Great news to share. . .
The House Guest came out two weeks ago and I’m delighted to tell you that it’s been my most successful launch since Follow You Home in 2015.
Thank you to everyone who has bought it. If you enjoyed it, I’d love it if you could leave a review on Amazon.
You can buy the book and/or leave a review here.
What the book’s about. . .
The perfect stranger turns into the perfect nightmare in this creepy and chilling psychological thriller from bestselling author Mark Edwards.
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…
It’s less than a week to go until The House Guest is released next Wednesday, 3rd June.
All these authors have said nice things about The House Guest. And I didn’t have to bribe or do favours for any of them.
“Brilliant, shocking and very creepy. Mark Edwards has done it again.”—Elly Griffiths, bestselling author of the Dr Ruth Galloway series
“Tense, atmospheric, and full of twists and turns right up until the last page.” —Angela Marsons, bestselling author of the DI Kim Stone series
“I flew through The House Guest, and loved its innovative twists and turns. Mark is king of the curveball.” —John Marrs, bestselling author of When You Disappeared and The One
“I drop everything for a new Mark Edwards and this is a brilliantly-plotted, breakneck thriller with the most spectacular finale.” —Louise Candlish, bestselling author of Our House
“Marvelously gripping. No one can be trusted. No one is safe. The House Guest is psychological suspense at its very best.” —Robert Dugoni, #1 international bestselling author of the Tracy Crosswhite series
“Sharp, well crafted, pacy and satisfying.” —Jane Casey, bestselling author of the Maeve Kerrigan series
“Crackling with energy, simmering with tension, right turns, left turns, a chin-stroker of an ending…” —Caz Frear, bestselling author of Sweet Little Lies
“An impressive, pacy page-turner.” —Fiona Cummins, bestselling author of The Neighbour
“A dark, clever, and intense thriller with a modern-day Rosemary’s Baby vibe, The House Guest will prick at your every paranoid fear.” —Susi Holliday, author of Violet and The Lingering
“This is a true roller coaster of a thriller. Mark Edwards is a master of the page turner.” —Michael Wood, bestselling author of the DCI Matilda Darke series
“The House Guest is Mark Edwards at his spinetingling best. Another instant blockbuster from a can’t-miss king of psychological suspense.” —Brad Parks, international bestselling author of Interference
“This is Mark Edwards’s best book yet. An absolutely chilling tale that gripped me from the first page to the last.” —Cass Green, bestselling author of In a Cottage In a Wood
“A chilling, thrilling winner—I have no nails left! A masterclass in suspense writing.” —Robin Morgan-Bentley, author of The Wreckage
You can pre-order it here on Amazon
BIG GIVEAWAY! During the live party I’ll be giving away everything in this picture (except the table and wall!)
The countdown has begun and the wait is almost over! The House Guest is out on Wednesday (3 June).
Keeping with tradition I will be hosting a live launch party on my Facebook page on the big day at 8pm UK/3pm EST. I will be joined by my daughter Poppy who will be helping out.
There will be giveaways of signed books, pens, postcards and more, I’ll be answering your questions, and telling you all about my next book.
To be in with a chance of winning, you need to mark ‘Going’ on the event page to let me know you’ll be there, find the Big Giveaway post and leave your name. All names will be put in a hat and drawn live during the party.
Once you have confirmed you will be there you will receive notifications (you won’t want to miss the chance to enter the Big Giveaway).
Please tag or share with anyone you think would be interested. It’s going to be a lot of fun!
In these strange times, it’s good to have lots of distractions and dates to put in your virtual diary. So, I’ve got together with some fellow authors and invited them to talk about all sorts of things. . .
Welcome to THE BOOK BUNKER! It’s going to open its doors on April 14th and I’ve lined up some amazing guests who I’m going to be chatting with live, here on my Facebook page. More details and times will be posted as I have them but here are some dates for your diary:
April 14th – CL Taylor at 8pm
April 21st – Ruth Ware at 4.30pm
April 23rd – Jennifer Hillier at 8pm
April 28th – John Marrs at 3pm
We’ll be talking about writing, books and picking which entertainment and items we would take with us into our imaginary bunker. Hopefully there will be some giveaways too. Please feel free to share this post to spread the word, and more guests will be announced soon.
Log on to my Facebook page here.
I’m sorry to have to announce that Lyme Crime has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
The brand new festival was due to take place on June 26th-28th, at The Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis.
Myself and fellow author Ed James were going to be discussing our recent research trip to the Pacific Northwest. I was also due to appear in conversation with C.L.Taylor where we were to discuss what inspires us, how we write, what makes a great psychological thriller and the challenges and highlights of our careers.
Hopefully at some point in the future it will be rescheduled and I will get the opportunity to share these stories with you all.
I hope you are staying safe and keeping well during this difficult time.
Amidst all the chaos in the world at the moment, I was pleased to receive some wonderful news along with this Gold Raven Award from my publisher.
Thank you everyone who’s bought The Magpies over the last few years and for supporting me with all of my books.
Thomas & Mercer sent me this beautiful trophy to celebrate the major milestone – half a million sales!
The Magpies, about the neighbours from hell, was my first self-published solo book which led to a publishing deal and the start of my success as a writer.
You can just about see in the picture that the book beneath the text is holographic and looks really cool!