Buckle up and get ready to dive deep into the thrilling world of friendship and betrayal with Megan Abbott's latest audiobook. Picture this: a high-school cheerleading squad, but forget the pom-poms and cute uniforms. Think Lord of the Flies in cheer shoes, people. Tense, dark, and beautifully written, this is a story that will have you on the edge of your seat.
Addy Hanlon and Beth Cassidy are the ultimate dynamic duo. Best friends since forever, Addy has always been Beth's right-hand gal, dutifully carrying out her every command. Together, they've reached the pinnacle of high-school success, ruling over the cheer squad with fear and admiration from their peers. They're seniors now, at the top of their game, until a new coach enters the picture.
This Coach Colette French is unlike anything they've ever encountered. Cool, commanding, and an embodiment of the adult world they yearn to be a part of. It's no surprise that Addy and the fellow cheerleaders are drawn into her orbit. But not everyone is on board with the new regime. Beth is itching to regain her position as the top girl, both on the team and in Addy's heart. The battle for dominance begins.
Then tragedy strikes. A suicide rocks their world, and suddenly Coach and her squad find themselves under scrutiny from the police. Addy, amidst the waves of shock and grief, decides to play detective and uncover the truth behind the death. Little does she know, this journey will take her to dangerous territory, where the fine line between loyalty and love is blurred.
Prepare yourself for a gripping tale that captures the intense emotions of girlhood. Megan Abbott, an award-winning novelist, takes us on a relentless exploration of friendship, ambition, and power. With her signature style that exudes total authority and an almost desperate intensity, Abbott delves into the dark heart of the all-American girl. So grab your headphones, settle in, and join us on this harrowing journey. The truth awaits in the pages of this audiobook.