The Devil’s Work by Mark Edwards

29481890  I received a free ebook of The Devil’s Work by Mark Edwards from Netgalley in return for a fair review.

I haven’t read anything by this author, but the cover and the description interested me and so I requested and received it from NetGalley.  I am so glad that I did!

The story concerns Sophie, a mother returning to work after taking time off to be home with her child.  She lands her dream job at Jackdaw Publishing, a company that publishes children’s and teen literature and that Sophie has an unfortunate connection  with from her university days.  The plot switches between the current day, Sophie working at Jackdaw while her life begins to implode around her, and the past, Sophie’s uni days when she was friends with Jasmine and Liam, who disappeared and are presumed dead.

The plot is intriguing, fast paced and filled me with a sense of dread.  Is Sophie being gas lighted?  Is she being set up?  What happened to her predecessor?  What really happened to Jasmine and Liam?  The questions and the impending sense of danger for Sophie and her little family kept me flying through the pages as the suspense built.  I read the entire book in one sitting.   I had an inkling towards the end of who mght be involved, but it didn’t ruin the book for me, in fact it just made sense of  some of the clues and the scenes that occurred earlier in the book.

This is a great and terrifying psychological thriller from an author new to me.  I’d highly recommend this to thriller readers.


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