“A riveting tale to have you shivering in your bones with more devastating twists than a corkscrew.” – Lady Sandra Howard, author of The Consequence of Love and Tell the Girl
An irresistible bribe brings ten people together on a remote Hebrides island. They are here to take part in a psychological experiment on fear conducted by the unknown Dr. Crogil. But marooned by an increasingly violent storm, they soon realise the doctor’s intentions are far more sinister…
As guests begin to fall, one by one, it becomes apparent that this is a plot to murder them all. With each death, a single line of the traditional Magpie Rhyme is unpicked from the prominent verse displayed above the fireplace. Cracking under the pressure, the guests begin to believe they have no option but to accept their fate.
Trapped, the tension rises. Who is Dr. Crogil and where is he hiding? And will he reach the tenth magpie before they find him?
One for sorrow, two for joy…
Trevor K Bell is a consulting psychologist with an interest in psychopathy and serial killers. He writes Gothic ghost and horror stories and enjoys reading whodunnits and thrillers. He lives in Cheshire with his wife.