So pleased to have you stop by for my post on the Eyes of the Accused blog tour!
The Eyes of the Accused is the second novel in the Ben Whittle Investigation series by Mark Tilbury. If you have not read the first in the series, The Revelation Room (my review for that one can be found HERE), have no fear. This novel can be easily read as a standalone.
This novel opens a few weeks after The Revelation Room left off. Ben Whittle, now a full-time member of his father’s investigative team, has recruited his friend (turned love interest) Maddie to join the business. Ben’s father, Geoff, recovering from his near death experience, is hesitant but decides to give her a chance. When they are contacted about a missing, pregnant woman and all signs point to Frank Crowley, Maddie goes undercover and comes face to face with an evil she has never experienced and more danger than she has ever known.
I did like that Tilbury took a significant amount of time to develop these characters throughout the novel. It makes a difference to readers who are familiar with the first book and to help set the stages for readers who are picking up from the sophomore novel. I really liked the attention Tilbury gave to the smallest details.
In comparison to The Revelation Room, I found their pace to be quite similar. Very quick moving and easy to digest. The Eyes of the Accused is a quick read. However, I did find the content of the first novel (dealing with a disappearance in a cult) to be more intriguing than the content in this book.
Overall, I did find it to be a quick read that mystery fans would enjoy! I’d give this one a 3/5 stars.
Thanks to the author and the publisher (Bloodhound Books) for a copy of this novel. It was my pleasure to provide an honest review.