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.
From a writer with "exceptional gifts for making nerves jangle and skin crawl" (Janet Maslin),You Will Know Me is a breathless rollercoaster of a novel about the desperate limits of parental sacrifice, furtive desire, and the staggering force of ambition.
Another book review so soon!! Now you know why I am not getting anything done around the house.....
This was a good book. Do you know how I can tell? I zipped through it in just a couple of days. That tells me what I think is a good book. Unless of course it is 700 pages and I have to put it down in order to eat, sleep, and live my life. I like mysteries. Although, I don't know if this really fits as a mystery.
The story is about Davon, a young girl who has an Olympic dream. And how her family gave up their entire life to help her achieve it. I am glad I read it after the Olympics. Otherwise, I would have looked at every gymnast and wondered, "did they go through this in order to achieve their dream?" It doesn't paint a very pretty picture of what people will do to make their children succeed. And, I have to wonder how many athletes are only going through this intense training to please their parents. I can't imagine a kid really wants to train for 6-8 hours a day just to win a gold medal.