Standalone Sunday is a weekly feature created by Megan at Bookslayer Reads which aims to showcase standalone books which you loved or would recommend.
13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough
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?
I haven’t read many crime/psychological thrillers, in fact I think this is the first and only book from that genre that I’ve picked up, but 13 Minutes was a brilliant read and I’d love to someday get around to more books like it. As I read I was constantly trying to put together all the pieces of the story the same way Tasha and Becca were. I ended up being completely wrong about what was happening and who was behind the it all more than once, but this book had me on the edge of my seat constantly guessing. I was always asking for five more minutes, just to finish the next chapter, then the chapter after that, and the chapter after that.
“Tasha had died in that freezing water. Tasha was the one who was lucky to be resuscitated. And it was Tasha who was faced with the truth that maybe her two best friends had something to do with it.”
You can check out my review for 13 Minutes here.
What did you think of 13 Minutes? Have you read it yet or is it still on your to-read list? Let me know in the comments and let me know if you took part in this week’s Standalone Sunday as well.