The Devil’s Work – Mark Edwards

26 October 2017
The Devil's Work Book Cover The Devil's Work
Mark Edwards
Thomas & Mercer
13 September 2016

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.

The Devil’s Work by Mark Edwards.

If you’ve ever had a job from hell, then The Devil’s Work by Mark Edwards is for you!

After taking time away from her career to stay home with her daughter Daisy, Sophie Greenwood has just now returned to the workforce. Sophie is beyond excited as she begins her dream job at Jackdaw Books as a manager in their marketing division.

But right from the very first day, things begin going wrong. Starting with tension with her attractive and aloof subordinate, Cassie. Then, things begin happening to Sophie that has her questioning her sanity. And what happened to her predecessor, who just upped and disappeared with no notice, never to be heard from again?

As Sophie becomes unhinged over all the goings on at work, her marriage and home life begin to suffer as well.

The Devil’s Work intertwines current day with Sophie’s college days, where she is with her best friend Jasmine and her boyfriend Liam. It’s clear that a tragedy has occurred, but whatever it is, it’s something of which Sophie is ashamed.

And what is the deal with the eerie Franklin Bird, owner of Jackdaw Books? He’s a creeper for sure!

Where in the Book is Magpie?

As I say with ALL of Mark Edwards’ books… Where in the book is Magpie? (In my best “Where in the World is Waldo” voice). That is one of the things I love about Mark Edwards books. There’s always some easter egg from another previous book somewhere in there.

I much enjoyed reading The Devil’s Work. I’ve had a job from hell and boy did that look like a walk in the park compared to what Sophie was enduring.

Mr. Edwards did an excellent job of creating Sophie. Sophie was meek and mild.  But I found myself rooting for her when she mustered up strength and courage. Mr. Edwards set the stage for manipulation, as Sophie’s personality was perfect for it.

Lastly, the end had a super creepy vibe to it, and it will make for some GREAT Halloween reading! Five magpie stars for this one!

The Devil's Work by Mark Edwards


  • OwlBeSatReading 4 December 2017 at 08:38

    I’ve had this on NetGalley forever it seems and keep putting it off – not sure why! But your review helped me decide it’s a def read before the year is out! Thanks 😁

    • zannie 6 December 2017 at 11:20

      Yay, I’m glad you’re going to read it! Looking forward to seeing what you think about it! 🙂

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