Healdsburg - Kit Owens harbored only modest ambitions for herself when the mysterious Diane Fleming appeared in her high school chemistry class. But Diane's academic brilliance lit a fire in Kit, and the two developed an unlikely friendship; until Diane shared a secret that changed everything between them. More than a decade later, Kit thinks she's put Diane behind her forever, but the past comes roaring back when she discovers that Diane is her competition for a position both women covet.
Megan Abbott is the award winning author of eight novels, including Dare Me, The Fever and the best-selling You Will Know Me. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Paris Review and the Wall Street Journal.