No Place To Run by Mark Edwards @mredwards @amazonpub #publicationday #bookreview

🎉🎉🎉 Happy Publication Day to Mark Edwards 🎉🎉🎉 No Place To Run is out today!!

Big thanks to the author for my advanced e-copy of No Place To Run which I received through Netgalley. I had also preordered a copy which magically appeared on my kindle whilst I got some beauty sleep.

The Blurb

In this exhilarating thriller from four million copy bestselling author Mark Edwards, Aidan’s spent years looking for his sister. Will he ever find her?

Two years ago, on a trip to Seattle to visit her brother Aidan, fifteen-year-old Scarlett vanished into thin air. After years of false leads and dead ends, Aidan has almost given up hope. But then a woman sees a girl running for her life across a forest clearing in Northern California. She is convinced the girl is the missing Scarlett. But could it really be her?

Heading south, Aidan finds a fire-ravaged town covered in missing-teenager posters. The locals seem afraid, the police won’t answer any questions and it looks like another dead end—until a chance meeting with returned local Lana gives Aidan his first clue. But as they piece together what happened, Lana and Aidan make deadly enemies. Enemies willing to do anything to silence them.

Only one thing matters now: finding Scarlett—even if it kills him.

What Did I Think?

Aidan is the son who can do no wrong in his parents’ eyes. That is until his sister disappeared visiting him stateside, not that they openly blamed him but it must have been a black mark on his impeccable record. So when a chance sighting of his sibling comes to light, he is compelled to follow the breadcrumbs to find her. And these breadcrumbs take him to something more horrifying than a house made of gingerbread, cake, and candy but definitely something sinister at the centre of it all.

As I got deeper and deeper into this missing person mystery, I discovered a very dark world that Edwards had created. A world that in all honesty, I could imagine existing in the States but hoped was just what I’d seen in films. A world where in a small town pull the shutters down to the outsiders and don’t like troublemakers or questions. This community – just 😱😱😱 they really are something!

No Place To Run is a cracking thriller that kept me captivated, but I didn’t get the hebbie jeebie head-f*** feeling that I got from some of his previous novels. For me this was a slight sidestep away from Edwards’s usual psych-thriller book. That said, I really enjoyed my trip to Northern California. It was a long way from the sunny beaches of Baywatch or the glamour of Beverly Hills which is what I imagine when I think California! I felt like I was in a remote part of the US, transported to a small town cut off by woodland and farms. If you like an intense fast-paced thriller that’ll keep you guessing, No Place To Run will tick all the boxes. I would never have predicted what was going to happen and the full story of Scarlett’s disappearance.

Who Is Mark Edwards?

Mark Edwards writes psychological thrillers in which scary things happen to ordinary people.

He has sold 4 million books since his first novel, The Magpies, was published in 2013, and has topped the bestseller lists numerous times. His other novels include Follow You HomeThe RetreatIn Her ShadowBecause She Loves MeThe Hollows and Here to Stay. He has also co-authored six books with Louise Voss.

Originally from Hastings in East Sussex, Mark now lives in Wolverhampton with his wife, their children and two cats.

Mark loves hearing from readers and can be contacted through his website, http://www.markedwardsauthor.com, or you can find him on Facebook (@markedwardsauthor), Twitter (@mredwards) and Instagram (@markedwardsauthor).