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Mark Edwards writes psychological thrillers about ordinary people who encounter terrifying events. His novels include The Magpies, Follow You HomeHere To Stay and Keep Her Secret.

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Poor Peggy has been in the wars today and had to go to the V.E.T. with a nasty cat bite on her ear. A dose of painkillers and a course of antibiotics is helping her feel less sorry for herself. Also, I’m sure the other cat came off worse…

It's coming.

The Psychopath Next Door. January 2025.

Featuring a certain female villain from The Magpies... although she's not the psychopath mentioned in the title. More details to follow - PLUS very soon, an announcement about the book *after* this one.

Who says AI is a bad thing? Well, I’m going to say it when the robots have taken the place of all the real, flesh-and-blood writers - but this AI-generated précis of the Amazon reviews of The Darkest Water is very pleasing to see.

I also love this top review from a real reader. Natural... intelligence - that’s what it’s all about! A huge thanks to everyone who has bought The Darkest Water so far. Thrilled to be getting such great reviews for my twentieth book.

John Wyndham was my first favourite author, before Stephen King and James Herbert, even before Terrence Dicks, author of all those Doctor Who novels. In 1981, when I was ten years old, the BBC showed an adaptation of Day of the Triffids. It was the greatest thing I’d ever seen, and I decided I ...needed to read the novel. My dad took me to a bookshop in Hastings and asked if they had it. ‘He’s too young for it,’ the bookseller said, but my dad bought it anyway and over the next few days I devoured it. Much of it went over my head but the central images, of a London populated by the blind, the shuffling, murderous plants that preyed on, have stayed with me ever since.

So when coloured lights appeared in the sky above my house last night, and everyone I knew began posting pictures of the display above their houses, my first thought was ‘Triffids’. Despite that, I joined in and it was beautiful and surreal. A once in a lifetime experience. But I genuinely went to bed half-convinced I was going to wake up unable to see.

BTW, if you want to read Wyndham, his best books are actually The Chrysalids and Chocky, though The Midwich Cuckoos is fantastic too.

Constant companions. Peggy and Sherlock continue to supervise my work, and Peggy does what cats do best, al fresco edition.

Bank Holiday sunshine at Cardingmill Valley in beautiful Shropshire where Sherlock encountered sheep for the first time. He says they are tasty snack dispensers. I have a feeling DI Imogen Evans might find a body here one day…

Things I have loved this week:

1. Currently reading Whatever Happened to Nina by Dervla McTiernan, a fantastic missing persons thriller that is not so much a whodunnit as a willttheygetawaywithit.

2. Sunshine. Finally!!!

3. Civil War. I’ve been an Alex Garland fan for... a very long time but this blew me away. Utterly gripping and chilling. Good soundtrack too.

4. The new Dua Lipa album, Radical Optimism. Not as many bangers as Future Nostalgia but it’s still very very good. The kind of high-energy record I love writing to.

What were your highlights?

There are signed copies of The Darkest Water and a few of my other books in Waterstones Wolverhampton. This is the only place to get signed copies at the moment so if you’re local pop in and grab one. (But make sure you take it to the till after grabbing it.)

Weekend read: I Will Ruin You, the new one by one of my favourite authors, Linwood Barclay. Richard is a teacher who averts a tragedy at his school but finds himself entangled with a group of local criminals. Fast paced, fun and unpredictable. It’s out 18 July in the UK (Amazon has the wrong ...publication date).

There are signed copies of The Darkest Water and a few of my other books in Waterstones Wolverhampton. This is the only place to get signed copies at the moment so if you’re local pop in and grab one. (But make sure you take it to the till after grabbing it.)
Weekend read: I Will Ruin You, the new one by one of my favourite authors, Linwood Barclay. Richard is a teacher who averts a tragedy at his school but finds himself entangled with a group of local criminals.  Fast paced, fun and unpredictable. It’s out in July.
Research… Can anyone recommend any other good books about psychopaths/sociopaths?

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Angela Marsons

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“I drop everything for a new Mark Edwards.”

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