1999: The summer of the total solar eclipse. Three teenage half-sisters - Lauren, Kat and Flossie - are staying at Rock Point, a remote Cornish house, under the neglectful eye of their artist father. They sit for his famous portrait, Girls and Birdcage. Run wild on the cliff tops. And forge a devastating secret.
2019: A winter reunion at Rock Point throws their busy grown-up lives into disarray. It’s the first time they’ve been back since that catastrophic summer - and they’re trying to put it behind them. But someone is watching the house. Someone who recognises the girls in the painting – and know what they did.
A gripping mystery, crackling with dark secrets, and a portrait of a troubled, lovable family fighting to grow closer, not apart.
What they're saying...
‘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 day of the 1999 eclipse. Immersive, tense and ultimately redemptive, it held me completely in its grip.’ Sarah Vaughan, bestselling author of Anatomy of a Scandal
‘I fell in love with The Birdcage. A gorgeously written, atmospheric and twisty story. Eve Chase’s books never fail to make me cry. I devoured it!’ Claire Douglas, bestselling author The Couple at No.9
“I loved this atmospheric story about families and secrets” Prima
'I loved it...engrossing, gripping and layered.' Gillian McAllister, bestselling author, Wrong Place, Wrong Time
'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