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Give Me Your Hand
Give Me Your Hand | Megan Abbott
A mesmerizing psychological thriller about how a secret can bind two friends together forever...or tear them apart. 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.
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SomedayAlmost
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Excellent thriller about dark secrets & female competition! 5 stars. No wonder it was nominated for an Anthony Award by Abbott‘s peers. 2 bright girls share stories they can‘t forget. Two decades later, they meet again in the intense world of scientific research, with murderous results. Good performance. Highly recommend. #thriller #TeamSlaughter #girlsinSTEM #scarsthon @Clwojick

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SomedayAlmost
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One good thing about all of this rain-it is great reading & listening weather! And this audiobook is very good! Come back inside, silly cat... #rainydaylistening

jenniferw88 Our cat likes the rain too! If it's pouring down he comes in looking like a punk cat! 🤣🤣🤣 4w
Leftcoastzen 😂😻 4w
Dragon 😻 4w
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SomedayAlmost
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Loving this audiobook! So good I give up my other tasks to sit and listen more fully! #drivengirls #secrets

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Minervasbutler
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Dark crime novel centring on female friendship and rivalry, here in the context of the ultra-competitive world of research and academia. The chapters go back and forth between "Then" when the two main characters are in high school and "Now" set 12 years later when the two meet up again in the setting of a biochemistry research lab. The buildup to the first big reveal is slow and menacing and the final third ratchets up the tension most enjoyably.

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SomedayAlmost
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Time to consign! Prepping my son‘s gently used clothes & books to drop off at a big consignment sale tjnighr. Megan Abbott is keeping me company. #audiobooks #anthonyawardnominee

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Paus0312
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Finishing this incredible thriller!!! Really enjoy it

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 2w
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Godpants
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Mehso-so

Well. To be honest this felt like it dragged a bit. An interesting premise if it didn‘t entirely work for me

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Myhusbandhatesreading
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Panpan

Bleh

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Godpants
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Do you listen to audiobooks while you work? Thrillers keep me going during the day.

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Myhusbandhatesreading
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Next up...

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GripLitGrl
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rohit-sawant 👏🏼👏🏼 5mo
Cinfhen Well played ♥️🙌🏻 5mo
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mcctrish
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This was quite the suspenseful story, at one point I was all “ no, no, no “ and I didn‘t want to keep reading and see it all go to hell. But I kept on and while the bodies piled up a bit more, the ending wasn‘t as horrid as I predicted ( not writing wise, bad people choices wise 🤣)

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scowler1
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Mehso-so

Pretty good read but the second death (murder?) wasn't quite believable. All came together well for the ending though, I just wish the murder/death/kill scene had been better.

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mcctrish
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For half the day I think of all the awesome things I will get done when school is finished, by afternoon recess I‘m just dreaming of my bed

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theladygreer
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Needed a new audiobook and I've loved nearly everything I've read of Abbott's so this looks just about perfect. Diving in!

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Matilda
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suzie.reads
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Well after reading 'You Will Know Me' I was abit sceptical about reading another Abbott book but I'm glad I did.
A great psychological thriller that had me hooked. A very enjoyable read!
⭐⭐⭐⭐

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razmanda
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Total brain candy - the story of two women who enter one another‘s lives in high school and then again twelve years later to disastrous results. Toxic friendships are always fascinating but this one is darker and more intense.

Clwojick Helllo Drama! Stacked ♥️♥️♥️ 6mo
Hooked_on_books I really liked this one. I love how it was written. 6mo
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Sweettartlaura
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Megan Abbott writes flawed yet vulnerable characters that you root for, even though you know you shouldn‘t trust them. The tension she creates is unbearable, the danger palpable. She writes strong, difficult women, who go to the edge to get what they want - and sometimes over it.
In Give Me Your Hand, Abbott unravels the twists and turns of female friendships, layered with competition, soaked in secrets, wrapped in treachery.
Loved this!❤️📚

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Sweettartlaura
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Now how am I supposed to turn the page???

Wait...😼... I think that‘s the point 😼

#catsoflitsy

Slajaunie Pets, Mom!! 🐱 7mo
ravenlee Well, somebody hasn‘t gotten to the page turn yet, obviously! 😆 7mo
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Expandingbookshelf
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More thrillers about women in STEM please! 👩‍🔬🔪🔬

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mdemanatee
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I‘m pretty sure I know what‘s coming and I don‘t know if it‘s that I‘ve read so much Megan Abbott or that I just finished binging all of My Favorite Murder.

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Oryx
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And these were my wine-fuelled purchases (it was only one glass, but I need something to blame it on, other than just lack of willpower)

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karajay
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1. Library, book stores are too dangerous!
2. Thus far, making dinner with my s.o.
3. Tagged (or anything by her!)
4. Eat, Pray, Love was very overrated imo.
5. @LiterRohde @davidjoseph @NikkiRobson73

@eggs #wondrouswednesday

Eggs @karajay Give Me Your Hand sounds so good. I tried Eat Pray Love more than once, dnf (edited) 8mo
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ClairesReads
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If you come to this novel, expecting that framework- ambitious, clever, and strong female characters, questionable morals, a complex past, and a high risk present- then you won‘t be disappointed. I loved, that once again, Abbott has written a novel that is entertaining, but also foregrounds female achievement. She does so in such a way that acknowledges that high achieving women can be flawed. Much dialogue around female success fails to do this.

KateFulfordAuthor Terrific review, thanks 8mo
ClairesReads @KateFulfordAuthor thank you 🙏🏻 8mo
Erinreadsthebooks Great review with a cute cat 😍 Love this post! 8mo
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Hollie 😻 8mo
TheLibrarian Great review!! And what a cute kitty 😻 8mo
ClairesReads @TheLibrarian @Hollie @Erinreadsthebooks thank you!! She‘s hard to photograph well! 8mo
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Good advice

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Sylvia 🖤

Litsylily Love it 8mo
ClairesReads @Litsylily me too 😍 8mo
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ClairesReads
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Hoping this is the compelling read I need right now

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Breanne1
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I found this to be a page turner...looking at a deeply complex friendship that drives and motivates while at the same time tears apart. An interesting look as well at the complexities of being a success and a woman...”banish the justs”.

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WhatWouldJaneDo
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That time I got to meet one of my faves and picked up a signed copy of Give Me Your Hand!

rather_be_reading awesome!! 8mo
RaimeyGallant Love her. And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 8mo
WhatWouldJaneDo @RaimeyGallant thank you so much! I have put off joining because I was a little intimidated, especially since I read a lot of ebooks that don't lend themselves to pretty photos, so this was super helpful! I'm loving it so far and will definitely use some of your tips. 8mo
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DarcysMom Welcome to Litsy! 🤩 8mo
WhatWouldJaneDo @DarcysMom thanks! Loving it so far! 8mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks That‘s so exciting! And welcome to Litsy!🎉📚💕 8mo
RaimeyGallant A lot of us read ebooks too. :) You'll see! 8mo
Reggie Welcome to Litsy!!! And that‘s awesome, I read my first book, The Fever, by her a couple of months ago and liked it a lot. 8mo
WhatWouldJaneDo @Reggie thanks! The Fever was the first one I read as well and then I ended up reading four of her books last year. Still need to read Dare Me before the show comes out! She was really delightful in person, we geeked out about women's gymnastics (one of her books is about a gymnast). 8mo
Crazeedi @WhatWouldJaneDo I take screenshots of the book from goodreads or Amazon and post the book cover when I'm reading a book on my kindle. Just a suggestion, then it's a color pic of the book! 8mo
WhatWouldJaneDo @Crazeedi thanks! That's a great tip, much easier than trying to figure out how to make my Kindle look pretty all the time lol 8mo
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚🎉Hope you enjoy it here! 8mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 8mo
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Lauranahe
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Meh. I was disappointed. The main character, Kit, had so little personality or anything about her that I honestly didn‘t care what happened to her. I found this book very bland.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hope you're enjoying Litsy so far 📖💙 9mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!! 📖📚 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 9mo
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Lauranahe
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Panpan

Meh. I was disappointed. The main character, Kit, had so little personality or anything about her that I honestly didn‘t care what happened to her. I found this book very bland.

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pitou215
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Page Turner but not sure I liked how quickly everything was settled. Apparently its based on a true story but the author has not stated this which seems strange! Anyone else read this? Thoughts?

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Chelsea.Poole
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This was my 1st read of 2019, which I finished days ago but just found it hiding under the car seat, so now I have a picture to post. I enjoyed this thriller and after I finished read on goodreads that some events in the book are based on an actual crime from the 90s committed in Texas. Recommended, especially the #audiobook 🔊

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StellarDoc
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Same position, different book. Last day of winter break!😿 #Loki #CatsOfLitsy

Riveted_Reader_Melissa So cute! They are going to be sad when your break is over! 9mo
StellarDoc @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Especially this one! 9mo
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LauraJ
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Eh. Took too long to get to the meat of the story and it‘s all a little implausible. However, I am interested in reading more about PMDD.

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LauraJ
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Left my #booknook to grab my phone for a pic and...
#readinginthenewyear #catsoflitsy #readingbuddies

hermyknee 🥰😂 9mo
erinreads Finders keepers! 😹 9mo
pocketmermaid Typical. 9mo
Reviewsbylola 😂😂😂 9mo
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Kimberlone
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Enjoying an afternoon bath and trying to finish up my book before my friends come back from skiing!

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LauraJ
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It‘s only 5pm here, so I‘m not ready for #NewYearsEats. But I‘m always ready for coffee. #readinthenewyear

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LauraJ
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My library hold for #NewYearWhoDis came in for another book from the list @candority compiled. Could‘ve swore I‘ve read something from her before, but nope. Now, to wine or not wine? #currentlyreading

monalyisha Wine! Always! 🍷 Happy New Year! 🎉 9mo
LauraJ @monalyisha Happy New Year to you too!🥂 9mo
CareBear Wine! Cheers! 🥂 9mo
candority I haven‘t read this, so it couldn‘t have been on my list! 😳😂 Happy New Year! 🥂 9mo
LauraJ @candority Good! Don‘t waste your time. 🥂 Happy New Year 🎆 9mo
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Kimberlone
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Spending the holiday at a local ski lodge and resort. While my boyfriend and best friend are on the slopes skiing and snowboarding, I am enjoying the toasty lobby. Trying to finish up one last book in 2018 to finish up my tear. I‘m at 40% so I think I can make it!

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chloemichelle
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Is anyone else doing a #readingchallenge ? I'm thinking about the one from pop sugar so I'm getting a list together now! Happy reading, everyone!

ReadingDownUnder I‘m planning to do this one. Looking for one other now. 🤔 9mo
chloemichelle @ReadingDownUnder yeah I saw one on Book Riot I might do. It will push me out of my comfort zone a little more. 9mo
ReadingDownUnder @chloemichelle I finally decided what to do. Pop Sugar, #AussiesRule2019 being hosted by a Litten, and a TBR-buster where I put the titles of 12 books from my bookcase on slips of paper and I have to draw one each month. Then read or donate the book! Make room for new books. 🙂 9mo
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Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details. 9mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 9mo
sk888888 Doing the PopSugar this year, instead of BookRiot, and the Lucky 13. I like the idea of the TBR buster posted by your friend @ReadingDownUnder too! 9mo
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Ashley85
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I haven‘t been to the library in months! I‘ve been trying to get through stacks of books I own, but I couldn‘t resist any longer 🤗 #tbr #libaryhaul

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chloemichelle
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I'm excited to start 2019 because I joined a new book club and I'm ready to read! I'm enjoying this book so much which makes it hard to wait for the actual book club meeting to talk about it. I hope I'm this excited about the rest of the books I read in 2019!

ValkyrieAndHerBooks Welcome to Litsy!🎉📚💕 9mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hope you are enjoying it here so far 📖💙 9mo
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JamieArc
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A solid psychological thriller featuring women in science. What was most fascinating to me was what I found out about the book after I read it (marked in comments as spoiler).

JamieArc Did anyone realize this was based on a true story??? https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/poisoning-daddy/. Some things from the case were practically word for word in the book. 10mo
Ashley_Nicoletto Ooooo. I‘m going to finish this book tonight and I cannot wait to click on that spoiler. 10mo
JamieArc @Ashley_Nicoletto I‘ll look forward to what you have to say! 10mo
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Ashley_Nicoletto
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Happy Friday Eve Littens! You‘ve almost made it.

hermyknee About halfway through yesterday I started thinking it was Thursday... 😱😭😭😭 10mo
Reecaspieces Awe...sweet! 10mo
mreads 🐕❤ 10mo
batsy Aww sweet face 🐶💜 10mo
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Ashley_Nicoletto
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It‘s not true self care until there‘s peanut butter. 🖤

Courtneyjo_reads So true 😂 10mo
Bklover Enjoy! 10mo
CouronneDhiver Yummy 😋 10mo
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LauraBeth I have to buy peanut butter at Costco because I need that much of it on hand 😂 10mo
MicheleinPhilly Are those raisins? You lost me at raisins. 10mo
Samplergal I love peanut butter. Now I want it. 😂 10mo
kstadt929 I almost started this one last week...I‘m curious to hear what you think of it! ☺️ 10mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @MicheleinPhilly EW! No. They are craisins. Which are much better than raisins. 10mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @LauraBeth 🤣🤣 I keep multiple varieties at home and in my desk at work. I had never considered Costco, but maybe I should. 10mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @kstadt929 I‘m about half way through and it‘s pretty good! Quick read. Maybe a little predictable in parts. But I always find Megan Abbott to be like creepy but pleasurable brain candy. 🤣🤷🏻‍♀️ 10mo
kstadt929 @Ashley_Nicoletto Thanks for sharing your thoughts! 😁 I don‘t think I‘ve read any others by Megan Abbott before. 10mo
LauraBeth Costco makes a good almond butter 😋 10mo
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Karen3
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This was a great read. I thoroughly enjoyed the story line and all the twists and turns. Second book by Abbott and I‘m looking forward to more from her. 4🌟

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Truth!

SassyBrit Yes! 😁 Thanks for your warm welcome! 💕 11mo
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Deborah42
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A psychological thriller about a complicated female friendship.

Not a whole lot happens, but I was still riveted. Maybe it‘s because I have trust issues with the “then/now” structure (which authors often use to muddle timelines and get away with sleight-of-hand plot tricks). Reading this book was kind of like turning the crank on a jack-the-box. You know someone going to jump out at you, but there‘s no telling when.