Slide by Jill Hathaway
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
REVIEW: Vee Bell is certain of one irrefutable truth—her sister’s friend Sophie didn’t kill herself. She was murdered.
knows this because she was there. Everyone believes Vee is narcoleptic,
but she doesn’t actually fall asleep during these episodes: When she
passes out, she slides into somebody else’s mind and experiences the
world through that person’s eyes. She’s slid into her sister as she
cheated on a math test, into a teacher sneaking a drink before class.
She learned the worst about a supposed “friend” when she slid into her
during a school dance. But nothing could have prepared Vee for what
happens one October night when she slides into the mind of someone
holding a bloody knife, standing over Sophie’s slashed body.
desperately wishes she could share her secret, but who would believe
her? It sounds so crazy that she can’t bring herself to tell her best
friend, Rollins, let alone the police. Even if she could confide in
Rollins, he has been acting off lately, more distant, especially now
that she’s been spending more time with Zane.
Enmeshed in a
terrifying web of secrets, lies, and danger and with no one to turn to,
Vee must find a way to unmask the killer before he or she strikes again.
I won an ARC of this book and finally had a chance to read it. It was a quick read, but full of intensity.
I was quickly pulled into the story, and was stuck there. I had a hard time putting it down. I am a huge fan of anything that has to do with dreams and/or minds, it fascinates me, so this was right up my alley. I usually don't like murder mysteries, but since it included the "mind/dream" situation, I loved it.
The way Hathaway pulled so many characters into the running as the killer, had me guessing all the way through. Even though I thought I figured it out, the culprit still surprised me. She did a great job with bringing out the secondary characters adding more suspicion and doubt to the one who I thought was guilty.
I enjoyed this book and would recommend this book to anyone over the age of 16. There were some sexual situations, and some bad language, but overall a great book.
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