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.
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
Colette McBeth is the critically acclaimed author of psychological thrillers Precious Thing, The Life I Left Behind and An Act of Silence.
Colette was a BBC TV News television correspondent for ten years, during which time she covered many major crime stories and worked out of Westminster as a political reporter.
She lives on the South Coast with her husband and three children.