Give Me Your Hand

Give Me Your Hand

eBook - 2018
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Shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award 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 . . .
Publisher: [S.l.]: Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
ISBN: 9780316412513
Characteristics: 352 p.
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Dec 17, 2019

I love, love, love a Megan Abbott book. Her writing is twisty and intense and thoughtful and page-turning. This book examines the connection between two women when they’re teenagers and when they’re in their late 20s. It’s about ambition and secrets and friendship and envy and I almost don’t want to say more about it. Abbott knows how to turn a story on its head halfway through, and though a couple of the turns felt almost predictable, their consequences ripple in ways that stick with me more than a typical “gotcha!” might.

Jun 21, 2019

2018; Little, Brown, and Company/Hachette Book Group
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At first, I was in this book, and suddenly I found myself feeling like I was pushed out of the story and was just getting the surface. I finished the book, but I started losing curiosity after 1/3 of the book. I felt like I was watching a preview of Dateline, without the ability of googling more on the story. To be honest, at this point I don't even remember what happened at the end. Again, I am in the minority so maybe I am reading too many domestic suspense novels. I am done with Megan Abbott's books for now but I would try another one if book friends recommended.

***I received an eARC from EDELWEISS***

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Mar 25, 2019

Strains plausibility a bit...but I love Megan Abbott's descriptive language. She captures the physicality of being a woman in really interesting ways. I also love her focus as an author on women engaged in traditionally male pursuits...more often athletics, but, in this case, STEM careers.

Mar 11, 2019

Holds your interest

Feb 06, 2019

People. An intense friendship turns into a bitter professional rivalry.

Jan 14, 2019

This book is about two or more, psychopaths.

Dec 10, 2018

An interesting mystery and psychological thriller set in a science laboratory. Told from the perspective of a woman, and the two other main characters are women. I liked that aspect of the story. Also, the novel explores the nature of psychopathy, which is interesting. There is also quite a bit about the intense bonds between smart, competitive young women... and the frailty of those bonds.

Nov 29, 2018

I got this book because it was highly recommended but I found the story to be too over the top and, in the end, not all that interesting.

Oct 28, 2018

Friends, rivals, and dark secrets develop and turn into grim consequences. I found it not so much the story as the storytelling that kept my interest. Abbott has a way of taking the unbelievable and turning it into something plausable.

Oct 22, 2018

I find this story boring. I am reading it in bed, using the book to put me to sleep each night. I am waiting for the next book I have on hold then I will stop reading this one.

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