The Devil’s Work by Mark Edwards


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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.


Mark Edwards has crafted a very clever psychological thriller based on the theme of chaos and gossip and competition in the workplace. There were so many pieces to the puzzle of this story, with alternating chapters between past and present, I honestly had no idea how the pieces were going to come together. And it was thoroughly well done. I finished this book having all my questions answered, every detail accounted for.

There are many nail biting moments, and constant questioning of every character’s motivation. I really enjoyed the development of the story and how it concluded as well.

All around very strong thriller, well done sir!

4 out of 5 stars.

Thank you, Netgalley, for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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