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Megan Abbott - Riválisok
Addy ​Hanlon mindig is Beth Cassidy legjobb barátnője és hűséges másodkapitánya volt. Utolsó előtti gimis tanévüket megkezdve ők uralják a suli rendkívül jelentős, rettegett és rajongott szurkolócsapatát - egészen az új, fiatal edzőnő érkezéséig. Addy meg a többi pomponlány hamar a hidegvérű és tiszteletet parancsoló Colette French edző hatása alá kerül. Egyedül Beth nem hódol be a Mesternek, és titkos, ám elvetemült hadjáratot indít, hogy visszaszerezze megrendült elsőségét. Amikor egy tragédiát követő rendőrségi nyomozás szálai az edzőnőhöz és csapatához vezetnek, Addy megpróbálja kideríteni a haláleset mögött rejtőző igazságot - s megtanulja, hogy a hűség és szeretet határmezsgyéje veszélyes terület. Megan Abott ebben az érdekfeszítő lélektani thrillerben a tinédzserkor leghevesebb érzelmeit, a barátság, a becsvágy és a hatalomvágy természetét mutatja be, miközben kíméletlenül és érzékenyen tárja fel a kamaszlányok lelkének sötét zugait. A Riválisokat a Krimiszerzők Társasága a legjobb thriller kategóriában Acéltőr Díjra jelölte, a 2013-as Anthony-díjon a legjobb regények listájára került, a Booklist az év egyik legjobb krimijének, az Amazon pedig az év egyik legjobb könyvének nevezte.

Megan Abbott - Majd ​megismersz
Meddig ​mennél el, hogy megvalósítsd az álmod? Katie és Eric Knox az egész életüket 15 éves lányuknak, Devonnak szentelték, aki ragyogó tornásztehetség, esélyes az olimpiára. Azonban néhány héttel az egyik legfontosabb verseny előtt egy erőszakos haláleset rázza meg szűk tornászközösségüket, és veszélybe sodorja mindazt, amiért olyan keményen küzdöttek. Ahogy a szülők közt a pletyka szárnyra kel, és titkos szövetségekre derül fény, Katie megszállottan igyekszik összetartani a családját, miközben a bűntény ellenállhatatlanul magába vonja. Amire fényt derít – a lánya félelmei, a saját házassága és önmaga kapcsán –, döntés elé állítja. Vajon van-e olyan ár, amit nem adna meg Devon álmának megvalósításáért? Az Edgar-díjas Megan Abbott letehetetlenül izgalmas, feszültséggel teli és fordulatos regényt írt a szülői áldozatvállalásról, családi titkokról és a becsvágy mindent elsöprő erejéről.

Megan Abbott - Queenpin
A ​young woman hired to keep the books at a down-at-the-heels nightclub is taken under the wing of the infamous Gloria Denton, a mob luminary who reigned during the Golden Era of Bugsy Siegel and Lucky Luciano. Notoriously cunning and ruthless, Gloria shows her eager young protégée the ropes, ushering her into a glittering demimonde of late-night casinos, racetracks, betting parlors, inside heists, and big, big money. Suddenly, the world is at her feet--as long as she doesn't take any chances, like falling for the wrong guy. As the roulette wheel turns, both mentor and protégée scramble to stay one step ahead of their bosses and each other.

Megan Abbott - Fogd ​a kezem
Kit ​Owens egészen addig csupán szerény ambíciókat táplál a jövőjét illetően, amíg a rejtélyes Diane Fleming meg nem jelenik a középiskolájuk kémiacsoportjában. Diane bámulatos tudományos ismeretei Kitben fellobbantják a lángot, és különös barátság szövődik kettejük között. Mindaddig, míg Diane el nem árul egy mindent megváltoztató titkot. Több mint egy évtizeddel később Kit a Diane által inspirált tudományos álmok megvalósításán munkálkodik. Úgy véli, hogy már örökre lezárta magában Diane-t, ám egyszerre robogva előtör a múlt, és Kit rádöbben, hogy egykori barátnőjével kell versengenie azért a hőn vágyott pozícióért, melyben egy új, úttörő kutatás részeseivé válhatnak. Az egykori barátnők hamarosan veszedelmes macska-egér harcban találják magukat, mely könnyedén okozhatja mindkettejük vesztét.

Megan Abbott - The ​End of Everything
Thirteen-year ​old Lizzie Hood and her next door neighbor Evie Verver are inseparable. They are best friends who swap bathing suits and field-hockey sticks, and share everything that's happened to them. Together they live in the shadow of Evie's glamorous older sister Dusty, who provides a window on the exotic, intoxicating possibilities of their own teenage horizons. To Lizzie, the Verver household, presided over by Evie's big-hearted father, is the world's most perfect place. And then, one afternoon, Evie disappears. The only clue: a maroon sedan Lizzie spotted driving past the two girls earlier in the day. As a rabid, giddy panic spreads through the Midwestern suburban community, everyone looks to Lizzie for answers. Was Evie unhappy, troubled, upset? Had she mentioned being followed? Would she have gotten into the car of a stranger? Lizzie takes up her own furtive pursuit of the truth, prowling nights through backyards, peering through windows, pushing herself to the dark center of Evie's world. Haunted by dreams of her lost friend and titillated by her own new power at the center of the disappearance, Lizzie uncovers secrets and lies that make her wonder if she knew her best friend at all.

Megan Abbott - The ​Song is You
On ​October 7, 1949, dark-haired starlet Jean Spangler kissed her five-year-old daughter good-bye and left for a night shoot at a Hollywood studio. "Wish me luck," she said as she crossed her fingers, winked, and walked away. She was never seen again. The only clues left behind: a purse with a broken strap found in a nearby park, a cryptic note, and rumors about mobster boyfriends and ill-fated romances with movie stars. Drawing on this true-life missing person case, Megan Abbott's "The Song Is You" tells the story of Gil "Hop" Hopkins, a smooth-talking Hollywood publicist whose career, despite his complicated personal life, is on the rise. It is 1951, two years after Jean Spangler's disappearance, and Hop finds himself unwillingly drawn into the still unsolved mystery by a friend of Jean who blames Hop for concealing details about Jean's whereabouts the night she vanished. Driven by guilt and fear of blackmail, Hop delves into the case himself, feverishly trying to stay one step ahead of an intrepid female reporter also chasing the story. Hop thought he'd seen it all, but what he uncovers both tantalizes and horrifies him as he plunges deeper and deeper into Hollywood's substratum in his attempt to uncover the truth. In the tradition of James Ellroy's "The Black Dahlia" and Joyce Carol Oates's "Blonde, The Song Is You" conjures a heady brew of truth and speculation, of fact and pulp fiction, taking the reader on a dark tour of Tinseltown, from movie studios, gala premieres, and posh nightclubs to gangsters, blackmailing B-girls, and the darkest secrets that lie behind Hollywood's luminous facade. At the center of it all is Hop, a man torn between cutthroat ambition and his ownbest intentions.

Megan Abbott - Die ​a Little
FEMME ​FATALES OBSESSIVE LOVE DOUBLE CROSSES How does a respectable young woman fall into Los Angeles' hard-boiled underworld? Shadow-dodging through the glamorous world of 1950s Hollywood and its seedy flip side, Megan Abbott's debut, Die a Little, is a gem of the darkest hue. This ingenious twist on a classic noir tale tells the story of Lora King, a schoolteacher, and her brother Bill, a junior investigator with the district attorney's office. Lora's comfortable, suburban life is jarringly disrupted when Bill falls in love with a mysterious young woman named Alice Steele, a Hollywood wardrobe assistant with a murky past. Made sisters by marriage but not by choice, the bond between Lora and Alice is marred by envy and mistrust. Spurred on by inconsistencies in Alice's personal history and possibly jealous of Alice's hold on her brother, Lora finds herself lured into the dark alleys and mean streets of seamy Los Angeles. Assuming the role of amateur detective, she uncovers a shadowy world of drugs, prostitution, and ultimately, murder. Lora's fascination with Alice's "sins" increases in direct proportion to the escalation of her own relationship with Mike Standish, a charmingly amoral press agent who appears to know more about his old friend Alice than he reveals. The deeper Lora digs to uncover Alice's secrets, the more her own life begins to resemble Alice's sinister past -- and present. Steeped in atmospheric suspense and voyeuristic appeal, Die a Little shines as a dark star among Hollywood lights.

Megan Abbott - Lawrence Block - Joe R. Lansdale - L. ​A. Noire
1940s ​Hollywood, murder, deception and mystery take center stage as readers reintroduce themselves to characters seen in L.A. Noire. Explore the lives of actresses desperate for the Hollywood spotlight; heroes turned defeated men; and classic Noir villains. Readers will come across not only familiar faces, but familiar cases from the game that take on a new spin to tell the tales of emotionally torn protagonists, depraved schemers and their ill-fated victims. With original short fiction by Megan Abbott, Lawrence Block, Joe Lansdale, Joyce Carol Oates, Francine Prose, Jonathan Santlofer, Duane Swierczynski and Andrew Vachss, L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories breathes new life into a time-honored American tradition, in an exciting anthology that will appeal to fans of suspense and gamers everywhere

Megan Abbott - Dare ​me
Addy ​Hanlon has always been Beth Cassidy's best friend and trusted lieutenant. Beth calls the shots and Addy carries them out, a long-established order of things that has brought them to the pinnacle of their high-school careers. Now they're seniors who rule the intensely competitive cheer squad, feared and followed by the other girls -- until the young new coach arrives. Cool and commanding, an emissary from the adult world just beyond their reach, Coach Colette French draws Addy and the other cheerleaders into her life. Only Beth, unsettled by the new regime, remains outside Coach's golden circle, waging a subtle but vicious campaign to regain her position as "top girl" -- both with the team and with Addy herself. Then a suicide focuses a police investigation on Coach and her squad. After the first wave of shock and grief, Addy tries to uncover the truth behind the death -- and learns that the boundary between loyalty and love can be dangerous terrain. The raw passions of girlhood are brought to life in this taut, unflinching exploration of friendship, ambition, and power. Award-winning novelist Megan Abbott, writing with what Tom Perrotta has hailed as "total authority and an almost desperate intensity," provides a harrowing glimpse into the dark heart of the all-American girl.

Megan Abbott - Bury ​Me Deep
By ​the author of Dare Me and The End of Everything In October 1931, a station agent found two large trunks abandoned in Los Angeles’s Southern Pacific Station. What he found inside ignited one of the most scandalous tabloid sensations of the decade. Inspired by this notorious true crime, Edgar®-winning author Megan Abbott’s novel Bury Me Deep is the story of Marion Seeley, a young woman abandoned in Phoenix by her doctor husband. At the medical clinic where she finds a job, Marion becomes fast friends with Louise, a vivacious nurse, and her roommate, Ginny, a tubercular blonde. Before long, the demure Marion is swept up in the exuberant life of the girls, who supplement their scant income by entertaining the town’s most powerful men with wild parties. At one of these events, Marion meets—and falls hard for—the charming Joe Lanigan, a local rogue and politician on the rise, whose ties to all three women bring events to a dangerous collision. A story born of Jazz Age decadence and Depression-era desperation, Bury Me Deep—with its hothouse of jealousy, illicit sex and shifting loyalties—is a timeless portrait of the dark side of desire and the glimmer of redemption.

Megan Abbott - You ​Will Know Me
The ​audacious new novel about family and ambition from "one of the best living mystery writers" (_Grantland_) and bestselling, award-winning author of _The Fever_, Megan Abbott. 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. For the Knoxes there are no limits--until 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--about her daughter's fears, her own marriage, and herself--forces Katie to consider whether there's any price she isn't willing to pay to achieve Devon's dream. From a writer with "exceptional gifts for making nerves jangle and skin crawl" (Janet Maslin), _You Will Know Me_ is a breathless rollercoaster of a novel about the desperate limits of parental sacrifice, furtive desire, and the staggering force of ambition.

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