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Give Me your Hand

Give Me your Hand

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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.
Publisher: New York : Little Brown and Company, 2018
ISBN: 9780316547185
Branch Call Number: F ABBOT-M
Characteristics: 342 pages ; 21 cm


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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.

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