Precious Thing

  • by Colette McBeth
  • Narrated by Penelope Rawlins
  • 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A startling psychological thriller debut for any fan of Gone Girl or Before I go to Sleep.
Menacing, suspenseful and utterly compelling, this is a stunning debut novel that throws the spotlight on the fine line between love and hate, and leaves you wondering just who you trust.
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. Instantly, they fell under one another's spell and nothing would be the same again.
Now in their late twenties Rachel has the TV career, the flat and the boyfriend, while Clara's life is spiralling further out of control. Yet despite everything, they remain inextricably bound.
Then Clara vanishes. Is it abduction, suicide or something else altogether? 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.

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What the Critics Say

”This is a page-turner and no mistake. Dark, intriguing, and full of unexpected twists” (Lynn Shepherd, author of Tom-All-Alone’s and A Treacherous Likeness)
"A brilliant, chilling debut. Psychopathy has never seemed so attractive" (Ali Knight, author of Wink Murder)

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Customer Reviews

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Excellent listen! Narrator fantastic!

What did you love best about Precious Thing?

I loved the twists and turns.


What did you like best about this story?

I felt like I was there in the story all the way.


What does Penelope Rawlins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Her lovely English accent!


Who was the most memorable character of Precious Thing and why?

Both girls were excellent characters.


Any additional comments?

Loved this story. I heard an interview with the author on radio and thought I just had to have a listen, especially as the author is a newscaster the same as her main character.

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- LeahH

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-01-2013
  • Publisher: Headline Digital