The Birdcage

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What to expect

Brought to you by Penguin.

The new novel from the author of Sunday Times bestseller and Richard and Judy Pick The Glass House

Some secrets need to be set free . . .

Lauren, Kat and Flora are half-sisters who share a famous artist father – and a terrible secret.

Over the years they’ve grown into wildly different lives. But an invitation to Rock Point, the Cornish cliff house where they once sat for their father’s most celebrated painting, Girls and Birdcage, reunites them.

Rock Point is a beautiful, windswept place, thick with secrets, electrically charged with the events of the summer – twenty years before – that the family daren’t discuss. And there is someone in the shadows watching their every move. Someone who remembers the girls in the painting – and what they did.

An emotional mystery full of dark secrets and twists, transporting the reader to the rugged remote landscape of north Cornwall.

‘Eve Chase does it again! 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

‘Gorgeously written, atmospheric and twisty . . . I devoured it!’
Claire Douglas, bestselling author of The Couple at No. 9

‘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

‘I loved it . . . engrossing, gripping and layered’ Gillian McAllister, bestselling author of That Night

© Eve Chase 2022 (P) Penguin Audio 2022

Critics Review

  • 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
  • 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

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