the house guest


My thoughts…

This is the first book that I’ve read by Mark Edwards and certainly won’t be the last. It was absolutely brilliant and had me hooked from start to finish. The twists and turns were timed perfectly to keep the pace of the book moving and the characters were developed really well. Although it was a slow and somewhat far-fetched start (I mean, would you just let someone into the home you’re looking after because they say they know the owners…?) but that’s just a minor detail and after that initial horror the book quickly picked up pace and I read it in a day!

About the book…

A perfect summer. A perfect stranger. A perfect nightmare.

When British twenty-somethings Ruth and Adam are offered the chance to spend the summer housesitting in New York, they can’t say no. Young, in love and on the cusp of professional success, they feel as if luck is finally on their side.

So the moment that Eden turns up on the doorstep, drenched from a summer storm, it seems only right to share a bit of that good fortune. Beautiful and charismatic, Eden claims to be a friend of the homeowners, who told her she could stay whenever she was in New York.

They know you’re not supposed to talk to strangers—let alone invite them into your home—but after all, Eden’s only a stranger until they get to know her.

As suspicions creep in that Eden may not be who she claims to be, they begin to wonder if they’ve made a terrible mistake…

The House Guest is the chilling new psychological thriller from the three million copy bestselling author of Here to Stay and Follow You Home.

Genre: Thriller/Mystery
Publication: 3rd June 2020

About the author…

Mark Edwards is the author of psychological thrillers, each of which concerns ordinary people who encounter terrifying events, and police procedurals with Louise Voss. Edwards lives in Wolverhampton, England.

Mark Edwards has, on occasion, compared his career to a rollercoaster: a ride with a long, slow, uneventful build up, followed by a dizzying and frankly scary series of plummets, ascents and loop-the-loops.

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