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Are you having the #BestSummerEver with BookSparks’ 6th Annual Summer Reading Challenge? Welcome to July! Our first book for the month is You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott.

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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.


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Megan Abbott is the Edgar award-winning author of seven novels, including DARE ME, THE END OF EVERYTHING and her latest, THE FEVER, which won both the International Thriller Writers 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 stories have appeared in anthologies including Detroit Noir, Queens Noir and the Best American Mystery Stories of 2014.

She is also the author of The Street Was Mine, a study of hardboiled fiction and film noir. Her next novel, You Will Know Me, comes out in July 2016. She has been nominated for awards including the Steel Dagger, the LA Times Book Prize and the Pushcart Prize. Currently, she is working on developing DARE ME and THE FEVER for television. Megan is a staff writer on HBO’s forthcoming David Simon show, The Deuce.

Born in the Detroit area, she graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in English Literature and went on to receive her Ph.D. in English and American literature from New York University. She lives in Queens, New York City.


Interested in reading along with us? Here’s how you can participate:

Bloggers: Please sign up for the Blog Tours by month: May, June, July, August. Check out the instructions on how you can participate in the challenge here. *You are not guaranteed spots. Our SRC is the most popular campaign of the year. If you are not selected for publicity copies, you can still participate by buying the books and then posting along. You can then still be entered to win the amazing prizes all summer long! Please read this special note for our beloved bloggers.

Book Lovers: Travel along with us by purchasing the books, reading them, and then tagging us in your posts to win prizes all summer long. Check out the instructions to participate in the challenge here.

Brands:Want to join in on the #BestSummerEver fun? We are working with brands and influencers to share our best picks for summer! Email janay@sparkpointstudio.com for more information on how we can partner!

RSVP: Be sure to RSVP on the official Facebook event page and share the news with your friends! We’ll be offering special giveaways just to our event page, so be sure to RSVP for the #BestSummerEver, #BestSRCEver #SRC2016.

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