Book 64 of 2015: Follow You Home by Mark Edwards

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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 civilisation, 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.

I received this book through a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. It was free with the intention of an honest review.

Follow You Home, is a psychological thriller that makes you want to be that much more cautious when you go abroad. It’s a disturbing tale of the evils in the world and what could happen to you when you least expect it.

The novel is mostly written in Daniel’s point of view. I found it easy to get into his story and understand him. He is the every man; not necessarily a person in himself, but encompasses what an average person is like. Average people are stingy with their money. Some are trusting of people. They make mistakes and try to find the truth of what happened to them to find peace. This is Daniel. I like Daniel.

The rest of the book is written in third person and deals with other characters and the events of the cabin of the woods. The pieces of the puzzle are seen in Alina, Ion, and Laura’s parts. The puzzle is a dark puzzle.

Overall, I am on the fence with this book. I didn’t care for the third person point of views with Daniel’s. I understand why it was done, but I just didn’t care for it. After the first few chapters, the book is a bit slow. This is the part where Daniel and Laura are trying to cope with what they saw. Their relationship breaks apart, Daniel becomes a heavy drinker, and strange things are happening. Though showing the stress of the event makes sense, it felt a bit strung out.

The distrubing events made this book interesting. I did love finding out what was going on throughout the book and I did love the conclusion. It was more the coping moments and Laura/Daniel’s relationship. I wish we saw more of them before the event or got more because they did change dramatically due to the event. Laura seems out of it and I don’t really see how her and Daniel would make a good couple in the end.

Then again, the ending had a haunting undertone and that makes me wonder what their lives will be like.

In all, the book isn’t bad. There are slow moments that you need to push through to get to the gold. I think when I do go on a Europe tour, I will be very careful.

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