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What You Wish For

What You Wish For [Kindle Edition]

Mark Edwards
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Praise for Mark Edwards

'Mark Edwards achieves what other writers yearn for, by creating characters that genuinely feel like real people, individuals you know personally-and then puts them into the scariest of situations...' —Elizabeth Haynes

'Astonishingly good.' —Peter James

'Creating characters you really feel for from the off, it is the incredible amount of dread which drips off the page which raises this book above its counterparts.' —Luca Veste

'Loaded with the same emotional intensity and pervasive unease that made The Magpies such a gripping novel, What You Wish For is a slick and twisting story which tests the line between love and obsession, belief and delusion, against a backdrop of bizarre cults and mysterious deaths. Genuinely unputdownable this is another must read from Mark Edwards.' —Eva Dolan, author of Long Way Home

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Marie Walker has vanished from the face of the earth...

Her besotted boyfriend, newspaper photographer Richard Thompson, vows to find her, convinced that Marie's unusual beliefs hold the key.

But a shocking discovery makes him question if he ever really knew his girlfriend. And when people around him start to die, Richard is plunged into terrible danger.

Drawn into the world of a sinister cult and the darkest corners of the Internet, Richard finds himself increasingly out of his depth as he discovers just how far people will go to protect what they believe in...

Revised edition: This edition of What You Wish For includes editorial revisions.

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More About the Author

I write psychological thrillers. My influences include writers such as Stephen King, Ira Levin, Ruth Rendell, Ian McEwan, Val McDermid and Donna Tartt and movies like Rosemary's Baby, Single White Female, Fatal Attraction and anything in which scary things happen to ordinary people.

I love hearing from readers and always respond. I can be contacted in the following ways:
Twitter @mredwards.

My first solo novel, THE MAGPIES, topped the Kindle chart in the UK. WHAT YOU WISH FOR followed in March 2014 and BECAUSE SHE LOVES ME was published in September 2014.

You can also download a free short story for your Kindle here:

I have co-written four novels with Louise Voss: CATCH YOUR DEATH (a No.1 bestseller in the UK), KILLING CUPID (chosen by Peter James as his book of 2012), ALL FALL DOWN and FORWARD SLASH. Our fifth novel, FROM THE CRADLE, will be published in Nov 2014.

After a career that has taken in everything from picking broad beans and answering complaint calls for a rail company to teaching English in Japan and being a marketing director, I currently write full-time.

I live in the West Midlands with my wife, our three children and a ginger cat.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this is a real page turner, this is an ... 18 Aug 2014
By R.S.M.
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
this is a real page turner, this is an insight into the pull a dominant personality and how he can lead people into his own insanity.
i cant get enough of Mark Edwards. can we have more please.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A gripping and unusual thriller 25 Mar 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Having really enjoyed the author's other books (both solo and in partnership with Louise Voss) I was very excited to read this book. The storyline is offers something different, a mix of love bordering on obsession, the hunt for a missing girl and the shadowy world of cults. The main character, Richard, is a joy to read, and the people he comes across on the way to find his missing girlfriend, Marie are realistically portrayed - even if they're not the type of characters you might be used to reading about - delusional misfits and hints of a very shady underworld where aliens - yes - the bulbous headed abduction type - hold the key to the future... for some people, at least. The story harks back to a time when alien sightings were almost commonplace in the media, and the people who believed... and those cynics who flatly refused to. Richard is grounded in reality, yet he is drawn into a world where he has to question the truth if he wants to find his girl. This is not a sci-fi novel - this is a novel about people from different backgrounds being thrown together into the mix. Ultimately it is a story about losing someone, and coming to the realisation that they may not want to be found. Fast-paced and very enjoyable, this is addictive reading from a master of the page-turner.

Highly recommended.

Thank you to the author for the advance review copy.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Don't be put off by the mention of aliens! 17 Sep 2014
By Saint
Format:Kindle Edition
This story is not about aliens, just about people having beliefs which are more important than anything else. I wasn't quite sure where the storyline was heading but I stuck with it and was pleasantly surprised by the pace and twists and turns. Not up to the quality of "The Magpies" which I definitely recommend. Saintrichardjames
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5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant Read 29 Aug 2014
By dib
Format:Kindle Edition
Loved the book. Totally enthralling from start to finish. A brilliant example of cult behaviour. The emotions of love and obsession are created with true feeling and insight. This is the first book I have read by Mark Edwards and I will definitely be catching up on the others. Perhaps there will be a follow up ?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good, enjoyable read 9 Sep 2014
I really enjoyed this book. A very different storyline to the other Mark Edwards books I've read, but good all the same. I liked the UFO storyline, and the fact that the ending was open ended - though I have made my mind up what happened! It's an easy read, and I read it in just over a week. Worth trying out!
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great novel 27 Mar 2014
By Alina
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This is the second book by this author that I read and I must say that after reading it, my status as an Edwards' novels fan is stronger than ever. I have to confess that throughout the book I sometimes thought to myself that this is going to be a silly alien abduction novel. I could not have been more wrong. In a very original and unexpected way, the author speaks about the fundamental things in life: belonging, loving, believing, family, passion and faith. The characters are exceptionally drawn and all the powerful emotions they go thorugh are very well described, it actually gave me feeling that this could happen in real life, I could see something like this on the news. As for the plot, to say it is brilliantly crafted is an understatement.
The ending got me thinking, not just about everything that happened to the characters, but about life and what really is important. I was taken by surprise when I found myself thinking about the people I truly love in my life and how much they mean to me. I think this proves that Edwards is a brilliant writer that manages not only to keep you entertained while you read his novel, but makes you think about it hours after you finish it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars an entertaining read 21 Aug 2014
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A good page turner, but a little incredible. the writing is clumsy in places and reads as if it could benefit from a good editor, but this didn't detract from the story.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars IF I fans will love this!!! 10 July 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
After reading 'The Magpies' which I loved, I choice this book by Mark Edwards. Unfortunately I could only give this book one star because I didn't like it at all. If you like reading about UFO's then you will love this! Sorry I didn't.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother to read this dreadful book.
This was a truly dreadful book. The subject matter was atrocious and the plot ,such as it was, completely unbelievable. Read more
Published 22 hours ago by Musetta
5.0 out of 5 stars what I wish for is more from this author.
Excellent book I raced through it. So many twists and turns it keeps you guessing right to the end.
Published 9 days ago by vivian
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great read couldn't put it down excellent
Published 10 days ago by Mr. Glenn Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Haven't read Mark Edwards books before, the title caught my eye!! Nice little story that got me hooked quite quickly.
Published 17 days ago by Anne Conroy
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read
hope there is a follow up. excellent read. didn't want to put it down. now looking for other books by the author
Published 20 days ago by Leanne
3.0 out of 5 stars worth reading
Captivating but hard to read
Published 21 days ago by Michael Puttick
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!
Amazing !!! Such a great read !! I couldn't put it down and didn't want it to end ! Can't wait for next book !! 5 star !!!
Published 21 days ago by maggie davies
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
went on a bit too much for my liking. I know the aliens could have been any belief but at the end they were still aliens. a little to far fetched for me. Read more
Published 22 days ago by Kindle Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
absolute rubbish the author must be weird
Published 24 days ago by tricia stanley
5.0 out of 5 stars Different...but enjoyable.
Having read the magpies, I was expecting this to be as gripping and quite scary at times but it was totally different; a journey of self discovery for the main character and it... Read more
Published 24 days ago by Emma Louise
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