I received a complimentary copy of GIVE ME YOUR HAND by Megan Abbott from Little Brown. I was so happy that I received a copy, because I have heard so many amazing things about Megan Abbott and I have been dying to read one of her novels.
This is my first novel by Megan Abbott.
Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott
Overview – Spoiler Alert: Low
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.
– Synopsis taken from the book.
Review – Spoiler Alert: Low
“I guess I always knew, in some subterranean way, Diane and I would end up back together. We are bound, ankle to ankle, a monstrous three-legged race. Accidental accomplices. Wary conspirators. Or Siamese twins, fused in some hidden place. It’s that powerful, this thing we share.”
GIVE ME YOUR HAND follows two ex high school friends who meet up later in life as they are competing to be apart of a ground breaking research team. There s a secret between them both from the past, but there is another secret that will shared between them again in the present. This is a psychological thriller filled with complex female relationships.
The novel alternates between the past (their lives in high school) and present. The author did a good job at creating complex female characters but sadly I did not connect with either of them. The novel was also lacking for me with twists and reveals – I guess I was expecting more. I did enjoy Abbott’s writing however, and I would definitely consider reading her other novels.
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