You Will Know Me

You Will Know Me

Large Print - 2016
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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.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press,, 2016.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781410493064
1410493067
Characteristics: 475 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

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membooks16 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?

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Crystaljocille
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!!

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wilqser
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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LouWSytsma
Feb 02, 2017

Pretty nifty thriller that keeps you guessing for a long stretch but reveals its hand as close to the climax as possible. It mostly works though the protagonist comes across as an unreliable narrator due to her emotional blinders. Also her daughter is kept a cypher throughout most of the book which in the end felt like a slight cheat. I say slight because her persona fits the discipline of an Olympic hopeful athlete. Still waters run deep as they say but hers were kept too murky.

AL_ALYSONC Dec 13, 2016

This book is an interesting combination of mystery and family story. The mystery didn't hold my interest as much as the look at the demanding world of competitive gymnastics. So much pressure on the minds and bodies of the young woman! The parents are harried, crazed, supportive, wonderful, horrible... Good read.

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tammysully68
Nov 21, 2016

Decent book. Not great.. just ok.. but absolutely horrible cop-out of an ending. It's like the writer had no clue how to finish this book and wrapped it up in 3 poorly written pages.

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bookpusher
Sep 16, 2016

I loved this book!! (Just as I love all of Megan Abbott's books!).....every chapter leaves you wanting more.....started 4pm Wed, finished 4pm Thursday. Couldn't put it down!

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