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Publisher's Summary

A gripping tale of jealousy, obsession, and murder, from the number-one best-selling 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 following him. And as misfortune and tragedy strike his friends and loved ones, Andrew is forced to confront the frightening truth.…

Is Charlie really the girl of his dreams - or the woman of his nightmares?

©2014 Mark Edwards (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Good suspense thriller from beginning to the end.

What made the experience of listening to Because She Loves Me the most enjoyable?

I couldn't quit listening because I wanted to know what came next. Good character development and writing. Totally enjoyed it, and was surprised by the ending.

What other book might you compare Because She Loves Me to and why?

Gone girl by Gillian Flynn. Because it was a twisty suspense about love gone bad that had you going right up to the end. The ending was unexpected. Some of the characters you loved and hated, then your perception of them later changed. People can be creepy and real psychotic. It also reminded me a little of Stephen King.

Which scene was your favorite?

Can't really say one scene/part stood out. I liked the whole book.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. But it took me two days not one. I alternately read the book, and listened to the audible version when I couldn't sit and read.

Any additional comments?

New author for me. I really enjoyed it. He is a good writer with good character development, and a good story. I like a good suspense thriller, and I look forward to reading/listening to more of his books. The author has a great imagination and had written the book on similar things that happened to him.

33 of 38 people found this review helpful

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Entertaining Distraction

Despite the somewhat clichéd storyline, I really enjoyed this book!

There is only so much you can do with a psycho-girlfriend plot, and I can’t say that this author came up with any new twists in the genre, but nevertheless I was kept guessing.

It was a satisfying and entertaining distraction.

22 of 26 people found this review helpful

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Slow Pace, Annoying Female Characters

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I can't say, really. I didn't finish the book, as it was going at such a slow pace and the writing was so mediocre. The narration of females was so jarring I had to grit my teeth to get though it. Not worth the credit.

What was most disappointing about Mark Edwards’s story?

The mediocre writing.

What didn’t you like about Napoleon Ryan’s performance?

He didn't narrate women well at all, he made them sound daft and pathetic.

What character would you cut from Because She Loves Me?

All of them.

Any additional comments?

Not worth the credit.

30 of 37 people found this review helpful

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  • Angie
  • holladay, Utah
  • 02-10-15

One of The Most Boring Books Ever!

Nothing happens in this book! Nothing. The story rambles on & on with some twists & turns that end up at dead ends over & over again. Absolutely boring and a waste of money & time. Do not waste your credit or your money.

25 of 31 people found this review helpful

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  • Wendi
  • Overland Park, KS, United States
  • 11-21-16

Amazing Thriller- Absolutely Loved This Book!

I was pleasantly surprised with 'Because She Loves Me' by Mark Edwards. I was hooked from beginning until the end. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I hadn't been able to 'get into' an audible book for some time and the narrator, characters, and story in 'Because She Loves Me' had me listening every chance I could.

We have a single man who was orphaned at a young age. He meets a lovely girl one night at a pub and doesn't hear from her for awhile. When he does finally get the text weeks later, he sees her again and they become inseparable. They fall into a deep kind of crazy love that one reads of in romance novels and fairy tales. However.. as we all know, if something or someone seems too good to be true, that's generally the case.

Strange things start to happen and everything points back to the girl, Charlie, and her sketchy mood swings and her seemingly unknown past. The longer we know Charlie, the weirder things get..

Edwards has a knack for building suspense and he does not fail to exceed his readers' expectations. Bravo Mr. Edwards! You are officially one of my favourites- thanks for a great, satisfying read.

-Wendi

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  • Valerie
  • HEATH, OH, United States
  • 10-27-15

Adolescent prose

This author needs to take a creative writing course. I can't judge the story as I couldn't get beyond the first 90 pedestrian minutes.

21 of 28 people found this review helpful

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Entertaining.!

I couldn't stop listening, even thou I wanted too. The story was good but the constant self talk and analyzing by the main character was exhausting! I needed to take breaks because the constant internal dialog from the main character was way too much. Overall it was a good story and did not see the end coming. Will download another from this author. Narration was on point👌

18 of 25 people found this review helpful

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  • Eugenia
  • Chatsworth, CA, US
  • 10-31-16

Loved The Ride...

I thoroughly enjoyed the twists and turns of this well-plotted story until the too neat, wrapped up end.
But getting there was lots of fun. Yes, the characters were not so likeable, but that was part of the point of the story. Here was a flawed character who has secrets just as the characters who surrounded him.
Napoleon Ryan (what a cool name!) did a terrific job. I thought his narration held all the exact emotional qualities including his very competent female voices, which are often very difficult for males to recreate.
I loved the roller coaster ride until one of those endings where you go, "Say what?"

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Talk about red herring

Idiotic in the extreme. I can't believe I listened to the whole thing. Red herring alert.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Captivated for the first 90% and then lost me

I loved this book until the last 10 percent. This story had a constant rhythm and build and then in the final chapters it took a series of wrong turns that just didn't fit. Very disappointed and I do not recommend.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Tim Miller
  • 11-06-16

Scary

A very scary story as it developed and rather incredible.A book to put behind you. A bit hard to believe, but maybe not.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Ann D
  • 11-13-14

Engrossing story with well drawn characters!

Any additional comments?

This was very well written and beautifully narrated. Its a tale with many layers and a few twists. There wasn't a wasted sentence here, so I never wanted to put it down. Some reviewers said it was great until the last couple of chapters, which they didn't like. I was very happy (though surprised) by how it turned out. It was all plausible and perfectly satisfying.

27 of 35 people found this review helpful

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  • Becca
  • 01-15-17

I don't normally review but....

I don't normally review but I couldn't stop listening to this! Fantastic, gripping storyline that had me hooked until the end!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Michael
  • 01-11-17

Good ending

Not bad, but does take a while to really grib you. The end was good but slightly over explained

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  • MissSharonF
  • 12-15-16

Great twist!!

Fabulous narration and a great listen. Good storyline and never guessed the twist in the tale!!

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  • Rebecca
  • 11-23-16

great read (Listen!)

I really enjoyed this book. it was a little slow to start and certain characters annoyed me but I stuck with it and it's easily the best I have listened to for ages. it had me a bit scared at times and all the way through wanting to know what was going to happen next. buy it!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Finn
  • 11-11-16

implausable ending after super build up

story was cleverly crafted but not enough connection was made throughout the story to justify the ending. disappointing finish.

readers female voices sounded like drag artists. accents well done generally however.

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  • J Smith
  • 11-01-16

Gripping Story

Gripping listening. Kept guessing who but totally missed it. Great to the end. Enjoyable.

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  • MRS ELAINE MILNE
  • 10-10-16

Great!!!!

Loved this book! Kept me rivetted from start to finish! Great ending too! Would definitely recommend!

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  • brenda
  • 10-04-16

Because she Loves Me

It was very good, I liked the twist at the end didn't expect that. I would recommend this book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-15-17

Totally brilliant

loved this so bloody much. Had life on hold until I finished it. Now I'm behind on my life!
had me from the first sentence and so so well read. Lovely gentle man's voice. I will seek out this reader again

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  • Linda Hewlett
  • 08-25-15

Because she loves you book review

Thoroughly enjoyed the intrigue of this book. Narration superb. An easy voice to listen to. Highly recommend it.

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