My Books

Here is a list of all the books I’ve had published to date (most recent first.) Please click on each cover to go to it’s Amazon page.

He says he is innocent. So why did he lie?

Mathew Hillock was the last person to see eleven-year-old Jodie Willis alive. When her dead body turns up four days later in his garden shed, the police think he’s guilty of her murder. So do most people in the town. But there’s no DNA evidence to link him to the crime.
Battling the weight of public opinion and mental illness due to a childhood head trauma, he sinks into a deep depression.
Can Mathew do what the police failed to do and find evidence linking the real killer to the crime?
The Last One to See Her is a terrifying story of what happens when you’re accused of a crime and no one believes you are innocent.


Here are some of the great reviews the book has received:

‘Well, this plot was just outstandingly terrifying, tension-filled and extremely dark.’
5* from Ami at, Reading Through The Pain.

‘From the utterly brutal prologue to the shocking conclusion, and everything in between, The Last One To See Her is an incredibly gripping and addictive page-turner.’
5* from Eva at, Novel Deelights.

Soul piercing, beautifully dark, poignant and Heartbreaking..Mark Tilbury’s darkest story ever..All the stars ..Outstanding. 5* from ARC reviewer, Livia Sbarbaro.

The Last One To See Her is now available to order from Amazon for just $2.99 or £1.99



Book description:
Beth couldn’t be happier. She is eight weeks pregnant and married to the man of her dreams. But after returning home from a celebratory meal, she finds a wreath from her sister’s grave hanging above the bed and a kitchen knife embedded in her pillow. There are no signs of a forced entry. Nothing is stolen. And no one other than the cleaner has a key to the house.
Then a campaign of terror begins. Beth becomes increasingly paranoid as it becomes clear that someone close to the family is behind these disturbing events.
But who would want Beth dead?
Does the past hold the clue?
And can Beth find the answer before it’s too late?
Torment is a story of misplaced loyalty, revenge and sacrifice.

Here are some of the great reviews Torment has received from readers:

‘Emotionally intense. Mark Tilbury weaves a story of psychological warfare with seeds of doubt that create a scenario that could so easily be true crime.’
5* from best-selling author, Linda Prather.

‘Mark Tilbury has done it again. His books always have so much depth which really makes it interesting as he pushes things as far as he can with both dark and disturbing material.’ 4* from Sean Talbot at Sean’s Book reviews.

‘This is one author who has absolutely no problem pulling the wool over your eyes and fooling even the most seasoned crime connoisseurs multiple times within the short span of a single novel.’ 4* from Lou at Readers Retreat.




Book description:
Can two wrongs ever make a right?
The police never found fifteen-year-old Ellie Hutton. She vanished ten years ago after walking home from school along a disused railway track. But Danny Sheppard knows exactly what happened to her. She is dead and buried in a field near Lassiter’s Brook.
Now Cassie Rafferty has gone missing. Same age. Similar circumstances. And Danny also knows what has happened to her.
Can Danny fight his demons and tell the truth this time?
Or will history repeat itself and leave another innocent girl dead?

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Readers have been saying

“I found this compelling and terrifying in equal measure. What a read!.”
Linda @ Linda’s Book Bag

“You Belong to Me made one thing crystal clear: Mark Tilbury knows how to deliver a riveting psychological thriller.” NetGalley reviewer

“There are authors whose books I read I consider to have a vivid imagination, and then there’s Mark Tilbury!” Lorraine @ The Book Review Cafe



Book Description:

Would you risk your life to get justice?

Lee Hunter doesn’t have a choice when he nearly drowns after spending the night in a derelict boathouse with his best friend, Charlie Finch.
After recovering from his near-death experience, Lee realises he is part of two lives linked by the despicable actions of one man. Struggling against impossible odds, Lee and Charlie set out to bring this man to justice.

Will Lee be able to unlock the past and bring justice to the future?

The Key to Death’s Door is a story of sacrifice, friendship, loyalty and murder.

Please click on the book cover to go to Amazon.

Readers have been saying

“a tense, mystery, thriller novel interwoven with supernatural and horror aspects, which reminded me of Stephen King style reads.” Sassy Brit – Alternative-Read

“Menacing, Horrifying and Gripping.” Amy Sullivan – Novelgossip

“an outstanding read from Mark Tilbury, it is more than a read, however, it is an experience and one that I’d urge you to embrace.” Sharon Bairden – Chapter In My Life


Book Description:
How does a mother protect her child from the unknown?

During a visit to a local theatre, four-year-old Chloe Hollis becomes hysterical. But her mother, Mel, doesn’t realise that this is just the beginning of the nightmare. In the coming weeks, Chloe talks of The Tall Man – Of death.

At her wit’s end, Mel confides in Charles Honeywell, the headmaster at the school where she works. But what Mel doesn’t know is that Charles is linked to what is happening to her daughter.

Will Mel learn the terrible truth? And can she overcome her own tragic past and save her daughter before it’s too late?
The Liar’s Promise is a story of past lives and future torment.

Please click on the book cover to go to Amazon.

Readers have said:

“Brilliant! Thank you Tilbury you are one #sickoauthor, but please do not stop. Genius.” Alexina Golding – Bookstormer

“If, like me, you love sinister, gory, supernaturally edgy crime thrillers – look no further as this one is GOLD!” Noelle Holten – Crimebookjunkie

“Holy Hell an amazing stand-alone psychological crime thriller with a touch of supernatural elements, can anyone want for more?” Diane Hogg – Sweet Little Book Blog


Book Description:
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 in hospital from a coma 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.

Please click on the book cover to go to Amazon.

Readers have said:

“A rich and harrowing story of the psychology of evil and those who strive to stop it.”
Lorraine @ The Book Review Cafe.

Mark Tilbury has taken on a very dark and almost taboo subject and deftly created a story that deals with these issues sensitively and with compassion and the end result is a book that I honestly can’t recommend highly enough.
Neats @ The Haphazardous Hippo

“A triumph for Tilbury and cements the fact that in reading his books, I’m on a journey with a very talented author.” Shani Struthers, best-selling author


Book Description:
Fresh from the horrors of their last case, 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, a suspect in Hannah’s disappearance, Maddie is about to come face to face with true evil. As she gets close to Crowley, Maddie will learn all is not what it seems.

Crowley is just a small part of something much larger. Something so terrible and deranged, it defies reason.

When Maddie disappears, Ben is left in a desperate race against time to find her and uncover the truth.
But can Ben and Maddie both survive this time?

Please click on the book cover to go to Amazon.

Readers have said:

“A narrative which seamlessly melds darkness with humour and a macabre killer to chill your soul.” Ronnie Turner, best selling author.

There are twists and turns galore. The short chapters add to the tension, keeping it a fast-paced read. I was on the edge of my seat and almost held my breath towards the end.  Kerry @ Chat About Books

Tilbury once again astounds me with the type of villains he creates.  I’m not sure whether I should be in awe of this talent or slightly scared, but either way I’m a huge fan of his skill and thoroughly impressed. Amy @ NovelGossip


Book Description:
Ben Whittle’s father, a private investigator, has been taken captive by a cult whilst investigating the case of a missing girl. When Ben receives a desperate call from his father asking for help he is drawn into a dark underground world.

As Ben retraces the last known steps of the missing girl he discovers his only option left is to join the cult and rescue his father from the inside.

The leader of the cult, Edward Ebb, is a psychopathic egocentric who uses his position to control his small group of followers in The Sons and Daughters of Salvation. When he initiates Ben into the group it soon becomes apparent how sick and twisted Ebb is.
Ben must find his father and the missing girl, but the odds are stacked against him and time is running out.
Can Ben rescue his father and the girl and escape with his life?
And what is the gruesome secret concealed in the Revelation Room?

 Please click on the book cover to go to Amazon.

Readers have been saying:

This story is dark and warped with some added dark humour absolutely perfect if I do say so myself. Shell @ Chelles Book Reviews

“The author has a distinctly individual voice with a trace of dark humour throughout that’s very engaging.” Sarah England, best-selling author

“Full of a wonderful mixture of dark humour and mystery, and a very twisted adversary in Father Edward Ebb, this book really hit the spot in terms of being exactly the kind of book I love to read.” Jen @ Jen Med’s Book Reviews