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In My Dreams I Hold a Knife

By: Ashley Winstead
Narrated by: Vanessa Johansson
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Summary

Six friends. One college reunion. One unsolved murder.

Ten years after graduation, Jessica Miller has planned her triumphant return to her 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 Shelby's murder fractured everything, including the tight bond linking the six friends she'd been closest to since freshman year.

But not everyone is ready to move on. Not everyone left Duquette 10 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.

Told in racing dual timelines, with a dark campus setting and a darker look at friendship, love, obsession, and ambition, In My Dreams I Hold a Knife is an addictive, propulsive story.

©2021 Ashley Winstead (P)2022 Tantor

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It takes too long to get to the murder. Talk about a slow burn. Not good save your credit

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-06-22

Twists and Turns

I recommend this book to anyone who went to high school and had a close group of friends. Just when you think you can predict what happens next, you’re surprised. This author is a talented story teller and I look forward to reading her next novel.

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  • Johnny McWhirter
  • 14-06-22

Fantastic listen

The writer does a great job telling this story. You can find yourself in all of her characters. An easy remarkable audible to listen to.

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  • Sarah Howard
  • 19-03-22

Psychological mystery is a big win

This Psychological mystery is a big win! I loved this book. In the beginning, it read more like a YA novel but the sinister and brutal murder and revenge quickly make it so much better than that. I love the little twists throughout, the unveiling of the truth- little by little. I highly recommend this novel!

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  • Whirring
  • 25-05-22

Stupid read don’t recommend

I would like it if people would actually call a book what it is. Trashy read not worth reading. Don’t recommend.

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  • Ashley Torres
  • 02-05-22

Loved!

I absolutely loved this book. I felt like I couldn’t put it down, i was just so invested in it.

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  • Rachel Fisher
  • 27-04-22

Gossip Girl blended with murder!

The East House Seven are legends. Their college years were full of fun, parties, friendship, and memory making moments…until someone stabbed Heather Shelby seventeen times in the chest with a pair of scissors.

It’s been ten years and Jessica Miller is headed back to reunite with her college friends—all in one room, all back together again—eager to show off who she’s become to her ex boyfriend, his wife, and the rest of her friends. Until they realize that the murder of Heather isn’t as cold a case as they wanted to make it, and one of the Seven has blood on their hands.

This book was a dynamic dark academia thriller, going back and forth from the past to the future to paint a full circle picture of the events leading up to Heather’s death and the years that followed all the way up to the reunion and subsequent events.

It was Gossip Girl meets murder blended into a super well done thriller and oh my goodness I was fully taken in. Jessica as the narrator is 100% unreliable, the entire cast of characters are a mess straight out of a college drama, and I want more more more from this author. Absolutely excellent.

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  • Athena
  • 31-03-22

Not the worst…not the best.

First off, I found this book a little hard to follow just listening to it due to the amount of characters. This may have been a better one to pick up a physical copy. Other than that, the story is interesting enough to be engaged but overall a bit predictable in my opinion. Some fun twists and turns throughout. 3/5 for me. Not a bad start for the Author.

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  • Kate
  • 31-03-22

Underwhelmed

I had high expectations for this book, but felt underwhelmed by it. Flat characters with shallow motivations. No big, surprise “twist” that makes the listening worth reading. I also didn’t enjoy the disjointed storytelling in the flashbacks.

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  • MJ A
  • 14-03-22

Predictable

I figured the murderer in half the book actually. Also didn’t like any of the characters. But I think the author was planning for the lead character to be not good or bad just flaws and all and for us readers to decide if she’s bad or still kinda of good maybe. I think Jessica has a lot of issues, shes a self obsessed to be the best kinda of jealous. Always wants to be on top and a bit selfish too so she’s bad.

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  • Avanna
  • 12-03-22

Over Hyped

Ya, I don't get the hype of this one. I wish I did but I do not. Its a friends drama life time movie. The twist were fine but I just didn't really care.

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