Book Review: Follow You Home by Mark Edwards

24833801Title: Follows You Home

Author: Mark Edwards

Genre: Psychological Thriller, Suspense

Age Group: Adult (18+)

Rating: 3 stars

Purchase: Amazon

Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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.

In Follow You Home, Daniel and Laura are travelling to Europe when they get their passports stolen on board a night train in Romania, square in the middle of nowhere. Security throws them off the train, along with a local girl they met on board the train, and they’re forced to walk back to the nearest visit. But then something happens, and the couple finds themselves in the nightmare of a lifetime. Narrowly escaping from this terror, it haunts them long afterward, een when they make it back to London.

The two of them vow to never talk about it, but that fateful night has driven a wedge between them. They seperate, but Daniel is still in love with Laura and wants her back, no matter what. But Laura is too traumatized to even think about a relationship…And when the events of what happened that night start having consequences for the present, the two of them will have to face their demons.

This book has a lot of five star reviews, and overall, it is quite enjoyable. There is suspense, the characters (especially Daniel) are fleshed out and interesting, and the plot has good pacing, but still, I felt like it lacked some suspense. I was curious about what happened for the first part of the book but had lost interest by the time it was revealed. The plot was also far-fetched, especially with the two subplots colliding, it sounded all a little too unbelievable for my tastes. I can’t really justify giving it more than three stars based on that, although I did enjoy reading it.

The author obviously knows how to write and often crafts delicious prose. The characters are intriguing, and the plot works well, and if it hadn’t all turned so unbelievable at the end, I would’ve given it a higher rating.

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