Firstly I wish to taken Sarah Hardy and Bloodhound Books for inviting me to take part on this Blog Tour for THE REVELATION ROOM by MARK TILBURY
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?
The Revelation Room is the first in a new series of psychological mystery thrillers.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
I originally read this book back on 1st January 2016 and loving it just as much this time round now published under Bloodhound Books. This is the first book in the Ben Whittle series by Mark Tilbury.
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.
There are some pretty disturbing characters in this novel that has its eye candy come and join us street soldiers to the disturbed souls that fall for it just because no one else gives a damn. There seems to be two very distinctive types of leaders of cults. One that is run like a business to fleece all of its worshipers from everything they own to the psychopath that really believes he should be worshiped above everything else. Ebb is one you won’t forget in a hurray. He is one scary guy.
Ben is a character that you just want to get in front of to protect because he is really such a lovely lad. This shy and unassuming young man pushes himself to the limits and beyond in this story and finds that he does have a purpose in life which isn’t to be walked over. The poor lad has to face his worse fears and make a choice, fight or flight.
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.
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, and The
Revelation Room and The Eyes of the Accused re-launched, by Bloodhound
When he’s not writing, Mark can be found trying and failing to master
and taking walks around the beautiful county of Cumbria.