23 September 2016

The Devil's Work

Psychological Thriller
A 2016 Top Rated Read

By Mark Edwards

Paperback 374 pages
Publisher Thomas & Mercer (13th Sept 2016)
ISBN-13 978-1503938182

‘[The Devil’s Work] has all the hallmarks of a psychological thriller: fear, paranoia, people who are not what they seem, high-wire tension and a shoal of red herrings.’ Daily Mail

📕My Review

The Devil's Work is an exceptionally well-constructed, gripping, psychological thriller. It's the first novel I've read by Mark Edwards and phew, I loved it!

Sophie Greenwood is returning to work in the publishing sector after being a stay-at-home mum to young daughter Daisy. She's secured her dream job at Jackdaw Books and is determined to make a success of it. However, she soon discovers things aren't quite as they seem. What really happened to her predecessor and why is colleague Cassie overstepping the mark? Sophie desperately wants to fit in and be respected but feels threatened from those around her. Someone is trying to frighten her and events soon take a sickening turn...

The Devil's Work seamlessly flits between the present day and Sophie's former life at university. Events are carefully and skillfully interwoven culminating in a thrilling page-turner of a ride!

I received an Advance Reader Copy. My thanks to Mark Edwards, NetGalley and Thomas & Mercer.

Barnsey's Books Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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📗The Blurb

It was the job she had dreamed of since childhood. But on her very first day, when an unnerving encounter drags up memories Sophie Greenwood would rather forget, she wonders if she has made a mistake. A fatal mistake.

What is her ambitious young assistant really up to? And what exactly happened to Sophie’s predecessor? When her husband and daughter are pulled into the nightmare, Sophie is forced to confront the darkest secrets she has carried for years.

As her life begins to fall apart at work and at home, Sophie must race to uncover the truth about her new job…before it kills her.

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