Megan Abbott - Give Me Your Hand

A life-changing secret destroys an unlikely friendship in this "magnetic" (Meg Wolitzer) psychological thriller from the Edgar Award-winning author of Dare Me.

Kit Owens harbored only modest ambitions for herself when the mysterious Diane Fleming appeared in her high school chemistry class. But Diane's academic brilliance lit a fire in Kit, and the two developed an unlikely friendship. Until Diane shared a secret that changed everything between them.

More than a decade later, Kit thinks she's put Diane behind her forever and she's begun to fulfill the scientific dreams Diane awakened in her. But the past comes roaring back when she discovers that Diane is her competition for a position both women covet, taking part in groundbreaking new research led by their idol. Soon enough, the two former friends find themselves locked in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse that threatens to destroy them both.

Named one of the Most Anticipated Books of 2018 by Cosmopolitan, Book Riot, and Entertainment Weekly

"If, then, you are secretly craving a modicum of drama to go with your women's gymnastics, you should read Megan Abbott's leotard-centric You Will Know Me...the style of her prose, and her focus on teen-age desire, ambition, and secrecy, have a broad, cinematic appeal." -- Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker

"Abbott commands our attention with a plot that somersaults and back flips whenever a safe landing seems in sight. But what's even more ingenious is how artfully her novel draws us readers into that closed world of BelStars Gym... You Will Know Me is a terrific accompaniment to this summer's Olympic frenzy. It's an all-around winner." -- Maureen Corrigan, NPR's Fresh Air

"While Megan Abbott's magnetic new novel mines themes of ambition, competition, excellence, and friendship, what perhaps struck me the most was its exploration of the long, undeterrable reach of memory. Give Me Your Hand is darkly effective, uneasy-making, and beautifully, absorbingly written." --Meg Wolitzer, bestselling author of The Interestings and The Female Persuasion

"This is Megan Abbott at her very best. Cool, crisp, chilling."-- Paula Hawkins, author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller The Girl on the Train

" Give Me Your Hand is further proof that Megan Abbott is the 21st century's answer to Patricia Highsmith--she has that uncanny insight into the dark and treacherous depths of the human heart."-- Dan Chaon, bestselling author of Ill Will

Megan Abbott is the award-winning author of eight novels, including Dare Me, The Fever and the bestselling You Will Know Me. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Paris Review and the Wall Street Journal. A writer on HBO’s David Simon show The Deuce, she’s currently adapting her novel Dare Me for the USA Network. Production on the pilot begins this fall. Her latest novel, Give Me Your Hand, comes out in July and is already in development for TV at AMC.

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ISBN: 9780316547185
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - July 17th, 2018