Best friends Tiara and Kenya embark on very different college experiences while attending Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia. As Tiara prepares to graduate and transition into a new chapter that includes a career in marketing, Kenya is only focused on the all-mighty dollar. Their friendship is put to the test when street-savvy Kenya finds herself consumed with making fast money and obtaining all of the materialistic fineries that her heart desires. When her luxurious dreams overshadow her friendship with Tiara and her college ambitions, the feisty young woman begins on a dangerous journey to eliminate anyone standing in the way of the lifestyle she so desperately craves, including those who love her the most. Painful secrets will drive Tiara and Kenya apart, but a shocking crime will reunite their toxic and manipulation-filled sisterhood. “In The Wicked We Trust” takes readers on an exciting and jaw-dropping journey into the complex relationships of characters who prioritize greed and self-preservation over loyalty, love, friendship, and self-worth.
“Over three weeks, depression had set in, or at least what I had known depression to be. I had researched ways to cope with depression, and they all seemed to lead to speaking to someone about my problems. Fuck that. I wasn’t in the mood to be judged. It was much easier to keep my thoughts to myself. Eventually, I would shake it; that was my hope anyway. My chest constantly felt tight and all I did was get high and cry myself to sleep. There were so many emotions intertwining within me at all times, and I no longer knew how to control them. In one moment, I would be livid with Tiara for choosing to forgive Chris over me. In another, I would become so
overwhelmed with guilt that I felt as if I had to vomit. My thoughts would often go to Chris and his many promises to leave Tiara and start a new life with me after college. We both did something extremely fucked up, but I had to admit that if he had chosen me, I would have chosen him too. He sold me a dream that I was willing to betray the one friend I had in this world for. Tiara didn’t matter when I was creeping with Chris. Just us and this fantasy that I had about our relationship. I threw away a fifteen-year friendship over, just that, a fantasy.”
About The Author
Author Precious Gibson discovered her love for literature while in elementary school. Throughout her middle and high school years, Precious penned hundreds of short stories
in her free time, preferring to tell the stories of characters who had a similar upbringing as] herself and those around her. At age 26, Precious began working for several music and entertainment blogs, including Baller Alert, Hip-Hop Weekly, and Sheen Magazine. After several years of blogging and building an online community through her articles and the launch of her popular Cake Dish Podcast, she decided that it was time for the world to experience her more personal work, her highly anticipated debut novel, “In The Wicked We Trust.”
Of all the stories you have written, how did you determine that this would be the one you
I just felt that this story was captivating with an element of shock value that urban fiction fans would appreciate. The many twists and turns highlight the layers of toxic friendships that have run their course.
Which character do you relate to most?
Keisha is definitely that character that I feel is the most relatable to me. She is a great and loyal friend but can also tell her friends when they are not acting in their best interest.
Who is your least favorite character?
It is a tie between Kenya and Chris. Both of which are incredibly selfish and disregard the feelings of others. Chris exudes extreme arrogance, while Kenya is willing to do anything to obtain a life of luxury, even if it means hurting those who love her. While I don’t care for either, developing the character of Kenya was very exciting. It felt like building a villain and watching it come into its complete evilness.
What was your biggest hurdle with publishing your book?
Self-doubt was the biggest hurdle that I faced. I have always had a passion for writing, dating back to childhood. However, the feeling of not being good enough often overshadowed my dreams of putting my personal work out into the world. Thankfully, I overcame that, and it has been the best decision I’ve ever
made for myself.
How has the response been to “In The Wicked We Trust?”
The response to “In The Wicked We Trust” has been overwhelmingly positive. People are buying the book and finishing it within a day or two. From all accounts, it’s tough to put down, which is the type of feedback that every writer wants to hear.
What is the overall message you want readers to take away?
I want readers to walk away from “In The Wicked We Trust” with a sense of letting go. Each character’s storyline is a testament to what can happen when you choose to hold on to relationships for the sake of history and love. However, sometimes even if you treasure someone, you don’t always need them in your life. I hope that my novel gives people the strength to let go.
What is next for you in the literature space?
I am currently working on the sequel to “In The Wicked We Trust.” However, much of my focus will be
promoting my debut novel and reaching as many readers as possible for the next year.
Contact The Author
Precious Gibson IG: https://www.instagram.com/thefineauthor/
The Cake Dish Podcast IG: https://www.instagram.com/thecakedishofficial/