Review: Wait for Me

Title: Wait for Me
Author: Sara Shepard
Genre: Young Adult, Thriller, Contemporary
Publisher: Union Square Co.
Source: Publisher
Format: Paperback arc
Release Date: November 1, 2022
Rating: ★★★


Goodreads Synopsis:

Drowning in déjà vu . . .
Who is Casey Rhodes? Is she a no-nonsense realist or a hopeless romantic? A just-getting-by scholarship student or a sometimes-Cinderella dating the cool, cultured heir to a media empire and New York City’s most eligible? At seventeen years old and already in her sophomore year at NYU, Casey sheds disguises effortlessly. It’s how she navigates school and avoids the second-guessing that’s plagued her since she and her boyfriend Marcus got together. 
But then Casey starts hearing voices that terrify her so badly she flees to the remote beach town of Avon where she can sort through her thoughts and reset. But the voices only get more intense and are now accompanied by visions of places she’s never been and people she’s never met, like Jake who’s lived in Avon his whole life. There’s no way Casey could know him, yet she feels an immediate connection. And, crazier still: he feels it too. Together they search for answers, finding only questions—about their connection, Avon, Casey’s memories . . . And whose voice is she hearing inside her head?


Casey Rhodes is a seventeen-year-old sophomore at NYU. After she starts dating New York’s most eligible bachelor and heir to a huge media company, she starts hearing voices in her head. As the voices create flashbacks and memories that Casey doesn’t recognize, she has to get out of the city to figure everything out. She ends up in Avon Shores, where she recognizes everything despite never going there before. She meets Jake, who knows her already, though she doesn’t know where they met before. Jake helps Casey investigate where the voice and strange memories are coming from. 

This story had such an intriguing premise, and I was drawn into the story immediately. It was a very fast paced and easy read. I can’t talk much about the details without giving away the ending. I didn’t know how everything would be wrapped up at the end, and unfortunately I didn’t like the ending. Things that happened to solve the mystery seemed too far-fetched to be believable. If the story had a more realistic and logical explanation I would have enjoyed it so much more. 

Wait for Me is an intense psychological thriller.

Thank you Union Square and Co for sending me a copy!

Content warnings: death of parent, car accident, drowning, kidnapping, murder, amnesia, mental health disorders

What to read next:

Going Dark by Melissa de la Cruz

Have you read Wait for Me? What did you think of it?


Author: jilljemmett

Jill lives in Toronto, Canada. She has studied English, Creative Writing, and Publishing. Jill is the creator and content producer of Jill’s Book Blog, where she has published a blog post every day for the last four years, including 5-7 book reviews a week. She can usually be found with her nose in a book.

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