It’s finally here! From the bestselling author of Keep Her Secret, Mark Edwards‘ brand new spine-chilling read, The Darkest Water, publishes today with Amazon Publishing / Thomas & Mercer.

The Darkest Water follows Calvin, a bakery-owner living in an idyllic village in the Lake District. After reluctantly following his wife Vicky’s advice to promote it on social media, he’s thrilled when a viral clip makes him a legend overnight. But then the creepy DMs start flooding in—all from a stranger who claims she’s his biggest fan.

Meanwhile, a local recluse is found on a nearby beach, buried to his neck and left to drown, and the community goes into shock. Why would anyone want him dead? And who exactly was he? Detective Imogen Evans, new to the Lake District, is under pressure to find out before the killer strikes again.

As the murder hunt gathers pace, Calvin’s obsessive admirer turns up right on cue after his assistant is injured in an accident, and to Vicky’s horror she’s here to stay. As events begin spiralling into darkness, is there anyone in this quiet backwater Calvin can trust—or have his mistakes already put him, and everyone he loves, in terrible danger?

Mark Edwards writes psychological thrillers in which scary things happen to ordinary people. He has sold 4 million books since his first novel.  The Last of the Magpies (2019) was the Winner of The Cat and Mouse Award for Most Elusive Villain and No Place To Run (2022) was shortlisted for an ITW Thriller Award 2023. In addition, Mark was nominated for the Crime Fiction Lover Award 2021 and the Goodreads Choice Award 2021. 

You can get your hands on a copy here

Happy publication day Mark!