The House Guest

The House Guest

3.84 (17,256 ratings by Goodreads)
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3.84 (17,256 ratings by Goodreads)

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"Brilliant, shocking and very creepy. Mark Edwards has done it again."-Elly Griffiths, bestselling author of the Dr Ruth Galloway series

A perfect summer. A perfect stranger. A perfect nightmare.

When British twenty-somethings Ruth and Adam are offered the chance to spend the summer housesitting in New York, they can't say no. Young, in love and on the cusp of professional success, they feel as if luck is finally on their side.

So the moment that Eden turns up on the doorstep, drenched from a summer storm, it seems only right to share a bit of that good fortune. Beautiful and charismatic, Eden claims to be a friend of the homeowners, who told her she could stay whenever she was in New York.

They know you're not supposed to talk to strangers-let alone invite them into your home-but after all, Eden's only a stranger until they get to know her.

As suspicions creep in that Eden may not be who she claims to be, they begin to wonder if they've made a terrible mistake...

The House Guest is the chilling new psychological thriller from the three million copy bestselling author of Here to Stay and Follow You Home.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 302 pages
  • 137.16 x 208.28 x 25.4mm | 294.84g
  • Seattle, United States
  • English
  • 1542094038
  • 9781542094030
  • 147,279

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"Tense, atmospheric, and full of twists and turns right up until the last page." -Angela Marsons, bestselling author of the DI Kim Stone series

"I flew through The House Guest, and loved its innovative twists and turns. Mark is king of the curveball." -John Marrs, bestselling author of When You Disappeared and The One

"Marvelously gripping. No one can be trusted. No one is safe. The House Guest is psychological suspense at its very best." -Robert Dugoni, #1 international bestselling author of the Tracy Crosswhite series

"Sharp, well crafted, pacy and satisfying." -Jane Casey, bestselling author of the Maeve Kerrigan series

"Crackling with energy, simmering with tension, right turns, left turns, a chin-stroker of an ending..." -Caz Frear, bestselling author of Sweet Little Lies

"A dark, clever, and intense thriller with a modern-day Rosemary's Baby vibe, The House Guest will prick at your every paranoid fear." -Susi Holliday, author of Violet and The Lingering

"This is a true roller coaster of a thriller. Mark Edwards is a master of the page turner." -Michael Wood, bestselling author of the DCI Matilda Darke series

"The House Guest is Mark Edwards at his spinetingling best. Another instant blockbuster from a can't-miss king of psychological suspense." -Brad Parks, international bestselling author of Interference

"This is Mark Edwards's best book yet. An absolutely chilling tale that gripped me from the first page to the last." -Cass Green, bestselling author of In a Cottage In a Wood

"A chilling, thrilling winner-I have no nails left! A masterclass in suspense writing." -Robin Morgan-Bentley, author of The Wreckage
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About Mark Edwards

Mark Edwards writes psychological thrillers in which scary things happen to ordinary people.

He has sold 3 million books since his first novel, The Magpies, was published in 2013, and has topped the bestseller lists several times. His other novels include Follow You Home, The Retreat, In Her Shadow, Because She Loves Me, The Devil's Work and Here to Stay. He has also co-authored six books with Louise Voss.

Originally from Hastings in East Sussex, Mark now lives in Wolverhampton with his wife, their children, three cats and a golden retriever.

Mark loves hearing from readers and can be contacted through his website,, or you can find him on Facebook (@markedwardsbooks), Twitter (@mredwards) and Instagram (@markedwardsauthor).
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Rating details

17,256 ratings
3.84 out of 5 stars
5 30% (5,111)
4 36% (6,251)
3 25% (4,377)
2 7% (1,122)
1 2% (395)
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