Megan Abbott’s newest novel, Dare Me, out in paperback today, imagines the world of high-school cheerleading, where teenagers follow their coaches and best friends down dark, twisted paths of loyalties. Here the crime novelist celebrates her biggest inspirations—the books that were her own dangerous mentors.
Megan Abbott is the Edgar Award–winning author of six novels. She received her PhD in literature from New York University and has taught literature, writing, and film at NYU, the New School, and SUNY Oswego. Her latest novel is Dare Me, now out in paperback. She lives in New York City.