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.
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Welcome to my stop on The Revelation Room, by Mark Tilbury, blog tour!
I had read a Mark Tilbury novel before (I LOVED The Abattoir of Dreams, you can check out my review for that one here) so I knew that this author was capable of writing a novel that would be fantastically written and chilling to the bone, a novel that would sit with you long after you have turned the final page. I am pleased to say, The Revelation Room did just that!
The first novel in a new series of psychological mystery thrillers! Part thriller and part twist on the police procedural novel, The Revelation Room provided a dark, fast paced, tension filled plot fueled with the inner-workings of a cult, completely messed up characters (like, seriously messed up) and dynamic prose to create one stellar, unputdownable read. I devoured this in a sitting.
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The Abattoir of Dreams, by Mark Tilbury, is a novel that I went into completely blindly. I didn’t read the synopsis, I didn’t bother checking out reviews, instead, I dove in completely in dark without any preconceived notions…and I am so glad that I chose to read this book this way.
In keeping with that theme, I will not dive into characters or much into the plot in this review because I truly would not want to ruin the experience of discovering these on your own.
The novel opens with Michael Tate in a hospital; he has no memory, he is paralyzed and is being interrogated by a police officer for murdering his girlfriend. Michael does not remember killing her, he does not remember his past and he doesn’t really understand what is going on. When strange things begin to happen and his memories begin triggering, the reader follows Michael on a journey into the past and as Michael becomes closer to discovering the truth, he realizes how much danger he is actually in.
This novel is seriously gutwrenching. The hardships, the heartache and the struggles that Michael Tate faces had me feelings all sort of feels. I was sad, I was angry. There were moments in this book that I was disgusted. There were moments where I was gasping.
The plot is multi-layered and tiptoes around so many of the features I love from many genres. This book has some dark elements, dabbles in the supernatural, contains crime elements, police procedural elements and wraps everything up in the format of a psychological thriller. This sounds like it would be trying to do too much, but Mark Tilbury does this brilliantly.
Be warned that scenes in this novel are very graphic, but even with that, I would consider this book a must-read. Fantastically written and chilling to the bone, this novel will sit with you longer after you have turned the final page.
I rated this one a 4/5 stars.
I received a digital copy of this book through the TBCFB; it was my pleasure to provide an honest review.