The Magpie by Elizabeth Day
Published: May 3, 2022
Simon & Schuster
Genre: Psychological Fiction
KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.
Elizabeth Day is an author, journalist, and broadcaster. Elizabeth is a columnist for You magazine on the Mail on Sunday and a feature writer for numerous publications in the UK and US, including The Telegraph, The Times, the Guardian, New York Magazine, the Observer, Vogue, Grazia, and Elle. She is a contributing editor for Harper’s Bazaar. Elizabeth grew up in Northern Ireland, and her first job was for The Derry Journal. She won a British Press Award in 2004 for Young Journalist of the Year and was Highly Commended as Feature Writer of the Year in 2013. She has a ginger cat called Huxley who approves this message.
“Anger always wins.”
Marisa is looking forward to the next chapter in her life. Moving in with her dream partner, starting a family, and just being happy. Kate wants to start a family, and after years of trying with no success, she and her partner decide they will have a child via surrogate. They never expected things would get so chaotic.
I loved how this story was told. The narration was so well done. The storytelling was flawless! The twist is bananas and not at all what I thought it would be.
The characters were all well done, especially with how the story is told. You see such a complete picture of who everyone is, and it’s fantastic.
I like that this novel handled infertility with care and ease while accurately describing the emotions that come with the weight of being infertile. I found the whole situation respectfully and thoughtfully plotted.
This was a roller coaster ride of emotion, twists, and moments that make your jaw drop. I enjoyed this book a lot. The writing style was easy to read, and the story hooked me from the beginning.
I loved how the raw vulnerability was presented in all situations. This was a brilliantly crafted book, and I highly recommend it.