Give Me Your Hand - Megan Abbott



Give Me Your Hand

Meg Abbott


A mesmerizing psychological thriller about how a secret can bind two friends together forever...or tear them apart. 

Kit Owens harbored only modest ambitions for herself when the mysterious Diane Fleming appeared in her high school chemistry class. But Diane's academic brilliance lit a fire in Kit, and the two developed an unlikely friendship. Until Diane shared a secret that changed everything between them. 

More than a decade later, Kit thinks she's put Diane behind her forever and she's begun to fulfill the scientific dreams Diane awakened in her. But the past comes roaring back when she discovers that Diane is her competition for a position both women covet, taking part in groundbreaking new research led by their idol. Soon enough, the two former friends find themselves locked in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse that threatens to destroy them both.



 The characters are written so well they are smart and driven, and flawed.  But I just felt underwhelmed by their story, and the ending felt anti-climatic.  I felt confused from the time that Diane reveals her secret to Kit and I kept waiting for something to clear it up, but I must have missed it.  I probably should have rewound the book and relistened, but I wasn't invested enough in their story to do so, and I always think it will get cleared up eventually.  So I kept listening and I only became more confused.  Basically, most of my issues with this can't be said without spoiling the story, and since I try not to do that, all I can say is others seemed to like this…maybe this is another case of it's not you, it's me...









Plot~ 3/5

Main Characters~ 4.5/5

Secondary Characters~ 3.5/5

The Feels~ 3/5

Pacing~ 2.7/5

Addictiveness~ 3.5/5

Theme or Tone~ 3/5

Flow (Writing Style)~ 4/5

Backdrop (World Building)~ 3/5

Ending~ 2.3/5


Book Cover~ It could be better...

Narration~ 4.5 for Chloe Cannon, she was quite good

Source~ Audiobook (Library)