Because She Loves Me
When Andrew Sumner meets beautiful, edgy Charlie, he is certain his run of bad luck has finally come to an end.
But as the two of them embark on an intense affair, Andrew wonders if his grasp on reality is slipping. Items go missing in his apartment. Somebody appears to be fol...more
Stalkers like Rachel are very deceptive and above all patient. Rachel stated tr…more (I marked this as spoiler but I can see all of it, I hope it's hidden)
Stalkers like Rachel are very deceptive and above all patient. Rachel stated truthfully that she was okay just watching Andrew, waiting for him to come visit Tilly until he became more involved with Charlie then she was afraid he would disappear. Stalkers like her are irrational, she thought by paralyzing Andrew or maiming him that he would hire her or invite her into his home and they would be together and she could care for him forever (Or until she got bored). It's completely irrational. As far as Rachel having a obsession with Andrew and not showing it, she did. She followed him and his friends, hacked into his emails and watched and read everything that he did, of course she acted normal by Andrew, she did not want to alert him to her. Rachel dated Henry for about 2 weeks, many stalkers are married with kids and or in relationships aside from the fictional ones in their heads. It's not uncommon that she would still have a life outside of her delirium. It is also, very possible that Rachel never had the boyfriend but made him up to make herself a victim to get into Andrews home and his sympathies and attentions. :) Hope that helps!(less) (hide spoiler)]
BECAUSE SHE LOVED ME is one of those books -in my opinion- that suffered from the author thinking that it needed a twisty ending. Not all books need a twisty ending! PLEASE AUTHORS...you don't always have to stump the readers. For hundreds of years people wrote books without "WTF" endings. Don't get me wrong- I love endings with a hidden surprise..but only if it is well done- this one not so much...
When Andrew Sumner meets the beautiful and feisty Charlie- he ...more
I had a great time because I read this book which is so NASTY, DISTURBING, MIND NERVING, SOUL SHAKING, DARK, CREEPY! And of course I finished to binge watch You’s season 2 at the same day. So yes, I think from now on, I’m gonna be most septic, dubious person on the earth and I cannot judge everything with ...more
This is so good.....
I've had this on my Kindle for ages and I've no idea why I waited so long to read it.
This just captivated me straight away.I love a story of deep obsession.....think of the films Fatal Attraction and Misery and if you've read You by Caroline Kepnes, you'll probably get me.
Andrew is a little bit jaded.He's a bit of an introvert.
He's at the hospital one day having treatment when he bumps into the beautiful Charlie....
Is it a coincidence or something more???
They f ...more
The first 90% of this book gets 5 stars. The last 10% DOES NOT.
But that's just me.
I'm giving this one 4 stars because Mark Edwards really had me caught up in his world. I couldn't wait to get back to this book and find out more, more, more. But then THAT happens. My forehead hit the table. I just was not a fan of THAT happening.
Maybe you'll think the ending was amazing. I've read the reviews and plenty 'o readers do. But of course I have to be difficult and NOT like that ending. Le ...more
This thriller novel is an emotional rollercoaster,coverings a real gambit of emotions ranging from emotional abuse, insecurities, manipulation, relationships, control, obsession, betrayal , trust and most of all JEALOUSY.
This was a gripping thriller w ...more
What's the book about?
When Andrew Sumner meets beautiful, edgy Charlie, he is certain his run of bad luck has fina ...more
The set up encompasses the first 15% of the book and moves along nicely. The suspense factor starts to creep in at that point and slowly builds to a crescendo over the last 85% of the book. I love that steady even progression of tension; I think Mr. Edwards pulls this off better than anyone else I have read in the last year. The protagonist, Andrew, is a good guy, bu ...more
Everyone knows the type of story I'm referring to. Boy meets insatiable girl who warps his mind with sex, more sex, better sex, and even better sex. He's so wrapped up in this woman's love (and legs) that he can't see straight and that's besides the fact he's initially dealing with ...more
PS. Thanks Dita, you were spot-on!! ...more
The twisty ending came as a big surprise. Not that there would be a twist, but in the direction that the twist went, as it wasn’t ...more
I instantly liked this book, so much that I read it in one sitting and then started on the other book I had of his straight after. Great characters, excellently developed plot that is well paced and twists and turns to keep you guessing.
A psychological thriller that is so well written you will struggle to put it down as I found to my cost.
You just want to keep reading to find out ...more
― Mark Edwards, Because She Loves Me
Dita is my favorite character in this book.
So I have read the reviews. Seen the differing opinions and point of views. I am going in the direction of team "Yes! This is GREAT!!". I must say this was such an addictive read.
I am to tired to do a p ...more
I have given this book my precious reserved 5 stars, its so well laid out and so addictive [as was the characters] holding my attention that it cannot be any less [for me]
I rarely give 5 stars these days, border on 3's and 4's, BUT if a book really does get that 'addictive' feel in my hands, holding my attention, not wanting to put it down, taking my kindle everywhere I go, going to sleep begrudgingly when all I want to do is read yet my eye lids are closing......then its definitely a 5!
I cannot ...more
In this novel we meet Andrew who believes he MAY have found the love of his life. But all is not right and as more and more things go wrong around him, he begins to wonder just who it is he has become involved with…
Another diffic ...more
So I read my friend's reviews for this psychological thriller and every one alluded to the ending of this book. Naturally I had to know what they were talking about...but...
And of course everybody was right!
This is the story of Andrew who has had a hard time in life. He meets Charlie and they embark on an intense love affair but then things start to go wrong.
Charlie is incredibly jealous (view spoiler)[although if my boyfriend got drunk and stayed over at a female friend's hous ...more
This is the first book I have read by Mark Edwards and I thoroughly enjoyed it. This was also the first time I read with a buddy so I think that increased my enjoyment of the whole experience. There is no doubt that Edwards is a talented writer and the mystery unfolded with just the right pace. He wasn't excruciatingly slow to build the tension and he didn't throw it all at the reader in the last chapter. For each mysterious occurrence there were at least two possibilities (if not mor ...more
Because She Loves Me is an extremely tense psychological thriller which totally shocked me.
Andrew is just a typical average guy whose life takes a turn for the worse when he meets the beautiful Charlie. Andrew first meets Charlie at the hospital where he is being seen for a problem he has had with his eye. Thinking he will never see her again, he is over joyed to see her at the train station. From that point on, the pair are literally never apart.
From the start Andrew and Charlie's relation ...more
I love the way he writes women. They are flawed, but they aren’t all helpless, blameless, stupid victims.
I’ve had huge problems with thrillers where both sexes are written in such a stereo typical way. In a lot of thrillers I’ve read lately, the men are all evil and the woman are pure as driven snow, but even if a woman were a serial killer, she’s still a beautiful, fragile, victim ...more
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A book with a love triangle - Because She Loves Me
E = Edwards, Mark
First I want to state that this was a quick, enjoyable read that kept me interested. Edwards' writing flows really smoothly and for the most part, you really feel apart of Andrew's world.
Unfortunately this book suffers from bad ending-itis. It's not the worst I have ever read but it felt thrown in as an afterthought, to add a twist to keep it exciting. The problem was that it ...more
Andrew Sumner has not led a charmed life, so when he meets beautiful, edgy Charlie, he is certain his run of bad luck has finally come to an end.
But as the two of them embark on an intense affair, Andrew wonders if his grasp on reality is slipping. Items go missing from his apartment. Somebody appears to be following him. And as misfortune and tragedy strike his friends and loved ones, Andrew is forced to wonder is Charlie really the girl of ...more
P.S. I really enjoyed The Magpies and I love the little "shout outs" Mark Edwards gives to Lucy in this book.
At some point I thought to myse ...more
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