Here To Stayby Published 01 Sep 2019
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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.
Here To Stay Reviews
Reading this book was like dropping in on someone else's nightmare. It was horrible! And it went on and on...... Very tedious. Could have been written in a much more succinct manner and still got the whole batch of horror in.
The In-Laws From Hell!
Here to Stay is a psychological thriller about a newlywed couple whose marriage spirals into the depths of hell after their in-laws move in.
Elliot has led a conservative life. He runs an educational non-profit and spends his spare time restoring his beautiful Victorian house on Cuckoo Lane. After a near-death experience, he decides to embrace life and proposes to his girlfriend of 3 months, Gemma. Shortly after they wed, Gemma’s parents move in along with Gemma’s younger sister, Chloe. They are only supposed to stay a few weeks, but clearly, have no intention of ever leaving. Eliot soon realizes Gemma and her family are not who they initially seem. They are keeping dark and deadly secrets and will push Elliot to the brink, causing him to take extreme measures to solve his in-law problem and save his marriage.
This is a fun and fast-paced thriller that takes the idea of crazy in-laws to another level! As always, Mark Edwards throws in some unexpected twists and turns. Elliot’s transformation was intriguing and the final sentence left me reeling!
Another blinder of a book by one of my favourite psychological thriller authors, Mark Edwards. What Mark does so brilliantly in all of his books is make you think, 'what would I do in this situation?' and in Here to Stay I was as flummoxed and frustrated as his main character, Elliot. What would you do if in-laws from hell turned up, moved in and refused to move out? There were surprises galore in this book and I said,'Oh no!' aloud, several times (you are a cruel man, Mark Edwards). Here to Stay is quite possibly Mark's best book to date. You can't help but root for Elliot whose perfectly ordered life is so cruelly disturbed and I frantically turned the pages, desperate to find out how he was going to get rid of his hellish mother and father in law. No spoilers but the ending had me holding my breath. Brilliantly entertaining, deviously plotted and utterly compelling. I loved it.
Well I'm certainly feeling rather lucky to have great in-laws, especially after this thrilling read! And I wish I could give this more than 5 stars, it's worth a hundred more (at least!).
Not only were the characters exceptionally well put together, but the storyline itself with superb. It has the twists, the turns and the emotion that every psychological thriller NEEDS to have to be successful. And Mark Edwards has nailed it on the head. I thought The Lucky Ones and The Retreat were my favourites but this one has topped them all. I actually think this might be the best book I've ever read.
The main character, the Alpha let's say, Elliot, was written to perfection. His emotions, his thought ethics, his smartness in Science, his intelligence and his whole persona made him such a likeable character. I'm actually concerned with how much this author knows in chemicals and science himself. But Elliot was the likeable one, the one we can all relate to. Gemma? I DID like her but... you'll have to read for yourself as to why I ended up loathing her. Jeff and Lizzy made the PERFECT NIGHTMARE neighbours; they were crude, messy, unbearable, intolerable and master-manipulators, among many other things, but they were written incredibly well. Jeff's temper was on point and Lizzy's aloofness was pretty great. Chloe was a mystery throughout but she was quite likeable... I mean, she was the quietest of the in-laws that's for sure.
And that ending? Whoa, I really DIDN'T see that coming, I had suspicions of course, but when I thought 'WHO', it was crushed into smithereens... it was someone completely different, something I didn't really see coming.
The revelations, the drama, the epic-ending? All AMAZING. Well thought out, researched and planned... you can't get a much more perfect psychological thriller than this one.
Extraordinarily gripping, enticing and energetic with a whirlwind of extreme drama and twists. You don't want to miss this one, guys. Honestly, best book I've EVER read!!
Imagine: The in-laws from hell come to visit and they’re “Here to Stay”! I was riveted to the storyline from start to finish and the there is a surprise ending to cap off an excellent read. Highly recommended.
The book was made available by Amazon First Reads, prerelease copies of new books. Thanks Amazon!