Magpie by Elizabeth Day @elizabday @4thEstateBooks #Magpie #NetGalley #BookReview

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


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?


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


What a little corker of a read this is, but so hard to review too. Marisa has reached a point in her life where she wants a baby, and after meeting Jake, she knows he will make the perfect dad. The only problem is that the house where they live isn’t cheap to run, especially when she becomes pregnant, so the only solution is to take in a lodger.

Kate soon moves in and wants to know everything about the pregnancy. Then it’s not long until she is getting a little too close to Jake for Marisa’s liking. It seems like the only person she can talk to is Jake’s mum.

I was already deeply involved with reading about these characters when something just nagged in my mind and made me feel so uneasy. I went from uneasy to sat at the edge of my seat, reading like my book would disappear if I didn’t speed up. There was no sleep that night until it was finished. It is now one of my favourite books this year. Loved it!

I wish to thank the publisher and Net Galley for a copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.


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Elizabeth Day is an author, journalist and broadcaster.

Her memoir, How To Fail: Everything I’ve Ever Learned From Things Going Wrong is a Sunday Times top 5 bestseller and has been described as ‘life-changing’ by critics. Her debut novel Scissors, Paper, Stone won a Betty Trask Award. Her follow-up, Home Fires was an Observer Book of the Year. Her third, Paradise City was named one of the best novels of 2015 in the Observer and the Evening Standard, and was People magazine’s Book of the Week. Her fourth novel, The Party was an Amazon bestseller and a Richard and Judy Summer Book Club pick. It has been optioned for television.

Her chart-topping podcast, How To Fail With Elizabeth Day, is a celebration of the things that haven’t gone right and won the Rising Star Award at the 2019 British Podcast Awards.

Elizabeth is a columnist for You magazine on the Mail on Sunday and a feature writer for numerous publications in the UK and US including The Telegraph, The Times, the Guardian, New York Magazine, the Observer, Vogue, Grazia and Elle. She is a contributing editor for Harper’s Bazaar.

Elizabeth grew up in Northern Ireland and her first job was for The Derry Journal. She won a British Press Award in 2004 for Young Journalist of the Year and was Highly Commended as Feature Writer of the Year in 2013. She has a ginger cat called Huxley who approves this message.

Twitter: @elizabday

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

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