The Retreat by Mark Edwards PDF

The Retreat by Mark Edwards PDF

Download The Retreat by Mark Edwards PDF book free – From The Retreat by Mark Edwards PDF:Two years ago, Julia lost her family in a tragic accident. Her husband drowned trying to save their daughter, Lily, in the river near their rural home. Buy from Amazon

The Retreat by Mark Edwards PDF

But the little girl’s body was never found—and Julia believes Lily is somehow still alive.

Alone and broke, Julia opens her house as a writers’ retreat. One of the first guests is Lucas, a horror novelist, who becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to Lily. But within days of his arrival, the peace of the retreat is shattered by a series of eerie events.

When Lucas’s investigation leads him and Julia into the woods, they discover a dark secret—a secret that someone will do anything to protect…

What really happened that day by the river? Why was Lily never found? And who, or what, is haunting the retreat?

From the bestselling author of Follow You Home and The Magpies comes his most terrifying novel yet.

Editorial Reviews

Review – The Retreat by Mark Edwards PDF

“The supernatural hauntings will leave you questioning reality. Beware, this book messes with your head.” The Sun

“Utterly compelling. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.” —C. L. Taylor, author of The Fear

“One of those books that I needed to start again the minute I finished it…Thoroughly spooky, intriguing and compelling.” —Liz Nugent, author of Lying In Wait

“Mark Edwards is a natural born storyteller with the darkest of imaginations…One of the creepiest books of the year.” —Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle

“Vintage Mark Edwards; authentically everyday people trapped in uniquely frightening events.” —Paul Finch, author of Strangers

“What a ride! Full of twists I completely failed to see coming.” —Simon Lelic, author of The House

“Edwards’s best one yet. Twisty, turny, addictive reading.” —Cass Green, author of In a Cottage In a Wood

“A deliciously creepy read that will have you hooked!” —Sibel Hodge, author of Look Behind You

“Twisting and terrifying, the kind of haunting, pacy, spine-chiller that Mark Edwards is the absolute master of.” —Chris Whitaker, author of Tall Oaks


It is essentially a horror story but it is kind of “cozy horror” in a sense that it is not very gory. The book is very well written and perfectly paced; there was never a moment when I was tempted to stop reading or just skip few pages. It is also very easy to read, in part because characters are introduced gradually and therefore easy to remember. They are all very colorful and fun to read about.

The story is told in the first person by the main protagonist who arrives at Writers Retreat to write his novel. The retreat is located in a remote location and the mystery of drowning deaths adds to the spookiness of the place. Was the drowning an accident, a murder or are supernatural forces at play as suggested by local folk tales? And what else is going on and for how long?

I could sometimes guess what will happen in few next pages (which was actually a nice feeling) but the ending was a huge surprise and I enjoyed it very much. In my opinion this is one of the best books by Mr. M. Edwards and I highly recommend it to those looking for a light and engaging mystery.

About the Author

Mark Edwards writes psychological thrillers in which scary things happen to ordinary people, and is inspired by writers such as Stephen King, Ira Levin, Ruth Rendell and Linwood Barclay.

He is the author of five #1 bestsellers: Follow You Home, The Magpies, Because She Loves Me, The Devil’s Work and The Lucky Ones, along with What You Wish For and six novels co-written with Louise Voss.

Originally from the south coast of England, Mark now lives in the West Midlands with his wife, their three children, two cats and a golden retriever.

Mark loves hearing from readers and can be contacted via his website,

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