Released on 28 July 2016.

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You Will Know Me

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

3.45 based on 19373 ratings & 2610 reviews on

2017 Short-listed

CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger

2017 Short-listed

International Thriller Awards best Hardcover


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)
The underlying tension she sustains is so beautifully unbearable, you may be unable to leave the couch. Scene by scene and moment by moment, she keeps you on edge - the same way Breaking Bad did, without the meth or machismo . . . unputdownable . . . Abbott is a literary descendant of Richard Yates, John Cheever and other writers who captured what used to be called lives of quiet desperation. Abbott's fiction is also indebted to such noir stylists as James M Cain and Patricia Highsmith.
Chicago Tribune
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