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You Will Know Me
You Will Know Me: A Novel | Megan Abbott
The audacious new novel from bestselling author Megan Abbott, "one of the best living mystery writers" (Grantland). 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.
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Madison91
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Pickpick

Really slow to start I did not think I would like it, however it did pull me in, and made up for the slow start.

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Victoriahoperose
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Pickpick

I actually really liked this book more than some others by this author. I felt like she really captured the minds of the people she wrote about that were involved in a competitive environment for gymnastics. There was a lot of suspense and tension and it kept me going until the end with curiosity and intrigue. Very interesting book that ended differently than I thought it would.

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UnabridgedPod
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Krystle13
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Mehso-so

Finished!
It wasnt a true pick for me. But was good! I would like to read other books written by her to see if any differences.

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Krystle13
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@scripturient on to this one you sent me. Sounds Excellent!!!

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squirrelbrain
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#ififell

#beatlemaynia

This suspense novel is set in the world of gymnastics - and there‘s a bit of falling going on!

Caroline2 Ohhhh I love a bit of gymnastics...stacked! 👍🏻 7mo
Eggs Clever 🤗👏🏻🎶 7mo
cherinium I really enjoyed this one and its examination of how far some will go for success. 7mo
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heyitsMacall
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Pickpick

I loved it! It‘s like Big Little Lies had a baby with Stick It. The ending surprised me.

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AutumnRLS
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Second reading companion located. 😋

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AutumnRLS
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Finishing up my first Megan Abbott book with my best reading companion.

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AutumnRLS
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Next up from my TBR pile. #heyya

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Bookwm85forever
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My husband has been sidelined for awhile and is tired of tv. He‘s been powering through books faster than me lately. #booknerd #bookaddict #bookaddiction #husband.

Crazeedi Awww he looks laid up for sure! Get well soon husband!! 8mo
Bookwm85forever @Crazeedi Thanks!! Physical therapy is working wonders. 8mo
Crazeedi Yes, I had PT with my hip replacement, she helped so very much, good luck! 8mo
Bookwm85forever @Crazeedi Much appreciated!! 8mo
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suzie.reads
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Panpan

Not got much to say about this I just found it boring and the story was very weak.

Not been a good week for reading with a so-so book and a pan book 😒

Hopefully the next book will be better 😊

TrishB Only read one of hers so far and didn‘t particularly like. I have some others on the pile! 10mo
suzie.reads @TrishB I just found it dull. I like a bit of grit and there was none lol 10mo
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Nebula_of_Books
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So far, so good. Not sure where this one is headed but already it‘s quite suspenseful.

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Mindyrecycles
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A young gymnast with Olympic hopes, a murder mystery, and a deeply disturbed family. Really good. #sportsofallsorts #riotgrams

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Jbakesmcgee3
Pickpick

Very interesting thriller, reminded me of my swim team days of how talented kids can become the insane focus of a family and community 🤸🏼‍♀️🤸🏼‍♀️🤸🏼‍♀️🤸🏼‍♀️

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Jbakesmcgee3
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Sick with the flu so sloth and I are laying around reading 😷ps I‘m flying through this book, has anyone else read this?

Lovesbooks87 Oh no! I hope you feel better soon! 12mo
MrBook 😔 Get better soon! *big hug from @BookBabe and me* 12mo
Stacypatrice I read it and liked it. Hope you enjoy it and feeling like a ✨superstar ✨ soon. 12mo
Jbakesmcgee3 Thank you all! Happy to be feeling well enough to lay around and read 🥰 12mo
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Deborah42
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Pickpick

Devon has the kind of talent that turns her fellow athletes and their parents green with envy. A sudden death exposes the cracks in her seemingly tight knit gymnastics community and in her own family.

I kept expecting a weird twist, but it never came. Just mostly normal people going through their mostly normal lives while wondering who might be a killer.

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GirlWellRead
Pickpick

The staccato pace that Abbot tells the story is mesmerizing. Even when I had suspected whodunnit, I still pressed on and raced to the finish. Her writing is crisp, tense, effective, and dark at times. She captures the psyche of the teenage girl incredibly and is able to get into the head of her characters and pour them out on the page. I can't wait to read more by Megan Abbott!

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BookishBelle
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Pickpick

Here‘s what I got done while #audiostitching this morning. The book was good. I‘m giving it a pick because it really did keep me coming back to find out what happened. I did figure out #whodunit before the big reveal but it was still a pick. #crossstitch

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BookishBelle
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I‘m getting in some #audiostitching this morning. #crossstitch This book has gotten so much better!

Amabear This looks lovely!!! So impressive how neat your stitches are. When I try to embroider mine end up all over the place 😂 I assume cross stitching is different though. 13mo
BookishBelle @Amabear With cross stitching, you‘re really just making little exes with the thread so I think it‘s more prone to neatness. I‘d love to be able to embroider! 13mo
Amabear @BookishBelle oh ok gotcha! Embroidery is close to the same, there‘s just a lot of other stitches you can do also. My grandma taught us when we were like 7, so greatful! 13mo
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BookishBelle
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I downloaded Libby today and started listening to the tagged book on my drive to New Orleans. It‘s kinda so-so so far. I guess I‘ve entered the world of audio books via download. A little late to the game but I‘m here. I hope my library has a better selection than what I saw today. I didn‘t have much time to look though. I guess we‘ll see. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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squirrelbrain
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Pickpick

Loved this book! I struggled with the changing timeframes at the start, didn‘t think they were very clear, but that‘s probably my fault...! Once I got into it I found the claustrophobic world of the gymnasts fascinating - a great twist on a whodunit.

Thanks to @Oryx for sending it to me! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

#jbuk

RaimeyGallant It's not just you. Great book, though! 13mo
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TheKidUpstairs
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1. I found these signs this morning, I want both!

2. Two, as usual 😁

3. Heck yes. We were in negative temps the other night.

4. Yes, for reading.

5. Tagged. I could not get into it, didn't care for any of the characters, was not interested in the story. just not for me.

#HumpDayPost @MinDea

Laura317 I love that “Don‘t Mind the Mess” sign! 😂 14mo
CouronneDhiver Ha! Cute 14mo
TheBookStacker I want the ho‘s one to hang on my front door during Christmas! 14mo
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SomedayAlmost
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The vivid details and complex characters impress. The world of the gym is built well. However, in audiobook form, the tension ya not as high in the first 2 hours as I had hoped. #audiobooks

tammysue Cute little planters 💚 14mo
jillannjohn Love this pic! 14mo
SomedayAlmost Thanks! Planters from Trader Joe‘s. (Although garden center has nicer DOD ones.) 14mo
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Rissa1
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Mehso-so

I feel like something is missing from this story, I wanted it to be more. The characters felt weak, I wanted them to be stronger.

TheBookKeepers Same! Wasn‘t a fan 😕 14mo
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Rissa1
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I love my snuggly cat, but seriously I have 5 pages left! #Alabamaslife #catsoflitsy #jealousodmybook

Puredragonstar Another #KAL 😮🤣🤣🤣 14mo
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Rissa1
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Beautiful fall day in Illinois. I got some reading in while my explored our trees. #fallreading #outdoorreading

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Rissa1
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1. My son and dog cuddling.
2. I wish I had more time to read this. Life has gotten in the way this week.
3. A Halloween party, maybe.
4. My laptop is red and currently signing my son into his online curriculum.
5. 🎶 Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name and there always glad you came.🎶

@MinDea

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Rissa1
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It has been a mostly quiet Sunday. The kids are watching Hotel Transylvania, the hubby is bartending at our friends bar, and this is my plan. Book, candles, wine.

Rissa1 And then the fantasy came crashing down around me when I spilled my wine . 14mo
AlaSkaat Oh no :o 14mo
Rissa1 Luckily it was all on me and the chair, none on the book. 14mo
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laurenlovesliterature
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Just a small little book haul on this rainy day🌧🌈☔

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MrBook
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Megan Abbott and AJ. Finn on stage together! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Any fans of either mega-author?!

#MorristownFestivalofBooks

vivastory I have yet to read AJ Finn, but I love Megan Abbott's work 14mo
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BookDragonNotWorm
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Mehso-so

There was nothing inherently bad with this book, it just wasn't for me. I didn't like/couldn't connect with any of the characters, and it felt really predictable. I expected more of a mystery, maybe a twist that was a surprise, but the plot felt glaringly obvious to me.

SomedayAlmost I don‘t mind the flawed characters, and I haven‘t finished the audiobook yet, but I did expect more tension & thriller feel due to way book was marketed! 14mo
BookDragonNotWorm @SomedayAlmost I agree completely! There's a complete lack of tension and suspense! 14mo
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JulAnna
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Panpan

Meh. I picked this up thinking that it looked like a quick thriller and that the gymnast angle would be interesting. I found unlikeable characters and a storyline that was pretty transparent despite the author‘s efforts to create suspense.

Desha Totally agreed with you in my review! ☺️ 14mo
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clconn17
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this one. It showed how the parents can be more crazy and obsessive about a sport or activity than the kid participating is. I felt pretty bad for the little brother.

LiteraryinLititz I had the same reaction about the brother! 1y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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“That‘s what parenthood was about, wasn‘t it? Slowly understanding your child less and less until she wasn‘t yours anymore but herself.”

Found this at the goodwill last week! Anyone read it?

#Parents
#quotsysept18

Prairiegirl_reading It‘s not great literature or anything but I couldn‘t put it down. I liked it quite a bit actually. 1y
zzz I have seen this book so many times but I keep passing on it 🤔. I need someone to convince me to buy it😁 1y
GripLitGrl I thought it was a good read. Dark twisty family secrets within a the perfect gymnastics community a page turner for me 1y
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Mdargusch It‘s been in my TBR stack for months! Gorgeous zinnias! ❤️💗❤️ 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Mdargusch thank you!!! These are the last of the year!!! 1y
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squirrelbrain
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Look what just arrived @Oryx ! Thanks so much, I‘m looking forward to reading it!

#litsymail
#jbuk
#justbecause

Cathythoughts Looks good ! Enjoy 😉 👍🏻 1y
Oryx It arrived really early! Was estimated for Thursday! Enjoy 😊 1y
squirrelbrain Gosh that is early then @Oryx! I was surprised and delighted when it plopped through the letterbox on Bank Holiday Sunday! 1y
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sammisho
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Mehso-so

Thrillers involving mothers and children really stress me out. I get second hand anxiety, imagining myself in the same situation. I found myself listening non stop, just to get it finished.
#pop18 #abookaboutasport

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sammisho
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This book is making me incredibly anxious. And incredibly thankful that as a gymnast parent, our gym is nothing like the one described in the book!

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Nicki_K
Mehso-so

Took a while for this book to get my interest peaking...the first half is focused on a gymnastics obsessed family ...but once it grabbed me at page 124 it held my interest until the end with a few plot twists along the way

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LiteraryinLititz
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Pickpick

Although I didn‘t really connect with any of the characters (except poor Drew, the often-ignored younger brother of the main character), I enjoyed reading this book. I listened to the first half as an audio book on a long solo drive, and it was interesting enough to keep me alert at the wheel. I wouldn‘t consider this a suspense/thriller, which is how the descriptions make it seem. I‘d say it‘s a novel about a couple‘s dreams for their daughter.

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BookishBlonde12
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“How far will you go to achieve a dream?”

A gymnastics prodigy and her family are willing to do whatever it takes to become an Olympic hopeful. For the Knoxes there are no limits - until a death hits their close-knit gymnastics community and everything they have worked so hard for is suddenly risked.

3.5 ⭐️‘s for me. As usual I thought I knew what/who it would be. And as usual I was wrong. 🤷🏼‍♀️

TheBookKeepers I had a hard time connecting with the characters in this book, but it was an interesting glimpse into the world of gymnastics! 2y
BookishBlonde12 @TheBookKeepers I did too! I found myself becoming more and more frustrated with the mom. 2y
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BookishBlonde12
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A little more than half way done. I think 🤔 I may know what will happen. But every time I think I know what is around the corner I end up being wrong. 🤷🏼‍♀️

#currentread #nightread #summerreading

SledgeReader I NEVER figure out what‘s happening in a Mystery. Ever! 😞🤫 2y
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GripLitGrl
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The wonderful Megan Abbott it was her first time at #BookCon also #BookCon2018

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 1y
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BookishBlonde12
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Kicking off my Saturday morning just the way I like it. With my #currentread, You Will Know Me, soy caramel latte and some egg bites.

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! 😊

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BookFreakOut
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I don't subscribe to #botm, but I use it for recs and if I see a used BOTM edition my chances of purchasing increase by 9000%. Found Bonfire (which I have read) in the library used corner a few weeks ago, the other two (have not read) were at Half Price Books this weekend!

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avgeyer
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Great kindle deal today!

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Traveler13
Mehso-so

I liked it, but not as twisty as I expected. I figured it out so... but I love the way Megan Abbott writes teenaged girls. I once resembled that whole thing.

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Traveler13
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So at half way through I‘m 90% sure I‘ve figured this out...

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bookwrm526
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Pickpick

This was my first Megan Abbott novel - it was a good mixture of family drama and mystery, but the characters were all a bit exaggerated and the only likeable one was the son. I‘m counting this for my book #aboutsports for the #litsyreadingchallenge2018 because of all the details about gymnastics! @jessberk13

Lola Wait....you read the tagged book, right? That‘s by Megan Abbot not MK ;) (edited) 2y
bookwrm526 @Lola LOL that‘s where my brain is today - I started the Mary Kubica after I finished the tagged book lol, I‘ll fix it 2y
Lola @bookwrm526 That‘s what I thought but I was really curious b/c I‘d like to hear your opinion about MK. I‘ll watch for your post when you finish that one 😊 2y
bookwrm526 @Lola I‘m listening to it on audio so I probably won‘t finish it until Monday or Tuesday when I have to go back to my commute 2y
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