In My Dreams I Hold a Knife

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In My Dreams I Hold a Knife tells the story of the East House Seven. These seven friends from Duquette University were inseparable, that is until one of them, Heather, was murdered senior year. It’s been ten years since graduation and it’s time for a college reunion. Heather’s brother has a plan to figure out which of them murdered her, but his task won’t be easy. All six of them have so many secrets and each of them has a motive for wanting Heather dead. Some of them will do anything to keep their secrets buried.

I really enjoyed this book. It was impossible to put down and I thoroughly enjoyed the dual timelines and different points of view. My only critique is the title makes zero sense. The murder weapon is a pair of scissors that are even on the cover of the book, so I’m not sure where the knife comes in, even after reading the whole story. The characters and their friendships with each other were so dark and gritty, each one more than what they appear on the surface. If you enjoy psychological thrillers about people with secrets, I recommend you check out Winstead’s debut novel.

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Author Ashley Winstead
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 352 pages
Publisher Sourcebooks Landmark
Publish Date 03-Aug-2021
ISBN 9781728229881 Buy this Book
Issue September 2021
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller