Give Me Your Hand by Megan AbbottGive Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott

Give Me Your Hand

byMegan Abbott

Paperback | July 17, 2018

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

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 . . .

Megan Abbott is an award wining author. She was born in the Detroit area and graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in English Literature. Abbott went on to receive a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from New York University. Abbott's stories have appeared in Damn Near Dead: An Anthology of Geezer Noir (2006), Wa...
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Title:Give Me Your HandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:July 17, 2018Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316449407

ISBN - 13:9780316449403

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I loved Give Me Your Hand, but then again I love all Megan Abbott books. She writes thrillers in a way that I haven't experienced before, her slow burn is amazing. This book hooked me right from the start and I finished in two days. I would recommend it to anyone!
Date published: 2018-08-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Delicious Slow Burn Mystery This might be one of the most unique twists on a mystery/psychological thriller that I have read all year - this is a perfect slow burn that drags your forward with a never-ending sense of doom, and I enjoyed every tense second of it. Kit is a brilliant scientist - a world she owes in part to her equally brilliant high school friend Diane, who pushed her far beyond what Kit had dreamed for herself. Kit hasn't seen Diane since high school, not since Diane shared her worst secret with Kit, a secret that Kit never wanted to be responsible for. Until the day that Diane arrives at the lab where Kit works, competition for a highly prestigious project, and as mysterious and secretive as ever. Hands down, my favorite aspect of this story is the fact that it is centered around brilliant, strong, willful, trailblazing women. Women with absolutely remarkable brains and careers, who are powerful competition for each other, as well as the men in the story. It is refreshing to see women portrayed in such a fierce manner - and to see women represented in the science sector so boldly. Despite the murderous plot to the story - the center of this story remains grounded in powerful women. Second to that, I loved the mystery to this story. This was one that burned out slow, moving back and forth from present day to when Kit and Diane were in high school together, letting the secrets between them unravel a bit at a time. Occasionally Kit's paranoia felt a bit repetitive for me, although always plausible to her place in the action. I did appreciate as well, the fact that while these were women who could be calculated and cold, they were also very exceptionally human, and Megan Abbott does terrific work keeping that connection. I burned through this book so quickly, as it became deeply addictive to see just how twisted and dark the characters really were, and how many more twists were going to land before it ended. It did not disappoint, and kept me hooked to the very last scandalizing page. This is a must read for thriller lovers out there - don't let this one slip away.
Date published: 2018-07-13