What a unique, dark, and fast-paced thriller! Please See Us is distinctive in that although it is about the victims of a serial killer in Atlantic City, these victims and their stories seem to take a back seat to the stories of Lily and Clara.
Lily and Clara are two young women whose paths wouldn’t normally cross. However, Lily has returned to Atlantic City after a dramatic break up in an attempt to reset her life, and Clara comes into the salon where Lily works, attempting to find new clients. Lily believes in Clara’s psychic visions, and together, they work to decipher what Clara’s visions are showing her. Young women that they both know seemingly go missing, Clara’s dark visions are increasing, and Clara’s living situation continues to decline. This story shows the underbelly of gambling and prostitution, and how easy it is to get sucked into some deplorable situations with a few poor choices.
Most of the book alternates between Lily and Clara’s points of view, but accounts of the murder victims are interspersed. The author ratchets up the tension by increasing the frequency of the victim accounts towards the end of the novel. Please See Us is a nail biter that will keep you up late, reading to find out who survives and who is lost to either the serial killer or to their own decisions.
Thank you to Gallery Books and Simon and Schuster for the advance copy of Please See Us!! Pub day is March 3rd - a link to order is below!!
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