Thursday, July 19, 2018

Review: Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott

Blurb from Goodreads:
A mesmerizing psychological thriller about how a secret can bind two friends together forever...or tear them apart. 

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.
My Review:
Best thriller I've read this year!  There is something about the way in which Megan Abbott immediately immerses you into these specialized worlds in which her books are set that sucks you in!  So good.  This one was such a fast read and a true page turner, perfect for summer. I now know I really need to go read all of Megan Abbott's backlist because she writes unlike anyone else.  Also, in case you didn't know, she has some movies / tv coming out based on her work!  

Give Me Your Hand came out earlier this week on July 17, 2018, you can purchase HERE!  I also LOVED Megan's last release, You Will Know Me, and you can read my review HERE.
What if it were always like this, I wonder. A whole life like this, with cars that always run and never make a sound, a life with savings accounts and heavy glass bottles of Italian water and organic milk in the glass-doored fridge, a life where there are family homes with spare rooms and tablecloths on long rollers, and Christmases in family cabins and always-new computers and the latest quantitative software and an aunt who knows the head of the Pharma Therapeutics Research unit at Pfizer and a college friend who edits the Journal of Biological Chemistry . . .
. . . and waking up mornings with a smile pressed into a pillowcase, spiderweb-soft, because he's there and his ceiling has never leaked once and the Journal of Biological Chemistry would be happy to accept the article and meanwhile, a French-press plunger gently plunges in the kitchen and then he's right there, palm to mattress, grinning and saying, By the way, while you were sleeping, Dr. Severin called and she would love to take you to La Belle Vie for pate and rose and to talk about your future

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