You Will Know Me

  • by Megan Abbott
  • Narrated by Lauren Fortgang
  • 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The audacious new novel about family and ambition from "one of the best living mystery writers" (Grantland) and best-selling, award-winning author of The Fever, Megan Abbott.
How far will you go to achieve a dream? That's the question a celebrated coach poses to Katie and Eric Knox after he sees their daughter, Devon, a gymnastics prodigy and Olympic hopeful, compete. For the Knoxes there are no limits - until a violent death rocks their close-knit gymnastics community, and everything they have worked so hard for is suddenly at risk.
As rumors swirl among the other parents, Katie tries frantically to hold her family together while also finding herself irresistibly drawn to the crime itself. What she uncovers - about her daughter's fears, her own marriage, and herself - forces Katie to consider whether there's any price she isn't willing to pay to achieve Devon's dream.
From a writer with "exceptional gifts for making nerves jangle and skin crawl" (Janet Maslin), You Will Know Me is a breathless roller coaster of a novel about the desperate limits of parental sacrifice, furtive desire, and the staggering force of ambition.


What the Critics Say

"The book to the 'Is it the next Gone Girl?' sweepstakes." (Janet Maslin, New York Times)
"Thriller Award-winner Abbott (The Fever) takes a piercing look at what one family will sacrifice in the name of making their daughter a champion.... Abbott keenly examines the pressures put on girls' bodies and the fierce, often misguided love parents have for their children." (Publishers Weekly)
"In true Abbott style, nothing is predictable here; the plot consistently confounds expectations with its clever twists and turns. Admirers of Patricia Highsmith, Laura Lippman, and Kimberly Pauley are in for a treat." (Library Journal)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

OMG! Becky...seriously?

Utter and complete ridiculous nonsense -- with apologies to the author. (But really the publisher and professional reviewers that hyped this so much should apologize to me.) I admire anyone that can make a living writing and have to think long and hard before I put a totally bad review down, but this was soooooo bad! The Texas cheerleader moms look sane in comparison to this populace, whom all seem to have drank from the same Kool-aid in the gymnasium.

I missed any touted *similarity* to Tanya and Nancy...they were tied together in a nasty competition, and one was criminally not-right...but they didn't go to these outrageous (unbelievable) extremes, AND didn't have a whole booster club helping them out with the shenanigans.

One of the top 10 worst books I've ever read, possibly the new standard by which I judge future crap-reads and extreme over hyped marketing. "The book to the 'Is it the next Gone Girl?' sweepstakes." (Janet Maslin, New York Times) Seriously? No, really? Well; If you have a manuscript and have been turned down a million times, now's your chance and here is your publisher.
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- Mel

Big Waste of time!

This should have been left being a manual on becoming a gymnast. It keeps going like "A Father Knows Best" sit com that leaves the reader wondering when the story is going to actually start and make any real sense to them. The writing is all over the place as plots & sub plots are introduced or rather thrown in in a totally melodramatic ways that gets tiring real fast. The so called accident turns into a murder in a flash & no one gets caught.. Unbelievable even in a sci -fi book. But the worse part is that this book has no ending. After teasing the reader through out the building book building up tension & competition the author just leaves the reader guessing at the end. Not cool Megan Abbot....not cool
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-26-2016
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio