The twisty turny YA psychological thriller you will not be able to put down
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- Published: Jul 21 2016
- Pages: 432
- 196 x 128mm
- ISBN: 9780575097377
A totally gripping twisty psychological thriller from the amazing author of Behind Her Eyes, now a major Netflix series
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?
13 MINUTES is a gripping psychological thriller about people, fears, manuiplation and the power of the truth. A stunning read, it questions our relationships - and what we really know about the people closest to us . . .
Readers can't put down 13 Minutes:
'A brilliantly constructed YA crime novel - and psychological thriller - that has some incredibly fascinating characters . . . as addictive as chocolate' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
'An excellent and thought provoking story of just how hard it is growing up in these modern times of texting, facebook, cell phones and the complexity of coming of age' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
'What struck me most about 13 Minutes was the dark, gritty, toxic reality of female friendships displayed here . . . I enjoyed the way Pinborough chose to write this novel. It added a great deal of suspense, allowing for a more twisty novel and even some great unreliable narrator moments' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
'I was left breathless and a little shaken after I finished this book, feeling like I had just stepped off the world's scariest roller coaster . . . 13 Minutes was something else. This is Sarah Pinborough at her best' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
'This was just such an emotional and thrilling read, with more than just school drama. The characters were deep and felt real and I'd thoroughly recommend this book' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
'This novel was so gripping and intriguing that I just couldn't stop reading!' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
- The Express
the most exciting premise of the year...surely belongs to Sarah Pinborough's 13 Minutes
- Civilian Reader
A must-read for fans of Megan Abbott, and fans of TV shows like Broadchurch. Very highly recommended, this is an addictive, must-read. Excellent. I can't wait for Pinborough's next novel.
- The Book Bag
a highly dramatic and convincing thriller
- Sci-Fi Bulletin
13 Minutes is another fantastic demonstration of Sarah Pinborough's gifts for telling an enthralling tale. 9/10
- Liz Loves Books
The ending was typically haunting and overall this was, well, just damn terrific. One of my favourites of the year
- Words and Wormholes
For a wonderful, absorbing crime thriller set against the backdrop of teenage menace and melodrama, you need not look further
- Rising Shadow
This is an exceptional, contemporary, thoughtprovoking thriller from an award-winning novelist.
- Rather Too Fond of Books
13 Minutes is an outstanding novel, one you absolutely shouldn't miss! I can already say for sure that this will be in my top reads of this year, if not the very top. I cannot recommend it highly enough
- Books by Proxy
13 Minutes is a carefully crafted thriller which is utterly absorbing and makes you think twice about the teenagers in your life...
- Jess Loves Books
Overall 13 Minutes is an unmissable read for lovers of gritty, thrilling YA fiction.
- Dark Readers
Good characters, good plot, good pace GOOD BOOK! Do check it out.
- Book Trust
This dark psychological thriller delves into a world where popularity and appearances are as important as life or death. The characters are realistically flawed, from beautiful, selfish Tasha to creative, insecure Becca. The tale twists through police reports, diary entries, psychologist evaluations and accounts from both protagonists, allowing readers brief glimpses of the truth before the exciting finale. Highly recommended.
- Fabulous, Sun on Sunday
An unsettling psychological thriller, the book plunges you into the frankly scary world of teenage girls
- The Telegraph
The book's evocation of the dark world of secondary school, with all its petty betrayals, casual cruelties and toxic friendships, is painfully spot on
- Independent on Sunday
there is no holding back from the full gamut of sex, drugs and rock and roll. It is a dark and nasty tale of jealously and manipulation...the characters are intriguingly flawed, the narrative tension bow-twangingly tight and there's an absolute belter of a twist
- The Times
an intricately plotted, fast-paced crime story...Mean Girls meets Donna Tartt's The Secret History for the Instagram age
- For Winter's Nights
13 Minutes is a treat to read from start to finish and, without doubt, is a Young Adult novel that should be read and enjoyed by anyone, of all ages. An early contender for a place on my list of 2016's top books.
- Crime Fiction Lover
13 Minutes is being pencilled in for my top five books of 2016 - why let the youngsters have all the best tales?
- Geek Syndicate
a fascinating exploration into what can happen when friendships turn toxic and a startlingly insightful look into the inscrutable world of teenagers with a dark supernatural twist. It is a grim reminder that anyone who says school days are the best of your life has probably forgotten what they were like. 13 Minutes is a darker, smarter Heathers, for the Twitter generation.
- The Irish Times
sophisticated and twisty enough to please adults of all ages
- FINANCIAL TIMES
Perspective is everything in this clever tale.