Mercury, a novel
A magnificent horse sets off a chain of deceit and crime. The New York Times bestselling author of "brilliant paced contemporary adventure" (Elle) delivers her most gripping novel yet—at once a tense psychological drama and a taut emotional thriller—about love, obsession, and the deceits that pull a family apart.
Available September 2016 from HarperCollins
"[A] probing study of the way character shapes our destinies from... Livesey, a Scottish transplant whose brilliant novels are underknown in her adopted country, rings so many dazzling changes on the subjects of eyesight, hindsight, and blinkered sight... Livesey has a healthy respect for the mysteries of the human heart... A sharply sketched supporting cast adds to the depth and cumulative power... yet more evidence of Livesey's formidable gifts." Kirkus (Starred review)
"Mercury explores that thrilling, terrifying moment when grief turns blind, when passion becomes obsession. As always, Livesey tells her tale masterfully, with intelligence, tenderness and a shrewd understanding of all our mercurial human impulses." Lily King, author of Euphoria
"Mercury is a haunting, meticulous inquiry into the nature of blindness—its insidious power to corrupt marital trust, even between those with perfect vision. Margot Livesey is a searingly intelligent writer at the height of her powers." Jennifer Egan, author of A Visit from the Goon Squad
"Mercury is as luminous, unforgettable, and perfectly rendered as only Margot Livesey can accomplish. I only wished it were twice as long." Dennis Lehane, author of World Gone By