Becca isn’t quite sure why she’s at the hospital visiting Tasha, after all Tasha made it clear years ago that Becca wasn’t cool enough to be her friend. But she was dead for 13 minutes, and they did used to be best friends so she may as well just give her best at least.
Tasha doesn’t remember how she ended up in the icy water, but she does know she wasn’t suicidal and she doesn’t think it wasn’t an accident either. Her two best friends Hayley and Jenny are acting wierd since it happened. She’s grateful that at least this has led to making up with her old friend Becca.
But as the two teenagers try to find out what really happened their other friends are put at risk…
This is aimed at the Young Adult market (the older end, 15+ I’d say) but it can hold it’s own against most psychological thrillers. There are twists and turns a-plenty and it’s difficult to trust your instincts when there are so many red herrings to slip on!
The story is told from both Becca’s point of view and from Tasha’s, and although the girls are very different both characters are believable as is their relationship. All the characters are well drawn, and if the ‘mean girl’ clique is a little cliche that is because so many people can relate to it. However there are sub-plots with adult characters and these show the authors ability to draw a variety of characters as well as emphasising the difficulty of being on the cusp of adulthood.
If you enjoy Pretty Little Liars then read this – it’s concise and pacy … and British!
NB I received a free copy of this book through NetGalley in return for an honest review. The BookEaters always write honest reviews