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The Birdcage

The spellbinding new mystery from the author of Sunday Times bestseller and Richard and Judy pick The Glass House

Eve Chase author


Publisher:Penguin Books Ltd

Published:13th Oct '22

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The Birdcage cover


'Beautifully written. I loved every word' LISA JEWELL
'Gorgeously written, atmospheric and twisty . . . I devoured it!' CLAIRE DOUGLAS
'Daphne du Maurier for the modern day' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
'Immersive, tense and ultimately redemptive' SARAH VAUGHAN
'Engrossing, gripping and layered' GILLIAN MCALLISTER

When half-sisters Lauren, Flora, and Kat are unexpectedly summoned to the Cornish house where they spent their childhood summers, it's the first time they've dared return.

Because the wild cliffs and windswept beaches hide a twenty-year-old secret.

The truth about what they did.

Someone who remembers them lurks in the shadows, watching their every move.

And there are other secrets, even darker than their own, waiting to be unearthed . . .

Praise for The Birdcage:

'Atmospheric' Jane Fallon
'Utterly intoxicating' Veronica Henry
'Evocative' Karen Swan
'Page-turning' Katie Fforde
'Kept me absolutely gripped' Rosie Walsh
'Stunning' Catherine Cooper
'Eve Chase's best novel yet' Gill Paul
'Haunting' Tracy Rees
'Spellbinding' Katy Regan
'Skillfully plotted' Lindsay Cameron
'I loved it' Tammy Cohen
'Intriguing' Janet Skeslien Charles

Eve Chase does it again!The Birdcage is glorious; a bittersweet, beautifully written, slow burn family drama with a killer kick in the closing chapters. I loved every word of it -- Lisa Jewell, bestselling author of The Night She Disappeared
Eve Chase is one of my favourite authors and I fell in love with The Birdcage. A gorgeously written, atmospheric and twisty story of sisters and secrets set on the Cornish coast. Eve Chase's books never fail to make me cry. I devoured it! -- Claire Douglas, bestselling author of The Couple at No. 9
Eve Chase never disappoints. The far west of Cornwall is evoked in all its wild and mystical glory in this lyrical and propulsive family drama about three sisters whose lives have been overshadowed by a tragic secret on the eve of the 1999 eclipse. Chase conjures up a bohemian, artistic world filled with damaged daughters and their charismatic, largely absent and narcissistic father. Immersive, tense and ultimately redemptive, while I was reading, it held me completely in its grip. -- Sarah Vaughan, bestselling author of Anatomy of a Scandal
Atmospheric and twisty: think Daphne Du Maurier for the modern day * Sunday Telegraph *
I loved it . . .engrossing, gripping and layered -- Gillian McAllister, bestselling author of That Night
Atmospheric and beautifully written. I absolutely loved it. -- Jane Fallon, bestselling author of Worst Idea Ever
Beautiful, page-turning, with believable characters you root for, this will sweep you away. I loved it -- Katie Fforde, bestselling author of Wedding Season
I loved this atmospheric story about families and secrets * Prima *
The Birdcage is a show-stopping novel - beautifully written and atmospheric, with a cast of fascinating, brilliantly realised characters whose story kept me absolutely gripped. Eve Chase has an extraordinary talent - she's one of the only writers I would drop anything for -- Rosie Walsh, bestselling author of The Man Who Didn't Call
A beautifully written-mystery in an evocative Cornish setting at the time of the eclipse. Stunning -- Catherine Cooper, bestselling author of The Chalet
Vividly descriptive * Choice *
The complex relationships between three half-sisters, their mothers and their artist father are painted with compelling psychological depth in this extraordinary and gripping masterpiece. The treacherous Cornish coast is the setting for a cleverly narrated unravelling of the past and the myriad ways in which it has shaped the present. It's like an Old Master portrait that gives away more secrets with each viewing. Eve Chase's best novel yet - and the bar was already sky-high -- Gill Paul, bestselling author of Women and Children First
Atmospheric, suspenseful . . . A captivating, beguiling read * Sunday Express *
A page-turning story brilliantly told in a lush narrative bursting with vivid, wonderful images. Haunting, emotional & just lovely. Loved it. -- Tracy Rees, bestselling author of The Rose Garden
Wildly glamorous and utterly intoxicating, The Birdcage is Eve Chase at her very best: taut, intriguing and evocative. Du Maurier with a modern twist -- Veronica Henry, bestselling author of How to Find Love in a Book Shop
Eve Chase is a stunning and meticulous writer and The Birdcage - like all her novels - is as spellbinding in its prose, as it is in its plot and the expertly crafted mystery at its heart. A very special novel -- Katy Regan, author of Little Big Man
I read it in one sitting and absolutely sobbed at the end. Eve is such an evocative writer - she paints with words - but she has also crafted such a cleverly layered story that I couldn't turn the pages fast enough! I was mentally and emotionally wrung out by the end. It's a triumph! -- Karen Swan, bestselling author of The Christmas Secret
Skillfully plotted and richly atmospheric, The Birdcage weaves together the stories of three sisters forced to confront an explosive past. Dark family secrets, old rivalries, and new dangers collide in this clever and engaging page-turner -- Lindsay Cameron, author of Just One Look
An evocative, beautifully written mystery in which the past whispers in corners and family secrets are washed back in on the tide. I loved it -- Tammy Cohen, author of The Wedding Party
The Birdcage is an intriguing study of sisters and sibling rivalry, of memory and forgetting, of daughters who are more mature than their father. Eve Chase took me to an isolated manor in windswept Cornwall, where I turned the pages faster and faster to see if the three sisters could put the past - and past grievances - behind them. The perfect weekend read! -- Janet Skeslien Charles, author of The Paris Library
I always look forward to a new Eve Chase novel and The Birdcage didn't disappoint. Time and place are evoked with subtle perfection. Complex sibling rivalries and secrets, the past rubbing up against the present, make this a must-read Chase classic. I couldn't recommend it more highly -- E.C Fremantle, author of The Poison Bed
I loved this atmospheric story about families and secrets * Prima *
Praise for Eve Chase * - *
An enthralling story of secrets, sisters and an unsolved mystery
Evocative and filled with intrigue
Eve Chase is a supremo of this genre ... an intricately woven novel of suspense and secrets * Red *
One of the most enthralling novelists of the moment. This is the most beautiful book you will read this year
Sublime writing, secrets, lovable characters I didn't want to leave, and a ripping plot twist that kept me guessing. An absolute jewel of a book
An enticing, chilling plot, captivating characters and prose beautiful enough to totally lose yourself in * Heat *
Eve Chase is a name to watch * Daily Mail *
I adored this beautifully written, riveting mystery. Chase is peerless in her ability to stitch together dark secrets and tantalising twists with unforgettable characters and enthralling imagery. I am a die-hard fan! -- Rosie Walsh, bestselling author of The Man Who Didn't Call
Exquisite and evocative - and the pace and suspense are handled expertly
Addictive and delivers atmosphere in spades * Good Housekeeping *
A mystery of nail-biting suspense * Woman & Home *
Absorbed me completely. Fabulous
An engrossing story of fractured families, secrets, lies and misunderstandings * Sunday Express *

ISBN: 9781405949699

Dimensions: 198mm x 129mm x 25mm

Weight: 287g

416 pages