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...
About the Author
Megan Abbott is the author of The End of Everything, Dare Me (CWA Steel Dagger shortlist) and The Fever (Strand Critics Award for Best Novel of the Year and International Thriller Writers Best Hardcover Novel of the Year). She is co-writer of the smash-hit Sky Atlantic drama The Deuce. She lives in Queens, New York.
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 The Interestings
Give Me Your Hand is dark, smart, twisty, and thoroughly addictive.
Tom Perrotta, author of Little Children
Megan's writing is masterful, suspenseful and believable . . . The suspense does not let up - I was gripped from the first page.
Give Me Your Hand is dark, unsettling, brilliantly tense, and I raced through it without pausing for breath.
Paula Daly, author of The Mistake I Made
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 The Other Child