13 Minutes is a psychological thriller with a killer twist from the #1 internationally bestselling author Sarah Pinborough. “Mean Girls for the Instagram age.” —The Times (London)
The New York Times bestselling author known for her thrilling twists is back:
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.
Natasha doesn't remember how she ended up in the icy water that night, but she does know this—it wasn't an accident, and she wasn't suicidal. Her two closest friends are acting strangely, and Natasha turns to Becca, the best friend she dumped years before when she got popular, to help her figure out what happened.
Natasha's sure that her friends love her. But does that mean they didn't try to kill her?
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 have this book so I didn’t need to buy it on here but I highly suggest it!! I loved it❤️😂 especially the plot twist but I won’t say anything more! Definitely worth the $10!!!
I am so happy/excited I've found this author to read! Recommending to all my reader friends. This, and the one other book I read of hers, is incredibly well written (with 3D characters) and tells a perfectly spun tale. A pleasure and treat to read.
Kind of strange.
I think it started off pretty strong, but it got boring really fast. I became annoyed with the characters, and I felt like it was drawn out. It picked back up a little bit towards the end. Would probably be better as a movie, in my opinion.