Book Review: The Magpies by Mark Edwards


When Jamie and Kirsty move into their first home together they are full of optimism. The future, in which they plan to get married and start a family, is bright. The other residents of their building seem friendly too, including the Newtons, a married couple who welcome them to the building with open arms.

But then strange things start to happen. Dead rats are left on their doorstep. They hear disturbing noises, and much worse, in the night. After Jamie’s best friend is injured in a horrific accident, Jamie and Kirsty find themselves targeted by a campaign of terror.

As Jamie and Kirsty are driven to the edge of despair, Jamie vows to fight back – but he has no idea what he is really up against…


An outstanding slow-burning but sinister psychological thriller. You know this is headed somewhere dark but not quite how dark until you get there. The story is simply outstanding and the characters believable. I loved the way you wondered if something supernatural was going on throughout the book. I still don’t believe that 2 people can have the same nightmare as such but the book cleverly leaves some questions unanswered for you to draw your own chilling conclusions.

An eerie and haunting read. Books like this are the reason I enjoy reading so much!

Amazon UK

Amazon US


1 Comment

  1. I finished reading this last night and did a small review on my own blog, with a link to yours too. Great book and great review! I can’t wait till he writes another one!


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