In the spirit of Lisa Jewell and Kate Morton, an emotional mystery set in the rugged remote landscape of north Cornwall full of dark secrets and twists, about three unusual sisters forced to confront the past.
Some secrets need to be set free…
When half-sisters Kat, Flora, and Lauren are unexpectedly summoned to Rock Point, their wild and remote Cornish summer home, it's not a welcome invitation. They haven't been back since that fateful summer twenty years ago—a summer they're desperate to forget.
But when they arrive, it's clear they're not alone. Someone is lurking in the shadows, watching their every move. Someone who remembers exactly what they did...
Will the sisters be able to protect the dark past of Rock Point? Or are some secrets too powerful to remain under lock and key?
About the Author
Eve Chase is the author of Black Rabbit Hall, The Wildling Sisters, and The Daughters of Foxcote Manor. She lives in Oxford, England with her husband and three children.
“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, author of The Family Upstairs
“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
“Atmospheric and twisty: think Daphne Du Maurier for the modern day.” —The Sunday Telegraph
“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, author of The Secret Wife
“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 tragedy on the day 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, author of Little Disasters
“Eve Chase is one of my favorite 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, author of Local Girl Missing
“[A] moody psychological thriller….Exquisite prose and an evocative setting.” —Publishers Weekly
“The complex dynamics that fuel sisterly love but ignite rivalry set the emotional tone for British author Eve Chase's irresistibly suspenseful drama, The Birdcage…Chase navigates the relationships Flora, Kat and Lauren have with each other and with their father with masterful strokes, offering enticing, layered glimpses into their early years…The eerie, ethereal imagery in The Birdcage [will] linger with readers long after they part ways with the Finch family.” —Shelf Awareness
“The Birdcage somehow manages to be suspenseful while at the same time remaining sensitive toward and generous to its troubled, flawed characters…[It] turns its canny eye on how our all-too-human weaknesses can set off terrible consequences, and how love and compassion can heal and help us all become better people.” —Criminal Element
“[A] shrewd and sensitive exploration of troubled families…Chase sets the plot on simmer and slowly raises the temperature. She draws her characters—especially the half-sisters—with care and cunning…With lyrical originality, she delivers passages that in one image capture the dichotomy between creation and destruction that defines the novel…Atmospheric and arresting, ‘The Birdcage’ dissects the family drama, explores the power of potential redemption and displays the author at her creative and compassionate best.” —Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star
“Intricate…[A] character-driven story of forgiveness and redemption…The relationship dynamics beautifully alternate between complete brokenness and enduring hope…[The] plot is suspenseful and blooms at a slow but satisfying pace. Fans of Jane Harper will enjoy the vivid sense of place and the flawed, complex characters.” —Booklist
“I read it in one sitting and absolutely sobbed at the end. Eve Chase 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, author of The Paris 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
“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, author of How to Find Love in a Book Shop
“Atmospheric and beautifully written. I absolutely loved it.” —Jane Fallon, author of Getting Rid of Matthew
“A page-turning story brilliantly told in a lush narrative bursting with vivid, wonderful images. Haunting, emotional & just lovely. Loved it.” —Tracy Rees, author of Amy Snow
“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 ofHow to Find Your Way Home