cover image You Will Know Me

You Will Know Me

Megan Abbott, read by Lauren Fortgang. Hachette Audio, , unabridged, 8 CDs, 9 hrs., $30 ISBN 978-1-4789-3840-8

Ever since their teen daughter, Devon, hinted at a special talent for gymnastics, Katie and Eric Knox have spared nothing to get her whatever she needs to qualify for the Olympics. When the novel opens, Katie is beginning to wonder if they have given up too much. Her doubts increase when a family friend is killed by a hit-and-run driver in a car that seems similar to Eric’s. Reader Fortgang catches every subtle mood shift of Katie’s, from her delight at Devon’s ability to her fear that events, real or imagined, will derail her daughter’s progress. Eric usually sounds uptight and anxious, and when he and Katie are alone, a little furtive. Devon is brimming with entitlement, impatience, and intolerance. Her fellow gymnasts are humorless, snarky, soft-spoken or arrogant. All are almost as driven as their parents, for whom Olympic excellence is all that matters in their lives. [em]A Little, Brown hardcover. (July) [/em]