I’m delighted to be sharing my thoughts on the latest spine tingler from Mark Edwards, “Here to Stay”.
Before I share my thoughts, here’s what the official blurb says:
Gemma Robinson comes into Elliot’s life like a whirlwind, and they marry and settle into his home. When she asks him if her parents can come to stay for a couple of weeks, he is keen to oblige – he just doesn’t quite know what he’s signing up for.
The Robinsons arrive with Gemma’s sister, Chloe, a mysterious young woman who refuses to speak or leave her room. Elliot starts to suspect that the Robinsons are hiding a dark secret. And then there are the scars on his wife’s body that she won’t talk about . . .
As Elliot’s in-laws become more comfortable in his home, encroaching on all aspects of his life, it becomes clear that they have no intention of moving out. To protect Gemma, and their marriage, Elliot delves into the Robinsons’ past. But is he prepared for the truth?
From the two million copy bestselling author comes a tale about the chilling consequences of welcoming strangers into your home.
Ok, so a guy meets a girl, they fall in love and after 2 months decide to get married; her parents are moving back to the UK but are in between houses, so they invite them to stay. No big deal eh?
Well no big deal apart from this is a Mark Edwards book and he is the master at taking the ordinary and twisting it into something terrifying.
My skin was crawling as soon as Lizzie and Jeff Robinson entered the picture and I didn’t even know why! Reading the book, for me, was such a visual experience, I watched as each page played out like a movie in my head and all the time I was screaming at Elliot to get out and run!
A cast of unreliable narrators spin a twisted plot line and left my head turned! I didn’t know who was telling the truth or indeed what the truth was anymore! Full of expertly plotted twists and turns turned an ordinary everyday situation into a nightmare from hell. I read this in two sittings but could easily have pulled an all nighter to finish it off in one sitting!
Magpies was the very first book of Mark Edwards I read and I didn’t think anything he could write would ever trump this but I have to say Here to Stay is right up there with that one!
If you are reading this book and you are thinking about inviting your in-laws over to stay you may want to think again!
DON’T MISS IT!!!
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