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The Lucky Ones by Mark Edwards

June 26, 2017

 

The Blurb

 

It was the happiest day of her life. Little did she know it was also the last.When a woman’s body is found in the grounds of a ruined priory, Detective Imogen Evans realises she is dealing with a serial killer—a killer whose victims appear to die in a state of bliss, eyes open, smiles forever frozen on their faces.A few miles away, single dad Ben Hofland believes his fortunes are changing at last. Forced to move back to the sleepy village where he grew up following the breakdown of his marriage, Ben finally finds work. What’s more, the bullies who have been terrorising his son, Ollie, disappear. For the first time in months, Ben feels lucky.But he is unaware that someone is watching him and Ollie. Someone who wants nothing but happiness for Ben.Happiness…and death.The Lucky Ones is the terrifying new thriller from the #1 Kindle bestselling author of Follow You Home and The Devil’s Work.

 

About Mark Edwards

 

 

I write psychological thrillers. My influences include writers such as Stephen King, Ira Levin, Ruth Rendell, Ian McEwan, Val McDermid and Donna Tartt and movies like Rosemary's Baby, Single White Female, Fatal Attraction and anything in which scary things happen to ordinary people.I love hearing from readers and always respond. I can be contacted in the following ways:Email: markcity@me.comTwitter @mredwardsFacebook: www.facebook.com/markedwardsbooksYou can download a free box set of 'Short Sharp Shockers' by visiting www.markedwardsauthor.com/freeTHE MAGPIES (2013) and BECAUSE SHE LOVES ME (2014) topped the Kindle chart in the UK, as did FOLLOW YOU HOME (2015) which also was a top five bestseller in the US, and THE DEVIL'S WORK (2016). My other solo novel is WHAT YOU WISH FOR (2014) and I have one short story, KISSING GAMES, available on Amazon. My new psychological thriller, THE LUCKY ONES, will be published in June 2017.I have co-written six novels with Louise Voss: CATCH YOUR DEATH (2012; a #1 bestseller), KILLING CUPID (2012), ALL FALL DOWN (2013) and FORWARD SLASH (2013). We are now writing a series featuring DI Patrick Lennon. The first two books are FROM THE CRADLE (2014) and THE BLISSFULLY DEAD (2015). In total, I have sold over 2 million copies of my books.After a career that has taken in everything from answering complaint calls for a rail company to teaching English in Japan and being a marketing director, I now write full-time.I live in the West Midlands, England, with my wife, our three children, a ginger cat and a golden retriever.

 

My Review

 

Having been reading the crime genre most of my life, I have encountered many novel reasons for one person to kill another or others. But Mark Edwards has gone way outside the box with this one. His victims are the lucky ones! 
Good twist at the end, I never saw that coming. Loved the setting in rural Shropshire. 
Mark Edwards never disappoints, and the release dates of his novels is a special occasion of the year for me every time.
 

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