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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Review: The Devil's Work by Mark Edwards


Print Length: 376 pages
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (September 13, 2016)

From Goodreads.com: When Sophie Greenwood returns to work after four years raising her daughter, she is ready for an exciting new challenge.
But after an unnerving encounter drags up memories she’d rather forget, things take a turn for the sinister. 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.


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My Rating: 4 stars out of 5
This book was interesting on a couple of different layers. To begin with - you have the aspect of just what is really going on? Is there really some mysterious conspiracy happening or is the main character (Sophie) just paranoid? To this aspect, I really enjoyed this story as the author did a superb job of holding that balance between a "story" and "paranoia". It was easy to see why no one took her seriously when she came to them with her complaints/ideas/fears. It was also interesting just to see how quickly Sophie took this "trip into madness". 

On another level - if there WAS someone behind everything... who was it? Is it the most obvious candidate or someone else altogether? Or is it all happening just inside Sophie's head? 

The author did a great job of weaving together this story, using both the current things happening, alongside something that happened to Sophie while she was still in university. Together, they created a story that I was not expecting - but one that I very much enjoyed! 

Overall, I am certain that this book will appeal to those who enjoy a good psychological thriller, and I would read more from this author! 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.

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The Devil's Work is available from Amazon.com

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