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
I believe not reading The Abattoir of Dreams would have left me a poorer individual.
5* from Linda Hill.
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
Seriously you guys are in for one hell of a treat with this story. It is nothing like any other Psychological thriller I have read before….. it’s absolutely fanflippintasic.
5* from Shell Baker
Mark Tilbury has written a roller coaster of a thriller for sure, but this novel is also a rich and harrowing story of the psychology of evil and those who strive to stop it, this is certainly one read that will stay with you long after you’ve finished the book.
5* review from Lorraine at The Book Review Cafe
Excuse my language but this book grabs you by the balls from page one and doesn’t let go! I don’t think that I’ve ever felt as much rage when reading a book or for so many different reasons throughout a whole book.
5* from lifeofanerdishmum
This book isn’t for the fainthearted but for me it is probably one of the best books I’ve ever read.Shocking, darker than black and brilliant. 5* reader review
It’s a book that once read cannot be forgotten, it’s a triumph for Tilbury and cements the fact that in reading his books, I’m on a journey with a very talented author.
5* review from supernatural thriller author, Shani Struthers.