I am thrilled to be sharing my review of POETIC JUSTICE by Mark Tilbury as part of the Blog Tour.
Format – Kindle
Publisher – Tilbury Publishing
Publication Date – 18th November 2021
Genre – Crime Fiction
Author – Mark Tilbury
Five twisted tales of murder and revenge.
Time doesn’t heal; it’s an incubator for old wounds.
Lucy’s return – No one remembers Lucy at the school reunion, but she remembers them. Especially one boy who made her life hell, and now she’s going to do the same to him.
The Tallyman – Donna is in debt, and the loan shark is making her life unbearable, with increasingly vile demands when she can’t make her payments. But her elderly neighbour, Elsie, has the perfect solution to get rid of the tallyman once and for all.
Last Orders – Jeff Tully’s wife has left him. Trying to run his pub single-handedly, he increasingly turns to his barmaid, Alyson, for help. But when Alyson tells him of her own troubles, they hatch a plan to get rid of Alyson’s violent, abusive husband. But will Jeff live to regret he ever got involved with his barmaid?
Ballad of the Unsung Hero – Retired shopkeeper Jennifer Price is at her wits end. Her husband Kenneth thinks more of his fishing than he does of her. But when she meets the man of her dreams at a spiritual church, Jennifer is hell-bent on getting her man – whatever it takes.
Private Museum – Retired nurse Mandy Rostron never thought she’d find love again after her husband died, but in Anthony Mallard she’s found the perfect gentleman. Or so she thinks. Mallard has some very dark secrets in his basement, or his Private Museum as he calls it, and Mandy is about to discover the truth about the man of her dreams.
I do love Mark Tilbury’s books but I was a bit unsure about this one as I am not a fan of poetry or short stories but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I did enjoy it.
There are 5 separate stories each begins with a poem that inspired the story. A very different read but that goes in its favour as it is always good to read something against the norm.
Given they are short stories it is difficult to review each one without spoilers so this is an overview of the whole book.
For each story the reader is introduced to a different aspect of psychological fiction and different characters which are developed very skilfully given the limited number of words to do so.
It really opens the reader’s eyes to the evil that is out there and contrasts the difference between characters. Writing something like this highlights the talent of the author and each story is adrenaline pumping from start to finish.
I highly recommend this it is the perfect book to read over lunch or during a coffee break.
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.
He’s always had a keen interest in writing and after being widowed and raising his two daughters, Mark finally took the plunge and began self-publishing. Mark’s writing has earned him the name #TwistedTilbury due to the dark and twisted nature of his books. He’s published 10 thrillers, and an 11th is due out 24th June 2021
When he’s not writing, Mark can be found playing guitar, reading and walking.
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