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Precious You

Helen Monks Takhar



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23 March 2020
Fiction & Literature; Thriller & suspense
'Enthralling... you may be reminded of Villanelle by Lily, the possibly psychopathic antiheroine' THE SUNDAY TIMES 'A dark, addictive page-turner' ALICE FEENEY 'Supremely twisted and completely riveting' KATIE LOWE 'A breathtaking debut' SAMANTHA DOWNING She's got your job. She wants your life...

When Katherine first meets her new intern Lily, she's captivated. Young, beautiful and confident, Lily reminds Katherine of everything she once was - and it's not long before she develops a dark fascination with her new colleague.

But is Lily as perfect as she seems, or does she have a sinister hidden agenda? As Katherine is drawn into an obsessive power struggle with the intern, a disturbing picture emerges of two women hiding dark secrets - and who are desperate enough to do anything to come out on top...

Breathlessly addictive and deeply unsettling, Precious You is a thriller like no other. Taut, terrifying and with shocking twists at every turn, it will keep you guessing until the very last page. - Perfect for anyone who loved Lucy Foley'sThe Hunting Party, Harriet Tyce's Blood Orange and Samantha Downing's My Lovely Wife. - 'Compulsive and sexy' THE BOOKSELLER 'Chilling, addictive' WOMAN & HOME 'Deliciously vitriolic' STYLIST 'Dark and totally gripping' BELLA 'Clever and uniquely modern' WOMAN'S OWN 'A brilliant and dark story' CLOSER 'I was genuinely terrified' ADELE PARKS 'Packed with toxic rivalry and explosive twists' MY WEEKLY 'Twisted, shocking, terrific' JO SPAIN 'Will keep you hooked' WOMAN'S WEEKLY 'Nail-biting' HARRIET TYCE 'Disturbing and zeitgeisty' PHOEBE MORGAN 'Audacious, dark and smart' PHOEBE LOCKE 'I'm obsessed!' LAURIE ELIZABETH FLYNN 'Hints of Gone Girl' WILL DEAN 'A brutal beauty. WOW' MIRANDA DICKINSON 'I couldn't put it down' ALEX MARWOOD 'A brilliantly twisted tale' LISA HALL 'My mouth was open' CRESSIDA MCLAUGHLIN 'Messed up and BRILLIANT' LIZ LOVES BOOKS 'A powerhouse of a debut' EMMA COOPER
By:   Helen Monks Takhar
Imprint:   HARPER360
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 221mm,  Width: 153mm, 
Weight:   270g
ISBN:   9780008340155
ISBN 10:   0008340153
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   23 March 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Helen Monks Takhar has been working as a journalist, copyeditor and magazine editor since 1999, having graduated from Cambridge. She began her career in financial trade newspapers before writing for national newspapers including The Times, The Observer and The Daily Telegraph. Originally from Southport, Merseyside, she lives in Stoke Newington with her husband and two young children.

Reviews for Precious You

'A deliciously dark, addictive, and twisted page-turner.'Alice Feeney, New York Times bestselling author of Sometimes I Lie 'Precious You is an incredibly addictive thriller that examines women in the workplace, ageism, and the clash of generations. It's creepy and unnerving, with observations that are often dead-on. A breathtaking debut by Helen Monks Takhar.' Samantha Downing, internationally bestselling author of My Lovely Wife 'Disturbing, zeitgeisty, and twisted, Precious You will make you second-guess everything and change the way you look at your colleagues forever.' Phoebe Morgan, author of The Doll House and The Girl Next Door 'Dark, disturbing, compulsive. I was genuinely terrified reading this.' Adele Parks, bestselling author of Lies Lies Lies 'Twisted, dark, and shocking . . . Absolutely terrific.' Jo Spain, internationally bestselling author of The Confession 'What a debut! Twisty, explosive, and hugely compelling, with hints of Gone Girl . . . Excellent.' Will Dean, author of Dark Pines and Red Snow 'Gossip Girl meets Single White Female' Northern Soul 'A slick, fast paced, compelling novel that asks genuine questions. I loved it and was hooked from beginning to end.' Kate Hamer, bestselling author of The Girl in the Red Coat 'What a wild ride. I'm obsessed with it! I felt so seen, so many times. This book, while SO twisted and dark, will resonate with many, many women.' Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, author of The Girls Are All So Nice Here 'I gulped this down in a single afternoon. Audacious, dark and smart, with one of the most shocking scenes I've read in a while.' Phoebe Locke, author of The Tall Man

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