Give Me Your Hand

Megan Abbott

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26 July 2018
700 pages

'Megan Abbott at her very best. Cool, crisp, chilling.' Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train

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 . . .

Give Me Your Hand is the latest blistering thriller from Megan Abbott.

Beautifully written and unbearably tense, this is a standout study of ambition, rivalry and fear.


Megan Abbott is one of the smartest storytellers around and her thought-provoking ideas lift her books to another level.

Daily Mail

A finely crafted story of obsession . . . [The] prose has the vividness of cinema, which is no coincidence. Abbott is an expert on film noir and, as with the classic movies of 1930s and 1940s Hollywood, the plot of her own novel twists like a python.

Financial Times