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Author: Collette McBeth Narrator: Penelope Rawlins Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2014 ISBN: 9781480574595
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I know her inside out. I know what she’s thinking, I know what she wants. So I can’t give up on her, she knows I never will.

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 each other’s spell, and nothing would be the same again. Now they are in their late twenties, and Rachel has the television career, the apartment, and the boyfriend, while Clara’s life is spiraling out of control. 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, who has been reported missing. Is it an abduction, a 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. But only if you choose to see it.

In Colette McBeth’s mesmerizing debut, the story of a friendship and a missing person investigation are expertly wound tighter and tighter from the opening lines until the final, stunning conclusion.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Colette McBeth digs deep into a childhood friendship that goes dangerously awry. What happens next will chill you to the bone. Precious Thing will make you wonder about your own friends…and whether they just might be your worst enemies.”

    Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Draws you into the dark side of friendship with breathtaking skill— this gripping thriller had me hooked from the start.”

    Sarah Rayner, international bestselling author of The Other Half

  • “Friendship, betrayal and secrets too big to bear: a book to race through, breathless, in a sitting.”

    Alex Marwood, author of The Wicked Girls

  • “Grips you from the very first page and keeps you flipping them at breakneck speed until you finally turn the very last. A provocative and intriguing debut that will leave you questioning how well you know your own childhood friends. Bravo!”

    Jilliane Hoffman, author of Plea of Insanity

  • “Keep your eyes peeled this summer for an astonishing new talent in the form of hack-turned-novelist Colette McBeth…Gone Girl but with a Brit voice.”

    David Mark, author of Original Skin

  • “This is a page-turner and no mistake. Dark, intriguing, and full of unexpected twists.”

    Lynn Shepherd, author of The Solitary House

  • A March 2014 LibraryReads Pick

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About the Author

Collette McBeth was a BBC television crime reporter for ten years. She lives in West London with her husband and three young children. Precious Thing is her first novel.

About the Narrator

Penelope Rawlins’ voice work has encompassed many accents and ages in recording audiobooks, animation, computer games, English language tapes, and corporate commercials. Among her numerous audiobook narrations are The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory and Fox Friend by Michael Morpurgo. Her narration of Tom Rachman’s The Rise and Fall of Great Powers earned her an AudioFile Earphones Award.