Gemma Robinson comes into Elliot’s life like a whirlwind, and they marry and settle into his home. When she asks him if her parents can come to stay for a couple of weeks, he is keen to oblige – he just doesn’t quite know what he’s signing up for.
The Robinsons arrive with Gemma’s sister, Chloe, a mysterious young woman who refuses to speak or leave her room. Elliot starts to suspect that the Robinsons are hiding a dark secret. And then there are the scars on his wife’s body that she won’t talk about . . .
As Elliot’s in-laws become more comfortable in his home, encroaching on all aspects of his life, it becomes clear that they have no intention of moving out. To protect Gemma, and their marriage, Elliot delves into the Robinsons’ past. But is he prepared for the truth?
From the two million copy bestselling author comes a tale about the chilling consequences of welcoming strangers into your home.
Danger Will Robinson. No wait, different Robinson family but trust me you’d far rather be lost in space with those Robinsons than you would be down on earth with Mark Edwards latest creations- a family from hell and no mistake, poor Elliot.
Elliot falls in love, gets married, settles down into wedded bliss then BOOM the in laws arrive and everything takes a darkly horrific turn…
This is definitely a book you read with mouth hanging open as this couple and their strange family take over everything in sight, refuse to leave, create chaos and generally behave like lunatics. The longer they stay the worse things get with death, dark deeds and hidden secrets around every corner.
Mark Edwards is one of the best purveyors of domestic noir in the business, his characters are all out loud and endlessly compelling, never easy to predict and always as a reader I obsess over them when I’m away from the story. I read Here To Stay in two big gulps and at the end I really felt like a large gin was my only way back to sanity.
I do love that all these stories refuse to take the path of least resistance and never tie things up in neat little bows – the good guys sometimes win sometimes not and none of them end up where they start. It is that edgy, uncertain, ever more menacing vibe that keeps me reading them so I’m on board for as many as arrive.