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Book Review: The Devil’s Work – Mark Edwards ****

Over recent years Mark Edwards has proven himself to be a master of psychological thrillers, the kind of twisty suspense tale that has you suspecting all the main characters. If you haven’t read his book The Magpies then you have really missed a treat.

Sophie is just returning to work after four years spent being Mum to her daughter Daisy. Husband Guy is a freelance journalist and more than prepared to help out as Sophie starts her dream job. A Marketing Manager at successful publishing house Jackdaw Books. Not only are they one of the oldest and most successful children’s publishers around but Sophie has a link to them from her old university days. 

As Sophie starts to settle in not everything is as she expected. Her brand new project stumbles at the first hurdle and sales are almost non existent despite a healthy marketing budget. One of her team seems calculating and resentful and she starts to suspect that when things are going wrong it is because of Cassie.

Beautifully crafted this story twists and turns as Sophie starts to put the pieces together and realises that drunken mistakes from her university days are the reason why a killer is targeting her now. Can she act quickly enough to save both her marriage and her daughter’s life. 

Supplied by Net Galley and Thomas & Mercer in exchange for an honest review. 

U.K. Publication Date: Sept 13 2016. 374 pages. 


Categories: 4 Stars Book Review

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Prolific reader, enthusiastic theatre and movie-goer and ex-Olivier Awards judge who spent twenty years working in the music industry in London. Sharing my house with a gorgeous cockapoo called Harry who has taken over completely.
I love sharing my favourite books with friends - nearly always spoiler-free as I hate reading a synopsis of the whole book in other reviews.


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