The Devil's Work
|Once again Mark Edwards has written a non-stop tension ridden novel. They just keep getting better and better. Along with Tammy Cohen’s When She Was Bad, this book also reminded why I am soooo happy to work from home.
Sophie has just reentered the work force after a hiatus to raise her daughter. She is thrilled To finally get her dream job that she has had since a young age. Working for a children’s and young adult book company seems innocent enough and after all, it is her dream. However after a few days she learns that not everything is what it seems and she wonders if her new colleagues are out to get her. What happened to her predecessor who seemingly dropped off the face of the earth? Is her young employee out to steal her husband? Whatever happened to her best friend from her college days? And are the ghosts in her workplace real?
Mark Edwards has such a gift at creating so much tension in anxiety in something so simple such as going to work. His vivd characters seem to pop out of the page and grab you. Especially Franklin Bird in this novel.
I always wonder if this author somehow knows about my life! With Because She Loves Me I was hooked to read the main character had retinal detachment and graphic design experience just like my husband. Then with Follow You Home I was reminded of when we got lost in a forest in Europe….
Then we reach this novel. Folie à deux. These were the words printed on the wine my husband and I boxed up for first anniversary. Well, delusion or mental illness shared by two people in close association may be a bit far fetched, but never the less, I was once again creeped out beyond the norm with his book. Keep them coming!
I would like to thank NetGalley, the publisher and of course Mark Edwards for the chance to read this total (I forgot to breathe at parts) book!