My book review of 'Magpie' by Elizabeth Day

Magpie

by Elizabeth Day
Magpie
by Elizabeth Day

Marisa and Jake haven't known each other long, but they seem perfect together. But as this happy couple look forward to life with a new baby, they are forced to take in a lodger and their world looks set to be torn apart.

But why does Kate prove such a threat to Marisa, and why does Jake seem unconcerned? Nothing seems to be quite as it appears. 

This is a clever idea translated into a gripping page-turner which also explores the themes of motherhood and jealousy, control and possession.

Review date: June 2021
Publication date: 2nd September 2021