Told from multiple points-of-view (including the victims after their death), Please See Us tells a tale of a desolate and dissolute Atlantic City and the people who are trying to survive there.
Clara is a boardwalk psychic working with her absent mother’s best friend Des on scamming the tourists five dollars at a time. However, when the uncle of a missing girl asks for a reading, Clara starts seeing real visions of his niece.
The best part of Please See Us is the atmosphere of decay. As a new employee in a high-end spa, Lily describes the feeling infused throughout the book. “The entire town was like a dreamscape tilted toward nightmare.” The evocative writing style is also extremely effective in creating the mood of the book though it does slow down the pace a bit. Overall, it’s a slow-burning yet compelling book. 4 stars!
Thanks to Gallery Books and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.