The Magpies

  • by Mark Edwards
  • Narrated by Elliot Hill
  • 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Meet the neighbors from hell, in the gripping thriller that reviewers and listeners describe as "fast-paced", "chilling", and "impossible to put down".
When Jamie and Kirsty move into their first home together, they are full of optimism. The future, in which they plan to get married and start a family, is bright. The other residents of their building seem friendly, too, including the Newtons, a married couple who welcome them to the building with open arms.
But then strange things start to happen. Dead rats are left on their doorstep. They hear disturbing noises, and much worse, in the night. After Jamie’s best friend is injured in a horrific accident, Jamie and Kirsty find themselves targeted by a campaign of terror.
As they are driven to the edge of despair, Jamie vows to fight back - but he has no idea what he is really up against....
The Magpies is a gripping psychological thriller in which the monsters are not vampires or demons but the people who live next door. It is a nightmare that could happen to anyone.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Dull, Dull, mind shatteringly dull.

One of the most boring "horror" books I've ever read. 95% descriptions of normal people doing normal things. Sub-plots that whent nowhere, an unlikeable main character all leading to an incredibly wwak climax. The mildy disturbing parts are buried under so much boring exposition you'll want to tear your ears off. I only completed It because I was determined to get my moneys worth. I would not recommend this book as a horror novel to anyone who isn't over 70 or be brought forward in time from the Victorian era.
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- Lauren

The “about this book” tells it all :(

If you read the synopsis of this book you’ll know exactly what is going to happen. Zero surprises. I struggled through waiting for the big twist that never came. It was a frustrating read, lots of stuff happening but a lot of it not relevant in the end. I’ve read this authors work before and enjoyed it, but not this time. Narrator was excellent.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-12-2013
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio