Happy Publication Day to Mark Edwards and Thomas & Mercer!

This brilliant book is out today for you all to enjoy! You’ll find the link to buy below.

The Devil's Work by [Edwards, Mark]

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (13th September 2016)

Wow, another awesome read by Mark Edwards!

I thoroughly enjoyed Follow You Home so I was very excited to receive a review copy of The Devil’s Work. I was sure I would love it and I haven’t been disappointed! If you love a good psychological thriller you won’t go far wrong with this one.

Sophie is going back to work after having her daughter. She’s had a lovely 4 years off, ensuring she didn’t miss those precious first years, but Daisy is now going to school and Sophie is over the moon to be starting a new chapter in her life, a fabulous new career with Jackdaw Books. I couldn’t help but share Sophie’s excitement. Who wouldn’t want to work for a successful publishing company? I would be over the moon too, as well as incredibly nervous. She had never left Daisy before, but she was in safe hands with her father, Guy.

Sophie soon starts to have issues with Cassie, a very clever and determined young lady on her team. Cassie is obviously very ambitious and seems to Sophie like she would stop at nothing to further her career. Would she lie and manipulate herself to the top or is Sophie just being paranoid? What really happened to her predecessor, Miranda? No-one seems to have a clue where she is. As things start to fall apart around her, Sophie becomes more and more convinced that Cassie is behind it all.

Quite early on we are introduced to Jasmine, but we don’t immediately know what happened to her. When we first flashback to Sophie’s University days we learn that Jasmine was Sophie’s best friend at the time. They were chalk and cheese, but very close. That is until Liam came along to complicate things.

The Devil’s Work is dark and disturbing in parts. Full of suspense. I really love Mark Edwards’ writing. The story flits effortlessly between 2015 and Sophie’s University days, gradually revealing the shocking truth. Brilliantly written, it kept me turning those pages as I had to know what Cassie was playing at and what happened to Jasmine.

Although it was clear early on that Sophie’s new job wasn’t going to be as glamorous as she’d imagined, I had no idea where the story was going until almost at the end when I started to have my suspicions. I still didn’t get it entirely right though! An excellent, excellent read! I highly recommend.

Many thanks to Mark Edwards and Thomas & Mercer for my paperback review copy. This is sure to be a bestseller!

Buy your copy HERE


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

It was the job she had dreamed of since childhood. But on her very first day, when an unnerving encounter drags up memories Sophie Greenwood would rather forget, she wonders if she has made a mistake. A fatal mistake.

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.

If you haven’t already and would like to, you can read my review of Follow You Home here – Follow You Home by Mark Edwards

About the Author

Mark Edwards writes psychological thrillers in which scary things happen to ordinary people and is inspired by writers such as Stephen King, Ira Levin, Ruth Rendell and Linwood Barclay.

He is the author of three #1 bestsellers: Follow You Home (a finalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards 2015), The Magpies and Because She Loves Me, along with What You Wish For and six novels co-written with Louise Voss. All of his books are inspired by real-life experiences.

Originally from the south coast of England, Mark now lives in the West Midlands with his wife, their three children and a ginger cat.

Mark loves hearing from readers and can be contacted via his website, http://www.markedwardsauthor.com.

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