The House Guest by Mark Edwards – Book Review

The House Guest by Mark EdwardsThe House Guest by Mark Edwards


A perfect summer. A perfect stranger. A perfect nightmare.

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…

The House Guest is the chilling new psychological thriller from the three million copy bestselling author of Here to Stay and Follow You Home.

My Review

I’m not sure how I feel about this one. I usually have loved anything written by Mark in the past but I have mixed feelings now.

Intrigued and trying to put myself in Ruth and Adam’s shoes, I don’t think I’d let anyone stay with me even if the owners approved it! That starting point made it hard to find believable enough to put myself in their shoes for the full experience.

Once it started taking off, I found it hard to put down ( I read it in 2 days) but still struggled with the story and characters. I found them developed to a point. They just weren’t likable enough or made the realistic decisions that would keep you engaged. At least it didn’t for me.

On a sta system, one out of five, I give this a three.

Decent, predictable, and not mysterious enough.

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