Abbott, Megan

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The Turnout

Abbott (Give Me Your Hand) has a top-notch ability to reveal the dark undercurrents of women’s relationships and sexuality. Her taut, unsettling writing creates tension through the slightest actions and phrases, and keeps the pages turning. This is clever, chilling psychological suspense at its best.
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Give Me Your Hand

Recommended for larger mystery collections. ["This novel adds to Abbott's reputation as a significant writer of suspense": LJ Xpress Reviews 6/8/18 review of the Little, Brown hc.]
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You Will Know Me

Admirers of Patricia Highsmith, Laura Lippman, and Kimberly Pauley (Ask Me) are in for a treat. New readers have a backlist to explore! [See Prepub Alert, 1/26/16; see also profile of Abbott, p. 65.—Ed.]
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The Fever

Abbott's seventh novel (after Dare Me) may be her best so far. It has elements of David Lynch, Shirley Jackson, and the best of Stephen King but in a voice all her own. The sinuous, liquid prose is evocative and startling, and Abbott's ability to delve into teenagers' psyches is true and clear. For fans of the author and those who like Laura Lippman's stand-alones, dark YA, and suburban noir. [See Prepub Alert, 1/6/14; see also "Books for the Masses: Editors BEA Picks," LJ 7/14, p. 30.]
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Dare Me

Abbott has a keen sense for the beauty, danger, and vulnerability of teenage girls; her spare, elegant prose cuts straight to the heart of the high school pecking order and brings the girls' world to life. Recommended for readers who enjoy dramatic stories about female relationships; it may also appeal to mature young adult readers. [See Prepub Alert, 1/21/12; seven-city tour.]
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The End of Everything

Edgar Award winner Abbott (Queenpin) offers a fascinating twist on the coming-of-age story, blending a tale of young women just discovering their sexuality with suspense and plenty of plot twists. [See Prepub Alert, 1/17/11.]
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