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02 October 2013

Wishlist Wednesday #43

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Dani over @Pen to Paper and is a great way of showing off the books that we are dying to get our hands on :)

3:59 - Gretchen McNeil

Josie Byrne's life is spiraling out of control. Her parents are divorcing, her boyfriend Nick has grown distant, and her physics teacher has it in for her. When she's betrayed by the two people she trusts most, Josie thinks things can't get worse.

Until she starts having dreams about a girl named Jo. Every night at the same time—3:59 a.m.

Jo's life is everything Josie wants: she's popular, her parents are happily married, and Nick adores her. It all seems real, but they're just dreams, right? Josie thinks so, until she wakes one night to a shadowy image of herself in the bedroom mirror – Jo.

Josie and Jo realize that they are doppelgängers living in parallel universes that overlap every twelve hours at exactly 3:59. Fascinated by Jo's perfect world, Josie jumps at the chance to jump through the portal and switch places for a day.

But Jo’s world is far from perfect. Not only is Nick not Jo's boyfriend, he hates her. Jo's mom is missing, possibly insane. And at night, shadowy creatures feed on human flesh.

By the end of the day, Josie is desperate to return to her own life. But there’s a problem: Jo has sealed the portal, trapping Josie in this dangerous world. Can she figure out a way home before it’s too late?

From master of suspense Gretchen McNeil comes a riveting and deliciously eerie story about the lives we wish we had – and how they just might kill you.


I first saw this book a week or two ago and I was instantly intrigued with the idea of doppelgangers and parallel universes. I've just recently finished watching the tv show Fringe where there is a parallel universe and loved it so I added this book straight my wishlist as soon as I had read the blurb. I've heard some great things about Gretchen McNeil's other books and I also really want to get my hands on her novel Ten. 


  1. Aaaah I want this one to - definitely find the idea of parallel universe's intriguing. Great pick!
    My WW: http://danielleheartsbooks.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/wishlist-wednesday-21.html

  2. This sounds kind of creepy. Great choice!

    Dani x
    Pen to Paper

  3. Great pick! I just got this book recently and I look forward to starting it!
    I hope you get it soon and enjoy it!

    My WW

  4. I got this book last week. I loved the authors other books and Im going to read this over Halloween :) Great pick.

  5. This sounds like something a bit different. I've been hearing good things about this author.

  6. This is really different than anything I've read. Sounds like it could be really good.

  7. Oh, this sounds good! Onto the TBR list immediately!

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