THE RETREAT

THE RETREAT

Two years ago, Julia lost her family in a tragic accident. Her husband drowned trying to save their daughter, Lily, in the river near their rural home. But the little girl’s body was never found—and Julia believes Lily is somehow still alive.

Alone and broke, Julia opens her house as a writers’ retreat. One of the first guests is Lucas, a horror novelist, who becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to Lily. But within days of his arrival, the peace of the retreat is shattered by a series of eerie events.

When Lucas’s investigation leads him and Julia into the woods, they discover a dark secret—a secret that someone will do anything to protect…

What really happened that day by the river? Why was Lily never found? And who, or what, is haunting the retreat?

A MURDER OF MAGPIES

A MURDER OF MAGPIES

Five years ago Jamie Knight lost everything: his home, his wife and their unborn child. But at least the woman responsible, ‘Dark Angel’ Lucy Newton, was in prison, and slowly Jamie was able to rebuild his life.

But now Lucy has been freed on appeal, and before long Jamie receives a message from a desperate stranger. Lucy is up to her old tricks—ruining lives for fun.

Jamie agrees to help. But once again, he has no idea what he is getting himself into…

The Magpies Sequel is Coming Soon!

The Magpies Sequel is Coming Soon!

Exciting news for anyone who enjoyed The Magpies – the sequel, A Murder of Magpies, will be published on 27 February 2018.

Here’s the blurb:

Five years ago, Jamie Knight lost everything: his home, his wife, their unborn child. But at least the woman responsible, ‘dark angel’ Lucy Newton, was in prison and, slowly, Jamie was able to rebuild his life.

But then Lucy is freed on appeal, and Jamie receives a message from a desperate stranger. Lucy is up to her old tricks – ruining lives for fun.

Jamie agrees to help. But once again, he has no idea what he is getting himself into…

A Murder of Magpies is a novella, approximately 24,000 words long, which means it’s about one-third the length of a full novel. It will be exclusive to Kindle and available in Amazon stores worldwide.

I had enormous fun writing this book and I think it captures the mood and tone of the original so that fans of The Magpies will love it. It was surprising how easy it was to get back into Jamie’s head five years after I wrote the original book. But, most of all, it gave me a delicious shiver of pleasure to bring Lucy Newton back. And in this book, she’s scarier and more despicable than ever…

Please keep an eye on my Facebook page for giveaways, including advance review copies, in the near future. I’ll also be tweeting about it and posting on Instagram.

I can’t wait for you to get reacquainted with Jamie, Kirsty and – most of all – Lucy.

Coming September: The Devil’s Work

Coming September: The Devil’s Work

5372341184_3eea41279a_bMark Edwards’s fifth solo psychological thriller will be published by Thomas & Mercer in September 2016. Entitled The Devil’s Work, this book takes Mark’s familiar theme – of terrifying things happening to ordinary people – and places it in an office environment. Mark is putting the finishing touches to the novel now.

In The Devil’s Work, Sophie Greenwood, a thirty-four year old stay-at-home mum, returns to work after a four year break, landing her dream job at a children’s publishing company. But soon Sophie wonders if one of her colleagues is out to get her. After her best friend in the office is brutally attacked, Sophie becomes increasingly convinced that there are sinister goings-on behind the scenes of the company – and that she and her family are in terrible danger.

The Devil’s Work will be available as a Kindle ebook, in paperback and audiobook. It will be available on Amazon sites worldwide this September. To keep up to date with release dates, you might want to join Mark’s newsletter.