The Birdcage


When half-sisters Kat, Flora, and Lauren are unexpectedly summoned to Rock Point, the remote Cornish house where they spent their childhood summers, it is the first time they have been there together since their artist father painted them in the celebrated Girls and Birdcage. Since then they have drifted apart into wildly different lives, each one determined to forget the fateful summer of twenty years ago. But when they arrive at Rock Point it is clear they are not alone. Someone is lurking in the shadows, watching their every move. Someone who remembers what they did, and has been waiting for their return. As the events of that summer rise closer to the surface, will the three sisters escape unscathed for a second time? Or are some secrets too powerful to remain under lock and key?

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

‘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

‘Atmospheric and twisty: think Daphne Du Maurier for the modern day’ SUNDAY TELEGEAPH

‘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

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

After years of drifting apart, they are unexpectedly summoned to Rock Point, the cliff house where they once sat for their father’s most celebrated painting, Girls and Birdcage.

Rock Point is a beautiful, windswept place, thick with secrets and electrically charged with the catastrophic events of a summer twenty years before. The day of the total solar eclipse.

It’s the first time they’ve dared return.

When the sisters arrive, it is clear that someone is determined not to let the past lie. Someone who is watching their every move. Who remembers the girls in the painting, and what they did . . .

Set on the rugged Cornish coast, The Birdcage is a twisty, spellbinding novel with unforgettable characters who must piece together their family’s darkest secrets.

‘I loved it. Engrossing, gripping and layered’ GILLIAN MCALLISTER, bestselling author of That Night

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

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Weight 0.514 kg
Dimensions 22.2 × 14.4 × 3.6 cm






ix, 389




Hardback original


823.92 (edition:23)


General – Trade / Code: K