A searing portrayal of a vivid bond of love - and hate - between friends, this is the perfect psychological thriller debut for any fan of Gone Girl.
Remember the person you sat next to on your first day at school? Still your best friend? Or disappeared from your life for good? Some friendships fizzle out. Rachel and Clara promised theirs would last for ever. They met when Rachel was the new girl in class and Clara was the friend everyone wanted.
Now in their late twenties, Rachel has everything while Clara's life is spiralling further out of control. Then Clara vanishes. Imagine discovering something about your oldest friend that forces you to question all you've shared together. The truth is always there. But only if you choose to see it.
About the Author
Colette McBeth was a BBC TV News Correspondent for ten years. She lives in West London with her husband and three young children. She attended the Faber Academy Novel Writing Course in 2011. Her debut novel, Precious Thing, was published in 2013.
'Colette McBeth delivers twists and shocks with superb timing. An impressive debut' The Times 'An excellent storyteller... Precious Thing is more than deserving of a place on the modern thriller bookshelf' Sunday Express 'An interesting and original page-turner' Literary Review 'Precious Thing is one of my top five books of 2013. Truthfully, I would go on for hours about what I loved about this psychologically disturbing, thoroughly readable, cleverly written book' Fabulousmag.co.uk 'A cleverly crafted tale... If you're a fan of Gone Girl, you'll love this' Sunday Mirror 'A great debut, menacing, gripping and full of twists and surprises... This is one of those incredibly compelling stories that simply drags you along, whether you like it or not. Highly recommended' Lovereading.co.uk
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 10th June 2014
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1