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The Turnout

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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781405550765

Price: £19.99

‘Abbott creates a dark and mesmerising world … It makes Black Swan look like a children’s story’ HARRIET TYCE, bestselling author of BLOOD ORANGE

***The new thriller, set in the hothouse world of a ballet school, from the multi-award-winning writer Megan Abbott***

After the sudden death of their parents, the Durant sisters, Dara and Marie, inherit a ballet school and take over running it with Dara’s husband Charlie. The sisters’ connection is intense, forged by a glamorous but troubled family history.

But after they hire Derek, a charismatic, possibly shady contractor to renovate the studio, Marie throws herself into an intense affair with him that threatens their tight bonds and brings forward family secrets until an act of violence overturns everything.

‘So fresh and unexpected, so wholly revelatory … This is Megan Abbott working at the absolute height of her talent’ ATTICA LOCKE

All one needs to know about a Megan Abbott book is that it’s a Megan Abbott book — dreamy, sexy, a deep dive into a subculture that has been exhaustively researched. The Turnout is all those things and more, taking you so far into the world of a small ballet school that you feel the characters’ aches and pains in your joints, your feet and, most dangerous of all, your heart’ LAURA LIPPMAN

‘Megan Abbott is the perfect storyteller-compelling, confounding and unconventional’ VAL MCDERMID

Reviews

There is not a writer alive who is better at investigating the tension and threat of violence at the centre of women's lives than Megan Abbott-because no one else is looking at the violence from within women's lives, as opposed to outside threats on trains, planes, in windows, or on dark, shadowy streets. Megan goes into the heart of female spaces and finds the ugly in all that pretty, the dark in all that light, with breath-taking suspense. The Turnout has notes of James M. Cain and Alfred Hitchcock, but it's better because it's so fresh and unexpected, so wholly revelatory. I turned page after page, holding my breath in fear, and also excitement, about what might happen in this run-down ballet school, what blood red might be lurking behind all that pink. This is Megan Abbott working at the absolute height of her talent
ATTICA LOCKE
Abbott creates a dark and mesmerising world and, as always, is so brilliant at portraying women and girls and their competition and complexities ... It makes Black Swan look like a children's story
Harriet Tyce, bestselling author of Blood Orange
All one needs to know about a Megan Abbott book is that it's a Megan Abbott book -- dreamy, sexy, a deep dive into a subculture that has been exhaustively researched. The Turnout is all those things and more, taking you so far into the world of a small ballet school that you feel the characters' aches and pains in your joints, your feet and, most dangerous of all, your heart
LAURA LIPPMAN