Monday, September 5, 2016
Review: You Will Know Me
Title: You Will Know Me
Author: Megan Abbott
Genre: Psychological Suspense
Publication Date: July 26, 2016
Recommended If You Like: any of Abbott's previous books, competitive gymnastics, psychological suspense, complex characters, twists and turns, insight into the human mind
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my opinion of the book or my review itself.
Devon Knox is a young gymnast on a set track, heading towards the Olympics. Her family has essentially centered their whole life around Devon's hopes and dreams, and the community at their gym has pinned all their own desires on Devon's rise to the top.
But when someone dies, it brings out all the secrets everyone has been desperately pushing deep inside.
What I Liked:
This book. I just absolutely loved this book. I'm a huge fan of Abbott's previous books (she writes the kind of books where I want to own hard copies of them all for my bookshelves), and she did not disappoint with her latest novel.
The characters are all so complex, and so layered. Abbott is an absolute master at slowly building up the suspense by letting little hints about what her characters are hiding expertly slip out.
The revelations in this book are brilliant--they are always shocking, but always make sense when you look back at the previous pages.
Abbott's writing style is just gorgeous. She gets at the heart of humanity, and writes about it so beautifully and deliberately.
Plus, I've always been fascinated by the world of competitive gymnastics, so to have one of my favorite authors set her book in that world was a special bonus.
Anything I Didn't Like?
Honestly, there was nothing I didn't like about this book. I've felt the same about Abbott's previous books. She is brilliant.
Read this book. Then go get all of Abbott's other books and read them too.