Natasha was dead for 13 minutes. And it changed her world completely . . .
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 by Sarah Pinborough 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 . . .
Sarah Pinborough lives in Milton Keynes where she works as a full time, award-winning, writer and script-writer. Her published work, almost all of which is optioned for TV or film adaptation, includes the stunning novella The Language of Dying, THE DOG FACED GODS series, THE HIDDEN KINGDOM series, THE NOWHERE CHRONICLES (as Sarah Silverwood) and two standalone novels: The Death House and 13 Minutes.
For more information visit www.sarahpinborough.com, or follow @SarahPinborough on twitter.
the most exciting premise of the year...surely belongs to Sarah Pinborough's 13 Minutes — The Express
An unsettling psychological thriller, the book plunges you into the frankly scary world of teenage girls — Fabulous, Sun on Sunday
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. — Civilian Reader
a highly dramatic and convincing thriller — The Book Bag
13 Minutes is another fantastic demonstration of Sarah Pinborough's gifts for telling an enthralling tale. 9/10 — Sci-Fi Bulletin
The ending was typically haunting and overall this was, well, just damn terrific. One of my favourites of the year — Liz Loves Books
For a wonderful, absorbing crime thriller set against the backdrop of teenage menace and melodrama, you need not look further — Words and Wormholes
This is an exceptional, contemporary, thoughtprovoking thriller from an award-winning novelist. — Rising Shadow
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 — Rather Too Fond of Books
13 Minutes is a carefully crafted thriller which is utterly absorbing and makes you think twice about the teenagers in your life... — Books by Proxy
Overall 13 Minutes is an unmissable read for lovers of gritty, thrilling YA fiction. — Jess Loves Books
Good characters, good plot, good pace GOOD BOOK! Do check it out. — Dark Readers
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. — Book Trust
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 — The Telegraph
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 — Independent on Sunday
an intricately plotted, fast-paced crime story...Mean Girls meets Donna Tartt's The Secret History for the Instagram age — The Times
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. — For Winter's Nights
13 Minutes is being pencilled in for my top five books of 2016 - why let the youngsters have all the best tales? — Crime Fiction Lover
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. — Geek Syndicate
sophisticated and twisty enough to please adults of all ages — The Irish Times
Perspective is everything in this clever tale. — FINANCIAL TIMES