Today I am thrilled to be sharing my review on its publication day for The House Guest by Mark Edwards published by Amazon Publishing.
The House Guest by Mark Edwards
Release Date: 3rd of June
Print Length: 294 pages
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
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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.
The House Guest is a creepy read and just reinforces why I do not answer my door when someone comes knocking!
The plot of this book spins a twist on a tale that you think you may have read before, but what makes this one stand out above the rest, is the unexpected direction the story takes, which you don’t see coming. Due to this, l am not going to rehash a summary of the plot as I could accidentally give something away, but I will say that it is intriguing.
Although I found the characters to be well written, I unfortunately couldn’t connect with them. This in no way hindered my enjoyment of the book, as the direction of the story did keep my interest and curiosity as to how it was all going to unfold, that I was able to overlook this.
I enjoyed the ease of Mark’s writing and how he is able to take the plot and run with it as the tension and suspense was built up throughout. There are a couple of moments where I thought were a bit unrealistic, but with some twists and turns and revelations along the way, it still makes for an entertaining read.
The House Guest is the first book that I have read of Mark’s and it won’t be my last. Mark definitely knows his way around the thriller genre and knows how to capture and keep the readers attention throughout. I look forward to reading more of his work in the future.
Thank you to NetGalley, Amazon Publishing and Mark Edwards for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The House Guest which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to NetGalley, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play, Barnes and Noble & Waterstones if available. As I am from Australia, unfortunately, I am unable to add to Amazon UK.
Let’s Get to Know Mark
Mark Edwards writes psychological thrillers in which scary things happen to ordinary people. He has sold more than 3 million books and topped the UK bestseller list nine times. His titles include The Magpies, Follow You Home, The Retreat and Here to Stay, is out now.
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