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Precious You: A Novel Hardcover – 10 March 2020

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Product details

  • Hardcover : 336 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1984855964
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1984855961
  • Product Dimensions : 16.1 x 2.79 x 24.13 cm
  • Publisher : Random House Publishing Group (10 March 2020)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.0 out of 5 stars 40 ratings

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"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, author of My Lovely Wife

"A deliciously dark, addictive, and twisted page-turner."--Alice Feeney, New York Times bestselling author of Sometimes I Lie

"Twisted, dark, and shocking . . . Absolutely terrific."--Jo Spain, internationally bestselling author of The Confession

"Dark, disturbing, compulsive . . . I was genuinely terrified reading this."--Adele Parks, internationally bestselling author of I Invited Her In

"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, author of The July Girls

"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

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

"A brilliantly twisted tale . . . LOVED it."--Lisa Hall, author of Have You Seen Her

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

"A slick, fast-paced, compelling novel that asks genuine questions. I loved it and was hooked from beginning to end."--Kate Hamer, internationally bestselling author of The Girl in the Red Coat

"A delicious generational struggle."--New York Post "Best Books of the Week"

"A hypnotic dance of obsession, gaslighting, and revenge that doesn't let up until its final unnerving reveal."--People "Best New Books"

"Absolutely haunting . . . An exceptional debut due to its strong female characters and thrilling conflicts, while touching on important subjects such as feminism and workplace dynamics . . . I don't believe I will forget these characters, nor their story, anytime soon."--Marta Paraschiv, The Nerd Daily

"Epic . . . Takhar uses the competition between these two women to encourage more solidarity between women, but we can embrace this message and also still vicariously enjoy the characters' increasingly high-takes maneuvers against each other."--CrimeReads "12 Novels You Should Read This March"

"Guaranteed to start the mother of all office fights between Generation X and millennials, Monks Takhar's enjoyable poisonous debut updates All About Eve for our image-obsessed age."--The Independent "What to Read in 2020"

"This twisty tale of office rivalry sits at the point where women's commercial fiction meets psychological thriller. . . . Unmissable."--The Bookseller "One to Watch"

About the Author

Helen Monks Takhar has been working as a journalist, copywriter, and magazine editor since 1999, after graduating from Cambridge University. She began her career in financial trade newspapers before writing for national newspapers including The Times and The Telegraph. Originally from Southport, Merseyside, she lives in London with her husband and two young children. Precious You is her first novel.