‘This is a fast paced, gripping read making it a psychological thriller at its very best’
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Fresh from the horrors of their last case, 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, a suspect in Hannah’s disappearance, Maddie is about to come face to face with true evil. As she gets close to Crowley, Maddie will learn all is not what it seems.
Crowley is just a small part of something much larger. Something so terrible and deranged, it defies reason.
When Maddie disappears, Ben is left in a desperate race against time to find her and uncover the truth.
But can Ben and Maddie both survive this time?
My rating 4.9 out of 5 stars
This is the 2nd book in the Ben Whittle series and picks up shortly after the end of The Revelation Room with Maddie, Ben and Geoff picking up the pieces of their lives that were wrecked by Ebb.
Mark has an unbelievable talent for creating characters that are totally unlikeable and this book is no different.
Ben is a very insecure young man but very likeable he is the sort of character you want to take home and mother. Maddie is also loveable she lost her mother at a very young age and is idolised by her father who is a priest. However, her father is happy for her to find her own place in the world and that is by Ben’s side in the PI business run by Geoff (Ben’s father) They obviously love each other but both think so little of themselves they don’t realise how deep their feelings for each other go.
Geoff is a very domineering character. He was paralysed in book 1 and isn’t coping very well with being dependant on others so is sitting around dishing out orders and abuse on those who love him.
The story begins when a mother tasks them with investigating the disappearance of her pregnant daughter, Hannah. Geoff, Ben and Maddie have all got their own thoughts on what happened to Hannah but are forced to go down the path chosen by Geoff which is towards Frankie.
Frankie is a very disgusting individual but is he guilty of kidnapping? If it isnt him then who is guilty and how does a pregnant woman just disappear? It is a very complex story with twists and turns along the way. It isn’t until the last couple of chapters that it is possible to work out who the kidnapper is and even further before we discover the reasons.
This is a psychological thriller at its very best with the kidnapper being a very complex character. It is well written and well thought out making it a fast paced, gripping read and I can’t wait for Book 3.
It lost a point because I couldn’t work out the personality transplant that appeared to happen to one of the characters in the epilogue.
Thank you to Bloodhound Books who gave me an advance copy of this book.
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.