You Will Know Me: A Novel
The audacious new novel about family and ambition from "one of the best living mystery writers" (Grantland) and best-selling, award-winning author of The Fever, Megan Abbott. How far will you go to achieve a dream? That's the question a celebrated coach poses to Katie and Eric Knox after he sees... show more
The audacious new novel about family and ambition from "one of the best living mystery writers" (Grantland) and best-selling, award-winning author of The Fever, Megan Abbott.
How far will you go to achieve a dream? That's the question a celebrated coach poses to Katie and Eric Knox after he sees their daughter, Devon, a gymnastics prodigy and Olympic hopeful, compete. For the Knoxes there are no limits - until a violent death rocks their close-knit gymnastics community, and everything they have worked so hard for is suddenly at risk.
As rumors swirl among the other parents, Katie tries frantically to hold her family together while also finding herself irresistibly drawn to the crime itself. What she uncovers - about her daughter's fears, her own marriage, and herself - forces Katie to consider whether there's any price she isn't willing to pay to achieve Devon's dream.
From a writer with "exceptional gifts for making nerves jangle and skin crawl" (Janet Maslin), You Will Know Me is a breathless roller coaster of a novel about the desperate limits of parental sacrifice, furtive desire, and the staggering force of ambition.
Publish date: 2016-07-26
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Edition language: English
You Will Know Me is my first book by Megan Abbott. It will not be my last. My on-line friend and author, Randy Chandler, recommended her work to me, and I filed it away under "authors to investigate." Then I ran across Ms. Abbott's intro to Ed Brubaker's FATALE: DELUXE EDITION and I liked her sty...
This was one of those novels where I thought I knew what had actually happened before the end of the novel but the details weren’t clear-cut. I was missing the actually story, how it all went down and no one was willing to tell the truth, their lips were sealed for now yet somehow before it was all ...
A special thank you to NetGalley and Little, Brown and Company for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.I'm not really sure what intrigued me about the book initially given that I know nothing about gymnastics, nor am particularily interested in that sport (hey, I'm a mom to boys so it is hockey ...
Not only is this book about Devon and her goal to become an Olympic champion, its about teenagers and a murder. While you may think these gymnastic moms are petty and nerve wracking, believe me, they are nothing like competition cheerleading moms. Believe me, I know.I really liked this story. Howeve...
Initial reaction: Very strong story following the protagonist Katie as it tracks her and her family's journey to help her talented, athletic daughter reach Olympic athlete status. But in the backdrop of a tragic death, layers upon layers of darkness, deception and secrets hover around their family, ...