I was delighted to be invited by the author, Mark Tilbury, to take part in this Blog Blitz for the relaunch of this awesome story. I have previously reviewed this book.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Can two wrongs ever make a right?
The police never found fifteen-year-old Ellie Hutton. She vanished ten years ago after walking home from school along a disused railway track. But Danny Sheppard knows exactly what happened to her. She is dead and buried in a field near Lassiter’s Brook.
Now Cassie Rafferty has gone missing. Same age. Similar circumstances. And Danny also knows what has happened to her.
Can Danny fight his demons and tell the truth this time?
Or will history repeat itself and leave another innocent girl dead?
Mark Tilbury takes a side step off the path that he usually goes down with his supernatural themed books and delivers a frightening and realistic story that is spine shiver worthy. The opening chapter really got under my skin and left me with that gut wrenching uneasy feeling of pure helplessness. As each sentence became set on the page and unable to change, the realisation of any good conclusion being possible simply set alongside each word like concrete.
The story jumps back and forth to present day following the lives of four best pals. The lads that paired together because they were literally the outcasts. Although that may have been their only link it was as strong as any other group. The lads had all gone different ways after school but when headlines hit the paper in present day it was enough to bring them all back together as grown men. They couldn’t change the past but they could influence present day. This would be their chance to shine and finally move on from the limbo they had been stuck in all these years.
This is a real edgy story that from the start never really eases up because of one particular character. What begins with them as being bullied escalates into them being over their necks in trouble and any chance of a normal life just a dream. As the story unfolds from the past it becomes utterly heart breaking, a terrible burden and living constantly traumatized and petrified. It is a game of all or nothing for more than them.
Another standout story line of pure uniqueness.
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 being widowed and raising his two daughters, 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 had seven novels published
by Bloodhound Books. Now self-publishing, Mark has published The Last One To See Her and his
most recent book, A Prayer For The Broken.
When he’s not writing, Mark can be found playing guitar, reading and walking.