A perfect summer. A perfect stranger. A perfect nightmare.
When British twenty-somethings Ruth and Adam are offered the chance to spend the summer housesitting in New York, they can’t say no. Young, in love and on the cusp of professional success, they feel as if luck is finally on their side.
So the moment that Eden turns up on the doorstep, drenched from a summer storm, it seems only right to share a bit of that good fortune. Beautiful and charismatic, Eden claims to be a friend of the homeowners, who told her she could stay whenever she was in New York.
They know you’re not supposed to talk to strangers—let alone invite them into your home—but after all, Eden’s only a stranger until they get to know her.
As suspicions creep in that Eden may not be who she claims to be, they begin to wonder if they’ve made a terrible mistake…
I had never read a book by Mark Edwards before and wanted to give this one a go as I had heard great things about it. I found it a compelling and engaging read, I did find it a little slow in parts but the twists in it make up for it. Ruth and Adam are house sitting for a couple, everything is going well until one day a woman knocks on their door claiming to be the home owners friend who said she could stay at their house whenever she wanted. So they let her stay, let’s just say maybe she is not who she claims she is, and then things start going from bad to worse and will anybody’s life’s be the same again? My suspicion of Eden was there at the start, I did wonder who she might really be but didn’t guess it all. It just goes to show you that not everyone is who they say they are. A very interesting and unusual story that kept me gripped till the end.
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