Antony's Library #2 - Follow You Home by Mark Edwards

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Started Reading: 18th January 2016

Finished Reading: 29th January 2016

Number of Pages: 402

Published: June 2015

Follow You Home by Mark Edwards is described as a psychological thriller. I did not know what to expect from a psychological thriller as I don't think I have ever read one before. For that reason, it is hard for me to judge this as a psychological thriller but as a book it was very very good.

It follows a couple, Daniel and Laura, in their 30s who are traveling around Europe as part of a plan to enjoy one last big adventure before settling down and perhaps having kids and/or get married.

Daniel is actually an app developer so was a character I could kind of relate to (although the similarities end there).

The trip goes a bit wrong and they end up finding an mysterious house in a forest. Mark Edwards then does a clever little jump and we do not immediately know what happened inside the house. All that we know is that it spooked them so much that they couldn't really settle when they returned to England.

The mystery of what happened in the house is what kept me reading. Laura ends up breaking up with Daniel and even his friends wonder what could be so bad, that that happened.

To add to that, a series of very strange events occur to both Laura and Daniel and it was brilliantly executed how it all tied together. The fact is, there were two unrelated things happening at the same time and it was all because of people being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

My one negative point is that near the beginning, we only see things from Daniel's point of view and we hear about Laura's experiences through people telling Daniel. Later, it switches points of views freely and so it could have shown us the creepy stuff happening to Laura from her point of view. This would have been very interesting as she was suffering more from psychological experiences, and whilst we do get a glimpse of that, it would have been cool to get right inside her head.

Also, at the end of the book, just when you think everything has been explained and tied up in a bow, there is one final twist which I just didn't see coming and really ended the book on a high note.

All in all, I really enjoyed reading this book and it really does pay off in the end seeing all the pieces of the puzzle fit together.


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