Precious Thing by Colette McBeth
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 everything you’ve shared together. The truth is always there. But only if you choose to see it.
I randomly picked this up in a charity shop… FAB!
Precious thing is a love story that quickly turns dark and twisted. It is a story of the love present in a friendship. The Author does a great job of keeping you guessing till the last few scenes of the book. And yes, I said ‘scenes’ because I can still picture the moment I finally realised who the crazy bitch was in my head. There were so many times while reading the book when I thought I had sussed it and then whoosh, I’m suddenly not sure…
This book is very well written in my opinion. It is loosely relatable, most of us have friends, sometimes questionable friends. Hopefully, none of us have murderously crazy friends in our lives but then again, You never know…
I really enjoyed Precious thing, and if you choose to read it (I think you should), I hope you enjoy it too!