Epeolatry Book Review: Have You Seen Me? by Alexandrea Weis
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Title: Have You Seen Me?
Author: Alexandrea Weis
Publisher: Vesuvian Books
Release Date: 17th August, 2021
Synopsis: SOME SECRETS CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE … FOREVER.
Lindsey Gillett is missing.
And she’s not the first girl at Waverly Prep to vanish without a trace.
To help cope with the tragedy, new history teacher Aubrey LeRoux organizes a small student investigation team. But when the members start turning up dead across campus, Aubrey suspects there’s more going on than anyone is willing to admit.
The murdered students all had something in common with Lindsey. They shared a secret. And what they uncovered could threaten the future of the historic school.
At Waverly Prep, someone wants to keep the past buried—along with anyone who gets in their way.
A killer stalks the grounds of Waverly Prep, murdering students and anyone who get in the way. This novel is an excellent horror/slasher. The deaths are creative and just gruesome enough without being over the top. If you’re looking for classic horror/slasher movie fun, but in a novel, this is a good pick.
Unlike a typical slasher flick, none of the characters become throwaway victims. Each one shows motivation, personality, and complete rounding. Their deaths hit harder even though I saw their end coming—and I kept hoping for a last-minute rescue of my favourites.
However, as a mystery novel, this book falls short. The aforementioned creative murders often require characters to make illogical and reckless mistakes in order to establish isolation. I found it frustrating at several points, and almost amusing at others. I also felt the resolution to the mystery, while it made sense, wasn’t as creative as I would have liked.
Overall, the writing and pacing is well done, and I enjoyed this book.
out of 5 ravens.
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Melody lives in Ontario, Canada and writes short, dark fiction. She has been published in several anthologies and online publications. In university, she studied Ancient Greek and Roman Studies and often infuses her work with elements of Greek mythology. She also loves reading, embroidery, and martial arts.