Follow You Home by Mark Edwards
The page-turning psychological thriller from the author of #1 bestsellers The Magpies and Because She Loves Me.
It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime, a final adventure before settling down. But after a perfect start, an encounter with a young couple on a night train forces Daniel and Laura to cut their dream trip short and flee home.
Back in London, Daniel and Laura vow never to talk about what happened that night. But as they try to fit into their old lives again, they realise they are in terrible danger—and that their nightmare is just beginning…
Review By dorie schultz on July 1, 2015
I was fortunate to receive an ARC of this book through NetGalley for an honest review.
I have never read Mark Edwards before and am relatively new to thrillers, having just really begun reading them this past year. I am in awe of this creative ingenious author!
The story begins with happiness and fun. Daniel and Laurel are off to tour Europe before settling down in London and hopefully starting a family. They have so many plans, have carefully put together an itinerary packed with places to see and experience. Everything is going as planned and the couple are on the next leg of their trip, traveling on a train through Romania. They are exhausted but happy and sneak into an unlocked sleeper carriage to get some sleep. It is at this point that their lives are changed forever.
Without giving away the plot let’s just say that they see, hear and feel terror as never before when they are forced to leave the train in the middle of a heavily forested area. After their encounter with evil they flee home to London and swear never to speak of it again.
But as the title states, evil has followed them home.
This book is incredible. For me it started out as a thriller, then almost seemed supernatural and ended as a mystery, 3 genres in one book! There are enough twists and turns to make your head spin and your mind reel and your stomach clench, at least that’s what happened to me. Just when you think you have a handle on the plot, it changes, then changes again and finally at the ending, well you’ll have to read the book.
I have never been so frightened reading a book and yet so riveted that I couldn’t stop reading. I have read the many rave reviews about Mr. Edwards books and now I can see why. I know that I will read another of his books, that is after my nerves settle down a bit.
Buy this book, read it, but not in the dark and not alone.
Twisty, turny and downright creepy in places Mark Edwards has, yet again, produced an unputdownable psychological thriller. He is a master at creating a tangled web of secrets, lies and red herrings so cleverly constructed that I was kept guessing all the way through. Highly recommended. – CL Taylor, author of The Accident
Disturbing, engrossing, and makes the time fly by. As ever, Edwards is a class act. – Alex Marwood, author of The Wicked Girls
Once you start reading you won’t be able to stop…This is my first Mark Edwards book but I will now be reading every one. – Angela Marsons, author of Silent Scream
Keep the lights on. ALL the lights. Every room. I had to sleep with a night light when I’d finished it. – Liz Barnsley, Liz Loves Books
Full of creeping menace, Mark Edwards’ distinctive brand of domestic noir will make you think twice about talking to strangers when you next go on holiday. – Nick Quantrill, author of The Joe Geraghty series
Fast-paced and twisted: it’s another Mark Edwards sensation. – Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go
About the Author
Mark Edwards writes psychological thrillers in which scary things happen to ordinary people and is inspired by writers such as Stephen King, Ira Levin, Ruth Rendell and Linwood Barclay.
Mark grew up on the south coast of England and started writing in his twenties, teaming up with Louise Voss to co-write Killing Cupid and Catch Your Death, which topped the UK bestseller chart in 2011.
His solo thrillers, The Magpies and Because She Loves Me were also #1 bestsellers in the UK. Like these previous novels, his fourth solo book, Follow You Home, was inspired by a real-life experience, in this case a trip from hell’ around Europe.
He lives in the West Midlands, England, with his wife, their three children and a ginger cat.