The Compulsive Reader: Looking Ahead: Jill Hathaway and Slide!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Looking Ahead: Jill Hathaway and Slide!

Looking Ahead is a feature in which new upcoming books and their authors are featured! Take a minute to read the interview, get to know them, read about their book(s), and find them on the internet!

Up today is Jill Hathaway with her debut, Slide!

TCR: Can you describe your book in ten words or less?

JH: She sees through the eyes of a killer.

TCR: What was the most surprising aspect about the publication process?

JH: The most surprising aspect of the pub process is the roller-coasteriness of it all.

TCR: What was your reaction when you first saw your cover?

JH: This is actually the second cover I saw for SLIDE. My reaction to it was kind of "WOAH." It's very different and eye-catching.

TCR: Where can we stay up to date on you and your book?

JH: The best place to visit me is http://jillscribbles.blogspot.com. Oh, and I'm @jillscribbles on Twitter.

Thanks, Jill! Slide will be out on March 27th, 2012!

Here's the official summary:
"Vee Bell is certain of one irrefutable truth—her sister’s friend Sophie didn’t kill herself. She was murdered.  
Vee knows this because she was there. Everyone believes Vee is narcoleptic, but she doesn’t actually fall asleep during these episodes: When she passes out, she slides into somebody else’s mind and experiences the world through that person’s eyes. She’s slid into her sister as she cheated on a math test, into a teacher sneaking a drink before class. She learned the worst about a supposed “friend” when she slid into her during a school dance. But nothing could have prepared Vee for what happens one October night when she slides into the mind of someone holding a bloody knife, standing over Sophie’s slashed body.  
Vee desperately wishes she could share her secret, but who would believe her? It sounds so crazy that she can’t bring herself to tell her best friend, Rollins, let alone the police. Even if she could confide in Rollins, he has been acting off lately, more distant, especially now that she’s been spending more time with Zane.

Enmeshed in a terrifying web of secrets, lies, and danger and with no one to turn to, Vee must find a way to unmask the killer before he or she strikes again."
What do you all think? Sounds like a good one for fans of The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting!


Alexander said...

Interesting interview! I really enjoy it!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I think I've heard of this book before. It sounds quite unique.

and great interview!

The book girl said...

I am so SO excited for this book! I love these psychological thrillers. And I agree-- the cover is very unique and eye-catching!