by Megan Abbott
Second book I’ve read from this author, didn’t love this one. Abbott’s books are well written and suspenseful, but I struggled to find something I liked about this book. Takes place in the world of cutthroat women’s gymnastics and chronicles the lives of one family (Knox) struggling to get their extremely gifted daughter to Olympic level competition, no matter the cost. The suspense comes when a member of the “close knit gymnastics community” is killed under suspicious circumstances. I use the term “close knit” loosely, as they all are backstabbers with very little redeeming qualities. It was obvious to me from the start who killed this person and I found it took way too long for the author to get to the reveal.