The Key to Death’s Door by Mark Tilbury @MTilburyAuthor @BloodhoundBook #DarkThriller #KindleUnlimited



If you could discover the murderous truth of a past life and seek justice in this one, would you?

Teenager Lee Hunter doesn’t have a choice when he nearly drowns after spending the night at a derelict boathouse with his best friend, Charlie Finch. After leaving his body and meeting a mysterious light, Lee is sent back to relive the final days of another life. A life that ended tragically.

After recovering from his near death experience, Lee begins to realise that he is part of two lives linked by the despicable actions of one man.

Struggling against impossible odds, Lee and Charlie set out to bring this man to justice.

Will Lee be able to unlock the past and bring justice to the future?

The Key to Death’s Door is a story of sacrifice, friendship, loyalty and murder.


The Key to Death’s Door: a dark and gripping thriller


The thing that brings me back to Mark Tilbury’s books, time and time again, is the total uniqueness of each one. They never blend in with any thing else that I have read making each book one that I can bring back to memory months after finishing reading it. I like  that his writing brings out the best and worst in me, my mothering instincts and the killer ones that lurk deep in my mind too. Monsters don’t always live under the bed, some live in families, bullies, tormentors and murderers.

This story is that of two best friends Lee and Charlie, teenagers that are after adventure, each of them lying to their parents, so they can camp out on an Island over night. Oh they get their wish but what they imagined it would be and the reality are two different things. The pair share their biggest secrets, with heart breaking confessions but things take a turn for the worse when the weather makes the lads make bad choices. One of them, has a near death experience and a terrifying glimpse into another life time that links past and present.

Oh my this could turn you cold on a hot summer day! I curled up on my sofa reading this, wanting to make myself as small as possible. The story is told over two-time frames set years apart and yet connected by one vile man. The writing is exquisite, creating a whole bystander experience of being there. This is an absolute cracking story, very graphic, extremely brutal and utterly gut wrenching. If you have a problem with violence in stories it isn’t for you. This though is Mark Tilbury at his best, he is better than any sugar rush and it stays much longer!

I loved how it all comes together at the end. A top class story and another to add to my unforgettable books on my library shelf.


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 fifth novel, The Key to Death’s Door published along with The Liar’s Promise, The Abattoir of Dreams, and The Ben Whittle Investigations relaunched, 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.






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