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"Dark, disturbing, strangely beautiful and utterly unshakeable." Gillian Flynn

Deenie, Gabby and Lise are best friends - a tight girl-unit negotiating their way through the troubled waters of their teens, a world of sex, secrets and intense relationships.

When first Lise then Gabby falls prey to a mysterious illness, hysteria sweeps their school and, as more girls succumb, Deenie finds herself an outsider, baffled by the terrifying illness and scared that it could all be because of something she has done.

Suffering with Deenie are her dad and her brother, both protective of Deenie, but each with secrets of their own . . .

The Fever is an explosive novel in which Megan Abbott explores the lethal power of guilt and desire, and how mass hysteria can grip a community, making real our deepest fears.

PRAISE FOR THE FEVER

"The book to beat... in the "Is it the next Gone Girl?" sweepstakes" Janet Maslin, New York Times

"The lives of teenage girls are dangerous, beautiful things in Abbott's stunning seventh novel"Kirkus

"An amazing novel . . . dripping with tension and bubbling with burgeoning sexuality" The Herald

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781447226338
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 01/07/2015
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
  • Imprint: Picador
  • Pages: 256
  • Price: $19.99

"Dark, disturbing, strangely beautiful and utterly unshakeable." Gillian Flynn

Deenie, Gabby and Lise are best friends - a tight girl-unit negotiating their way through the troubled waters of their teens, a world of sex, secrets and intense relationships.

When first Lise then Gabby falls prey to a mysterious illness, hysteria sweeps their school and, as more girls succumb, Deenie finds herself an outsider, baffled by the terrifying illness and scared that it could all be because of something she has done.

Suffering with Deenie are her dad and her brother, both protective of Deenie, but each with secrets of their own . . .

The Fever is an explosive novel in which Megan Abbott explores the lethal power of guilt and desire, and how mass hysteria can grip a community, making real our deepest fears.

PRAISE FOR THE FEVER

"The book to beat... in the "Is it the next Gone Girl?" sweepstakes" Janet Maslin, New York Times

"The lives of teenage girls are dangerous, beautiful things in Abbott's stunning seventh novel"Kirkus

"An amazing novel . . . dripping with tension and bubbling with burgeoning sexuality" The Herald

Author Information

Megan Abbott is an award-winning author of noir fiction including Queenpin and Bury Me Deep (nominated for the 2010 Edgar Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize). Her novel The End of Everything was a 2011 Richard and Judy selection and Dare Me was shortlisted for the CWA Steel Dagger 2012 and was a 2013 Specsavers Crime Thriller Bookclub selection. Dare Me is soon to be a major motion picture. Born in the Detroit area, she now lives in Queens, New York City.