Dare Me by Megan Abbott audiobook

Dare Me

By Megan Abbott
Read by Khristine Hvam

Hachette Book Group
9.16 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
  • $29.99

    ISBN: 9781619691629

The high school cheerleading squad has a new coach: Colette French, perfect in every way, a cool and commanding presence who instantly wins the girls’ approval and allegiance. The girls find themselves drawn into Coach’s life, opening up to her and eagerly vying for her attention. But when a suspicious suicide hits close to home, and the police investigation involves Coach and her squad, the girls are left wondering where their loyalties truly lie—and how far is too far to go for those in power. When it’s all over, someone will emerge on top, and the others will have fallen. Megan Abbott brings all of the raw passions of girlhood to life in this taut, unflinching exploration of what it means to be a leader, and what it means to truly fly.

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Summary

Summary

An Oprah’s Summer Reading List Pick

An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of 2012 for Fiction

A New York Times Pick for Best Summer Beach Reads

Finalist for the 2012 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award

Finalist for the Anthony Award for Best Novel

An Amazon Best Book of the Month for August 2012

A Booklist Best Book of the Year for Crime Novels

The high school cheerleading squad has a new coach: Colette French, perfect in every way, a cool and commanding presence who instantly wins the girls’ approval and allegiance. The girls find themselves drawn into Coach’s life, opening up to her and eagerly vying for her attention. But when a suspicious suicide hits close to home, and the police investigation involves Coach and her squad, the girls are left wondering where their loyalties truly lie—and how far is too far to go for those in power. When it’s all over, someone will emerge on top, and the others will have fallen. Megan Abbott brings all of the raw passions of girlhood to life in this taut, unflinching exploration of what it means to be a leader, and what it means to truly fly.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A taut, twisted tale…Dare Me shimmers with dark sexual tension and poisonous possibilities.” Marie Claire
“Haunting...If cheerleaders scared you in highschool, you'll finish...Dare Me convinced you were right.” People
“Three cheers for Megan Abbott’s Dare Me… Its take on the culture of young women is chilling and knowing.” Newsweek
“A tense, fast-pasted psychological thriller.” Times (London)
“Make no mistake, this is no pulpy teenage tale: it’s a very grown-up look at youth culture and how bad behavior can sometimes be redeemed by a couple of good decisions.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“A psychologically astute thriller…Abbott’s latest is not only a page-turning mystery—it’s also a close look at teen girls’ ferocious rivalries and intense bonds.” Entertainment Weekly (Summer 2012’s Hot Reads)
“Sexy and sinister.” New York Times
“Mesmerizing…One of the most deftly plotted noir crime novels I’ve read in a long time. The requisite twists and turns subtly embedded within Abbott’s characters’ motivations…are the sign of a truly accomplished plotter.” Independent (London)
“Suburban noir reaches new heights in Abbott’s latest dark, Shakespearean tale.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

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Author

Author Bio: Megan Abbott

Author Bio: Megan Abbott

Megan Abbott is an Edgar Award–winning author of several novels and nonfiction and the 2019 recipient of the Pinckley Prize for Distinguished Body of Work. Her novel The Fever won the International Thriller Writers Award and Strand Critics Award for Best Novel and was chosen one of the best books of the year by Amazon, National Public Radio, the Boston Globe, and the Los Angeles Times. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, and the London Guardian, among others. Her stories have appeared in numerous anthologies. She received her PhD in English and American literature from New York University. She is a staff writer on HBO’s David Simon show, The Deuce.

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Details

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 9.16
Audience: Adult
Language: English