I’m absolutely thrilled to be kicking off the blog tour for The Revelation Room by Mark Tilbury today, along with Amy @ novelgossip whose stop you should obviously check out too! Have a look at the brilliant cover, see what the book is about and then I’ll share my thoughts with you.
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 book in the Ben Whittle Investigation series and is being relaunched by Bloodhound Books. After having read and loved The Abattoir of Dreams a while ago, I was really excited about discovering some of this author’s earlier work and I was not disappointed.
When Ben’s father, a private investigator, goes missing while working on a case of a missing girl, it’s up to Ben to rescue him. There’s just one little problem. Ben isn’t exactly the most confident guy you’ll ever meet. Together with Maddie, the daughter of the local vicar, he discovers his only option is to join the cult his father was investigating.
The leader of the cult is, there’s only one word for it, insane. Completely off his head bonkers! He uses his position to control the weak and easily manipulated followers of The Sons and Daughters of Salvation and will not hesitate to remove anyone who doesn’t fall in line.
Mark Tilbury has the uncanny ability to come up with the most psychotic, evil characters and Edward Ebb, the cult leader, is no exception. I was soon immersed in the dark and disturbing world of cult life and some of the events at the farm, where the cult lives, made the hairs on my arms stand up but it made for one incredibly gripping ride. And it’s not all doom and bloom as there are some wonderfully humorous lines, which somehow shouldn’t work but it does!
Geeky Ben, the unlikely hero, and his delightful little crush on Maddie stole my heart from the very beginning. I warmed to him immediately and was rooting for him all the way as you tend to do with an underdog.
This was a highly enjoyable and entertaining psychological mystery and I’m very much looking forward to reading more of this series as the conclusion of this first book sets the next one up perfectly.
The Revelation Room is available now.
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 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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