Thursday, June 19, 2014

Precious Thing

Precious Thing
By Colette McBeth
Minotaur Books, 2014. 304 pgs.

Rachel and Clara have been best friends since high school. Their relationship is odd at times, and even more noticeable unbalanced in who cares for who more. As adults, they don't see each other often and don't even keep in touch like they used to. Rachel is  supposed to meet Clara one night to catch up, and Clara does not show up. Rachel arrives at the police station to do a press conference and finds out that the report she is covering is actually about Clara. As the mystery develops, everyone becomes unreliable and the background of Clara and Rachel's friendship is cringe worthy. The end is a page turner for sure and I had no idea what to expect.

This book has been compared to Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl and the narration is similar as well as the story of twists and turns, but maybe because the originality of Gone Girl is not there, I don't think it holds up to the comparison. The darkness in characters, their lies, and their backgrounds is along the lines of a thriller and includes some moments of questionable truths as the author purposefully uses her narrators to misguide the reader. It is definitely a great read for someone who likes the darker reads and being unsure of who to believe. The story itself was creative, and it was hard to decide which person to side with.


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