Book Review

Give Me Your Hand – Megan Abbott (Review)

A life-changing secret destroys an unlikely friendship in this “magnetic” (Meg Wolitzer) psychological thriller from the Edgar Award-winning author of Dare Me.

You told each other everything. Then she told you too much. 
Kit has risen to the top of her profession and is on the brink of achieving everything she wanted. She hasn’t let anything stop her. 


But now someone else is standing in her way – Diane. Best friends at seventeen, their shared ambition made them inseparable. Until the day Diane told Kit her secret – the worst thing she’d ever done, the worst thing Kit could imagine – and it blew their friendship apart. Kit is still the only person who knows what Diane did. And now Diane knows something about Kit that could destroy everything she’s worked so hard for. 


How far would Kit go, to make the hard work, the sacrifice, worth it in the end? What wouldn’t she give up? Diane thinks Kit is just like her. Maybe she’s right. Ambition: it’s in the blood . . .

Goodreads Page – Give Me Your Hand

Just when you thought you read the last twist, this one keeps you guessing until the very end. The dynamic between Diane and Kit is tenuous at best and I love the way that Abbott was able to create this relationship on paper, but make you feel like you knew them both.

This author has such an intricate and detailed style, I can’t help but finish one of her books in a matter of hours. This was a blow off your plans and grab a blanket and read all day kind of book.

I loved the way that the beginning of their relationship translated to the end of the book. The way that they were connected before they ever knew they were connected. And that there were so many secrets they shared until the end.

I give this book 4.5 stars.

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