She’s got your job… but she wants your life.
Precious You is told from the POV of our 2 main characters. Katherine Ross is in her forties, lives with her partner Iain and has a good job as Editor of Leadership Magazine. She’s coasting along but life has lost a little of its sparkle, especially since her recent depression. Leadership Magazine is being taken over by new owner Gemma, and her niece Lily is the other voice in this book. She is a younger, brighter version of Katherine, and from the moment they meet the ladies seem to be drawn to each other.
The book alternates between Katherine and Lily, and often we get to see the same events through each of their eyes. I soon realised that neither was the most reliable of narrators and each was hiding their secrets and motivations. They bring out the absolute worst in each other and their relationship becomes very destructive and damaging to those close to them.
The story speeds right up to a 100mph rollercoaster. As we neared the end I thought I spotted the reveal coming, but nothing was quite what it seemed! The final twists happen right in the last few pages and I raced through the last 20% desperate to know what was really going on.
Precious You is the first novel by Helen Monks Takhar and I will definitely be on the lookout for further books by her.
Thank you to Netgalley and HQ for sending me a copy of this book to review.