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 by Sarah Pinborough 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 . . .
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.
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Such a gripping book 🤫
It had such a twist and I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good psychological thriller.
One of my favourites
A real page turner and completely unpredictable. It’s sad but I actually lost my first copy and i wanted to reread it so much that I bought it again.
I'm around halfway through this book and i'm loving it, although i really want to find out who tried to kill Tasha because to be honest, it could almost be anyone in the story! At first i thought that it was jenny or hayley, then i thought that it might be aiden but now i'm not sure and i can't wait to find out. I recommend this book for age 12+