Firstly I wish to thank Caroline Vincent of Bits about Books for inviting me on the Blog Tour for The Repenting Serpent by Wes Markin
A DCI Michael Yorke Thriller
A vicious serial killer slithers from the darkness, determined to resurrect the ways of a long-dead civilisation.
When the ex-wife of one of DCI Michael Yorke’s closest allies is left mutilated and murdered, Yorke and his team embark on their greatest test yet. A deeply personal case that will push them to their very limits.
And as Yorke’s team are pulled further into the dark, the killer circles, preparing to strike again.
The Repenting Serpent is a true edge-of-the-seat, nail-biting page turner.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
The shocking opening gave this book an edge being immediately personal for the team that would investigate the brutal murder of the ex-wife of one of their own. It was the first time I had met any of the characters but I soon felt that I knew them. DCI Michael Yorke and the team were like an extended family that watched out for each other.
As the body count in the story escalates, the reasoning of the murders becomes known which explains the title of the book. I was fascinated by the historical side and pretty disturbed that this crazy killer wasn’t the only one that believed in these old ways. Now what this serial killer was doing was a spit in the ocean compared with the past but he was working on increasing the final total.
I love a story where I can get inside the killer mind to see the world as they see it and boy this was one scary place! The planning, the capture and ultimately the kill, yes this was perfection but wow, more than anything it was the belief in why he did what he did that really got me.
I experienced everything in this story, the loss, the kill and how the victim felt. Atmospheric, tense and brilliant characters. I will be revisiting this author in the future.
I wish to thank Bits About Books for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Wes Markin is a hyperactive English teacher, who loves writing crime fiction with a twist of the macabre.
Having finished ‘The Repenting Serpent,’ sequel to ‘One Last Prayer for the Rays,’ he is now working on the third instalment of DCI Michael Yorke’s wild ride. He is also the author of ‘Defined,’ a prequel to his DCI Yorke novels, which takes the reader back to his blood-soaked university days.
Born in 1978, Wes grew up in Manchester, UK. After graduating from Leeds University, he spent fifteen years as a teacher of English, and has taught in Thailand, Malaysia and China. Now as a teacher, writer, husband and father, he is currently living in Harrogate, UK.
Wes Markin on Social Media:
Facebook Author Page http://www.facebook.com/WesMarkinAuthor
Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18738082.Wes_Markin
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wes-Markin/e/B07MJP4FXP/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0