Give Me Your Hand
From the Edgar-award winning author of You Will Know Me, a psychological thriller about friendship, rivalry, ambition, and fear set in the world of science. Kit and Diane forge an unlikely friendship in high school chemistry class. But after Diane shares a terrible secret, it destroys their friendship and nearly derails Kit’s life. Their paths don’t cross again until ten years later when they’re hired to work in the same research lab, and then begins a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse that threatens to destroy them both. friendship, rivalry, ambition, fear. Abbott’s pacing is excellent; her dark and mysterious story unfolds in alternating chapters jumping backward and forward in time.
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.