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Precious You

(2020)
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‘Enthralling… you may be reminded of Villanelle by Lily, the possibly psychopathic antiheroine’ THE SUNDAY TIMES

‘A dark, addictive page-turner’ ALICE FEENEY

‘Supremely twisted and completely riveting’ KATIE LOWE

‘A breathtaking debut’ SAMANTHA DOWNING

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 page.
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Perfect for anyone who loved Lucy Foley’sThe Hunting Party, Harriet Tyce’s Blood Orange and Samantha Downing’s My Lovely Wife.
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‘Compulsive and sexy’ THE BOOKSELLER
‘Chilling, addictiveWOMAN & HOME
‘Deliciously vitriolic’STYLIST
‘Dark and totally gripping’BELLA
‘Clever and uniquely modern’WOMAN’S OWN
‘A brilliant and dark story’ CLOSER
‘I was genuinely terrified’ ADELE PARKS
Packed with toxic rivalry and explosive twists’MY WEEKLY
‘Twisted, shocking, terrific’ JO SPAIN
‘Will keep you hooked’ WOMAN’S WEEKLY
‘Nail-biting’ HARRIET TYCE
‘Disturbing and zeitgeisty’ PHOEBE MORGAN
‘Audacious, dark and smart’ PHOEBE LOCKE
‘I’m obsessed!’ LAURIE ELIZABETH FLYNN
‘Hints of Gone Girl WILL DEAN
‘A brutal beauty. WOW’ MIRANDA DICKINSON
‘I couldn’t put it down’ ALEX MARWOOD
‘A brilliantly twisted tale’ LISA HALL
‘My mouth was open’ CRESSIDA MCLAUGHLIN
‘Messed up and BRILLIANT’ LIZ LOVES BOOKS
‘A powerhouse of a debut’ EMMA COOPER

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"What a debut! Twisty, explosive, and hugely compelling, with hints of Gone Girl . . . Excellent." - Will Dean

"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." - Samantha Downing

"A deliciously dark, addictive, and twisted page-turner." - Alice Feeney

"If you like dark and twisted thrillers with venom in their veins, add this to your wish list!" - Anita Frank

"A brilliantly twisted tale . . . LOVED it." - Lisa Hall

"A slick, fast-paced, compelling novel that asks genuine questions. I loved it and was hooked from beginning to end." - Kate Hamer

"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

"Disturbing, zeitgeisty, and twisted, Precious You will make you second-guess everything and change the way you look at your colleagues forever." - Phoebe Morgan

"Dark, disturbing, compulsive . . . I was genuinely terrified reading this." - Adele Parks

"Twisted, dark, and shocking . . . Absolutely terrific." - Jo Spain


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April 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: Precious You: She's got your job... but she wants your life. Don't miss the most gripping, unputdownable debut thriller of 2020!
Author(s): Helen Monks Takhar
ISBN: 0-00-834014-5 / 978-0-00-834014-8 (UK edition)
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Title: Precious You: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-984855-96-4 / 978-1-984855-96-1
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Title: Precious You: She's got your job... but she wants your life. Don't miss the most gripping, unputdownable debut thriller of 2020!
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Title: Precious You: She's got your job... but she wants your life. Don't miss the most gripping, unputdownable debut thriller of 2020!
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March 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Precious You: She's got your job... but she wants your life. Don't miss the most gripping, unputdownable debut thriller of 2020!
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ISBN: 0-00-834015-3 / 978-0-00-834015-5 (UK edition)
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March 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Precious You
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ISBN: 0-593-13454-0 / 978-0-593-13454-2 (USA edition)
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March 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Precious You
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March 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Precious You
Author(s): Helen Monks Takhar
Publisher: HQ
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March 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Precious You: A Novel
Author(s): Helen Monks Takhar
Publisher: Random House Audio
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March 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Precious You: A Novel
Author(s): Helen Monks Takhar
Publisher: Random House Audio
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June 2020 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Precious You: She's got your job... but she wants your life. Don't miss the most gripping, unputdownable debut thriller of 2020!
Author(s): Helen Monks Takhar
Publisher: HQ
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March 2020 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Precious You: A Novel
Author(s): Helen Monks Takhar
Publisher: Random House
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