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....
|Title||:||Give Me Your Hand|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||352 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Give Me Your Hand Reviews
Kit and Diana are friends when both are in their teens. Diana’s influence helps Kit reach for the stars and compete for a coveted scholarship, a prize that Kit thought was beyond her reach. Only one girl will win, making them rivals. One day Diana tells Kit a secret, a secret that is so explosive it haunts Kit and their friendship suffers. The secret is a burden that weighs heavily on her heart and mind. They drift apart.
Years later they find themselves both scientists and once again i ...more
I liked it, just can't say I loved it.
What I liked:
-The relationship between the 2 main characters. They fed off of each other in a way that I haven't read before and it was the driving force of the whole book.
-The premise that this all started with the telling of a secret as a teen, and the life long effects it had on the both of them.
What I didn't like:
-The pace was a bit slow for my liking and seemed to flat line a lot.
-The bouncing back at forth between timelines felt a bit jarring ...more
You either know Megan Abbott books or you don't. Once you start reading her novels, I'm not sure you can stop. They are so consistent in the things that matter: stories with tight suspense and clear prose, stories of women and girls and the darkness in them. They are hypnotizing, the kind of books you cannot stop reading, books that keep you up late at night, books that linger in your brain after they're over. And clearly I think she's done it again with GIVE ME YOUR HAND.
This book is absolutel ...more
Dark secrets embedded in a totally unique thriller...
Most teenagers have secrets they share with friends. There is nothing unusual about that, but this secret is so dark that it threatens to change the course of two lives. Thankfully none of my high school friends shared any secrets that gave me nightmares. Kit is haunted by the secret Diane shared with her (she did what?!!). She wants to rid herself of it, but the cat is out of the bag.
I loved the "Then" and "Now" format as we lear ...more
How well do you know your friends? What are the ties that bind? What can pull two friends apart?
Kit Owens and Diane Fleming met when they are teenagers at camp. Then one day, Diane appears in Kit's chemistry class. Their friendship is sealed, and they soon become inseparable. Both girls become driven to do well not only in school but in life. Both are very intelligent, and both seem to have similar interests in science. Then one day, Diane shares a secret with Kit, a secret which changes their f ...more
"I guess I always knew, in some subterranean way, Diane and I would end up back together. We are bound, ankle to ankle, a monstrous three-legged race. Accidental accomplices. Wary conspirators. Or Siamese twins, fused in some hidden place. It's that powerful, this thing we share. A murky history, its narrative near impenetrable. We keep telling it to ourselves, noting its twists and turns, trying to make sense of it. And hiding it from everyone else."
When Kit and Diane became friends i ...more
Because the bad things you do become part of you, literally. This is no metaphor. They become part of you on a cellular level, in the blood.
You are friends with someone in high school to the point where you're so tight you confide in each other. Until one night, your friend tells you something so dark and fucked up that you realize you need to just keep your distance. The friendship no longer exists. Twelve years later, that friend shows up at your workplace and is your new co-worker. What hap ...more