Magpie (28th April 2022)

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Sometimes Marisa gets the fanciful notion that Kate has visited the house before. She makes herself at home without any self-consciousness.

She puts her toothbrush right there in the master bathroom, on the shelf next to theirs. In Jake, Marisa has found everything she’s ever wanted. Then their new lodger Kate arrives.

Something about Kate isn’t right. Is it the way she looks at Marisa’s boyfriend? Sits too close on the sofa? Constantly asks about the baby they are trying for? Or is it all just in Marisa’s head? After all, that’s what her Jake keeps telling her. And she trusts him – doesn’t she? But Marisa knows something is wrong.

That the woman sleeping in their house will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Marisa just doesn’t know why. How far will she go to find the answer – and how much is she willing to lose?

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Description

‘Terrifyingly BRILLIANT’ MARIAN KEYES, AUTHOR OF GROWN UPS

‘A book that needed to exist in the world. It is the book that was missing’ LISA TADDEO, AUTHOR OF THREE WOMEN AND ANIMAL

‘Magnificent: I read it one sitting’ KATE MOSSE, AUTHOR OF THE CITY OF TEARS

Sometimes Marisa gets the fanciful notion that Kate has visited the house before. She makes herself at home without any self-consciousness.

She puts her toothbrush right there in the master bathroom, on the shelf next to theirs. In Jake, Marisa has found everything she’s ever wanted. Then their new lodger Kate arrives.

Something about Kate isn’t right. Is it the way she looks at Marisa’s boyfriend? Sits too close on the sofa? Constantly asks about the baby they are trying for? Or is it all just in Marisa’s head? After all, that’s what her Jake keeps telling her. And she trusts him – doesn’t she? But Marisa knows something is wrong.

That the woman sleeping in their house will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Marisa just doesn’t know why. How far will she go to find the answer – and how much is she willing to lose?

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
ISBN

9780008374983

Author

Day, Elizabeth

Publisher

Fourth Estate

Binding

Paperback

1 review for Magpie (28th April 2022)

  1. Sarah TURNER

    Disclaimer – I LOVE Elizabeth Day. I have read all the novels she has written – and I have been longing for a new novel since The Party 4 years ago. I was not disappointed – although I am furious with myself for gobbling this one up and not savouring as I might have a long wait to the next!
    As others have said there are twists through this book that would be major spoilers so I can only say so much. A young couple are desperate to have a baby – but is their new lodger all that she seems?
    Utterly compelling from start to finish – I read this in pretty much 24 hours, despite my promises to myself not to rush it! Very commercial, very readable – tacking mental illness, motherhood, infertility, relationships, dysfunctional families and more. I know so much of this somes from the authors own experiences, and I truly commend her for putting this to paper in fiction, as it is really powerful.
    Great stuff!

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