You Will Know Me: A Novel (Mass Market)

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Forgive my hyperbole, but Megan Abbott is my QUEEN. Every book I read by her ends up being my favorite book of the year, and You Will Know Me is no exception! From page one, I was sucked into the dark, twisted, insidious story about a family devoted to their daughter, an extraordinary gymnast - who knew Olympic hopefuls could be so sinister? I found myself both repelled by and relating to the characters, constantly pausing to mull over what I'd read and to postpone the ending that much longer. This is a book with teeth!


Isn't the end of an Olympic summer just the BEST time to read a new murder mystery involving the family of an elite 16 year-old gymnast? There has to be a lot of obsessiveness, and probably a fair amount of resentment in the dynamics of any family deeply involved in this very demanding sport. This particular family seems healthy enough at first, and we almost don't notice the inflection point in the story when things first stop fitting together. They steadily make less and less sense until the very end....



This is an audacious novel about family and ambition from "one of the best living mystery writers" -- the bestselling, award-winning author of The Fever (Grantland).

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 rollercoaster of a novel about the desperate limits of parental sacrifice, furtive desire, and the staggering force of ambition.

About the Author

Megan Abbott is the award-winning author of nine novels, including You Will Know MeThe FeverDare Me, and The End of Everything. She received her PhD in literature from New York University. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times MagazineThe Guardian, and The Believer. Currently, she is a staff writer on HBO's David Simon show, The Deuce. She lives in New York City. 
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316519021
ISBN-10: 0316519022
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication Date: August 28th, 2018
Pages: 400
Language: English