Publication Date: 28/04/2022 ISBN: 9780008374983 Category:


Elizabeth Day

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: 28/04/2022 ISBN: 9780008374983 Category:
Paperback / Softback




‘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’


‘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’

‘Sharp and sinister’

Mail on Sunday

‘A pacy, stylish thriller’



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

Publisher Review

'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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