Wednesday, January 17, 2024

In My Dreams I Hold a Knife by Ashley Winstead


Ten years after graduation, Jessica Miller has planned her triumphant return to southern, elite Duquette University, down to the envious whispers that are sure to follow in her wake. Everyone is going to see the girl she wants them to see—confident, beautiful, indifferent—not the girl she was when she left campus, back when Heather’s murder fractured everything, including the tight bond linking the six friends she’d been closest to since freshman year. Ten years ago, everything fell apart, including the dreams she worked for her whole life—and her relationship with the one person she wasn’t supposed to love.
     But not everyone is ready to move on. Not everyone left Duquette ten years ago, and not everyone can let Heather’s murder go unsolved. Someone is determined to trap the real killer, to make the guilty pay. When the six friends are reunited, they will be forced to confront what happened that night—and the years’ worth of secrets each of them would do anything to keep hidden.

Have you ever read a book and hated all the characters in it?  LOL  That was my experience with this book.  It was definitely entertaining and it did keep me guessing as to who the murderer was longer than other thrillers have lately.  However, Jessica, the main character, is just awful.   She’s obsessed with materialism and class rank to the point of obsessive neurosis.  Her fellow alumni in their friend group aren’t any better. I don’t even understand why any of them were friends as they all seem to hate each other.  Her friends also break one of the cardinal rules of horror films along the way, which had me screaming at them to not do certain things.  Also, mild spoiler here, if you’re expecting the titular knife to come into play here, don’t hold your breath and pay closer attention to the scissors on the cover art. 

This was another e-book that I borrowed from my local library.  You can find “In My Dreams I Hold a Knife” at book stores everywhere and your local library or for more information, visit the author’s website.



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