Thereâ€™s one thing you can count on with author Megan Abbott, you can never predict which direction her novels will take you. Abbottâ€™s first novel, DIE A LITTLE is set in 50s Hollywood and is an exploration of the strange relationship between two women. Then came THE SONG IS YOU, based on the unsolved disappearance of actress Jean Spangler. This novel was followed by QUEENPIN, the story of a female book keeper who works for a glamorous, hard-as-nails mob-connected woman. Abbottâ€™s next novel, BURY ME DEEP, set in the 30s, is a fictionalized account of a real-life murder. And that brings me to THE END OF EVERYTHING, a deeply engrossing book in which Abbott explores the relationship between two 13-year-old girls. I donâ€™t care for a child narrator, but there are hints that this tale is told by Lizzie in adulthood years later.
Comments by Guy Savage on Megan Abbott’s novels including her latest, BURY ME DEEP.