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.
'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