You Will Know Me

You Will Know Me

A Novel

Book - 2017
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This is an audacious novel about family and ambition from "one of the best living mystery writers" -- the bestselling, award-winning author of The Fever (Grantland).

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.
Publisher: New York :, Back Bay Books, Little, Brown and Company,, 2017, c2016
Edition: First Back Bay paperback edition
ISBN: 9780316231060
Branch Call Number: ABB
Characteristics: 343 pages ;,21 cm


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A thriller about the sacrifices you make to become an Olympic gymnast.

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Apr 20, 2020

If you've ever had a child in a competitive sport, this book will ring familiar. If the child is extremely talented, like the athlete in this book, the sport can become a vortex that renders parents blind to signs of dysfunction and even danger. It's an interesting book that leaves you thinking hard about the actual price of high level competition.

Nov 04, 2018

Interesting subject line but was slow and a little boring.

Jul 01, 2018

I enjoyed the book, but the ending was sub par.

Dec 23, 2017

Thought it was interesting... well-paced. The ending seemed to be leading up to a different ending with a more dark familial tragedy, I was surprised that it didn't go "that way."

Sep 14, 2017

This book is a must read for anyone who has had a child involved in competitive sports. How much are we willing to sacrifice or overlook in order for our kids to be the best? How much do our children hide from us? How easy is it to overlook signs of trouble? Too often we are quick to chalk things up to stress or lack of sleep. Or maybe we don't want to ask too many questions. It is better to give love and support and stay blind to the real problems than to push and demand answers to the hard questions. Or is it?

Jul 21, 2017

This book was on a "great read" summer list. It was slow, predictable and the mother was seriously annoying. I almost thought the plot of the book was an obsession the mother had with how "powerful and special" her daughter was. The end of the book felt unfinished and anticlimactic. Soooo disappointing! Hope the rest of the list is better.

CMLReads_Kristin Jun 24, 2017

Slower paced and less twisty than Gone Girl and its ilk, this is still and intriguingly twisty mystery. Unique in its setting: against the backdrop of elite gymnastics.

Cynthia_N Jun 03, 2017

I enjoyed this glimpse into the life of an elite gymnast. I wish there had been more focus on that than on the mystery of who committed murder. I loved it when the parents got snarky!!

Mar 28, 2017

Mystery about a young gymnast and her family's obsession to have her succeed probably derived of guilty for their role in their daughter's childhood foot accident. The book delves into the intense pressure to succeed and her just trying to be an "ordinary kid", which then leads to a crises; there are plenty of people to blame here.
Not enough of thriller for me ; I give it just a sub-par rating.

athompson10 Feb 17, 2017

Tense, almost claustrophobic thriller about a driven gymnast with Olympic goals and the driven, obsessed bubble that surrounds her: parents, coaches, boosters. Part murder mystery and part examination of the strange subculture of elite gymnastics and the lengths to which people will go so a child can become an elite athlete.

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