Review: Magpie by Elizabeth Day

Author: Elizabeth Day
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Released: September 2, 2021
Received: NetGalley

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Magpie is a reminder that not everything is as it seems – and we should never take what we have for granted. Written by Elizabeth Day, this thriller was an exciting read with a few twists.

Marisa and Jake give off that classic appearance of being the perfect couple. With the ideal house and now the ideal lodger. But we all know how it goes – behind closed doors, they are very different people.

Just a little bit of strife is all it takes to rip off the veneer of any relationship, especially one founded on appearances. A lesson that Marisa and Jake are about to learn the hard way.

‘One for sorrow, two for joy ..’

Magpie is one of those thrillers that is difficult to describe. It feels like any attempt I make will venture too close to spoilers for my liking. So, forgive me if this review ends up being on the shorter side.

You’ve got to pick up Magpie for those looking for a thriller with a genuinely shocking twist. It literally had me gasping – and that is all I will say on that matter. Okay, almost all – you don’t want to miss it!

Part of the reason this book works so well is that the multiple perspectives help to obfuscate the truth. I adore it when that happens. Likewise, Magpie weaves in subjects such as motherhood, marital issues, and much more. It makes for a complex read worth checking out.

Thanks to Fourth Estate and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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