Published: March 27, 2012
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Page Count: 250 pages
Series: Slide, #1
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 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.
SLIDE is a creepy and enthralling debut that is one of the most suspenseful novels I’ve read this year!
The whole story idea of SLIDE is just so elegant, freaky and scary. I would hate to see the world through other people’s eyes, especially if those people are people who have done horrible things. Jill Hathaway has crafted together a strong and potential protagonist that I absolutely loved reading about.
I must talk about the suspense in SLIDE. I was literally on the edge of my seat, wondering who the killer was. Jill Hathaway has made these side characters seem nice and sweet on the surface, but hints and clues that they could be fatal and vicious inside. I have never seen an author do that to me before, so props to Jill Hathaway!
The writing style was fantastic. Perfectly paced, with very little slow parts thrown into the book where they were needed. I’m not going to lie; I was skeptical going into this book. I had heard some mixed reviews of SLIDE, but in the end, I really enjoyed it! Jill Hathaway’s writing style sucked me into the story and held me prisoner inside the pages until I finished the book. And I read SLIDE in one day. One. Day.
The only problem I had with SLIDE is the annoying side characters. Amber? Hated her. Mattie? Hated her. Scotch? I wanted to throw him off of a bridge! But still, there were more characters that I loved than didn't, and I want to thank Jill Hathaway for crafting together a wonderful and awesome novel.
Overall, SLIDE was an excellent debut from a very promising author. Can’t wait for book two!