Magpie (Paperback)Elizabeth Day (author)
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Deliciously sinister and engrossing, Day’s atmospheric novel of motherhood, greed and obsession places a happy couple trying for a baby in the orbit of a woman who takes an unhealthy interest in their personal lives.
She has almost everything. The rest she'll take.
Marisa may have only known Jake a few months, but she has never felt this certain about anyone. When he asks her to move in with him and they start trying for a baby, she knows she has finally found the steadfast love and support she has been looking for all her life.
But their relationship is tested when they take in a lodger, Kate, who has little regard for personal boundaries and seems to take an uncomfortable interest in Jake - as well as the baby they are hoping to have.
Why is Kate so obsessed with the couple? And, more worryingly, why doesn't Jake share Marisa's concern?
In her determination to find the answers, Marisa risks losing everything she holds dear...
Magpie is a tense, twisting, brilliantly written novel about mothers and children, envy and possession, and the dangers of getting everything you've ever dreamed of.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm
'A dark, sleek, ever-tightening spiral ...Completely, terrifyingly BRILLIANT' - Marain Keyes
'Elizabeth Day has written that rare book I always go hunting for, something that will keep me breathless with suspense but also buoyant with good energy. It is both sinister and comforting, outrageous but grounded, with a head-spinning plot twist...Magpie is a book that needed to exist in the world. It is the book that was missing' - Lisa Taddeo
'Magpie is a clever, suspenseful read with a brilliant central pivot and a keen eye for relationships, including the toxic ones. A compelling, twisting read' - Matt Haig
'Superbly taut and well-written, noirish with a big and beating heart' - Jessie Burton
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“Heartbreakingly, honestly brilliant!”
OMG! I have always loved Elizabeth Day's writing but she has certainly surpassed herself with 'Magpie.' The writing is sublime, the plot is claustrophobic, the structure breath-taking, and the... More
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