Here To Stay by Mark Edwards

Here To Stay

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 ...

Details Here To Stay

TitleHere To Stay
Release DateSep 1st, 2019
PublisherBrilliance Audio
GenreThriller, Fiction, Mystery, Mystery Thriller

Reviews Here To Stay

  • Meredith
    The In-Laws From Hell!Here to Stay is a psychological thriller about a newlywed couple whose marriage spirals into the depths of hell after their in-laws move in. Elliot has led a conservative life. He runs an educational non-profit and spends his spare time restoring his beautiful Victorian house on Cuckoo Lane. After a near-death experience, he decides to embrace life and proposes to his girlfriend of 3 months, Gemma. Shortly after they wed, G...
  • Dita
    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!
  • Michelle
    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 turn...
  • Zoeytron
    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 more akin to squatters, ru...
  • Matt
    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 famil...
  • Amanda
    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 p...
  • Bridgett
    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 a reader, I could feel his pain, frustration, anger, and despair. In his shoes, I'd feel the exact...
  • Darinda
    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 f...
  • Mark
    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...
  • Lyn
    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 s...
  • Sean Peters
    OMG.... What a Book... Mark Edwards Best Book.Compulsive, gripping, tense, heart pounding, dark twisted story, that will shock to the root !!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 ...
  • Louise Wilson
    3.5 stars rounded down to 3Elliot Foster has it all; a job he loves, a comfortable lifestyle and the love of his life, Charlie his cat. Then a chance meeting with Gemma, sweeps him off his feet. He's head over heels in love and they marry after a few short months. When Gemma asks Elliot if her parents and sister, Chloe can come to stay for a couple of weeks as they are moving back to England from France, Elliot is happy to let them stay. But it's...
  • NZLisaM
    ‘Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days’ – Benjamin Franklin. Elliot Foster and Gemma Robinson meet, fall in love, and marry, all within the space of two months.Days after their wedding, Gemma announces that her parents, and sister Chloe, are returning to the UK from France, and asks whether they can stay for two weeks while they arrange somewhere to live. Elliot readily agrees, eager to get to know his wife's family.But right f...
  • Pamela
    The best thing I can say about this is that the spelling and punctuation were good. I finished it very, very quickly. I read it fast, but not in that "Oh My! This is so good I’ve got to know what happens next!" way—more in the "Oh My! This is so bad I just want it to be over!" way. If you like incredibly stupid, unrealistic characters dumped down in the middle of stupid, unrealistic situations in a stupid, unrealistic plot with stupid, unreal...
  • Holly
    In Mark Edwards newest book, we meet Elliot and Gemma. Elliot is a scientist who teaches young kids, he lives alone in a renovated home with only one friend. He's happy but a little lonely living with just his cat. Until he meets Gemma, who just happens to enter his garden when he opens it up to the neighborhood to explore. After a whirlwind romance--everything happens within a few months--they get married. Shortly after they are married, Gemma a...
  • Fred Shaw
    Imagine: The in-laws from hell come to visit and they’re “Here to Stay”! I was riveted to the storyline from start to finish and there is a surprise ending to cap off an excellent read. Highly recommended. The book was made available by Amazon First Reads, prerelease copies of new books. Thanks Amazon!
  • Sharon
    UghhhTerrible book.Total waste of my " First Read "I, like the main character, wish to rewind time.The cat was the most believable character.
  • Liz Barnsley
    Danger Will Robinson. No wait, different Robinson family but trust me you’d far rather be lost in space with those Robinsons than you would be down on earth with Mark Edwards latest creations- a family from hell and no mistake, poor Elliot.Elliot falls in love, gets married, settles down into wedded bliss then BOOM the in laws arrive and everything takes a darkly horrific turn…This is definitely a book you read with mouth hanging open as this...
  • Wendy
    Ok until it became absurd.
  • Book-Lover Book Blog
    Well I'm certainly feeling rather lucky to have great in-laws, especially after this thrilling read! And I wish I could give this more than 5 stars, it's worth a hundred more (at least!).Not only were the characters exceptionally well put together, but the storyline itself with superb. It has the twists, the turns and the emotion that every psychological thriller NEEDS to have to be successful. And Mark Edwards has nailed it on the head. I though...
  • Pat Bretheim
    Reading this book was like dropping in on someone else's nightmare. It was horrible! And it went on and on...... Very tedious. Could have been written in a much more succinct manner and still got the whole batch of horror in.
  • The Cats’ Mother
    Hmm, I’m on the fence about this one. I have now read a few of Edwards’ books with mixed results - generally 3 to 4 stars, finding them suspenseful, clever and generally unpredictable, but with unlikeable characters and preposterous plots. None have elicited from me the glowing 5 star reviews that I’ve seen frequently in my feed. This one returns to the same themes as his Magpies trilogy - an innocent man terrorised in his own home by peopl...
  • Sarah
    This book is classic Mark Edwards--increasingly horrible things happening to an ordinary person. This one is a lot like The Magpies, except instead of neighbors, Elliot is being driven to the brink by his in-laws, who are living with him and won't leave. I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as The Magpies, even though I think it was just as good--the things happening to Elliot made me feel more and more anxious, and maybe I was a little less in ...
  • The Book Review Café
    Once again Mark Edwards has written a scarily believable book, for me the authors strength lies in his ability to take the must ordinarily situations and turns them into something extraordinary, something horrifying, something chilling, but they make for the most brilliant reads. Here To Stay is the perfect example, in-laws moving in with you for a couple of weeks, ‘where’s the harm in that’? You might think but however much you love your i...
  • Megan BG
    I find it hard to believe that someone could be as naive as Elliot. The red flags were off the chart. I spent most of the book worried about the cat. Elliot didn't seem to be that concerned about his cat.Spoiler is about the cat because I wish I had known what happened.(view spoiler)[The cat lives. (hide spoiler)]
  • Linda
    I’m a Mark Edwards fan. I can always count on his books for a fast, good suspenseful mystery with some thrills involved. Maybe it was timing, maybe it was me, but this one didn’t get my usual 4 to 5 star rating. It seemed a bit far fetched and i felt the story could have been told in a shorter version. I was surprised by the ending however. With that being said I have every intention of continuing to read Mr. Edwards books!
  • Yvonne (It's All About Books)
    Finished reading: September 17th 2019 "Maybe I couldn't trust anyone." *** A copy of this book was kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Thomas & Mercer in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! *** (view spoiler)[Basically it was Meggy’s review that made me realize I just HAD to read Here To Stay. I'm so glad she first pointed me towards this book, as I have been meaning to try Mark Edwards' books for a while now and there is no doubt tha...
  • Julie Lacey
    Wow what a story!I loved this book and just had to finish it tonight to find out how it ended. Gemma and Elliot get married after only a few weeks together after a life affirming event makes Elliot seize the moment. Life is good at first, until Gemma asks if her parents and sister can come and stay. Elliot gets the impression that Gemma doesn’t really want them there, but agrees anyway. As soon as he meets them, Elliot knows life is not going t...