to help her navigate her next steps. Ally cannot help but wonder if what happened in the past might have something to do with her present day problems.Frustrated by her inability to remember any new details,  Ally decides to hire a private investigator for assistance. He does uncover startling leads, but she is more confused than before because she still cannot recall anything new. Even worse, Ally begins to have a chilling sensation that someone is watching her and she becomes even more anxious about her safety.  With a few nebulous memories beginning to resurface, Ally begins to fear for her safety.Have You Seen Me? is a clever mystery with a twisty, turny storyline.  Ally's frantic effort to recover her memories provides a sense of urgency as her anxiety and frustration increase. With some brilliant red herrings and outstanding misdirects, Kate White brings this tension-filled mystery to a jaw-dropping conclusion. I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend this absorbing mystery to fans of the genre.
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  • Kylie Taylor
    January 1, 1970
    I was super excited to receive an advanced reader copy of this book to review ! I enjoy Kate Whites writing and really enjoyed her new upcoming psych thriller . Wasnt as fast paced as I anticipated but definitely kept me engaged . I began it on a Saturday and finished Sunday evening . I was eager to get to the end and get answers. Sometimes I have an inclination of whats to come- this novel had me as clueless as the main [email protected]🌟 On a cold, rainy morning, finance I was super excited to receive an advanced reader copy of this book to review ! I enjoy Kate White’s writing and really enjoyed her new upcoming psych thriller . Wasn’t as fast paced as I anticipated but definitely kept me engaged . I began it on a Saturday and finished Sunday evening . I was eager to get to the end and get answers. Sometimes I have an inclination of what’s to come- this novel had me as clueless as the main [email protected]🌟 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.
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  • Kim
    January 1, 1970
    Have You Seen Me by Kate White had me turning the pages and staying up late into the night. I was very impressed by how well Ally shared information with those around her. Usually in suspense or thrillers, the main character is hiding things from everyone and very resistant in telling those around her what is going on. And for good reason, since they never know who to trust. Even though I really enjoyed this book I am only giving it three stars because of how quickly the book ended after we Have You Seen Me by Kate White had me turning the pages and staying up late into the night. I was very impressed by how well Ally shared information with those around her. Usually in suspense or thrillers, the main character is hiding things from everyone and very resistant in telling those around her what is going on. And for good reason, since they never know who to trust. Even though I really enjoyed this book I am only giving it three stars because of how quickly the book ended after we found out what was going on. But if it was only the fast ending I could have overlooked it and would have given Have You Seen Me a higher rating. But combine that with how unbelievable some of the things were that the stalker did, including finding Ally in a huge city and timing it perfectly to try and get her killed by traffic, it was just a bit too unbelievable. I still recommend it though and look forward to reading future books by Kate White.
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  • Krysten
    January 1, 1970
    I'm going to start this review by saying that I LOVE Kate White. Her books always have these great twists and turns and you're left guessing until the very end.Have You Seen Me is no different. From the get go I was hooked. Ally arrives at her old workplace with very little memory, thinking she still works there when she hasn't in years.Although she does reclaim most of her memory, her most recent few days are a huge blank. She wasn't at home with her husband, so where was she? Why do her I'm going to start this review by saying that I LOVE Kate White. Her books always have these great twists and turns and you're left guessing until the very end.Have You Seen Me is no different. From the get go I was hooked. Ally arrives at her old workplace with very little memory, thinking she still works there when she hasn't in years.Although she does reclaim most of her memory, her most recent few days are a huge blank. She wasn't at home with her husband, so where was she? Why do her clothes smell so bad? Why are there bloody tissues in her coat? And where is her purse and her phone?All these questions lead Ally to believe that she either went through something terrible or she witnessed something terrible.I loved that I felt like EVERYONE was a suspect to me, from her husband to her best friend to her old flame and boss. I thought EVERYONE could have had something to do with Ally's memory loss and I loved trying to pick through the clues with Ally to figure out exactly what was going on.This book was pure Kate White perfection.Until the end.I just wasn't satisfied. I felt let down, like there could have been so much more and it just fell flat.Did it ruin the whole book for me? No. But was it an A+ read? No. I would still recommend this twisty, turny book. And maybe you'll find the ending more satisfying than I did. So take it on. And then let me know what you think!
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  • Penny Danner
    January 1, 1970
    This book started strong for me but the pace ended up dragging on and on and on, which is unfortunate, because the premise excited me. I love an amnesia trope!! It finally picked up near the end, but by then, I was just ready to get it over with and just glad that there was some sort of conclusion. I started out liking the main character but that quickly took a hit as she increasingly got on my nerves second guessing every.little.thing that came along. Was some of it true? Yes, but the writing This book started strong for me but the pace ended up dragging on and on and on, which is unfortunate, because the premise excited me. I love an amnesia trope!! It finally picked up near the end, but by then, I was just ready to get it over with and just glad that there was some sort of conclusion. I started out liking the main character but that quickly took a hit as she increasingly got on my nerves second guessing every.little.thing that came along. Was some of it true? Yes, but the writing just did not bring it altogether in a way that would leave me sympathizing with her.Thank you to Netgalley for allowing me to read and review this title for free in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Cristine (cristinethebookqueen) Paquette
    January 1, 1970
    4.5/5 stars rounded up!When Ally "wakes up" from a dissociative state in a hospital, she goes on a mission to recover the two days of memory she's missing and what triggered the episode. Armed with only some bloody tissues and a missing phone as her clues, she finds herself in more trouble than she originally thought.I really appreciated the reliable yet unreliable narrator. Ally was trust-worthy and as well put-together as she possibly could be considering her circumstances. The trip around NYC 4.5/5 stars rounded up!When Ally "wakes up" from a dissociative state in a hospital, she goes on a mission to recover the two days of memory she's missing and what triggered the episode. Armed with only some bloody tissues and a missing phone as her clues, she finds herself in more trouble than she originally thought.I really appreciated the reliable yet unreliable narrator. Ally was trust-worthy and as well put-together as she possibly could be considering her circumstances. The trip around NYC following her steps was engaging and adventurous. I appreciated how she was honest with the people around her, it was a refreshingly new concept in the thriller genre and made the thriller easier to navigate!This was my first Kate White novel and Ill definitely be adding some of her former titles to my "to be read" stack!
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  • Nicola Short
    January 1, 1970
    Kate White....what an incredible author! Her books just grab you from the start and never let you go! Have You Seen Me takes you on the most intriguing roller coaster ride of suspense and mystery! You are kept guessing right up the end. But, I do have to say, the ending did leave me just a bit perplexed.....Many thanks to NetGalley, the publisher and author for the opportunity to read and review this book. This is my true and honest review.
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  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    I received an ARC of this thriller at ALA Midwinter. Enjoyed this "I lost my memory" story, full of red herrings and a fast-paced plot.
  • Vicki (MyArmchairAdventures)
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks to the publishers for the advance copy.HAVE YOU SEEN ME comes out inApril and is super suspenseful! Ally Linden finds herself at her office building on rainy, cold morning with no memory of where shes been for the last three days. The doctors determine that a traumatic event has triggered a dissociative state and Ally proceeds to work through what happened during these days missing from her memory.I liked the premise and the beginning of the book definitely hooked me. My complaint is the Thanks to the publishers for the advance copy.HAVE YOU SEEN ME comes out inApril and is super suspenseful! Ally Linden finds herself at her office building on rainy, cold morning with no memory of where she’s been for the last three days. The doctors determine that a traumatic event has triggered a dissociative state and Ally proceeds to work through what happened during these days missing from her memory.I liked the premise and the beginning of the book definitely hooked me. My complaint is the use of way too many red herrings just for the purpose of planting red herrings. The bulk of the storylines and side plots had no resolution because they had no bearing on the main plot at all. It made for a solid mystery but I felt cheated that none of the clues I was following were real.So, in summary it's an engaging read that kept my attention but the ending was a letdown.
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  • Harvee
    January 1, 1970
    Very suspenseful plot that is full of leads into a woman's loss of memory. Excellent lead up to the final reveal, which was slightly disappointing to me and not as clever as I would have wished. But, good and entertaining reading, overall.
  • Carla Johnson-Hicks
    January 1, 1970
    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.
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  • Vickie
    January 1, 1970
    Kate Whites latest novel left me breathlessly anticipating what would happen next and guessing right up until the last page. Ally Linden has lost two days of her life to amnesia and is desperate to find out where she was and what she was doing during those forty eight missing hours. She is married to Hugh, a successful and distant husband who works late and leaves early each day, seeming to have little time for Ally. Ally hires a P.I. to help her discover what she was doing those two days and Kate White’s latest novel left me breathlessly anticipating what would happen next and guessing right up until the last page. Ally Linden has lost two days of her life to amnesia and is desperate to find out where she was and what she was doing during those forty eight missing hours. She is married to Hugh, a successful and distant husband who works late and leaves early each day, seeming to have little time for Ally. Ally hires a P.I. to help her discover what she was doing those two days and therein lies the danger for her, apparently. Someone doesn’t really want her to know where she was and why she has forgotten those hours. There is also a sub-plot about her having discovered a murdered toddler one day on her way home from school. This was an unexpected extra twist in a story that was very complicated and extremely satisfying. As a fan of mystery and suspense books, there are few books that can keep me fooled and interested the entire journey through its pages, but this was one such book. I loved it! Fans of mystery/suspense and mild thrillers will enjoy this book for sure and Kate White’s fans will want more from this talented and compelling author.DisclaimerDisclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255, “Guides Concerning the Use of Testimonials and Endorsements in Advertising.”
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