Mark 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.
Mark Edwards is this week celebrating reaching the milestone of selling one million books.
In a blog post on this site, Mark writes, “When my wife bought me a Kindle for my 40th birthday I had no idea that it would lead to the rebirth of my abandoned writing career. I certainly had no inkling that I would be sitting here, almost exactly five years later, having sold one million books.”
The one million total includes approximately 250,000 books co-written with Louise Voss, and is made up of a mix of traditionally-published books and self-published titles. The biggest individual seller is The Magpies, which has shifted 350,000 copies alone. Follow You Home, published in June 2015, is currently in second place having already sold 175,000 copies.
Mark spent most of his twenties and early thirties trying to ‘make it’ as an author, acquiring an agent but unable to get a deal. In 2011, he and Louise self-published Killing Cupid and Catch Your Death, topping the UK Kindle chart. This led to a deal with HarperCollins and a number of deals around the world, including Germany, South Korea and Brazil.
In 2013, following a difficult period, Mark self-published The Magpies. It was a No.1 bestseller in the UK and led to a deal with Thomas & Mercer. Since then, Because She Loves Me was also a No.1 UK bestseller and Follow You Home recently reached the top three on Amazon in the United States.
The success of these books has, according to Mark, “allowed me to become a full-time author, supporting my family and doing what I’ve always wanted to do: earning a living by spending my time making up stories.”
To celebrate reaching this milestone, Mark is giving away a complete set of signed books to one member of his Readers Club. Full details here.
To celebrate selling his millionth book, Mark is giving away a complete set of paperbacks to one lucky reader.
All ten books will be signed by Mark. The set includes the forthcoming DI Lennon novel, The Blissfully Dead, along with all of Mark’s previous titles. The competition is open worldwide and is open exclusively to recipients of Mark’s email newsletter.
If you are already on Mark’s email list, or the Voss & Edwards list, you will automatically receive an email on Friday September 11th with details of how to enter the draw.
To join the list before then, click here and fill out your details. If you’re not sure if you’ve already signed up, you can check by completing the form and you will be told if you’re already a member.
Here’s the full list of books included in the draw:
The Blissfully Dead Follow You Home From the Cradle Because She Loves Me What You Wish For Forward Slash The Magpies All Fall Down Killing Cupid Catch Your Death
Follow You Home launched on 30 June – and was an instant hit on both sides of the Atlantic.
The fourth psychological thriller by Mark Edwards shot into the UK Amazon Kindle chart and reached #4 on the bestseller list on its first day. A week on it’s still in the top ten and has already attracted over fifty 5 star reviews.
Follow You Home is also a top twenty bestseller in the US. The book entered the Amazon.com Kindle list on its first day and quickly climbed into the top twenty. It’s highest position so far is #15.
The novel sold over 20,000 copies in its first week on sale.
Mark would like to express huge thanks to everyone who has bought it so far and extra special thanks to everyone who has taken the time to leave a review.
Follow You Home tells the story of Daniel and Laura, whose trip around Europe goes terrifyingly wrong following an encounter on a night train. And when they think they are safe they realise the nightmare is just beginning.
Mark Edwards’ fourth psychological thriller, Follow You Home, is out today. Available as a Kindle book, paperback or audiobook, you can get it from Amazon stores worldwide.
It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime, a final adventure before settling down. But after a perfect start, an encounter with a young couple on a night train forces Daniel and Laura to cut their dream trip short and flee home.
Back in London, Daniel and Laura vow never to talk about what happened that night. But as they try to fit into their old lives again, they realise they are in terrible danger—and that their nightmare is just beginning…
To help spread the word about Follow You Home, Mark will be embarking on a blog tour which starts on June 29 – one day before the book launches – and continues until July 5th. During the tour Mark will be answering probing questions from various bloggers. There will also be a couple of exclusive posts by Mark. Links will be updated on this page as the tour progresses.
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