Killing Cupid Paperback – 2 Aug 2012
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‘I was gripped all the way – the ending is terrific.’ Peter James
‘A very clever, very pacy story that kept me guessing right to the end’ Elizabeth Haynes
‘An ingenious tale of stalking and its twisted repercussions. Took me in a very different direction from the one I'd been expecting.' Alex Marwood
About the Author
Mark Edwards and Louise Voss met after Louise saw Mark on a TV documentary about aspiring writers, and a writing partnership was born. Their first two thrillers, Killing Cupid and Catch Your Death, were huge hits when the pair self-published them online, becoming the first UK indie authors to reach No. 1 in both the Amazon Kindle and Amazon Fiction charts.
Mark is marketing director for a student money website, and Louise is a concert administrator at a London university. They live in south London with their families.
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The thing with this novel as a single woman and a woman who lives alone, is that it does give you the actual creeps as you read it. He lurks in her house unseen, hiding in her wardrobe, he deletes an email which would positively effect her career, and buys her gifts with her own credit card. Alex is a seriously delusional human being who thinks of the day when she "invites him to move in" not as a fantasy or hope but states it in his journal as a certain fact. This is a good portrait of a stalker who in almost every case genuinely believe the object of their affection does or could welcome their attentions.
But, as Alex's behaviour pushes Siobhan to crack under the strain, her own breakdown brings about a whole new chain of events.
The central intelligence of Killing Cupid is that it takes what would commonly be known as the standard chick lit plot "boy meets girl, misunderstandings and obstacles ensue, happy ending" and perverts it making it a subversive version of that sort of novel, like a twisted reflection in a black mirror, the dark side of human emotion. It's like an anti-chick lit, chick lit, behaviours that can seem endearing in those sorts of novels, finding out where someone lives to try and "bump into them" become not the sweet fare of a Hugh Grant love story, but a woman's worst nightmare.Read more ›
What I love about these books is how close to home many of the plots can be, most can be quite realistic and y not so far-fetched that you can't imagine it happening to someone in everyday life. That is sometimes where the chill factor comes in to play, thinking what if...
When Alex Parkinson joins a creative writing class, he soon realises that he and his tutor, Siobhan McGowan, are meant to be together. Alex will do anything to be with her. Like buying her designer clothes and lingerie...with her own credit card. Like breaking into her house and reading her diary. Like threatening her ex-boyfriend – and watching his love rival plummet from a rooftop.
But when Alex finally admits defeat and seeks solace elsewhere, Siobhan decides to take revenge. How dare he lose interest in her? He picked the wrong woman to stalk then just back off! As their lives begin to unravel and the past closes in, Alex and Siobhan embark on a collision course that threatens to destroy both themselves and everyone around them...
This is one of those plots where you are certain it's heading in a predicable manner and you know more or less how it might end up. But wait, this is a Voss and Edwards book therefore there is going to be a twist, or two or three and there is indeed.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Brilliantly written from the perspective of the two characters, Alex and Siobhan. It really captures the creepiness of having a stalker, making you feel worried about Siobhan and... Read morePublished 12 days ago by di
A really good book. It keeps your interest from start to finish. Who is watching who.Published 25 days ago by Maxine
About half to 3quarters way through just got so unbelievable -started off so well and had the makings of a good story then the author completely turned it around to something so... Read morePublished 1 month ago by mrs s mchugh
Brilliant read,a proper page turner throughout with plenty of twists and turns.would love to read a book like this again.Published 1 month ago by Linda
I love the fact you like and dislike both the main characters at different parts! It's really exciting and your not quite sure where it'll leave you.Published 1 month ago by Mrs L.
This is a stalker story with a big difference and twist. I really enjoyed it and found it a fast paced and entertaining read. Read morePublished 1 month ago by L A Matthews
Great read. They are both talented authors. I highly recommend all their work to anyone that enjoys thrillers. Looking forward to morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer