“Magpie” by Elizabeth Day

Genre: Mystery/Thrillers
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pub. Date: May 3, 2020

The themes of “Magpie” are infertility, surrogacy, and mental illness. Spoiler Alert—The reader must determine which of the two women in the tale is inventing stories in her mind as the plot centers on them and one male. One of the women is in a long-term relationship. Sorry if this sounds confusing but so is the story. Reading this one sent my mind into a tailspin as I pondered just what the heck is going on. The awful sorrow experienced by a young couple as they learn to live with the woman’s inability to conceive and the painful details of her IVF treatment is what saves this novel. I am sure there are other novels that deal with IVF that will not make you dizzy.

I received this Advance Review Copy (ARC) novel from the publisher at no cost in exchange for an honest review.

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