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Megan Abbott

Biography

Megan Abbott

Megan Abbott is the award-winning author of 10 novels, including GIVE ME YOUR HAND, YOU WILL KNOW ME, THE FEVER, DARE ME and THE END OF EVERYTHING. She received her PhD in literature from New York University. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, The Guardian and The Believer. She is the co-creator and executive producer of USA’s adaptation of DARE ME and was a staff writer on HBO’s David Simon show, "The Deuce." Abbott lives in New York City.

Megan Abbott

Books by Megan Abbott

by Megan Abbott - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

With their long necks and matching buns and pink tights, Dara and Marie Durant have been dancers since they can remember. Growing up, they were homeschooled and trained by their glamorous mother, founder of the Durant School of Dance. After their parents' death in a tragic accident nearly a dozen years ago, the sisters began running the school together, along with Charlie, Dara's husband and once their mother's prized student. Circling around one another, the three have perfected a dance, six days a week, that keeps the studio thriving. But when a suspicious accident occurs, just at the onset of the school's annual performance of "The Nutcracker," an interloper arrives and threatens the sisters' delicate balance.

by Megan Abbott - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Kit has risen to the top of her profession and is on the brink of achieving everything she wanted. She hasn't let anything stop her. But now someone else is standing in her way --- Diane. Best friends at 17, their shared ambition made them inseparable. Until the day Diane told Kit her secret --- the worst thing she'd ever done, the worst thing Kit could imagine --- and it blew their friendship apart. Kit is still the only person who knows what Diane did. And now Diane knows something about Kit that could destroy everything she's worked so hard for.

by Megan Abbott - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

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. But then 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 forces Katie to consider whether there's any price she isn't willing to pay to achieve Devon's dream.

by Megan Abbott - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

The Nash family is close-knit. However, their seeming stability is thrown into chaos when Deenie's best friend is struck by a terrifying, unexplained seizure in class. Rumors of a hazardous outbreak spread through the family, school and community. As hysteria and contagion swell, a series of tightly held secrets emerges, threatening to unravel friendships, families and the town's fragile idea of security.

by Megan Abbott - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Addy Hanlon and Beth Cassidy are the cheerleaders all the other girls fear and admire, but everything changes when the new coach arrives. Coach Colette French instantly overturns the girls’ pecking order and gains their fierce alliance --- until a shocking event shakes their fragile peace.

by Megan Abbott - Fiction

Lizzie and her best friend, Evie, are 13 years old and inseparable --- until the day Evie disappears. Lizzie is frantic to puzzle out the mystery behind the disappearance and to bring Evie home. Her desperate quest is entwined with her own coming-of-age story, in an intense and gripping tale of obsession, friendship and family.