The House Guest by Mark Edwards

4 Stars from me

I devoured this book on a lazy Sunday and totally did not see where the story was heading!

For the first few pages I was fairly convinced that I would be spending the next decade of my life housesitting in New York – ahhhhh bliss!

But then Eden entered stage left and I bristled. Hmmmm. Hats off to Ruth for being a kinder, more trusting person than I will EVER be, but then again hey, my suspicious mind will have meant that I didn’t end up in a pair of snazzy white PJs… (almost a spoiler but not quite so shhhhh.)

A fast and easy read from Mark Edwards which I flew through and thoroughly enjoyed.

Blurb: 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.

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