Magpie

Magpie

3.73 (12,429 ratings by Goodreads)
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'Completely, terrifyingly BRILLIANT'
Marian Keyes, author of Grown Ups


'I didn't want it to end'
Lisa Taddeo, author of Three Women and Animal



'Magnificent: I read it in one sitting'


Kate Mosse, author of

The City of Tears




When Marisa meets Jake, everything falls into place. But then their new lodger Kate arrives.


Something isn't right about her. It's the way she looks at Jake, keeps her toothbrush right next to theirs and constantly asks questions about the baby they are trying for. Or maybe it's all in Marisa's head. That's what Jake thinks. And she trusts him, doesn't she?


But Marisa knows something is wrong, and she is determined to find out why, even if it costs her everything.


'A very elegant, tense, literary thriller'
Sarah Vaughan, author of Anatomy of a Scandal



'Utterly engrossing, a thick sense of dread unfurling from every page'



Refinery29




'I literally couldn't put this down'
Sara Collins, author of The Confessions of Frannie Langton



'A compelling, twisting read'


Matt Haig, author of The Midnight Library




'Sharp, twisty ... Impossible to put down'



Daily Mail




'A pulse-quickening tale'
Stylist



'Sharp and sinister'



Mail on Sunday





'A pacy, stylish thriller'



Observer





'Scintillating'


The Sunday Times, Thriller of the Month




'A compassionately crafted psychological drama'



Harper's Bazaar





'I couldn't turn the pages fast enough'



Prima Magazine




'Be prepared for a sleight-of-hand-twist that will leave you gasping'
Red Magazine


Sunday Times bestseller 06/09/2021
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 21mm | 240g
  • Fourth Estate Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0008374988
  • 9780008374983
  • 1,800

Review quote

'I raced through Magpie. A very elegant, tense, literary thriller full of misdirection, unreliable witnesses, motherhood, madness, rage, and the most heart-breaking account of infertility I've read'
SARAH VAUGHAN, AUTHOR OF ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL


'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
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About Elizabeth Day

Elizabeth Day is the author of five novels and Sunday Times bestselling 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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Rating details

12,429 ratings
3.73 out of 5 stars
5 20% (2,442)
4 42% (5,253)
3 31% (3,818)
2 6% (733)
1 1% (183)
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