The Devil’s Work by Mark Edwards

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Book Description:

A gripping psychological thriller from the bestselling author ofFollow You Home and The Magpies.

When Sophie Greenwood returns to work after four years raising her daughter, she is ready for an exciting new challenge.

But after an unnerving encounter drags up memories she’d rather forget, things take a turn for the sinister. 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.

My Thoughts:

The Devil’s Work is yet another brilliant psychological thriller by Mark Edwards.

I don’t know what it is about this authors novels but they always seem to leave that weird feeling in the pit of your stomach. You know the one I mean, the way you feel when it’s your first day at a new school or a new job. Where you feel a mixture of nerves and excitement but also feel scared. That is what his books bring to me. They fill me full of excitement as I know he is going to thrill me but then he also has me on edge as I can feel the build up of something awful going to happen. It’s such a strange feeling but in a good way and I love how through someones writing that they can affect me in that way.

Sophie for me has it all. She is happily married with a lovely daughter and she also lands her dream job in a publishing company. I don’t think things could be any better for her. As soon as she starts at her new job though, alarm bells started to ring. As with Sophie, there was just this gut feeling about certain things as well as people that something just wasn’t quite right.

Cassie, Sophie’s assistant, I took an instant dislike to. It is obvious that she is power hungry and she will do whatever it takes to get as far as she can in the company. I felt every empathy for poor Sophie having to work alongside her.

The story itself flicks between present day with Sophie in her new role as well as back to when she is at university. Both past and present makes for some tense reading that has you questioning everything.

The Devil’s Work is an absolute must read for any die hard psychological thriller fans out there. It is an enthralling read that had plenty of twists that shocked and thrilled me. This is yet another book I would highly recommend to anyone that will listen to me.

My thanks to the author for a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.

The Devil’s Work is available to purchase from Amazon form the 13th of September but you can pre order one now.

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