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Can any good come of longings that a person can never satisfy? If so, good for whom?
Two corpses wash ashore in a picturesque Italian village, the violence that put them there is bound to a long-held secret and two strangers living worlds apart with seemingly nothing in common.
Benedict Grant a high achiever, wealthy Londoner, leading a lonely life.
Marie Boulanger a nurse and single mum, struggling to make ends meet in Marseille.
However, a mother’s illicit revelation will set in motion a chain of events that will reshape their identities, stir poignant family affairs and delve into the by-products of lawless decisions.
Discover a captivating and moving story of impossible yearnings, weaving mystery, drama and romance peppered with humour. A tale that will stay with you long after its final page and a twist you won't see coming.
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“Of Magpies and Men is one of those ‘diamond of the first water’. A rare gem that deserves all the accolades!”
“An admirable blend of mystery and drama. I got hooked on the story just after reading the first chapter.”
“Filled with humor, drama, grief, love and hope, Of Magpies And Men is a beautifully woven story that has the power to dazzle you to the very core. The pages will fly by but the longing to read more will forever remain. Kudos to the author for writing such a marvelous novel!”
“This book is fantastic! The twist and turns are exhilarating, I wish I could go back and read it again for the first time to experience that rush. The characters are so well rounded, you form a bond. There are times where I felt either tear up, squeal with happiness or physically get angry at a particular scene.”
“This book is such a page turner; I could hardly put it down! Ode weaves a phenomenal tale. The main characters are submersed in a plot that brings them together in the most unexpected way.”
—The Gold Hatted Book Club
“The plot was mind blowing. The twists and the characters are so well thought out that they are almost there with you, acting out the story as you read it. A fantastic read.”
“This is the author’s first published work and talk about stating with a bang. I honestly felt like I held my breath for the last few chapters. You know that feeling of emptiness you get when you first finish a book that you are completely and utterly emotionally vested in? This was that book for me.”
“It is a great story with great characters, extreme suspense and drama that will not let you keep the book down.”
“It is a wonderfully descriptive book with insightful, amusing social commentary from the very start. I was impressed by Ray’s ability to integrate humour into the story, whilst managing touching emotional moments, character development, scenes with high action that make your heart race and an epic, unpredictable plot-twist.”
“This book was gripping from the outset and full of humour. Each person’s story has emotional ties; loss, grief, betrayal and identity, and this is so eye-opening for the reader. The motif of the magpie is a beautiful idea and helps draw a perfect ending for the characters. I would definitely recommend.”
“I really like how some unconnected events are made to connect as the book progresses while maintaining a high element of mystery. There’s one plot twist after the other you can never really guess where the book is heading.”