Book Review – 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough

13 minutesNatasha’s sure that her friends love her. But does that mean they didn’t try to kill her?

Natasha is the most popular girl in school. So why was she pulled out of a freezing river after being dead for thirteen minutes? She 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.

Now Natasha’s two closest friends, who are usually her loyal sidekicks, are acting strangely. Natasha turns to Becca, the best friend she dumped years before, to help her figure out the mystery.

At first Becca isn’t sure that she even wants to help Natasha. But as she is drawn back into Natasha’s orbit, Becca starts putting the pieces together. As an outsider, Becca believes she may be the only one who can uncover the truth… which is far more twisted than she ever imagined.


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Ooh well I wasn’t expecting that! 4.5 stars, as this was fantastic. A really good mystery, and excellent laying out of events.

I often came to things just as Becca did, so I couldn’t get too far ahead. But even where I felt it was obviously in places (and even then I didn’t have the whole picture!) I was really enjoying it. But the way it twists and turns throughout, it really is very well done.

The mean girls comparison is very apt, but also feels a little Pretty Little Liars too. The level of manipulation and control in there is sublime.

Highly recommended.


Buy 13 Minutes from Amazon UK.

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