The ties that bind... mini review: Precious Thing

St. Martin's Press / Minotaur Books
March 4, 2014
Hardcover, 304 pgs


source: egalley from the publisher

About the book:

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 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. But only if you choose to see it...

My thoughts:
Absolutely riveting novel. An intense psychological thriller that kept me guessing the truth behind all the lies. This book was a page turner. The characters of Clara and Rachel were spellbinding in their mystery. Discovering the connections was like untying a knot... What would come of their ties and how did they bind together? The dark history and bleak future that theses two friends shared was thrilling to unravel. The ties that bind can never be severed and this novel proves that beautifully. The form this book took- written as a long winding letter, was exciting. It added to the mystery and allowed the questions of sanity to bubble to the surface. This was a great read that haunts and is disturbing in its final chapters. Highly recommended!

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Book synopsis and image from Netgalley.com

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