Book Review

Review – Magpine Lane by Lucy Atkins


When the eight-year-old daughter of an Oxford College Master vanishes in the middle of the night, police turn to the Scottish nanny, Dee, for answers. 

As Dee looks back over her time in the Master’s Lodging – an eerie and ancient house – a picture of a high achieving but dysfunctional family emerges: Nick, the fiercely intelligent and powerful father; his beautiful Danish wife Mariah, pregnant with their child; and the lost little girl, Felicity, almost mute, seeing ghosts, grieving her dead mother.

But is Dee telling the whole story? Is her growing friendship with the eccentric house historian, Linklater, any cause for concern? And most of all, why is Felicity silent?

My Review:

There is nothing better than a thriller to get me back into reading after being in a reading funk for 3 weeks. Magpie Lane by Lucy Atkins is just SO GOOD!

This is everything you want in a mind blowing thriller. It has addictive plots, complicated characters, riveting secrets and emotional dialogues and events through tans through. Also the guessing! Oh yes the guess! It has kept me guessing from the very beginning. I think my strongest feeling from reading Megpie Lane was the anger I have towards Nick and Mariah, parents of Felicity. How could they have blamed their disinterest and neglect on someone else is truly beyond me. I love how the scenes were set in the story, how the storyline flows seamlessly and how the atmosphere has play an important role in holding the story together and makes it even creepier.

If you are in a mood for an engaging and emotive crime thriller, I highly recommend this! Thank you so much again Ella and Quercus Booksfor gifting me this copy to review!

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