The Revelation Room – The first in a new series of psychological mystery thrillers written with a touch of dark humour.

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.

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 and Maddie into the group it soon becomes apparent how sick and twisted Ebb is. He tricks and coerces his followers into believing they have no choice other than to follow his barbaric regime.

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.

The Revelation Room – The first in a new series of psychological mystery thrillers written with a touch of dark humour.


Well I think this novel had just about everything. It made me read with just one eye open at times, laugh and it had a little romance blossoming too. When shy and insecure Ben receives a desperate phone call from his P.I. dad Geoff, saying he is in grave danger from a cult he is investigating, he knows that he is his dad’s only hope. Ben and his friend Maddie, that he secretly has a crush on, go on a rescue mission and weave their way into The Sons and Daughters of Salvation.
I really enjoyed Mark Tilbury’s debut novel that took me into the very dark and disturbing world of being in this cult. He totally captures the vulnerability of people in our society and how easy it is to manipulate them.
The author doesn’t over complicate the story and it flows brilliantly, making it a really great book. The humour delivered in one liners is the icing on the cake.


A video posted by the author.





The second in The Ben Whittle Investigation series of psychological thrillers with occasional flashes of dark humour. Best enjoyed after reading The Revelation Room.

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.



Mark Tilbury


in Oxford, The United Kingdom




I live in a small village in the lovely county of Cumbria, although my books are set in Oxfordshire where I was born and raised. I spent five years spent serving in the Royal Navy on submarines in the late 70’s / early 80’s. The navy introduced me to lots of different characters and cultures and taught me a lot about the importance of teamwork and acting responsibly.

I have always had an overwhelming urge to write. Poems, short stories, novels, even random stuff that just pops into my head. I sold a couple of short stories to magazines back in the nineties, but then I was widowed and left on my own to raise two young daughters, and my writing went on the back-burner as I readjusted my life to cope with my new situation.

My three favourite authors are Stephen King, Tom Sharpe and Catherine Cookson. My favourite book is Misery by Stephen King and I think the film adaptation is brilliant as well.



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