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Precious You

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Summary

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 minute.

Perfect for anyone who loved Lucy Foley’s The Hunting Party, Harriet Tyce’s Blood Orange and Samantha Downing’s My Lovely Wife.

©2020 Helen Monks Takhar (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"A taut, sharply written thriller about two women and their toxic obsession with one another. Compulsive, sexy and scary." (The Bookseller)

"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 best-selling 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)

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What an absolute rollercoaster!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Very modern tale based on the 20 somethings challenging the 40 somethings about their habits and morals in life.
The difference between the two generations in the office environment is put under the microscope. Conflicting views from office etiquette to entitled starts in life are scrutinised and nothing is left undisputed, no stone is left unturned.
With sneaky Sabotage and angry revenge thrown into this beauty it makes it an absolute masterpiece in my eyes. I just loved it.

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FANTASTICALLY DARK


BREATHTAKING
Things get pretty dark in this uncomfortable tale of generational rivalry.
I couldn’t stop listening to this warped story wondering which character, Katherine or Lily would get the upper hand.
When I was working for a certain ‘high-class’ magazine in the noughties the only interns who would go on to paid employment were the ones with parents rich enough to financially support them, sometimes for years. Nepotism was rife and alcohol was obligatory, so any self made editor had to work hard and party harder, so the characters of Katherine Ross, and Lily Lunt/Fretwell were very familiar to me.
I don’t want to give anything away so I will just say, if you enjoy a dark, gripping, slightly creepy page turner look no further.

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Loved it, from start to finish!

The genre is exactly what I enjoy listening to and this was probably my favourite so far. Great book!

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Dark and delicious. Narrated brilliantly too!

Oomph, that was a dark and delicious listen! This twisty thriller had me by the neck from the off, but it also explored how we view women at different stages in their lives and exploitation in the workplace, making me think as well as bite my nails in anticipation of Katherine and Lily’s next moves.
This book is gripping. I loved it.

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current, controversial, gripping

Wow, didn't expect this; loved it and couldn't stop listening. Recommended for all generations. Listen to note at end from author. Excellent narration.

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Brilliant

Absolutely fantastic. This book is written fantastically. I loved every minute and it ruined 3 nights sleep! I couldn’t stop, didn’t want to. Helen, you are an amazing talent and I’m looking forward to many more. Thank you .

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Superb!

An excellent audio listen!
Loved the depth of the characters, the story line and the twists and turns!
Well recommended to anyone who wants a gripping book!

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really sorry but I could not get onto this book. .

really struggled with this one so disjointed narration was poor and childlike wanted a perfectly good credit.reviews were good as well

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Just didn’t live up to the reviews

I had high hopes for this book following a book review in a magazine I had read. I finished it wanting it to pick up but it never did. Narrator did a great job but would not recommend.

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EXCEPTIONAL

Loved loved loved this book!!
Brilliantly written and superbly narrated.
It was a rollercoaster!
Hope there will be more from this author!