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You Will Know Me

A Gripping Psychological Thriller from the Author of The End of Everything

3.45 based on 19000 ratings & 2581 reviews on

2017 Short-listed

International Thriller Awards best Hardcover

2017 Short-listed

CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger


Almost unbearably tense, chilling and addictive . . . Exceptional' - Paula Hawkins, author of Girl on the Train

A mother knows best . . . doesn't she?

Talented and determined, Devon is the centre of her ambitious parents' world, and the lynchpin of their marriage. There is nothing Katie and Eric wouldn't do for her.

When a violent hit-and-run accident sends shockwaves through their close-knit community, Katie is immediately concerned for her daughter, a rising star of the gymnastics world. She and Eric have worked so hard to protect Devon from anything that might distract or hurt her. That's what every parent wants for their child, after all. Even if they don't realize how much you've sacrificed for them. Even if they are keeping secrets from you . . .

Plotted with all the brilliance of Dare Me, and written with the compassion of The Fever, the astonishing You Will Know Me - dark and tender by turns - is an unforgettable novel by Megan Abbott.

In the media

The gymnasts in Abbot’s psychological thriller are not the bedazzled sweethearts we’re used to cheering on during the Olympics. No, these teenage girls are ambitious, cunning and perhaps not who their parents think they are. When Ryan, a young hottie who works at the gym, is killed in a mysterious hit-and-run accident, the girls and their parents must grapple with the truth of their situation—and how little they know about one another
Time Out (US)
A taut murder mystery, yes, but also a mesmerizing – and, at times, alarming – look into the hearts and minds of parents and children with their hearts set on gymnastics stardom
Boston Globe
You Will Know Me is a stunning, original and remarkable novel . . . viscerally evoked and the tension simmering away in an ordinary community is depicted with both precision and lyricism . . . Abbott's prose is precise and striking yet somehow also contains a dreamlike quality.
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