The past is never far away.
Michael Tate has not had an easy life. With his
father in prison, and his mother dead, Michael
was sent to Woodside Children’s Home.
Now an adult, Michael wakes up from a coma in
hospital suffering from amnesia and paralysis.
Confused and terrified, he is charged with the
fatal stabbing of his girlfriend, Becky. He also learns he attempted to end his own life.
Detective Inspector John Carver is determined that Michael is sent to prison.
With no way of defending himself, Michael is left in his hospital bed awaiting transfer to remand.
But then strange things begin to happen and his childhood comes back to haunt him.
Can Michael ever escape the past?
Will he ever discover the truth about Becky’s murder?
And why is DI Carver so eager to make him suffer?
The Abattoir of Dreams is a bitter sweet story of murder, innocence and abuse.
I felt like my heart had been shattered into millions of tiny pieces and I wanted so badly to be able to take away the hurt and uncertainty that Michael as well as Liam goes through.
Shocking and heartbreaking, The Abattoir of Dreams is without a doubt one of my outstanding reads so far of 2017.
5* from Sarah Hardy @ bytheletterbookreviews.com
This book was so fantastic and it’s earned itself a spot on my top reads of 2017 list, I was blown away by everything about this one. The subject matter here is very dark and disturbing, it’s truly not for the faint of heart. There is abuse of every kind imaginable, it’s graphic and horrifying, but if you can stomach that, this is a must read. It evoked a wide range of emotions within me from shock, horror, sadness and tears all the way to laughter and warm moments, it was a hell of a ride.
5* from Amy Sullivan @ novelgossip.com
This book blew my socks off and fizzled nerve endings on the way, it made me laugh out loud and had me heart-broken with tears in my eyes. Five huge stars for this astonishing book with a plot like no other, twists you won’t see coming and outcomes you will be page-turning to get to. Be prepared for a laugh and a cry along the way too. Mark Tilbury – take a bow.
5* review from Maxine Groves (Booklover Catlady Publicity.)
It has placed itself firmly in my all time favourite reads, in a corner of my mind and in a little part of my heart. This is an exquisite, haunting novel, that is beautiful in its entirety.
5* review from Sarah Kenny @ thegreatbritishbook
The second Ben Whittle Investigation but can be read as a stand alone novel.
Fresh from the horrors of the Revelation Room, private investigators Ben and Maddie are plunged into a disturbing world of terror as they search for missing pregnant girl, Hannah Heath. Drawn to Frank Crowley, an original suspect in Hannah’s disappearance, Maddie is about to learn the true meaning of evil. As she gets close to Crowley, in an effort to get him to open up, she soon learns all is not what it seems. Crowley is just a small part of something unimaginable. Something so terrible and deranged, it defies reason. After Maddie disappears, Ben is left in a desperate race against time to find her and uncover the truth.
Reviews for The Eyes of the Accused:
‘I was anticipating something pretty good from Mark Tilbury after his first novel The Revelation Room, and The Eyes of the Accused didn’t disappoint. Tilbury set the standard high with The Revelation Room, and has raised it even higher with The Eyes Of The Accused. The story hooked me in straight away and kept me intrigued; much as I liked The Revelation Room, The Eyes Of The Accused is even better. How Tilbury does it, I don’t know, but he manages to blend humour into his psychological thrillers very successfully, in a way I’ve not encountered before. I’d love to give an example, but it’s hard without giving spoilers. Let’s just say a certain lupine character was brilliantly done and gave depth along with a dash of humour to the narrative.
In the second book in the Ben Whittle series, we discover more about Maddie, which gave a nice counterpoint to the focus on Ben in book no. 1.
I received an advance copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. Honestly? I loved this novel!’ 5* Goodreads review
‘Mark Tilbury is a rising British author to watch, his ability spin a great story mixed with great character presentation and that wicked dark tint of humour is an absolute winning combination! I cannot wait for book three (and four…) in this series. Give me more, yes please! Highly recommended if you want pure escapism into another world for some hours. 5 well awarded stars and on my long-list for my Top Ten Reads of 2016. Bravo Mr. Tilbury!’ 5* Amazon review from BookLover Catlady Reviews and Publicity.
I have read the The Revelation Room and now Mark Tilbury’s The Eyes of the Accused, like the first book this novel did not disappoint me. The author had given great character presentation with a tinge of dark humour. I feel the dash of humour to the narrative is Mark’s trademark, I liked his style. 5* Amazon.in review
You can find The Eyes of the Accused here on Amazon.
Ben Whittle’s father is a private investigator. He’s been taken captive by a cult whilst investigating a missing girl. Close to death, he makes a desperate call to Ben for help. He tells Ben that he must not call the police because “everyone will die”. Ben retraces the last known steps of the missing girl with his friend Maddie. The only option left open to them is to join the cult and rescue Ben’s father from the inside.
But this is no band of hapless hippies worshipping the moon and drinking chicken blood. They are a group of dangerously brainwashed followers who are under the spell of psychopathic cult leader, Edward Ebb. When Ben and Maddie are initiated into the group, they pass into a world where only two choices exist: compliance or death.
Ben and Maddie must find Ben’s father and the missing girl, but the odds are impossibly stacked against them and time is fast running out. And they will soon discover the gruesome secret concealed in the Revelation Room.
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Reviews of The Revelation Room:
Overall, I loved this book! This is easily one of the best thriller/suspense/horror stories I’ve read the author has become one of my favorite Indies. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. 5* review
“The Revelation Room is one heck of a psychological thriller for debut author Mark Tilbury. Tilbury gives the reader a glimpse into the minds of each character. Amongst the disturbing terror I found myself laughing at Ben and Maddie’s inner thoughts. It’s a glimpse many authors don’t afford when writing from a third person point of view but Tilbury does it well. He breathes life into each character through their inner thoughts, dialogue and imperfections or weaknesses.
I enjoyed his dark humor, witty descriptions of each terror filled page. A book worthy or reading again – before book 2 comes out!” 5* Amazon review
“This is a twisted story that takes the reader on an amazing ride. Not only is the suspenseful story a great read, but the author did a magnificent job in his character development, as the reader learns the backgrounds of the character’s you can’t help but root for your favorite, while hoping the good will be able to fight and overcome the evil. To find out if they will, grab this well – written must have story.” 5* Amazon review
The reader is held in suspense until an explosive climax – will good or evil prevail? And I can certainly say I’m looking forward to the next book already. Well done!” 5* Amazon review
“The Revelation Room is a great read, and impressive for a first novel. I enjoyed its dark humour whilst enjoying the story of Ben Whittle’s search for his missing father, who has been taken prisoner by a religious cult. The novel ends nicely with a lead into the next in the series. I’m interested in reading more of Ben Whittle’s adventures and to explore his relationship with Maddie.” 4* Amazon review
This is a psychological thriller to rival the greats, and the author doesn’t pull any punches with the horror either – gruesome depictions of depraved acts of brutality abound. This is definitely not a story for even the slightly faint of heart. 4* Amazon Review
You can find The Revelation Room here on Amazon and it’s FREE with Kindle Unlimited. Here also is my author page. If you read the book please give it a review on Amazon/Goodreads. It’ll be much appreciated. Thank you.