Precious You by Helen Monks Takhar. (2020).
**3.5 out of 5 stars**
**Thank you to Harlequin Australia for sending me a free advance readers copy of this novel; due to be published 23 March 2020**
At first Katherine dismisses her young intern as a millennial ‘snowflake’: soft, entitled, moralistic. But Lily’s youth and beauty remind her of everything she once was and she finds herself obsessing about Lily. Is she jealous of Lily’s potential? Or does she sense that Lily has a dark hidden agenda? As their rivalry deepens, a disturbing picture emerges of two women who are not what they seem and who are desperate enough to do anything to come out on top.
I did enjoy this story but I think I would have rated it slightly higher if I liked either of the main characters at all! They were both so selfish and entitled, I struggled to really care which one would end up ‘on top’ of the other. Their relationship is quite toxic which definitely made for interesting reading; I was wondering the whole time what would happen next. It was quite clear that Lily had some kind of reason for her actions so that led to a suspenseful atmosphere waiting for that reason to come out. Katherine’s chapters were written in second-person perspective as if she was addressing it to Lily which I wasn’t really a fan of to be honest, it felt weird to me. Lily’s chapters were first-person perspective in the form of her diary entries and often offered a different version of events to Katherine’s view which I did quite like.
I have no doubt that this is going to be a super popular thriller for readers.