I’m very happy to be one of the hosts of the book tour for THE TURNOUT by Megan Abbott, a suspenseful and tense thriller set in the world of ballet – thank you NetGalley and Virago for the review copy! Check out the blurb below:
The new thriller, set in the hothouse world of a ballet school, from the multi-award-winning writer Megan Abbott.
‘A book you will not be able to forget’ MARK BILLINGHAM
‘Dark and mesmerising’ HARRIET TYCE
‘This is Megan Abbott working at the absolute height of her talent’ ATTICA LOCKE
With their long necks and matching buns and pink tights, Dara and Marie Durant have been dancers since they can remember. Growing up, they were trained by their glamorous mother, founder of the Durant School of Dance. After their parents’ death in a tragic accident nearly a dozen years ago, the sisters began running the school together, along with Charlie, Dara’s husband and once their mother’s prized student. The three have perfected a dance that keeps the studio thriving.
But when a suspicious accident occurs, just at the onset of the school’s annual performance of The Nutcracker -a season of competition, anxiety, and exhilaration-an interloper arrives and threatens their delicate balance.
‘There’s no one who captures the atmosphere of a tight-knit hothouse world, in all its feverish beauty and brutality, quite like Megan Abbott’ TANA FRENCH
‘ The Turnout takes 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
‘ A twisting, turning story of revenge and redemption’ STYLIST
‘Charged with foreboding, the novel throbs with gothic tension’ IRISH TIMES
‘Dark and juicy and tinged with horror’ NEW YORK TIMES
The Turnout is now out in the UK! Order your copy here.
And no matter where you are in the world, Blackwell’s is a great independent option with international shipping and competitive prices.