Magpie

Elizabeth Day

‘Terrifyingly BRILLIANT’
MARIAN KEYES, AUTHOR OF GROWN UPS

‘A book that needed to exist in the world. It is the book that was missing’
LISA TADDEO, AUTHOR OF THREE WOMEN AND ANIMAL

‘Magnificent: I read it in one sitting’
KATE MOSSE, AUTHOR OF THE CITY OF TEARS

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?

Reviews of Magpie

    • Praise for Magpie:
    • ‘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’ Lisa Taddeo, author of Three Women and Animal
    • Praise for The Party:
    • ‘I practically murdered this book in an evening I loved it so much. The Party is a terrifying, hilarious, brilliantly written original with a wit to die for’ Phoebe Waller-Bridge
    • ‘An exhilarating and gripping psychological thriller about obsession, betrayal, jealousy and class distinctions. Elizabeth Day’s writing is impeccable, suspenseful and clever. I couldn’t put this down!’ Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
    • ‘Superb – clever, gripping, psychologically acute’ Laura Barnett, author of The Versions of Us
    • ‘What will probably be my book of the year … I loved it’ Sinead Crowley, Irish Independent
    • ‘Fast out of the traps, compelling and infinitely believable: but what really got me about The Party was the writing. Stunning’ Susie Steiner, author of Missing, Presumed
    • ‘A well-paced slow-burner of a literary thriller – think Donna Tartt’s The Secret History or Alan Hollinghurst’s The Line of Beauty… a gripping page-turner’ Observer
    • ‘Devious, witty, thrilling’ Refinery 29
    • ‘Skilfully constructed, suspenseful narrative … It’s a smart, wittily written riff on class, privilege and power’ Mail on Sunday
    • ‘Echoes of The Secret History and The Talented Mr Ripley thrum through Elizabeth Day’s pacey fourth novel… jolly fun’ Sunday Times
    • ‘A sharp, stylish and witty as the perfect guest. Beware: you’ll be up far too late’ Lucie Whitehouse, author of Before We Met