[Epub] ➛ Here To Stay ➜ Mark Edwards – Videoelemental.co.uk
Audio 5 Stars Story 4.5 Hospitality Be Damned Stars This book made me ragey to the point that I was cracking up with laughter The main character invites his wife s family into their home, and they won t leave They were disgusting, cunning, and downright dangerous What had me cracking up was how the main character would fantasize about getting rid of them They were pretty dark thoughts, and I couldn t blame him It s fair to say his in laws were from hell and were thrown out by the devil because even he couldn t deal with them LOLThe ending was messed up.Dear Author, please tell me there is a book 2 in the works, and I promise to round up my rating. Mark Edwards is back with another of his spine tingling thrillers that keeps the reader wondering throughout Elliot Foster enjoys a quiet life, teaching under privileged children the joys of science When he crosses paths with Gemma Robinson one day, it is both fate and love at first sight Their whirlwind romance soon sees them married and enjoying a lovely life together However, Gemma s appearance is soon followed by the return of her family from France, including two parents and a young adult sister, all of whom remain very tight lipped about what has been going on What begins as a helpful gesture to aid the in laws soon goes sour, as Elliot learns that there is no plan to leave his home Even troubling is that Gemma appears to have some skeletons in her closet that Elliot is only now becoming aware When odd things begin to occur around the house, Elliot can only wonder if his three houseguests might have some role in it all More worrisome is that they seem to have taken up permanent residence and are dodging any hopes of leaving the home Elliot will have to pull some strings to get the assistance he needs, while also trying to determine if this chance encounter with Gemma was just that, or part of a larger plan to con him Edwards paints quite the picture in this thrilling piece that reads quickly and is full of twists Recommended to those who enjoy the writing of Mark Edwards, as well as the reader who finds pleasure in something with a slight psychological nature to it.There is something about Mark Edwards and his writing that I find intriguing, no matter the topic He is able to push a story along with a slight psychological twist and keep the reader wondering through until the very end In this piece, it is Elliot Foster who plays the central role, though he is by no means the one generating much of the drama Elliot has come to accept that life will be quiet for him, living along and with only his small group of friends However, when Gemma arrives, it is as though a switch is turned on inside of him and he feels like a new man This newness is tested throughout the novel with challenges that he could not have thought would ever be a part of his life He struggles to come to terms with it all, but soon discovers that he must fight for all he holds dear, or face sure ruin of both his own life and that of his new wife Other characters play interesting roles in the larger story, including a trio of in laws who seem as conniving as they are secretive The standoff has begun and only one side can emerge victorious, as Elliot tries to wrestle control of his life back from these people whose backstory is anything but clear The story worked well and while it was not one of Edwards better psychological thrillers, it certainly kept my attention With twists and some great reveals throughout, I could not help but find myself interested to see how things would progress A mix of shorter and detailed chapters kept the story flowing and allowed the reader to wonder what awaited them Strong characters and some interesting banter left me wondering if Edwards has some stories of his own about unwanted visitors The horror of in law overload is real for anyone who has encountered less than amicable family by marriage before, but Edwards adds something to the experience to make it a little intense Kudos, Mr Edwards, for another wonderful novel While not as chilling as some of your work, I enjoyed it for its quick delivery I cannot wait to see what else you have in store for your fans.Love hate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons, a different sort of Book Challenge 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 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 [[ PDF / Epub ]] ☀ Muerte en Hamburgo (Jan Fabel, Author Craig Russell – Videoelemental.co.uk And They Marry And Settle Into His Home When She Asks Him If Her Parents Can Come To Stay For A Couple Of Weeks [Reading] ➷ Jazz Age Stories Author F. 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Mullins – Videoelemental.co.uk Encroaching On All Aspects Of His Life [Ebook] The Affair By Emma Kavanagh – Videoelemental.co.uk It Becomes Clear That They Have No Intention Of Moving Out To Protect Gemma [Ebook] ↠ Summer People & The Little House Author Shirley Jackson – Videoelemental.co.uk And Their Marriage [Download] ➿ Beautiful Creatures ➻ Lulu Taylor – Videoelemental.co.uk Elliot Delves Into The Robinsons Past But Is He Prepared For The Truth A old Victorian house lovingly restored by Elliott is now home to him and his new bride, Gemma Life is beautiful Ah, time for Elliott to meet the in laws They had been living in France and are currently without a place to call home Mom, Pop, and Sis are invited to stay for the nonce while they find a place of their own This segues all too quickly into a nightmare The family visitors turn into something akin to squatters, rude, nasty, and possibly dangerous Did I mention the home is located on Cuckoo Lane Have a care as to whom you invite into your home Better yet, cut your losses and don t extend the invitation at all. We re the Robinsons we re survivors Holy shitzies, fellow readers WHAT A ROLLER COASTER RIDE I m a long time fan of Mark Edwards, but he truly outdid himself with this gem of a story I started reading it about 6 hours ago, and I m already finished I couldn t put my Kindle down The characters All beautifully fleshed out, especially Elliotas a reader, I could feel his pain, frustration, anger, and despair In his shoes, I d feel the exact same way I found myself cheering him on throughout the novel The Robinson familyall so intensely vile some of the best antagonists I ve read this year This book gave me ANXIETY, y all But in the best possible way This isn t really a twisty novelthe whodunit is pretty obvious from the get go, despite a few strategically placed red herrings Right up to it s final moment, however, it s deliciously satisfying I highly recommend this to virtually everyoneespecially if you re looking for a high octane, quick, and rewarding summer read 4.5 explosive stars, rounded down I have read several of Mark Edwards books and I have to say they just get better and better Just reading the blurb gave me goosebumps and I couldn t wait to plunge into this story Elliott and Gemma meet when he opens his garden to the public, theirs is a whirlwind romance and after 2 months they marry in Las Vegas When Gemma s parents say they are returning from living in France but have no where to live, Elliott offers them a temporary place to stay Where s the harm in being charitable Gemma s parents Jeff and Izzy arrive with their sick daughter Chloe , but after a few weeks they are not making plans to move out and are taking over the house and Elliot s life with dangerous consequences This book had me hooked from the start with its twists that kept me guessing The in laws were very clever, they kept on the right side of the law.They were despicable with their messiness, rudeness and both so manipulative, they made my blood boil and I was planning on how I would get rid of them Loved the twist at the end A must read book but be warned once you have read one Mark Edwards book you will be hooked Thank you to Netgalley for my copy in exchange for a review The Elliot has a comfortable life with a rewarding career and a beautiful home he remodeled The only thing missing is a family When he meets Gemma, she seems perfect for him, and they have a brief courtship before marrying Soon after getting married, Gemma s family mother, father, and sister need somewhere to stay Elliot is happy to welcome them into his home for a couple of weeks, but the time keeps passing and his in laws aren t leaving In fact, they re taking over his home and starting to destroy other areas of his life too.Elliot is a decent man who works hard and enjoys his quiet life He wants love though, and is happy when he meets Gemma Then his in laws move in When his in laws refuse to leave, Elliot is pushed beyond the breaking point It s a difficult time for him and Gemma In some ways it brings them closer and in other ways pushes them apart.While I enjoyed the story, I did feel it was a little too slowly drawn out The in laws are smart though, and stay within the law as they disrupt Elliot s life Elliot tries to remain calm, but there is only so much that a man can handle.An intriguing story involving the in laws from Hell Good for readers who enjoy family drama in domestic thrillers Crazy, suspenseful, and entertaining This was my First Reads pick for August 2019. Elliot is single, good career, lovely home in Dulwich, fairly well off and happy he also still likes Eau Savage which I used to love in my youth But he is lonelyEnter Gemma, she appears at an open garden eventIts instant fatal attractionThey Marry in VegasIts all perfect, just perfectThen Gemma s parents and Sister arrive for a visit, they want to put down roots , locally and so of course Elliot obliges, welcoming themAnd its literally the worst thing he has ever done in his life I read a lot, understatement and I can honestly say I have never detested 2 characters as much as I did Lizzie and Jeff the in laws , really they are vile, obnoxious and uncouth, and thats on a good dayThe portrayal of this couple is just so good I literally wanted to go round to Elliot s house and help him get them outIt was powerfully emotive reading and I loved itThe only thing I found annoying was me sometimes hurtling forward in a paragraph such was my keenness to see what was happeningThe story progresses and and comes to light regarding this evil couple and the family that they really are..I will say no on plot as to not spoil it , but the things they did and put Elliot through were devastatingly cunningly wonderfully terrible The writing was spot on and the tense atmosphere the book gave off was real, well it was to meGreat ending that finished a imo book that will deffo go in my top reads this year 10 105 Stars Well smack my arse and call me Charlie This book is amazing I listened to it on Audible this week and enjoyed every minute I read a lot of thrillers and I am so impressed when an author comes up with something original enough to wow me This was excellent Elliott is a 38 year old scientist that lives a regimented life with Charlie his cat One day, during a public viewing of his garden, he meets the lovely Gemma and they seem to hit off Within two months they are married and she is living in his very well to do home Not long after it seems her parents and younger sister are relocating from France and are coming to stay for just a few days until they can find a place of their own A few days turns to into a few weeks turns into an absolute nightmare If I could describe this book in one word it would be Preposterous If Elliott is a scientist then he may have been blessed with brains but he was clearly not blessed with any common sense or a backbone for that matter How he let this situation escalate to the level he did is beyond ridiculous And the in laws, they are a nasty bunch, but they were almost comical in their depiction My reading experience is best described as roll my eyes, skim, roll my eyes, skim which isn t a very satisfying experience In my opinion it took far too long to tell this story and I had already figured out the twist so getting to the end was a chore at best This is my 2nd book by this author and I think it is safe to say he isn t for me I am happy to see that so many do love his work and I do wish him continued success in the future Thank you to NetGalley and Publishing UK for providing me with a digital ARC in exchange for my honest review.