Firstly I wish to thank Mark Tilbury the Author and Sarah Hardy of Bloodhound Books for inviting me on the Blog Blitz for THE LIAR’S PROMISE
How does a mother protect her child from the unknown?
During a visit to a local theatre, four-year-old Chloe Hollis becomes hysterical. But her mother, Mel, doesn’t realise that this is just the beginning of the nightmare. In the coming weeks, Chloe talks of The Tall Man – Of death.
At her wits end, Mel confides in Charles Honeywell, the headmaster at the school where she works. But what Mel doesn’t know is that Charles is linked to what is happening to her daughter.
Will Mel learn the terrible truth? And can she overcome her own tragic past and save her daughter before it’s too late?
The Liar’s Promise is a story of past lives and future torment.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
Now every parent has suffered the embarrassment of tantrums from their children at some point or other, it is normal right? a bar of chocolate, a toy or just darn right tired but when 4-year-old Chloe kicks off at the theatre it is far more than that. It is fear, full-bodied scared for her life horrific fight for her life fear. ‘The tall man is going to kill us’ she tells her mum. It results in her mum Mel taking her traumatized little girl home and an early night to bed.
What follows is a night of terror and horror for Chloe as she drifts from the child she is to the voice of a murder victim and all the horrors she suffered. Would you believe your child? Who could you turn to for help or just to talk to for your own sanity. This is jaw dropping stuff.
I have read all of Mark Tilbury’s books and each one outstanding but this one just blew me away. It is edgy from the first page with the little hairs on the back of my neck extra sensitive on every page turn. I do love a book with a supernatural edge to it and this has to be up there with some of the best. The story line really is brilliant and introduced me to two of the most sadistic, petrifying and sick bad guys going.
Mark Tilbury brings all of his characters to life but none more so than little Chloe, she really did feel so real. The transformations between her as the little girl sucking her thumb and curling up exhausted to her mum in contrast to the vision I had of her speaking as a young woman just wowed me. It was extremely descriptive and very powerful. Just perfection for a reader.
This is a stand alone novel but the best news is Mark Tilbury will keep them coming. Highly recommended!
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 fourth novel, The Liar’s Promise, along with The Abattoir of Dreams, published, and The Revelation Room and The Eyes of the Accused re-launched, 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.