Author and podcast host Elizabeth Day’s Magpie debuted at No. 4 on the Sunday Times best-seller list in the U.K. and is now hitting the United States. The author, touching on her own experiences with infertility, delivers a story focused on Marisa and Jake, a married couple happily in love. Marisa and Jake are hoping to have children soon and in the meantime take on a lodger named Kate to help bolster their finances. But life becomes increasingly less serene as Kate grows obsessed with Jake and the couple’s efforts to have a child. As tensions grow, Marisa does everything to uncover who Kate truly is, which may jeopardize her marriage and hopes of creating a family. Readers will struggle to put down Magpie as they try to search for whom to trust and what to believe.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: May 03, 2022
About the Author
Elizabeth Day is an award-winning author and broadcaster based in the UK. Her chart-topping podcast, How to Fail, is a celebration of the things that haven’t gone right. Guests have included Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Gloria Steinem, Andrew Scott, Lily Allen, Mabel, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Malcolm Gladwell. It won the Rising Star Award at the 2019 British Podcast Awards. Elizabeth is the author of the novel The Party, which was published in the US in 2017.