Monday, September 29, 2014

Precious Thing
by Colette McBeth

Publisher: Minotaur
Pages: 304
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Some friendships fizzle out. Rachel and Clara promised theirs would last forever.

They met in high school when Rachel was the shy, awkward new girl 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 television career, the apartment and the boyfriend, while Clara’s life is spiraling further out of control. Yet despite everything, they remain inextricably bound. Then Rachel’s news editor assigns her to cover a police press conference, and she is shocked when she arrives to learn that the subject is Clara, reported missing. 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.


Kritters Thoughts:  An eery book from the beginning with one girl missing and her friend thrust in the middle of it as a news anchor.  The way the author unfolded this story bit by bit and putting stories from the past interspersed was fantastic!  With each chapter done, I wanted to know more and more - made it hard to put down.

One of the fantastic things about this book was that the author wrote from Rachel's perspective, but not only that, but she wrote it as if the character was talking to her missing friend - added an extra eery layer!  The reader finds out at the very end as to why the book was formatted this way and I loved it.  It made for a different kind of reading.

I have read many mystery/thrillers and know that they are mostly written in the same kind of format, but this book is set apart by the writing style and it was great to read something different.  I would recommend this to long time fans of the genre who need something new and unique to read.

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2014 Challenge: 16 
out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Netgalley.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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