Follow You home - Mark Edwards - tightly woven and tense
It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime, a final adventure before settling down.
After a perfect start, Daniel and Laura’s travels end abruptly when they are thrown off a night train in the middle of nowhere. To find their way back to civilisation, they must hike along the tracks through a forest…a haunting journey that ends in unimaginable terror.
Back in London, Daniel and Laura vow never to talk about what they saw that night. But as they try to fit back into their old lives, it becomes clear that their nightmare is just beginning…
Follow You Home is a chilling tale of secrets, lies and deadly consequences from the author of #1 bestsellers The Magpies and Because She Loves Me.
Finished this last night - amazing - completely blew me away. Can this author get any better than this? Nope I don't think so.
This book is a terrifically fast paced psychological nightmare, which had me tensing my muscles, shouting out loud and reading until the wee small hours, I just didn't want to stop devouring it.
This author makes difficult relationships seem the norm, and in this respect, his creations Daniel and Laura, a loving couple travelling together around Europe on the holiday of a lifetime before settling down to domesticity and parenthood, appear rather too cozy and normal. But as expected all is about to change when their train journey through Romania is about to go wrong - very VERY wrong. They end up wandering through a dark forest miles from civilisation, looking for help but what they find is beyond both their comprehension.
What follows is a battle to stay sane against all odds, when returning home the unfortunate pair, realise that despite trying oh so hard they are unable to put the suppressed events which shattered their trust in each other, behind them. Something has followed them home and despite seeming impossible things are only going to get worse.
An amalgum of lies and secrets, things get so crazy and complicated I almost thought at one point that I was going to say "He's gone TOO far this time" but although it pushes against the boundaries of belief it never for one minute becomes too far fetched. It's knitted together so cleverly and tha author ties every loose thread neatly into tight knots, yet still manages to save a stunned gasp for the very ending. Fabulous, huge thanks to Mark Edwards for allowing me this privileged advance read via Netgalley.