I am not sure how to start when reviewing Precious Thing. To say I loved it, is far to bland. I love coffee but that feeling is no where near close to how much I was totally enthralled by this book.
For me this book has everything. A storyline that keeps you guessing all the way along. Some parts I started to see coming, then they were inevitably delivered in a way or with a twist that I wasn’t expecting. The characters were imperfect in a way that made them totally relatable and from the off you were completely caught in the most gripping story. The writing was unquestionably some of the best I have read. There were so many layers to this book which were delicately dissected but at a really good pace that kept the story ploughing forward page after page. And you feel just about every emotion reading this book, at one point my heart was physically thumping in my chest when suspicion was building in a chapter.
I adored the way it was written in the first person with the protagonist talking directly to her friend. It’s like you have found a secret letter between the two of them, making the story, lies and truth even more compounding. This narrative made the story not only more believable but like you really were experiencing it first hand.
Even though it was in the first person, the author Colette McBeth had an incredible way of still showing you other people’s sides of the story, just enough to let you realise that the story may not be everything that is being told to you. It really was so clever.
I read the other day the test of a true book is the feeling that it leaves you with afterwards. You may not remember every word but you remember how it made you feel and it keeps ticking over in your head. This is that book. I can all but guarantee, you won’t be disappointed!
A hands down, fantastic 5 out of 5! x