The Magpies

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 643 ratings

The Magpies 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.

©2013 Mark Edwards (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Magpies

    • By: Mark Edwards
    • Narrated by: Elliot Hill
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 631
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 545
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 549

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I Thought This Book Would Never End! Hated it!

    • By M.A. Wilson on 12-03-14

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 1.5

    • A Murder of Magpies

    • A Short Sequel to The Magpies
    • By: Mark Edwards
    • Narrated by: Elliot Hill
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Five years ago Jamie Knight lost everything: his home, his wife and their unborn child. But at least the woman responsible, 'Dark Angel' Lucy Newton, was in prison, and slowly Jamie was able to rebuild his life. But now Lucy has been freed on appeal, and before long Jamie receives a message from a desperate stranger. Lucy is up to her old tricks - ruining lives for fun. Jamie agrees to help. But once again, he has no idea what he is getting himself into....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great but short

    • By B Alexo on 04-27-18

    Regular price: $10.49