Kit and Diane were inseparable friends…until Diane told Kit her secret and nearly drove her mad. Twelve years later, Kit is now a research scientist and Diane has just joined her lab team. As Kit and Diane compete to join a new project, their past threatens to destroy them both. What makes Megan Abbott’s thrillers stand apart is their careful examination of toxic friendships and nuanced characterisation. This is a slow-burner you won’t be able to put down.
- Helen Corcoran, Dun Laoghaire
You told each other everything. Then she told you too much.
Kit has risen to the top of her profession and is on the brink of achieving everything she wanted. She hasn't let anything stop her.
But now someone else is standing in her way - Diane. Best friends at seventeen, their shared ambition made them inseparable. Until the day Diane told Kit her secret - the worst thing she'd ever done, the worst thing Kit could imagine - and it blew their friendship apart.
Kit is still the only person who knows what Diane did. And now Diane knows something about Kit that could destroy everything she's worked so hard for.
How far would Kit go, to make the hard work, the sacrifice, worth it in the end? What wouldn't she give up? Diane thinks Kit is just like her. Maybe she's right. Ambition: it's in the blood . . .