Give Me Your Hand (audiobook)

Read by Chloe Cannon
11.0 hrs • 9 CDs • Unabridged
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 07/17/18
Library CD Library Edition CD titles are packaged in an attractive, full-sized, durable vinyl case with full color art. Cloth Sleeves keep compact discs protected and in numerical order. 
- 07/17/18 9781549144424
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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.

Review Quotes

“Narrator Chloe Cannon delivers an elegant and emotionally devastating performance of Abbott’s latest psychological thriller…Cannon sounds so authentic that it’s impossible not to be moved by Kit’s aspirations…Through past and present timelines, Cannon captures Kit’s increasing desperation to escape Diane’s darkness and find a better life for herself.”


“Magnetic…Darkly effective, uneasy-making, and beautifully, absorbingly written.”

Meg Wolitzer, New York Times bestselling author

“Dark, smart, twisty, and thoroughly addictive. No one maps the thrilling and sometimes dangerous intensity of female friendships better than Megan Abbott.”

Tom Perrotta, New York Times bestselling author

“Abbott excels in evoking the strange mix of camaraderie and rivalry that exists in academic research…What makes it stand out is Abbott’s expert dissection of women’s friendships and rivalries. She is an investigator of the human heart and mind, and Give Me Your Hand is a fine addition to her body of work—one that should cement her position as one of the most intelligent and daring novelists working in the crime genre today.”

New York Times

“Smart, twisty, penetrating.”

Pop Sugar

“A white-hot look at the ways in which envy perverts ambition, and our secrets make us sick, Give Me Your Hand is the ultimate unsettling read of the summer.”


“In Abbott’s deft hands, friendship is fused to rivalry, and ambition to fear, with an unsettling level of believability.”

Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“[A] nuanced tale of soured friendships, blood-soaked ambition, and desperate murders…No writer can touch Abbott in the realm of twisted desire and relationships between women, both intimate and feral.”

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Abbott plunges us deep into a vividly realized world of intense competition and creates life-or-death stakes where we wouldn’t have known to look for them…This is a brilliant riff on hard science, human nature, and the ultimate unknowability of the human brain.”

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