Author : Mark Tilbury
Pages : 283
Publisher : Bloodhound Books
Publication date : June 6, 2017
Fresh from the horrors of the Revelation Room, private investigators Ben and Maddie are plunged into a disturbing world of terror as they search for missing pregnant girl, Hannah Heath.
Drawn to Frank Crowley, an original suspect in Hannah’s disappearance, Maddie is about to learn the true meaning of evil. As she gets close to Crowley, in an effort to get him to open up, she soon learns all is not what it seems. Crowley is just a small part of something unimaginable. Something so terrible and deranged, it defies reason. After Maddie disappears, Ben is left in a desperate race against time to find her and uncover the truth.
The Eyes of the Accused is the second book in the Ben Whittle Investigations series and I personally think you should really read the first one to get the full effect. I mean, you can read this one as a stand-alone and you wouldn’t be missing out on too much but why would you want to? I had high hopes for this one after having read The Revelation Room and I was not disappointed. I feel The Eyes of the Accused is even better than its predecessor!
After having survived events in The Revelation Room, Ben and Maddie are thrown into another case. Care worker Hannah Heath, who’s pregnant, has gone missing. Their investigation centres around Frank Crowley, an original suspect in Hannah’s disappearance. But there are darker forces at play here. And then Maddie goes missing too.
The force of the crazy is once again very strong in this one and yet Mark Tilbury manages to effortlessly combine the nutcase horrors with a deliciously dark humour that never fails to make me laugh. I especially enjoyed the banter between Ben and his father, Geoff, who’s one cantankerous so-and-so.
And of course, the author delivers another brilliantly constructed plot, as I’ve come to expect from him. Even almost making me sympathise with characters I shouldn’t really be sympathising with. With a well paced storyline and a nice dose of suspense, this had me hooked from the start. Hannah’s circumstances especially were truly gripping.
I’d not heard of Mark Tilbury before the start of this year but I’ve now read three books by him and I have to admit, I’m a fan! I very much look forward to whatever’s next!
Many thanks to Mark Tilbury and Sarah Hardy for my copy and for inviting me on the tour!
The Eyes of the Accused 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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