The End of Everything by Megan Abbott audiobook

The End of Everything: A Novel

By Megan Abbott
Read by Emily Bauer

Blackstone Publishing 9780316097796
8.44 Hours Unabridged
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Thirteen-year-old Lizzie Hood and her next-door neighbor Evie Verver are inseparable, best friends who swap clothes, bathing suits, and field-hockey sticks and between whom—presumably—there are no secrets. Then one afternoon, Evie disappears, and as a rabid, giddy panic spreads through the balmy suburban community, everyone turns to Lizzie for answers. Was Evie unhappy, troubled, or upset? Had she mentioned being followed? Would she have gotten into the car of a stranger? Compelled by curiosity, Lizzie takes up her own furtive pursuit of the truth. Haunted by dreams of her lost friend and titillated by her own new power at the center of the disappearance, Lizzie uncovers secret after secret and begins to wonder if she knew anything at all about her best friend.

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Summary

Summary

A 2012 Anthony Award Nominee for Best Novel

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year in Mysteries and Thrillers

A Literary Hub Pick of Books for Fans of Veronica Mars

An Indie Next List selection

Thirteen-year-old Lizzie Hood and her next-door neighbor Evie Verver are inseparable, best friends who swap clothes, bathing suits, and field-hockey sticks and between whom—presumably—there are no secrets. Then one afternoon, Evie disappears, and as a rabid, giddy panic spreads through the balmy suburban community, everyone turns to Lizzie for answers. Was Evie unhappy, troubled, or upset? Had she mentioned being followed? Would she have gotten into the car of a stranger?

Compelled by curiosity, Lizzie takes up her own furtive pursuit of the truth. Haunted by dreams of her lost friend and titillated by her own new power at the center of the disappearance, Lizzie uncovers secret after secret and begins to wonder if she knew anything at all about her best friend.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This is a gripping and disturbing novel, a fever dream of adolescent desire and adult complicity.” Tom Perrotta, New York Times bestselling author
“A sensitive, unconventional tale about the infinitely complex mystery of sexual awakening.” The Guardian (London)
“Noir triumph…In wonderfully descriptive prose, Abbott weaves a tale of intrigue…It will haunt you.” Huffington Post
“Abbott takes a devastating look at the dark underbelly of suburban life…Nobody is innocent in an Abbott novel, but the characters and their complex, murky motivations are gripping. This intense novel will stay with you.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)
“Fans of Tana French and Kate Atkinson will welcome Abbott’s haunting psychological thriller set in what appears to be pre–cell phone suburban America…Abbott expertly captures the nuances of lost innocence and childhood friendships, without ever losing an undercurrent of menace.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Edgar Award winner Abbott offers a fascinating twist on the coming-of-age story, blending a tale of young women just discovering their sexuality with suspense and plenty of plot twists." Library Journal
“Abbott, well-known as a hard-edged noir author, has crafted a unique mystery lush with sensory details.” Booklist

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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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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.44
Audience: Adult
Language: English