Released on 28 July 2016.

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You Will Know Me

3.44 based on 22101 ratings & 2839 reviews on

2017 Short-listed

CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger

2017 Short-listed

International Thriller Awards best Hardcover


Shortlisted for the Ian Fleming CWA Silver Dagger

Katie and her husband Eric have made their daughter Devon the centre of their world. Talented, determined, a rising gymnastics star, Devon is the focus of her parents' lives and the lynchpin of their marriage. There is nothing they 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. 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 . . .

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

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.

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Abbott proves herself a master of fingernails-digging-into-your-palms suspense.
Kirkus (starred review)
A masterful tale that's both suspenseful and an eerily accurate portrait of the way teenage and parental cliques operate . . . It's Abbott's psychological smarts that make You Will Know Me such a standout . . . never lets the suspense flag . . . Abbott steadily commands our attention with a suspense plot that unexpectedly somersaults and back flips whenever a landing seems in sight . . . ingenious.
Washington Post
A chilling thriller from a great writer clearly destined for even greater things