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A Murder of Magpies: A Short Sequel to The Magpies by Mark Edwards

The Blurb

The terrifying sequel to the #1 bestseller The Magpies. Five years ago Jamie Knight lost everything: his home, his wife and their unborn child. But at least the woman responsible, ‘Dark Angel’ Lucy Newton, was in prison, and slowly Jamie was able to rebuild his life. But now Lucy has been freed on appeal, and before long Jamie receives a message from a desperate stranger. Lucy is up to her old tricks—ruining lives for fun. Jamie agrees to help. But once again, he has no idea what he is getting himself into…

About Mark Edwards

I write psychological thrillers. My influences include writers such as Stephen King, Ira Levin, Ruth Rendell, Ian McEwan, Val McDermid and Donna Tartt and movies like Rosemary's Baby, Single White Female, Fatal Attraction and anything in which scary things happen to ordinary people. I love hearing from readers and always respond. I can be contacted in the following ways: Email: Twitter @mredwards Facebook: You can download a free box set of 'Short Sharp Shockers' by visiting THE MAGPIES (2013) and BECAUSE SHE LOVES ME (2014) topped the Kindle chart in the UK, as did FOLLOW YOU HOME (2015) which also was a top five bestseller in the US, and THE DEVIL'S WORK (2016). My other solo novel is WHAT YOU WISH FOR (2014) and I have one short story, KISSING GAMES, available on Amazon. My new psychological thriller, THE LUCKY ONES, will be published in June 2017. I have co-written six novels with Louise Voss: CATCH YOUR DEATH (2012; a #1 bestseller), KILLING CUPID (2012), ALL FALL DOWN (2013) and FORWARD SLASH (2013). We are now writing a series featuring DI Patrick Lennon. The first two books are FROM THE CRADLE (2014) and THE BLISSFULLY DEAD (2015). In total, I have sold over 2 million copies of my books. After a career that has taken in everything from answering complaint calls for a rail company to teaching English in Japan and being a marketing director, I now write full-time. I live in the West Midlands, England, with my wife, our three children, a ginger cat and a golden retriever.

My Review

Phew! That's how I felt after this short sharp adrenaline puncher, packed with tension, suspense, action, terror, sex., or whatever else it is that may be missing in your life, you can be sure to find it in this 93 page novella which is the sequel to one of the greatest thrillers ever written, 'The Magpies." Lucy Newton, the neighbour from hell, is released from prison on appeal against dodgy DNA evidence that had convicted her. Her victims Kirsty and Jamie are now living apart, when Jamie is contacted by Anita who stated that Lucy Newton is now her neighbour and terrorising her in the same way that Jason and Lucy had previously endured. Galvanised by scores to settle, and the injustice that Lucy Newton was free, Jamie flew back from his new home in Australia, to bait Lucy Newton into going back to prison. Very much on a level with 'The Magpies,' I couldn't put this down, and it has left me wanting more.

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