13 Minutes – Sarah Pinborough

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Natasha was found by a dog walker early one morning after being submerged in an icy river. She died for 13 minutes.

After recovering, she discovers she has no memory of the incident and wants to find out what happened to her. Was it an accident, or was it something more sinister? With the help of her friend from childhood, Becca, Tash wants to discover the truth about what happened that night.

As for Becca, after being dismissed by Tash and her other friends when they started high school, she’s flattered and excited to get her friend back. The amnesia might just have brought back the friend she’s missed for years.

As she works through what happened to Tash with her, some unexpected clues come to light which make her question what she thought she always knew…

I honestly struggled to put this book down from the second I started it. It is written in a way which keeps you pulled fully into the story and invested in the ending! Whilst there will be no spoilers here, I will tell you it was full of twists and turns which kept you guessing – you are given breadcrumbs that lead to the moment of realisation, just when the author wants you to get there!

The cover tells us this is ‘Mean Girls for the Instagram age’ and I completely agree with this description of the book! It was full of drama which you would find in a school (as well as plenty that you – hopefully – wouldn’t!) which means it felt realistic, despite the crimes!

If you enjoy book with mystery, there’s plenty of it here. Not only do you have Tash’s element of wanting to discover what happened to her, but also Becca wants to discover more about why their friendship broke down in the first place; friendships and relationships are a strong theme throughout the story.

Like the sound of this book? Buy it here: https://amzn.to/34zkloM

Emily x

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