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?
‘A pacy, stylish thriller in which suspense is accompanied by fist-pumping feminism and, perhaps toughest of all, hope.’
THE SUNDAY TIMES, THRILLER OF THE MONTH
‘A compassionately crafted psychological drama’
‘I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough’
‘A genius twist that left me reeling’
‘Be prepared for a sleight-of-hand-twist that will leave you gasping’
‘Sharp and sinister’
MAIL ON SUNDAY
‘Impossible to put down’
‘A rich plot that also delves into meaty topics’
Sunday Times bestseller 06/09/2021
About the author
Elizabeth Day is the author of four novels and Sunday Times bestelling memoir, How to Fail. Her acclaimed debut Scissors, Paper, Stone won a Betty Trask Award and Home Fires was an Observer book of the year. Her third, Paradise City, was named one of the best novels of 2015 in the Evening Standard, and The Party was an Amazon bestseller and a Richard & Judy bookclub pick. She is also an award-winning journalist and has written extensively for The Times, the Telegraph, the Guardian, the Observer, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle. She is currently a columnist for the Mail on Sunday's You magazine and host of the iTunes chart-topping podcast, How To Fail With Elizabeth Day.
- ‘A dark, sleek, ever-tightening spiral …Completely, terrifyingly BRILLIANT’MARIAN KEYES, AUTHOR OF GROWN UPS
- ‘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, AUTHOR OF THREE WOMEN AND ANIMAL
- ‘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, author of The Midnight Library and The Comfort Book
- ‘Superbly taut and well-written, noirish with a big and beating heart’JESSIE BURTON, AUTHOR OF THE MINIATURIST AND THE CONFESSION
- ‘An absorbing exploration of infertility and mental illness combined with the pace and plot of a heart-racing thriller … I literally couldn’t put this down. Sublime’SARA COLLINS, AUTHOR OF THE CONFESSIONS OF FRANNIE LANGTON
- ‘The most mind-blowing book of the year’JOANNA CANNON, AUTHOR OF THE TROUBLE WITH GOATS AND SHEEP AND THREE THINGS ABOUT ELSIE
- ‘Magpie is tightly plotted, crackling with an uneasy tension, and has an ingenious twist you won’t see coming. Stylish, sinister, and clever, this is a sublime thriller’LOUISE O’NEILL, AUTHOR OF AFTER THE SILENCE
- ‘Magnificent. Clever, beautifully-crafted, gripping, warm: I read it in one sitting’KATE MOSSE, AUTHOR OF THE CITY OF TEARS