Publication: 27th March 2012
Publisher: Balzer + Bray For HarperCollins
Age Appropriate: Young AdultVee Bell is certain of one irrefutable truth—her sister’s friend Sophie didn’t kill herself. She was murdered.
Vee 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.
Vee 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've been lucky with the last few books I've read which have had different forms of paranormal in them, this one is no exception.
We have Sylvia 'Vee' who has the ability to slide into other people's minds and see what they are doing if she ever so much as touches an item another person has imprinted a strong feeling into.
One night she happens to slide into the body of a person who has just killed one of her sister's best friends, Vee knows this as fact but the killer made it look like she's killed herself, but because know one would believe her she doesn't tell anyone, the list of suspect's grow and then her sister's other friend 'commits suicide' and Vee had slid into the mind of the last person to see her alive and you'll be shocked at who it is.
We of course have a romance with Vee and a new kid in town Kane, her best friend Rollins doesn't want to be around her and tries to avoid her as much as possible but then she slides into his mind and see's why he never invites her over to his house and it's pretty sad.
I had my suspicions towards the end about the killer and I was right but the reason why I never guessed, so if you like a murder mystery with a bit of paranormal mixed in then this is the book for you.
I give 4/5