Audiobook Review: The Magpies by Mark Edwards

“In cities, after all, you are always within screaming distance of a psychopath.”

Published in 2013, The Magpies by Mark Edwards follows optimistic Jamie and Kirsty as they move into their first home together. The future, in which they plan to get married and start a family, is bright. The other residents of their building seem friendly too, including the Newtons, a married couple who welcome them to the building with open arms. But when strange things start to happen, Jamie and Kirsty find themselves targeted by a campaign of terror. As they are driven to the edge of despair, Jamie vows to fight back, but he has no idea what he is really up against…

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Audiobook Review: The Hollows by Mark Edwards

Published in July 2021, The Hollows by Mark Edwards follows journalist Tom who, with his marriage over and his career in freefall, decides to reconnect with his fourteen-year-old daughter, Frankie. Desperate to spend precious time together now that they live an ocean apart, he brings her to Hollow Falls, a cabin resort deep in the woods of Maine.

From the outset, there’s something a little eerie about the place — strange whispers in the trees, windchimes echoing through the forest. But Hollow Falls has a gruesome history: twenty years ago this week, a double slaying shut down the resort. The crime was never solved, and now the woods are overrun with murder-obsessed tourists looking to mark the grim anniversary.

It’s clear that there’s something deeply disturbing going on at Hollow Falls. And as Tom’s dream trip turns into a nightmare, he and Frankie are faced with a choice: uncover the truth, or get out while they still can.

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