Book Review: 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough @Flatironbooks @RaincoastBooks @SarahPinborough #13Minutes #bookreview #bookblog #bookblogger #booksonthebookshelf #partner #bookreviewer


PUBLISHER: Flatiron Books

PUBLICATION DATE: August 28th, 2018


Thank you to the Publisher, Flatiron Books and Raincoast Books, for gifting me a paperback copy of this book to read and review.



Natasha doesn’t remember how she ended up in the icy water that night, but she does know this–it wasn’t an accident, and she wasn’t suicidal. Her two closest friends are acting strangely, and Natasha turns to Becca, the best friend she dumped years before when she got popular, to help her figure out what happened.

Natasha’s sure that her friends love her. But does that mean they didn’t try to kill her?



This story sucked me in from the very beginning. I loved the Mean Girls vibe to the story, and Natasha and her two best friends definitely seemed to be mean girls. Natasha was pulled from the water one day after being discovered by a man walking his dog. She was in the water for 13 minutes but she has no idea what happened to her. How did she end up in the water? Did someone push her? Are her best friends somehow involved?

As we read the story we get glimpses into what happened that night, as well as the different dynamics that make up all the friendships Natasha has with her friends. Her current two best friends, Jenny and Hayley, seem to be hiding a secret but what could that be? Do they have the answers to that fateful night?

Natasha and Rebecca used to be best friends. They did everything together and were inseparable, that is until Natasha became popular and she more or less dumped Rebecca for Jenny and Hayley.

This books brings to light the current social media buzz in today’s society and the bullying that many people face. Not everything is as it appears to be, and everyone seems to be hiding secrets of their own. When those closest to you are hiding secrets, who do you trust?

A great book that I enjoyed to the very end. This wasn’t my first book I have read by Pinborough and it won’t be my last. Check the book out if you haven’t read it already.


MY RATING: 4/5 stars

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