A totally gripping twisty psychological thriller from the amazing author of Behind Her Eyes, now a major Netflix series
I was dead for 13 minutes.
I don't remember how I ended up in the icy water but I do know this - it wasn't an accident and I wasn't suicidal.
They say you should keep your friends close and your enemies closer, but when you're a teenage girl, it's hard to tell them apart. My friends love me, I'm sure of it. But that doesn't mean they didn't try to kill me. Does it?
13 MINUTES is a gripping psychological thriller about people, fears, manuiplation and the power of the truth. A stunning read, it questions our relationships - and what we really know about the people closest to us . . .
Readers can't put down 13 Minutes:
'A brilliantly constructed YA crime novel - and psychological thriller - that has some incredibly fascinating characters . . . as addictive as chocolate' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
'An excellent and thought provoking story of just how hard it is growing up in these modern times of texting, facebook, cell phones and the complexity of coming of age' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
'What struck me most about 13 Minutes was the dark, gritty, toxic reality of female friendships displayed here . . . I enjoyed the way Pinborough chose to write this novel. It added a great deal of suspense, allowing for a more twisty novel and even some great unreliable narrator moments' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
'I was left breathless and a little shaken after I finished this book, feeling like I had just stepped off the world's scariest roller coaster . . . 13 Minutes was something else. This is Sarah Pinborough at her best' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
'This was just such an emotional and thrilling read, with more than just school drama. The characters were deep and felt real and I'd thoroughly recommend this book' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
'This novel was so gripping and intriguing that I just couldn't stop reading!' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The conflicts, jealousies and friendship politics that afflict teenage girls can be terrifying. And so it makes a great backdrop for a psychological thriller. High school queen bee Tasha wants to unravel the truth around her near-death. To do so, she needs to win back her jilted former best friend Becca and remove herself from the shackles of her potentially poisonous, newer “BFFs”. We loved this intoxicating read, especially its shocking plot twists and complex, three-dimensional characters.
After drowning, Natasha Howland was dead for 13 minutes before being revived. As the police try to piece together what happened, Natasha, harboring suspicions about her closest friends, launches her own investigation with the help of former friend Becca, who she abandoned during an ascent into popularity. Third-person chapters focus on Becca, and readers' see Natasha's thoughts, reactions, and nagging suspicions through excerpts from a journal. Text message exchanges, news reports, and interviews between Becca and her therapist further flesh out a multilayered narrative, filling in the gaps in Natasha's memory. British author Pinborough's thrilling murder mystery is filled with twists and turns, including a surprising second death one that sticks that sends the novel careening into fresh and emotionally raw territory of loss, forgiveness, and guilt in its final act. But at its most basic level, this is a story of petty high school betrayals, popularity contests with toxic frenemies, and vividly depicted peer pressure, all of which combine to create a painfully real novel. Ages 17 up.
I loved this book especially near the ending I got nervous because I didn’t want it to end I definitely would recommend this amazing book 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼🌺🌺🌺💖💖💖