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WAIT FOR ME by Sara Shepard


by Sara Shepard

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 2022
ISBN: 978-1-4549-4577-2
Publisher: Union Square & Co.

A precocious young woman with many faces is gripped by a mysterious voice.

Seventeen-year-old Casey seemingly has it good: She’s attending New York University on scholarship; she’s close with her roommate, Pippa; and she’s dating supernice, superrich Marcus. But something feels off. After a company holiday party where she meets Marcus’ CEO father, she is haunted by an insidious, whispering voice that makes her distrust Marcus. Is she being haunted by a forgotten memory, or is this a premonition? Deciding to spend some time alone and study for finals, she hops on the Long Island Rail Road and randomly heads to seaside town Avon Shores, where she inexplicably knows more than she should about a place she’s never been. Then she meets a boy named Jake who remembers her as Becky. All the while, Casey is inundated with disturbing visions, including a wedding gone wrong, a car crash, and a drowning. As the book is narrated from Casey’s first-person, present-tense perspective, readers closely follow her as she makes missteps and causes some of her own problems. What follows is a typical love triangle but with a surprise thrown in. There is a slow buildup to a fast-paced mystery in which each new piece of information casts what came before in a new light. Most characters default to White.

An enjoyably twisty romantic puzzle.

(Mystery. 14-18)