In My Dreams I Hold a Knife: TikTok made me buy it! The breakout dark academia thriller everyone's talking about

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In My Dreams I Hold a Knife: TikTok made me buy it! The breakout dark academia thriller everyone's talking about

In My Dreams I Hold a Knife: TikTok made me buy it! The breakout dark academia thriller everyone's talking about

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Reading this book was like wandering solo in some remote, little-known country, not knowing its culture, expectations, or language. Now a 30-something living in New York, Jess has built an enviable career and life for herself, and she wants everyone to know it. In a nutshell, this is about a college reunion that takes a rather dark and twisted turn as a group of six friends are forced to reckon with their involvement in, and contribution to, the now 10-year-old unsolved murder of one of their own…talk about suspense at its absolute best! Our other characters and suspects are star athlete Frankie,brain ( that fits with both for Jess and our victim Heather), golden boy Mint who was long time boyfriend of Jess and left her for social media influencer princess Courtney ( even though she is not the member of unlucky number seven, she’s involved into murder investigation by being married with Mint), sweet, social, loyal friend and Coop’s new fiancée Caro, shy, lovely Jack who was also boyfriend of Heather has been accused to kill her but Eric finally knows he was not the one who killed her sister so he didn’t involve in his murder investigation.

Overall, I plowed through this one pretty quickly and even though the characters are unlikable, I was still curious to know the ultimate outcome and enjoyed this twisted college reunion. Between the alternating timelines and POVs, things are kept mysterious until the moment the author chooses to reveal all that happened on that fateful day during the East House 7's final year of college.

There was even a love story (not taking too much place, but just enough to add some romantic tension). The protagonist and narrator, Jessica Miller, came across as narcissistic, ruthless in her ambitions, unstable, and always striving to be 'the best'. Ten years ago, Jessica Miller and her friends—a clique known as the “East House Seven”—suffered a horrific tragedy when one of their own was brutally murdered in her dorm room, stabbed to death while she was sleeping. Because she seemed unlikeable to me, I failed to understand why two of the men in her group loved her, and her inability to choose between them.

This book kept us up reading late at night, and is perfect for those looking for a heart racing thriller!Page after page you get lost in the college atmosphere, in its parties and ceremonies, until everything is over, the truth is revealed and there's nothing more to read. I’ve been so excited about this book for weeks now—next to For Your Own Good by Samantha Downing (another absolute must-read) it might have been my most anticipated thriller of the year. The different timelines and perspectives impressively illustrated exactly why these characters were as 'effed up' as they were, making the characters even that much more authentic! What has this toxic enneagram 3 motherf*cker ever done in her life to make someone think she's got emotional depth?

The characters were so well-developed, their heart’s desires and flaws were laid bare for all to see. That is exactly the kind of character Ashley Winstead gives readers in her book’s protagonist, Jess. This, of course, is not inherently a negative, and the care with which the author builds her story’s universe pays off as the book progresses. i read thrillers for real life gasping reveals and this along with most of the thrillers i read just didn’t make the cut.Thank you to Harper Collins Canada, NetGalley and the author for the e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Men and women be falling for her and I'm over like "y'all all need to sort out your priorities cause it's embarrassing tbh". An unsolved murder, dark secrets and dysfunctional college days, all wrapped up in a twisty plot that will keep you flipping pages. I’m telling you this is great, unputdownable, entertaining read while you’re lying on your couch, filling your mouth with greasy pop corn and enjoying each chapter. So not only did I not understand why she was friends with them but I also didn't care about her as a character so I wasn't motivated to care about who killed her or understand why.

Ashley Winstead's mordant debut novel is the latest entry in the budding subgenre of "dark academia," where the crime narrative takes place on a college campus. I have read a very similar plot to this one before so I had to try not to let that weaken my enjoyment of this one. Fans of books such as The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl will find this book captivating, as will anyone who enjoys being led down a winding, frightening path. this story thrillingly captures those exact imperfections the untouchable people desperately try to hide.While I am a massive John Hughes fan and have seen all of his movies a million times, this thriller came up slightly short for me. Seattle Book Review “Nostalgic and sinister, In My Dreams I Hold a Knife whisks the reader back to college. I loved the writing style with the jumping back and forth in time, and I love that it’s mostly told in Jessica’s POV but we also get singular chapters from some of the other characters. As I got closer to the climax, I caught myself biting my nails, tapping my foot feverishly in anticipation. I recently read and loved The Girls are All So Nice Here, which contains a similar plot and is stellar in its execution.

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