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What You Wish For [Paperback]

Mark Edwards
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Book Description

22 July 2014

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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  • Paperback: 270 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (22 July 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1477825568
  • ISBN-13: 978-1477825563
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 14 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 144,421 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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:
Email: markandlouise@me.com
Twitter @mredwards.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/vossandedwards

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 will be published in September 2014.

You can also download a free short story for your Kindle here: vossandedwards.com/free-short-story

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.

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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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

About the Author

Mark writes psychological thrillers. He loves stories in which scary things happen to ordinary people and is inspired by writers such as Stephen King, Ira Levin, Ruth Rendell, Ian McEwan, Val McDermid, and Donna Tartt.

Mark is now a full time writer. Before that, he once picked broad beans, answered complaint calls for a rail company, taught English in Japan, and worked as a marketing director.

Mark co-published a series of crime novels with Louise Voss. The Magpies, his first solo, topped the UK Kindle charts for three months when it first released. Since its success, the novel has been re-edited and published by Thomas & Mercer.

He lives in England with his girlfriend, their three children, and a ginger cat.

He can be contacted on
Twitter: @mredwards
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/vossandedwards

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Different...but enjoyable. 25 Aug 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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 offers that "step back" point of view that people don't have when loved ones go missing. You find yourself thinking "why did you decide to do that?" Fantastic read, another that was difficult to put down - cannot wait for the next!

Thank you :)
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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.
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!! 28 Aug 2014
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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 !!!
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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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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed 27 Aug 2014
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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. started well end was realistic I suppose I am not a believer myself.ok
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Ufo 15 July 2014
By fionad
Format:Kindle Edition
disappointing. not believable at all characters weak far far too boring a,read. so easy to put down. shame really n o t what I hoped for.
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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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