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It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime, a final adventure before settling down.

After a perfect start, Daniel and Laura's travels end abruptly when they are thrown off a night train in the middle of nowhere. To find their way back to civilization, they must hike along the tracks through a forest...a haunting journey that ends in unimaginable terror.

Back in London, Daniel and Laura vow never to talk about what they saw that night. But as they try to fit back into their old lives, it becomes clear that their nightmare is just beginning...

Follow You Home is a chilling tale of secrets, lies and deadly consequences from the author of #1 bestsellers The Magpies and Because She Loves Me.

©2015 Mark Edwards (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, Inc., all rights reserved

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  • Kaggy
  • United Kingdom
  • 16-02-16

Dare to go into the house and face yourself

Daniel and Laura are a young couple undergoing a trip of a lifetime before settling down to a life of domestic bliss. Their plans however are brutally disrupted during a train journey in Romania and the discovery of something so terrible that it threatens their sanity and even their lives.
This is a tightly plotted drama that steers off the predictable route. I expected this to be a ‘stalker in the woods’ type story but it is actually mainly set in London and depicts the couple’s struggle to return to some sort of normality. Mark Edwards is proving to be very good at writing grippingly paced thrillers based around very ordinary and likeable people. Admittedly the plot stretches to being a bit far fetched in places, but this is more than made up by the truly horrific situation it describes and the excellent twist at the end.
James Langton delivers a sound and subtle performance and I would be more than happy to listen to him again. Overall I thought this was thoroughly absorbing from start to finish and was one of those stories that was very difficult to tear myself away from.

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brillaint!

gripping thriller. a must read! thoroughly enjoyed it! highly recommend this book to lovers of suspense!

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  • I OFarrell
  • St leonards on sea, United Kingdom
  • 05-01-16

A true work of art

Where does Follow You Home rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Excellent, a really terrifying page turner.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Follow You Home?

The ending was a total surprise.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The cottage in the woods with the babies made me quite emotional.

Any additional comments?

Daniel and Laura choose to go on the trip of a lifetime before planning to settle down in the UK and start a family. They end up on a train in Romania where a sequence of events that are for the most part out of their control, take them down a spiralling path to great horrors. When they return to England, neither remains untouched, and their lives are changed forever.
This is a disturbing horror with a fast-paced structure based on tension and fear. The characters are flawed in all the right ways, making them realistic and three dimensional, and the events that unfold are timed to perfection leaved the reader completely chilled to the bone. The twists that happen periodically throughout the book are unpredictable, leaving me to believe that this novel is a true work of art. I highly recommend this book.

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Great listen

Would you consider the audio edition of Follow You Home to be better than the print version?

I haven't seen a printed version of the book, but I can say that the narrator's voice was fantastic and can lull the visual imagery of the story as if watching it on screen.

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The first audio book I've managed to finish!

I am extremely fussy when it comes to audio books but I found the narrator excellent and it was a brilliant story!!

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Annoying

The story should have been a good one but I found the characters annoying and a bit pathetic. I didn't really feel much if any empathy with them. This wasn't helped by the narrator who I found very irritating. I did finish it but had guessed the ending and was glad to get to the end. Not one I will repeat and won't be looking for another by this author or narrator I'm afraid.

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Irritating narration

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Probably not. The story started off well, but didn't really go anywhere, and the narration was irritating.

How could the performance have been better?

Not putting on silly fake 'foreign' accents or squeaky girl voices for the different characters.

Did Follow You Home inspire you to do anything?

No

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  • Ann D
  • Newcastle, England
  • 15-09-15

Unusual tale that draws you in!

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This was certainly a well thought out tale, with great characters. It did 'go on a bit' though, leaving my mind wandering at times. I feel it would have been better with tighter editing.

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  • Sue
  • Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
  • 14-08-15

Unusual story for me.

Not normally the sort of book I would read, however I found it a good read. Was a bit confused as to why the people didn't report the incident, but that it the whole point of the story.

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A good read

What made the experience of listening to Follow You Home the most enjoyable?

I liked the English narration

What was one of the most memorable moments of Follow You Home?

Sadly, the explicit detail of Alina being in capture

What about James Langton’s performance did you like?

yes, he was a good narrator

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

the point where Laura, Alina and the baby were taken

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  • jennifer
  • 17-07-15

One of the worst I've listened to so far

I was suckered in by the reviews...this story was terrible! The characters whiny and pathetic and unlikeable. What they "see in Romania" isn't the worst thing in the planet and I kept waiting for there to be something else....a clue as to why the poor, rich, privileged & emotionally frail Laura was such a basket case! The story is so convoluted and implausible and the narrator sounded like he was falling asleep half the time.
The big mystery was easy to figure out and the end was absolutely silly. The author resorted to a final twist! Surprise! Which made me hate the character more.
Ridiculous story.
Move on, pick another book! You'll be glad you passed this one up.

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  • David Shaddox
  • 09-08-15

Worth a read or listen

A decent suspense novel, but the ending was somewhat lacking in impact, and the epilogue seemed like it was thrown in last-minute. Also, it almost seems like, about half way through writing the story, the author decided to change the story from a supernatural suspense into a simple suspense\mystery. While still a good novel, i was somewhat let down when all the build-up toward a supernatural bend was forsaken for a logical, albeit ridiculously far-fetched, answer. Worth a read, but probably not a novel i'd read twice.

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  • melanie vernon
  • 29-07-15

Not good

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I don't know - a sensible plot? A plausible explanation of events? Ten less chapters?

What could Mark Edwards have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I started out enjoying the book, but about half way through it became tedious. I got lost in the details of who did what to whom. Why some of these things were important? It was TOTALLY impossible to believe the ending.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of James Langton?

He did a fine job.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment that I wasted so much time listening to it.

Any additional comments?

I hate to hurt authors' feelings, but just have to share these comments.

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  • Simone
  • 11-03-16

LOVED the start…. HATED the ending!

A story that eludes to unspeakable horrors, hints at dreadful experiences and promises a big shocking reveal really can’t live up to that immense expectation.

What on EARTH could possibly be THAT horrific??? You try and imagine what it could be based on the snippets of detail and the slow reveal, but as the story moves on and your imagination takes over at a certain point nothing can compete with the scenario you’ve already concocted in your head. A three-headed wolf monster with sharp teeth and razor claws? A factory that makes curtains out of human flesh? A laser-eyed demon that eats tourists and drinks their blood for desert? WHAT! WHAT! WHAT!

It was an anti-climax. If the expectation-bar wasn’t set so high, the House of Horrors in the Woods would have been much more shocking. As it was, it barely resonated above an: “oh, ok, yeah, bad…. wait… didn’t I just see this on CSI?” and certainly did not match anything that would explain all that post traumatic shock our protagonists suffered.

The intriguing start of the story had me hooked and kept me guessing, I thought I was in for a great page-turny-thriller…. but sadly it was not to be. Once the truth was revealed, the tale veered off into ridiculous territory that would not have held my interest no matter how well the story started.

In a nut shell, I just thought it was dumb.

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  • Susannah French
  • 09-07-15

Great listen.

This was a great book. The story line doesn't play out as expected but It had a good ending. The author ties up most of the loose ends while leaving the future to the imagination. The narrator did a nice job giving each character a bit of personality.

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  • Wayne
  • 17-09-16

Starts badly and then gets worse

I enjoy the novels co-written by Mark Edwards and Louise Voss, but Mark Edwards alone is a horrible author. Follow You Home could not have been worse.

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  • Lea
  • 11-06-16

Wow! New Fan!

I'm surprised this isn't being made into a movie yet !

I didn't know what to expect with this book. Some of the reviews were quite mixed. However, I absolutely loved it! If you enjoyed 'Gone Girl', 'Because She Loves Me, and 'Girl on a Train', I'm pretty sure you'll love this book!

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  • Caren
  • 06-01-16

Creepy!

Would you consider the audio edition of Follow You Home to be better than the print version?

Don't have time to read so am avid listener of audio books. Was hooked from the beginning. Come on, a night time train ride in unfamiliar territory with strange passengers portends a "something wicked this way comes" scenario! And, in my opinion, did not disappoint! Boogedy boogedy!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 28-12-15

Interesting read

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would certainly recommend this to someone because it really is suspenseful with an unusual twist in the end.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Follow You Home?

The suspense is infectious and you want to jump to the next chapter, not slow down but actually run head on. You may find yourself talking back to the book.

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  • Kim Venatries
  • 24-07-15

Twisty Good Tale of a Vacation Gone Bad

There are lots of twists and turns in this story and the suspense will keep you listening. I think any misgivings you have about certain characters is eventually explained. I won't elaborate because it will spoil the story. James Langton does a great job with the narration. I would also recommend The Magpies by Mark Edwards.

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