13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough (Review)

13-minsSummary from Goodreads

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?

Published January 1st 2016 by Orion Publishing Co

My Thoughts

Thirteen Minutes sat on my shelf gathering dust for some very strange unknown reason. I really should have picked it up the instant it popped through the letterbox as it was totally delicious!

The story follows Natasha and the events that spiralled when she is pulled from the ice-cold water. She has no recollection of how or why she was there and she is now left to piece together why she was dead for 13 minutes.

Sarah Pinborough mastered the art of writing teenage girls, with all their bitching and backstabbing. She brought so many twists and turns that I was always left guessing. Natasha and her friends secrets and lies fuel this story and it was just so gripping and brilliant.

I particularly liked all of the text messages, files and diary entries. It gave a lot more overall depth to the story from lots of different angles.

All in all Thirteen Minutes was a seriously addictive crime thriller. I delighted in all the glorious details and sat on the edge as each and every revelation hit. It was crafted beautifully and had really strong female leads that I loved to hate – the very best kind! More Pinborough please!

4/5 Stars



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