Genre: Mystery / Paranormal
Synopsis: 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.
200words (or less) review: The idea behind Slide is brilliant. Vee Bell is diagnosed a narcoleptic but in reality she “slides” into other’s people’s bodies when she passes out. Then one night she slides into the body of a murderer.
With the police believing it a suicide, and Vee unable to tell them why she knows it’s not, she starts trying to unravel the mystery. After the second body appears and Vee realising her little sister is a possible target the gloves are off, so to say.
All of the above and excellent narration, provided by Vee, mean that Slide is a book that will get you turning the pages. I could have done with the mystery being more complex if I’m honest and the story itself wasn’t as dark as I’d expected. I felt guilty having so much fun given the amount of dead bodies that were stacking up.
Slide might not have been as gritty as I anticipated but I really enjoyed myself while reading it.