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.
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About the Author
Mark grew up on the south coast of England and started writing in his twenties, teaming up with Louise Voss to co-write Killing Cupid and Catch Your Death, which topped the UK bestseller chart in 2011.
His solo thrillers, The Magpies and Because She Loves Me were also #1 bestsellers in the UK. Like these previous novels, his fourth solo book, Follow You Home, was inspired by a real-life experience, in this case a ‘trip from hell’ around Europe.
He lives in the West Midlands, England, with his wife, their three children and a ginger cat.
He can be contacted via his website, www.markedwardsauthor.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the second book I have read by Mark Edwards and I love the fact that they were both so different, but both thrillers that had me on the edge of my seat. Daniel and Laura are both successful business persons who are off for that trip of a lifetime before settling down and having a family. They are touring throughout Europe and Daniel wants to see the "real" Europe so they head off to Romania. This decision begins a chain of events that ruins their lives. On the train, they meet a Romanian couple who appear to be friends. While they are sleeping, someone steals their money and passports ending up with them being thrown off the train with Alina (the female of the couple they met) in the middle of nowhere. When Alina disappears into the forest they go looking for her and stumble onto an old house. They hear what sounds like Alina screaming and enter the house. Whatever they see inside sends them running for Breva, a nearby town. From there they head home vowing to never speak of what they saw. Fast forward 3 months and we meet a new Daniel and Laura. They have split up, become alcoholics, are not working and have major mental health issues. Daniel starts to see a psychologist and as he begins to tell her bits and pieces of the story, things start to happen. His apartment is broken into, things stolen then returned, someone watching Laura and on it goes. As Daniel begins to tell others about Romania, we find out at the same time about what happened. What did they see? What happened to Alina? Who is watching them? A lot of questions that get answered as the situation is revealed. A great story by one who is becoming one of my favourite authors. I recevied a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
This was my first book by this author so did not know what to expect. The story started off somewhat slowly. It took four chapters before it became somewhat interesting to me. But at that point it started building momentum. Daniel and Laura are a British couple on vacation in Romania. One night shortly after they boarded a train they meet another couple – Ion and Alina. Exhausted from their travels, Daniel and Laura sneak into an unoccupied sleeper car. They have barely gotten to sleep when they are awakened by border guards demanding to see their passports. But it appears someone stole their passports while they were sleeping. When Alina attempts to defend British couple the three of them are booted from the train. They now must follow the railroad tracked to the next town. However when Alina goes into the woods and disappears Daniel and Laura are confronted with pure evil. Daniel and Laura return to England vowing to tell no one what happened to them in the woods. Maintaining their secret eats away at them impacting all their interpersonal relationships. And to make matters worse, it seems the evil they encountered in Romania has followed them to England. Edwards expertly leads you down a path waiting for you to formulate an idea of what is happening. The story has touches of the supernatural, mysteries, a tad of romance, international intrigue. The details of their experience are revealed vey slowing, building suspense with each chapter. Just when you think you understand he drops one or two breadcrumbs – on a different path. Each time you think you can reach out and grasp the truth it is yanked away from you. The twists keep you wondering what really did happen in those woods, what could possibly have been so horrific. I found myself being totally surprised and shocked as the real story emerges. If you like thrillers you will probably like this book. You definitely will not want to set it down until you have finished it. And even then, like me, you have to wait a few minutes to absorb the outcome of the book.
Follow You Home by Mark Edwards was a deceiving yet, amazing read... er, listen. I nabbed the audiobook on a whim because I wanted some horrific ear candy; I thought that was this book. Instead I got thriller ear candy and I regret nothing! Follow You Home is about a couple from London (yay), looking for a fascinating, European tour before settling down and having a family and maybe marriage. They never expected to be ejected from a train in Romania with no passports, money or a grasp of the native tongue. With them was a young, Romanian gal, who'd attempted to translate their situation the train conductor and security, but ended up, booted from the train herself. The three of them decide to walk along the train tracks to the next town for help but along the way, the Romanian disappears. What happens next is a ride into madness! The couple, unknowingly, are trapped between two horrific schemes that takes the lives of many around them... and possibly their own! This book was so freaking good! Not to mention they're from London- the UK! For the rest of this review, please follow http://tinyurl.com/gku74f9 **Audiobook is from my personal, Audible.com library.
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. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.