Review: You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott


Yep, I'm still feeling lazy.


You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott
Mystery
Released March 2017
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Katie and Eric Knox have dedicated their lives to their fifteen-year-old daughter Devon, a gymnastics prodigy and Olympic hopeful. But when a violent death rocks their close-knit gymnastics community just weeks before an all-important competition, everything the Knoxes have worked so hard for feels suddenly at risk. As rumors swirl among the other parents, revealing hidden plots and allegiances, Katie tries frantically to hold her family together while also finding herself drawn, irresistibly, to the crime itself, and the dark corners it threatens to illuminate. From a writer with "exceptional gifts for making nerves jangle and skin crawl," (Janet Maslin) YOU WILL KNOW ME is a breathless rollercoaster of a novel about the desperate limits of desire, jealousy, and ambition.

My Thoughts
 
My will to review has left the building so this book is getting shafted. Sorry book, you kept me entertained but the words have deserted me.

I’m giving this one a 4. It was decent, the narrator was engaging and she kept me listening but I figured out the murdery bits long before they were exposed and that is not like me at all. I didn’t understand the “why” of it though and am still not sure I do even when it was explained.

This book is busting at the seams with some very flawed and unlikable teens and adults. They’re all pretty awful at one point or another. There’s only one little boy that is a decent human but he’ll be ruined in no time hanging around this bunch. If scarlet fever or neglect don't do him in first!

The story revolves around a young gymnast and Olympic hopeful and the dastardly people surrounding that competitive world. Having had a child in a competitive sport for too many years, I can tell you these people are REAL and I was never so happy as the day my kid told me she wanted to quit and just be a kid for a while and I could go back to spending my weekends sleeping in and doing whatever the hell I wanted to do instead of adhering to someone else’s demanding schedule. I don’t know how decent people manage to escape that kind of thing with their sanity intact. Well, some of them don’t in this book and it’s glorious! There are rages, jealous fits, and venomous conversations. It’s all pretty awesome but I was just a wee bit let down at the end but I can’t tell you why without exposing too much.

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Megan Abbott
A Bit About the Author

Megan Abbott is the Edgar®-winning author of the novels Die a Little, Queenpin, The Song Is You, Bury Me Deep, The End of Everything, Dare Me, The Fever and You Will Know Me. Her next book, Give Me Your Hand, will be published in July 2018.

Abbott is a staff writer on HBO's THE DEUCE. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, The Believer and the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Born in the Detroit area, she graduated from the University of Michigan and received her Ph.D. in English and American literature from New York University. She has taught at NYU, SUNY and the New School University and has served as the John Grisham Writer in Residence at The University of Mississippi.

She is also the author of a nonfiction book, The Street Was Mine: White Masculinity in Hardboiled Fiction and Film Noir, and the editor of A Hell of a Woman, an anthology of female crime fiction. She is currently developing two of her novels, Dare Me and The Fever, for television. 

Visit her website HERE.

Comments

  1. I meant to read this book when it first came out, but then there were too many holds on it, and I got busy, and basically I soon forgot all about it. Thanks for the reminder! :)

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    1. You're welcome :) I waited forever for a copy too. I hope you enjoy it.

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  2. Sounds like something I'd like. I think I'll go check out the author.

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    1. I hope you love it, if you get a chance to read it.

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  3. I own both of these but....well, I 'm sure you can fill in the rest.

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  4. I'm entering a - don't feel like writing reviews phase myself lol Itty Bitty reviews get straight to the point though so they're good IMO.

    I don't think I've read anything by this author before.

    For What It's Worth

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    1. Glad I'm not alone. Sometimes I just want to read and move on to the next one without having to put a few thoughts together.

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