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
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.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
I have read Mark Tilbury books before but not like this one. I use to think he was a good author, now he has moved up to awesome!
Michael Tate must be the luckiest man alive, well he was for a brief moment anyway, because when he opened his eyes he couldn’t remember anything. He couldn’t remember murdering his girlfriend and afterwards jumping from the roof of the building or even that his legs were now paralysed. For that moment he couldn’t remember that he had been systematically abused in Woodside Children’s home and he couldn’t remember the reason why he was in that hell hole in the first place. It was probably the only time Michael’s mind had ever known contentment but he was about to embark on the most bizarre journey back into key moments in his life. This was a journey of truth, friendships that would last past living and soul mates.
Oh Wow! This really is a super book to read. If books got Oscars it would be walking away with one for this! The whole book is wonderfully surreal, with mysterious doors, wheel chair antics and journeys down memory lane. An heart breaking past that should never have to be travelled once never mind twice. I met some of the most vile people possible and felt the fear of some of the most innocent. It is a book that will give me that shudder every time I think of it. I lost all sense of what was going on around me when I was reading this book, I was so absorbed in every sentence. This is a master piece of writing with nothing like it around. Very violent and descriptive and extremely addictive.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mark lives in a small village in the lovely county of Cumbria, although his books are set in Oxfordshire where he was born and raised.
After serving in the Royal Navy and raising his two daughters after being widowed, Mark finally took the plunge and self-published two books on Amazon, The Revelation Room and The Eyes of the Accused.
He’s always had a keen interest in writing, and is extremely proud to have his third novel, The Abattoir of Dreams, published by Bloodhound Books.
When he’s not writing, Mark can be found trying and failing to master blues guitar,
and taking walks around the beautiful county of Cumbria.
YOU CAN FIND MARK TILBURY AT THE FOLLOWING