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Magpie: The most gripping psychological thriller of the year from Sunday Times bestselling author Elizabeth Day

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9780008374945
4th Estate
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2021
320
Paperback
2185

350.00

‘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

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.

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‘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?

Praise for the book

A pacy, stylish thriller in which suspense is accompanied by fist-pumping feminism and, perhaps toughest of all, hope.’ THE OBSERVER ‘Pulse-quickening-tale’ STYLIST ‘Scintillating’ THE SUNDAY TIMES, THRILLER OF THE MONTH ‘A compassionately crafted psychological drama’ HARPERS BAZAAR ‘I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough’ PRIMA MAGAZINE ‘A genius twist that left me reeling’ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING ‘Be prepared for a sleight-of-hand-twist that will leave you gasping’ RED MAGAZINE ‘Utterly engrossing’ REFINERY 29 ‘Sharp and sinister’ MAIL ON SUNDAY ‘Impossible to put down’ DAILY MAIL ‘A rich plot that also delves into meaty topics’ GRAZIA Sunday Times bestseller 06/09/2021

Magpie: The most gripping psychological thriller of the year from Sunday Times bestselling author 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

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.

Description

Praise for the book

A pacy, stylish thriller in which suspense is accompanied by fist-pumping feminism and, perhaps toughest of all, hope.’ THE OBSERVER ‘Pulse-quickening-tale’ STYLIST ‘Scintillating’ THE SUNDAY TIMES, THRILLER OF THE MONTH ‘A compassionately crafted psychological drama’ HARPERS BAZAAR ‘I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough’ PRIMA MAGAZINE ‘A genius twist that left me reeling’ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING ‘Be prepared for a sleight-of-hand-twist that will leave you gasping’ RED MAGAZINE ‘Utterly engrossing’ REFINERY 29 ‘Sharp and sinister’ MAIL ON SUNDAY ‘Impossible to put down’ DAILY MAIL ‘A rich plot that also delves into meaty topics’ GRAZIA Sunday Times bestseller 06/09/2021
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