By: Mark Edwards
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Publication Date: 5/10/2018
My Rating: 4 Stars
A missing child. A desperate mother. And a house full of secrets.
Two years ago, Julia’s daughter, Lily, had an accident whilst playing by the river near their home. Her husband died trying to save her. But while Lily was presumed drowned, her body was never recovered. Consumed by grief, Julia is convinced she is out there somewhere, still alive.
Alone and broke, Julia opens her house as a writers’ retreat. One of the first guests is Lucas, a horror novelist, who becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to Lily. But within days of his arrival, the peace of the retreat is shattered by a series of eerie events.
When Lucas’s investigation leads him and Julia into the woods, they discover a dark secret—a secret that someone will do anything to protect…
What really happened that day by the river? Why was Lily never found? And who, or what, is haunting the retreat?
From the bestselling author of Follow You Home and The Magpies comes his most terrifying novel yet.
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About the Author
Mark Edwards writes psychological thrillers in which scary things happen to ordinary people, and is inspired by writers such as Stephen King, Ira Levin, Ruth Rendell and Linwood Barclay.
He is the author of three #1 bestsellers: Follow You Home (a finalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards 2015), The Magpies and Because She Loves Me, along with What You Wish For and six novels co-written with Louise Voss. All of his books are inspired by real-life experiences.
Originally from the south coast of England, Mark now lives in the West Midlands with his wife, their three children and a ginger cat.
Mark loves hearing from readers and can be contacted via his website, www.markedwardsauthor.com.