Give Me Your Hand

Author Abbott, Megan
Year 2018
First published 2018
Publisher New York: Picador
Number of pages 352
Edition First US Paperback
ISBN 9781509855711
Keywords biochemistry, ambition/recognition of scientists, academic science, scientific ethics, women in science, thriller, female scientist, scientist main character, mad, mentally ill scientist, USA or Canada


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 . . . (Amazon)