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Because She Loves Me

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  14,236 ratings  ·  949 reviews
A gripping tale of jealousy, obsession and murder, from the No.1 Bestselling author of The Magpies.

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

Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published September 2nd 2014 by Thomas & Mercer
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I loved this book...until I didn't...

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 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...

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When Andrew Sumner meets the beautiful and feisty Charlie- he
Jan 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*** 5 Stars ***

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
Jul 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am so torn.

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
Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
Aug 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone, Psychological Thriller Fans
Superb! Another brilliant psychological thriller that will keep you guessing from the pen of Mark Edwards. Very well written twists and turns in this novel. I had a few moments of my eyebrows being raised and making shocked sounds. All readers like to be clever to work out what's going on in books, well I was not so clever reading this one as it got me. But I love that. The book won!

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When Andrew Sumner meets beautiful, edgy Charlie, he is certain his run of bad luck has fina
"Because She Loves You" is a psychological thriller by Mark Edwards, (the best selling author of "The Magpies"),and is my first book by Mark Edwards. It is hard to write a review for this novel, without spoilers, so I will try to limit my comments.

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
Patrice Hoffman
I am hovering between a 2 and 3-star rating. My initial reasoning for the 2-star rating is based on the fact that Because She Loves Me by Mark Edwards is just like every other novel based on obsessive love connections.

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
Aug 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Because She Loves Me is the first book by Mark Edwards that I have read. This is a very compelling read of psychological suspense.

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
Mar 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Returning with another stellar thriller, akin to THE MAGPIES, Edwards helps readers forget his blip that had fans staring at the skies and asking that the former author be returned to earth. Andrew Sumner has been through a great deal at a young age: some significant relationships turning sour and a major eye operation that almost left him blind. When Charlotte (Charlie) appears at a vending machine, Andrew is left to wonder from where this ginger-haired goddess came and how he might see her aga ...more
David Staniforth
Nov 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having finished this book, I find myself torn when it comes to rating it. On one hand it was gripping throughout, especially the latter third, upon which I struggled to put it down. And, the characters were well drawn and strikingly individual. On the other hand, for such a top selling author, I found elements of the writing a little amateurish and dotted with errors.

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
Aug 12, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suspense, fiction
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May 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had heard a lot of good things about Mark Edwards novels from my Goodread friends so I decided to see for myself.
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
Liz Barnsley
So another madly addictive and excellent thriller from the pen of Mark Edwards who is fast becoming a favourite of mine when it comes to adult psychological fiction with those lovely little twists and turns and mad misdirection that make a reading experience so much fun.

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
Sep 01, 2014 rated it liked it
Loved it...until I didn't.

This book was kind of like eating an ice cream cone that was soooo amazing and when you get to the cone you find out it's made of cardboard instead of sweet waffle cone goodness.
JaHy☝Hold the Fairy Dust
**2.5 STARS **

. . . Nuff said.

** Mark Edwards, I'm sorry this story didn't work for me. I wish you much continued success. **
May 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rating 4.5
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
Jan 21, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

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...

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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.

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Charlie is incredibly jealous (view spoiler)
Aug 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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When Andrew meets Charlie he thinks all his romantic ships have come in. They seem the perfect couple. But, what follows, is a tale of obsessive love and twisted jealousy which moves at a cracking unputdownable pace with plenty of twists and turns in it, towards a climax that will come as a surprise. It is best not to know too much about the plot, so as not to spoil the read, but if you like dark psychological fiction that keeps you guessing and not knowing who exactly can be trusted, then this ...more
Jul 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing

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
Mar 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love the way Mark Edwards writes men. They are flawed, but they aren’t all cheating, lying, arrogant, chauvinists.

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

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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
Jan 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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
Sep 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, what can I say that hasn't already been said? I'm not Catholic, but I think Andrew and his sister need to be blessed by a priest because they are seriously cursed! Yup, nobody has said that yet.

P.S. I really enjoyed The Magpies and I love the little "shout outs" Mark Edwards gives to Lucy in this book.
Carla Palmeiro
May 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The plot of ‘Because she Loves me” is surprisingly, or maybe not so much, straightforward and somewhat clichéd : lonely and boring boy meets apparently wonderful but mysterious girl. They have great chemistry and lots of steamy sex. They start a relationship. Strange things start to happen affecting all the boy’s closest (female) friends, co-workers and past lovers. She seems very controlling and possessive is she to blame for the boy’s sudden out of control life?!

At some point I thought to myse
Kath Middleton
Aug 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Andrew meets Charlotte and his life changes in an instant. When we fall in love we almost want to consume and be consumed by the beloved. Andrew realises that he's seeing Charlie to the exclusion of all others - his best friend, his sister. Is this more than a natural desire to be always together? Then Charlie shows him her jealous side and bad things, even death, happen to his previous girlfriends.

This is a tense story where we begin to feel almost as involved with Andrew and Charlie as they a
This is the fourth book I’ve listened to by Mark Edwards in the last five months. Because She Loves Me is another psychological thriller. It took me a little longer to get into, and at first I wasn’t sure I was going to enjoy it. I eventually got into the story as more began to happen, and ended up enjoying it. I’d say this is my least favourite so far, with The Devil’s Work being my favourite.

I borrowed this in audiobook format through Amazon Kindle Unlimited.
Bill Kupersmith
As I read Because She Loves Me with the Crime Detective Mystery Thriller group I cannot fault its having a thriller-mode ending in which the villain is revealed @ the finish by launching a murderous attack on the narrator pretty much without warning out of the blue & it is only after the villain has been rendered hors de combat that we are told the backstory that explains the bad hat’s homicidal motivations. I still prefer the old-fashioned method of discovering the criminal by analysing wha ...more
This is one of those books that keeps you entertained and keeps you guessing. It is a fast paced psychological thriller that comes with a jealous girlfriend, people following you in the night and murders. The author doesn’t waste much time in getting into the story. Mark Edwards introduces us to the main character, Andrew (who narrates the story), and we learn a few things about him that make him human and likable, making the reader sympathetic towards him. Soon after, creepiness starts to emerg ...more
Fungi From Yuggoth
What a sad and scary tale: sad because there's so much loss, injury, and death; scary because the culprits are the kind who can "hide in plain sight," appearing to be normal employees, neighbors, dates, even boyfriends and girlfriends, while all the while, they lack human emotions, and sometimes, they do possess emotions: Narcissism, anger, rage, hatred, paranoia, pathological envy. (Yes I know paranoia and Narcissism are considered disorders of the psyche, but I.believe in this type of category ...more
Oct 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved the writing, side characters and all the scenario. İt hooked me from the beginning. I couldnt put this down. But that ending. İt was unexpected. Maybe u can say that its the purpose of why we read pschycological thrillers. But it was out of space. Not really connected to the events in the book. While reading those kind of books ı try to guess the ending or who causes all the shit in the book:)) yeah ı had 2 suspects but neither of them was correct. İf Maybe at the end my second guess hap ...more
Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
An interesting tale of jealousy, obsession, and murder.

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
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