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Precious Thing

by Colette McBeth

Precious Thing by Colette McBeth X
Precious Thing by Colette McBeth
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  • Published Mar 2014
    304 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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  • Margaret ( VA)
    Things are not always as they Appear
    The premise of the novel makes a great story difficult to follow and made it difficult for me to invest in the story. However, around chapter 13 the characters seemed to level out and become readable. It is a fast-paced story with twist and plots that evil, evil! I was able to predict the outcome of some of the many, many plots and the characters were interesting. I read this book in one afternoon and I am passing it on to a friend for a second opinion but my rating is 4 stars. Just remember as she says in the book "things are never as they seem."
  • Wendy W. (Ann Arbor, MI)
    Rough start, but smooth finish
    I had a hard time getting into this book. The literary device of writing the story as if it is a letter to somebody took me while to get used to. However, what starts as a pedestrian missing person story eventually turns into an intriguing psychological thriller with a twisty conclusion.
  • Pamela F. (Grants Pass, OR)
    Wish I had read this before Gone Girl
    This book drove me crazy. I did not like the main character or the narrative style. The craziness of the "friendship" drove me crazy. I, however, kept reading for all the plot twists and turns. Gone Girl is a read alike I am pretty sure. But it is a better book. Maybe I would have liked this one better had I read it first. Although I had a hard time finishing this, I did want to know how it ended and there is something to be said for that.
  • Jessica D. (Bemidji, MN)
    Precious Thing
    I was not particularly fond of this book. It started well but didn't necessarily end that way. I'm not sure if it was the writing style or the story itself, or possibly both, that created some negative vibes for me. Not one of my favorite reads.
  • Carol R. (Foster City, CA)
    Saw This Coming
    I wanted to love this book; the premise was intriguing. About midway through "Precious Thing," I thought I'd figured out the ending. I was right. The plot twists were numerous. In the beginning of the story, they made the story interesting. After a while, the never ending twists just became tiresome and predictable. I started the book twice; I found the author's writing style difficult. Rather than focusing on the story throughout the book, I was distracted by the cadence of the writing. In a beautifully written book, I love being aware of the writing, Sadly, this was not the case with "Precious Thing."
  • Betty B. (Irving, TX)
    Friendship is a Precious Thing Or Is It
    I liked that Precious Thing kept me turning pages wanting to know what happened next. And while there are a few clues along the way, the ending was a surprise to me. So I think the book is well written from that standpoint. However, I never felt as connected to either of the two friends as I would have liked so for me it was an average book.
  • Michelle (Hillsdale, NJ)
    Just So-So
    You would think from the premise that this book would be exciting - the storyline sounds promising, but the book was very hard to get into. Rachel and Clara become friends in high school; fast forward to years later when Rachel becomes a successful t.v. reporter and learns of the disappearance of Clara. At first, it seems difficult to like Clara - in one instance, Rachel describes how Clara convinces her that they should smash each other's wrists with a rock in order to break them so they don't have to take gym class. If ever one of my friends suggested that, I would run far, far away. However, Rachel actually does it. Throughout the course of the story, Rachel goes back and forth from past to present. It seems Clara is not the nicest person, then as the story goes on... it seems Rachel isn't that nice either. It's very hard to like a story where you don't like either of the main characters! The story gets a little far-fetched (in an unbelievable way) at the end and all in all, it just isn't a very satisfying read.

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