twenty seven minutes⭐⭐⭐⭐

Author: Ashley Tate


7/1/20232 min read

For the last ten years, the small town of West Wilmer has been struggling to answer one question: On the night of the car accident that killed his sister, why did it take Grant Dean twenty-seven minutes to call for help? If he'd called sooner, Phoebe might still be alive.

As the anniversary of Phoebe's death approaches, Grant is consumed by his memories and the secret that's been suffocating him for years. But he and Phoebe weren't the only ones in the car that night. Becca was there too - she's the only other person who knows what really happened. Or is she?

Everyone in West Wilmer remembers Phoebe, but only June remembers that another person was lost that night. Her brother Wyatt has been missing for ten years and, now that her mother is dead, June has no one left - no family, no friends. Until someone appears at her door.

Someone who may know where Wyatt went all those years ago.

Someone who knows what really happened on the bridge that night.

Someone who is ready to tell the truth.

Review: I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Twenty seven minutes is a thriller/mystery, staged in a small town where everyone knows each other.
The story starts 10 years ago when a young girl is laying on the street after an accident. She suffered terrible injuries, but she comes from a small town, so everyone will know it’s her: Phoebe Dean.
We then jump 10 years forward and meet the other characters. I was actually stunned by how I disliked all the characters. I would have wished that there would be at least one I could relate to. Every character has their own POV, which I liked. If you are a fanatic thriller/ mystery reader like I am, the plot and twists were pretty obvious early on. The suspense and tension, however, were written pretty well. I still wanted to know what would happen and what happened in those 27 minutes.

I liked the storytelling of Ashley and for a Debut, it is pretty good. There were a couple of moments when the story got a bit repetitive, which took me out of the story. I didn't fall in love with the book, but it wasn't horrible and I believe that Ashley has great potential. I would read another book written by her. I would rate this book between 3.5 and 4 stars