“It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime, a final adventure before settling down. But after a perfect start, an encounter with a young couple on a night train forces Daniel and Laura to cut their dream trip short and flee home.
Back in London, Daniel and Laura vow never to talk about what happened that night. But as they try to fit into their old lives again, they realise they are in terrible danger—and that their nightmare is just beginning…”
Another blinder from Mark Edwards. I read The Magpies last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. Edwards has hit the mark again with another ‘bad things happening to good people’ psychological thriller. I read this book in two days and found it very hard to put down (bah! who needs sleep?).
There are so many things happening in this book and you don’t realise how entwined they are until the very end.
The action revolves around a middle class couple, Daniel and Laura, who decide to tour Europe before settling down and starting a family. I instantly liked Daniel but found Laura harder to warm to.
Something ghastly happens to them in deepest darkest Romania but instead of calling in the international police, they decide to keep quiet. Thanks to this very bad decision frightening inexplicable things start happening; not only to them but to their friends and associates too.
Only at the end of the book do you discover how far the lies and secrets have gone. A very gripping page turner which, if you like psychological thrillers (and who doesn’t?!), you will enjoy.
Four out of five stars.