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Megan Abbott
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Give Me Your Hand

Megan Abbott



Fiction & Literature;
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945);
Thriller & suspense


352 pages

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No one makes better thrillers out of the relationships unique to teenage girls than Abbott... It's [Give Me Your Hand] pure suspense hinging on terrifyingly real characters. Vulture You told each other everything. Then she told you too much.

Kit has risen to the top of her profession and is on the brink of achieving everything she wanted. She hasn't let anything stop her.

But now someone else is standing in her way - Diane. Best friends at seventeen, their shared ambition made them inseparable. Until the day Diane told Kit her secret - the worst thing she'd ever done, the worst thing Kit could imagine - and it blew their friendship apart.

Kit is still the only person who knows what Diane did. And now Diane knows something about Kit that could destroy everything she's worked so hard for.

How far would Kit go, to make the hard work, the sacrifice, worth it in the end? What wouldn't she give up? Diane thinks Kit is just like her. Maybe she's right. Ambition: it's in the blood...

By:   Megan Abbott
Imprint:   Picador
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   285g
ISBN:   9781509855698
ISBN 10:   1509855696
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   March 2019
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Megan Abbott is the award-winning author of nine novels, including You Will Know Me, The Fever, Dare Me, and The End of Everything. She received her PhD in literature from New York University. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, The Guardian, and The Believer. She is a staff writer on HBO's David Simon show The Deuce. She lives in New York City.

Abbott is expert at the twists and turns of a good thrillers, and a long the way she's brilliant at examining complex mindsets, the subconscious drives of her main characters . . . Sublime stuff. * Big Issue * [A] fiery new novel . . . Even if you have committed no crimes and harbor no weighty secrets, this book will leave you nauseous with the memories of your own manic, pulsing teenage nature, the emotions you barely kept in check and the ones that overflowed. * Slate * Megan Abbott proves she's still the queen of uncovering the dark complexity of the female psyche . . . It uses all the strengths she's known for and gives them more room to develop. * Los Angeles Review of Books * Abbott deliciously draws out tension . . . a baroque thriller. * Washington Post * I loved this book-for its cleverness and fast pacing. I was compelled to read quickly, the plot construction was brilliant, the characters sharply drawn. -- Jane Shemilt, author of <i>Daughter</i> Abbot writes female characters who are smart and complex and capable of very bad things . . . I read it with my shoulders scrunched . . . genuinely awestruck by every twist and turn . . . It's bloody horrifying and absorbing and so very good. * Marie Claire * I adore Megan Abbott and devoured this new one in one sitting! -- 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, author of <i>The Interestings</i> Give Me Your Hand is dark, smart, twisty, and thoroughly addictive. -- Tom Perrotta, author of <i>Little Children</i> Megan's writing is masterful, suspenseful and believable . . . The suspense does not let up - I was gripped from the first page. -- Debbie Howells Give Me Your Hand is dark, unsettling, brilliantly tense, and I raced through it without pausing for breath. -- Paula Daly, author of <i>The Mistake I Made</i> Dark, daring and smart, this psychological thriller is ragingly good. * Psychologies * A psychological thriller about women in science, twisted female relationships and toxic secrets, Give Me Your Hand is just irresistible. I devoured it with escalating discomfort. Abbott's writing is elegant, her themes expansive and her research utterly convincing. An addictive, unsettling and distinctive read - I loved it! -- Lucy Atkins, author of <i>The Other Child</i> What THESE black shadows under my eyes? Why they're courtesy of Give Me Your Hand. SO UNBEARABLY TENSE. -- Tammy Cohen, author of <i>When She Was Bad </i> Give Me Your Hand is sublime. -- Laura Lippman, author of <i>Life Sentences </i> SO. GOOD. A tense, pitch-perfect thriller about ambition and female friendship and a forensic examination of what it takes for women to rise through male-dominated spaces. It felt in places like a dark inversion of The Secret History. -- Erin Kelly, author of <i>He Said/She Said</i> Megan Abbott at her very best. Cool, crisp, chilling. -- Paula Hawkins [Give Me Your Hand] should cement [Abbott's] position as one of the most intelligent and daring novelists working in the crime genre today. -- Ruth Ware * New York Times Book Review * [A] searing, fierce novel of female friendship and ambition. * Observer * Megan Abbott is one of the smartest storytellers around and her thought-provoking ideas lift her books to another level. * Daily Mail * Beautifully written and unbearably tense, this is a standout study of ambition, rivalry and fear. * Guardian *

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