Here To Stay By Mark Edwards – Blog Tour | #blogtour #bookreview #heretostay @mredwards @midaspr @Amazonpub

Posted August 30, 2019 by Ami@ Reading Though The Pain in Authors, Blog Tours, Crime, Five Hearts, Mark Edwards, Ratings, Thriller / 0 Comments

Hello and Welcome

I am super pleased to be hosting this Blog Tour with a Book Review for…..

Here to stay

By Mark Edwards

With Many Book loving thanks to Midas PR, Thomas & Mercer and Mark Edwards.

Now without further ado, Let’s crack on with my review below…

I received this book for free from the Publisher, Miras PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Here To Stay By Mark Edwards – Blog Tour | #blogtour #bookreview #heretostay @mredwards @midaspr @AmazonpubHere To Stay by Mark Edwards
on September 1, 2019
Published by Thomas & Mercer Genres: Fiction, Crime, Thrillers, Domestic
Pages: 380
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher, Miras PR


A beautiful home. A loving wife. And in-laws to die for.

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.

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My Review



Elliot is a scientist, teaching disadvantaged children in poor poverty about science. Single and living in a beautiful Victorian house with his Charlie. When he meets Gemma when she comes to an open house and after Elliot survives a severe allergic reaction from a bee sting set upon a whirlwind romance ending in them getting married. Gemma’s parents and her younger sister who is coming back from France with nowhere to go, come to stay with them supposedly for a few weeks.

This evidently becomes a living horror show and its not long until Elliot realises he is living with in-laws from HELL! If you thought your in-laws were living hell think again! They have NOTHING on Lizzy and Jeff.

I finished this book in two sittings, it was a tremendous, addictive, spine-chilling thriller with an impressive and dramatic chain of tournaments and incidents.



Elliot, I loved him you could really comprehend and sense his raw emotions throughout switching from pure happiness bliss to animosity, hatred, turmoil, and a whole abundance of conflicting emotions etc.

Gemma, hmm I liked her but there was always this little microscopic niggle of scepticism in my mind. But seemingly she did seem like the perfect wife for Elliot. She was a satisfying character and sitting on the edge with her definitely made her more intriguing and unusual.

The parents, wow 😮 rotting in hell instead of inflicting torturous hell on everybody in their line of fire, is where they should be. They are dark, dangerous, arrogant, judgemental and downright horrible people. But also morbidly fascinating antagonists and well developed.

Writing Style


Marks writing is suspenseful, exhilarating and dark. He really does fulfil in creating ‘normal’ characters into the most horrifying hellish characters you could come across.



It was a fast-paced thrilling read, although I do feel that it could have been slightly shorter it’s not a massive deal in my opinion.



Beautiful and stunningly designed cover, and definitely leaves you with the scare factor to pick up and want to read it.


Marks writing is suspenseful, exhilarating and dark. Morbidly fascinating antagonists and well developed. A spine-chilling thriller with an impressive and dramatic chain of occurrences and incidents.

About The Author

Author of the bestselling novel, The Magpies, Kissing Games, What You Wish For, Because She Loves Me, Follow You Home, The Devil’s Work, The Lucky Ones and a number of novels with Louise Voss, Mark has sold well over three million copies of his novels. He grew up on the south coast of England and started writing in his twenties while working in a number of dead-end jobs. He lived in Tokyo for a year and is a great admirer of Japanese writers and horror films. Mark lives near Wolverhampton, England, with his wife, their three children and a ginger cat.

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