I expected so much more, but it was just ok.
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I really enjoyed this Megan Abbott book, much as I‘ve enjoyed her other work so far. This is a dark story (as expected!) with a feminist slant, in a competitive laboratory setting. I find her writing to be deeply psychological, with an original and very distinctive voice. My boys are away until this evening, so what a perfect excuse to finish this in bed this morning!
Disappointing. Two ambitious women, chasing a career in science (which is not really relevant for the plot), know about eachother‘s secret. This results in a strange balance between them, waiting to be disturbed.
Megan Abbott wants to put so much in this thriller but in the end it‘s all rather far-fetched.
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
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
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.
Finishing this incredible thriller!!! Really enjoy it
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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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.
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.
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
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.
That time I got to meet one of my faves and picked up a signed copy of Give Me Your Hand!
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.
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 🔊
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
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!
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!
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).