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Magpie

by Sophie Draper

Audiobooks of the Month Crime / Mystery Family Drama

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A deftly dark, creepy, and disturbing psychological thriller. Claire is determined to leave her husband Duncan who appears to be leading a double life. As events splinter and start to destroy their family, can Claire discover the truth? Claire narrates her own story, while Duncan’s is told, both characters and their tales left me with feelings of uncertainty. An underlying chilling atmosphere settled and began to grow. Sharply focused before and after chapters ensured I was kept off balance and intrigued! Sophie Draper scattered hints and suggestions in my path, my mind started to fill gaps and my thoughts scurried off to pick over information. As I reached the ending I stopped, sat up and felt the need to start again from the beginning. I am quite sure that next time I enjoy Magpie, a completely different experience will be awaiting me! 

Liz Robinson

Magpie Synopsis

The dark, twisty new domestic suspense from the author of Cuckoo

She's married to him. But does she know him at all?

Claire lives with her family in a beautiful house overlooking the water. But she feels as if she's married to a stranger - one who is leading a double life. As soon as she can get their son Joe away from him, she's determined to leave Duncan.

But finding out the truth about Duncan's secret life leads to consequences Claire never planned for. Now Joe is missing, and she's struggling to piece together the events of the night that tore them all apart.

Alone in an isolated cottage, hiding from Duncan, Claire tries to unravel the lies they've told each other, and themselves. Something happened to her family ... But can she face the truth?

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Magpie Press Reviews

Perfect for fans of Ruth Ware and C. J. Tudor

'Chilling and heart-rending, a creepy, atmospheric story with a beautifully-drawn, bleak setting and memorably flawed characters' Roz Watkins

'Beautifully written, with a chilling mystery at its core, Magpie is a suspenseful and twisty pleasure of a read' Howard Linskey

'This eerie tale lingered with me for days after I'd read the final page. I didn't see the final twist coming!' Nicola Rayner

'I could not stop reading this - creepy and compelling. I loved it' Sarah Ward

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780008311315
Publication date: 28/11/2019
Publisher: AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

ISBN: B07X8K37DW
Publication date: 28/11/2019
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers UK
Format: Audiobook

Book Information

ISBN: B07X8K37DW
Publication date: 28th November 2019
Author: Sophie Draper
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers UK
Format: Audiobook
Genres: Audiobooks of the Month, Crime / Mystery, Family Drama,
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About Sophie Draper

Sophie was born in the Midlands but raised in Scotland. With an MA in Mediaeval History, she followed a career in finance, travelling the world as a management consultant and International Finance Director. She took a career break to have a family and after her youngest was born, Sophie rediscovered her love of stories, taking up life as a writer and traditional oral storyteller. Her debut novel, CUCKOO, was published by Avon (HarperCollins) on 29th Nov 2018. It won the Bath Novel Award 2017 (as "The Pear Drum") and the prestigious Friday Night Live competition at the York Festival of Writing 2017. A ...

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