In My Dreams I Hold a Knife by Ashley Winstead
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A group of college friends reunite ten years later at their reunion, except someone is determined to figure out who actually killed one of those friends. Another of their group was accused, but not actually tried and found guilty, but this person knows he didn’t actually do it. Instead, it’s one of the people who showed up for the reunion.
The book follows one of these friends, Jessica Miller, who is desperate for everyone to see her as beautiful and successful. Going back and forth between the present and the past, secrets and betrayals are revealed, bringing us closer and closer to the real culprit.
It seems like everyone had some sort of secret in college, with varying members of the group knowing, though not everyone. Despite this, they can’t imagine any of them actually commiting murder…let alone murdering a friend!
In My Dreams I Hold a Knife was an interesting mystery/thriller. I found parts a bit too slow or uninteresting, but I really liked the book overall. However, I should note that almost none of these characters are likeable, so if that’s a no for you, then I’d skip this one. For me, it was fine!
I remember I figured out the culprit of this one based on the order the stories were told!
Thanks so much for your honest review1. Have a terrific holiday week!
I actually just got this one from a friend. I’m curious about it.
Unlikeable characters can be interesting- sometimes they bring a book down and other times it works! I’m kind of interested in this one!
It sounds like an interesting book especially if there is no one likable to root for really! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
I have heard great things about this one and hope to read it someday. I will need to keep in mind that the characters are not likable.
This genuinely sounds like something I would read, but honestly, I do think I need to like someone in the book to be invested. Unless it’s a love-to-hate-everyone kind of book!
Unlikable characters can be tricky but if the plot grabs me then I’m willing to go with it. Glad you enjoyed this one!
I kind of have to like someone, or maybe not liking them is good since it will help me not care if any of them dies!
The plot reminds me of a Ruth Ware mystery. Her newest “The It Girl” is finally available from my hold list at the library. I do like to have a character I can root for, though, so thanks for warning that this book doesn’t have that.
That’s what I thought of reading this review too! I liked The It Girl a lot, I hope you do as well
Hmm, probably not for me, but sounds like you at least got some good reading out of it. Thanks for sharing!
This sounds like a bit of a scary book that would keep me on the edge of my seat! ha, ha!
I usually like to have at least one character I like and root for in a story. I’d probably skip this one. Glad to hear you enjoyed it overall.
I love a good thriller and need to check this one out! Happy Holidays!
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Oooh! I will keep this in mind if I’m craving an unlikable character tale! 🙂
I can also still enjoy books even if the characters aren’t likeable. Glad you liked the book, sounds interesting!
This one is on my library list, I keep seeing it!
I am glad that you were able to enjoy this one despite the slow aspects. It sounds like it is an interesting thriller! 🙂
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