Slide byJill Hathaway
Series: Slide #1
Release Date: March 1st 2012
Source: Purchased myself
My Rating: 4/5 Stars
Spooky Rating: 3.5/5 Cobwebs
From Goodreads: "Vee 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 distant lately, 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."
Let me start by saying that even before opening this book to start reading it, the cover had me spooked. I find that I can't look at it for too long because her face is way intense and I feel like she can somehow see deep into my soul. Creepy *shudders*. Because of this it took me a fair while to actually see the hands that are reflected in her eyes. Pretty cool little added detail there!
Now onto the actual review!
I really enjoyed Slide! It was a pretty quick read which I tend to like on occasion. Sometimes it's good to have a book that doesn't take a long time to read and doesn't take too much thinking.
So we have Vee who is hiding a deep deep secret from everyone, and for good reason. She has asked for help before and her Dad thought she was crazy, so now she keeps it to herself. Vee suffers from narcolepsy, she has episodes where she will just pass out. But far more is going on with these so called episodes. She Slides into other people's minds. She sees what they see and she sees what they do. During her episodes she sees the popular girls planning to take down another girl in school, she sees why her best friend has never asked her around to his house and most importantly she even witnesses a murder. The murder of one of her 'used to be' friends who ended up turning to her more popular sister as a friend. Vee slides into the body of the killer and sees the knife in their hand and Sophie laying on her bed her wrists slit and blood soaking her sheets.
The killer has made it look like suicide, which everyone believes as Sophie has an eating disorder and other problems. But Vee knows the truth and she doesn't know what to do.
Her slides her caused by touching a personal item of someone else. Prior to the murder of Sophie she had avoided touching anythign that wasnt hers to avoid sliding. Now she wants to help find Sophie's killer.
Vee and her best friend Rollins have slowly been drifting apart, there are too many secrets between them. When the new kid moves to town and he starts showing an interest in Vee things start getting intersting. However they aren't what they seem.
Slide is a book chock full of secrets between the characters, secrets you know about and secrets that take you completely by surprise. I liked the suspense that evolved as Vee gets closer and closer to who the murderer is.
If you like the sound of this then you may aso like The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting, one of my favourite series.