Oh, how I love Mark Edwards’ suspense novels!! This one did not disappoint! Sophie Greenwood is the main character who finally begins her dream job at a publishing firm, only to realize after she is hired that she has a connection with an employee’s family member. She keeps it secret, thinking it has nothing to do with her current position, but as she begins to work there as a replacement for another employee who went missing, she begins to see that things aren’t exactly what they seem. Workers seem to be keeping tabs on each other, a dear friend gets beaten up almost to the point of death, and she ends up getting locked in the building one night working late.
The story is told well through her perspective, and to give insight into what is really happening, it jumps back to her past which shares a lot of detail, but still keeps you guessing until the end. I had some ideas of who was behind a few of the events, but I only got one of them right! And I don’t know about any other readers, but I couldn’t help thinking how I wanted to search the whole publishing firm building myself!
Bonus: As someone who has read multiple thriller novels by this author, I loved his nod to the draft of “The Devil’s Work” that the publishing company was reading and editing, as well as the reference to the neighbors, Lucy and Chris from his book “The Magpies”. And he included a magpie in this book. It felt like an inside joke between the author and his loyal fan base. 🙂
If you love suspense and reading about workplace craziness, this is a book anyone can relate to, and will keep you on the edge of your seat. Highly recommend!
Thank you to NetGalley, Mark Edwards and Thomas & Mercer for the advanced reader copy in exchange for my honest review. I will definitely read another book from this author and am anxiously awaiting it.