Genre: Crime Fiction
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?
Happy Saturday and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Eyes of the Accused.
Review: This is the second book in a series and I think that you’re better off starting with the first book as there are quite a few references to the book here. Of course if you want to ignore my solid advice you can easily start here and be just fine, but the first book was pretty good and you would be missing out on some key characterization.
This picks up shortly after the events of the first book and Ben and Maddie are about to start working a new case. A young pregnant woman has vanished and her mother has hired them to help find her. It’s bad enough when I read about someone missing (fictional or not) but knowing she was pregnant really ramped up the tension for me. Ben and Maddie are still the same sweet kids, he’s a reluctant PI while she is more daring and isn’t afraid to take risks. I really liked seeing their relationship deepen in this installment, they are both just so endearing.
Tilbury once again astounds me with the type of villains he creates. The perpetrator here was creepy, crazy and downright depraved. I’m not sure whether I should be in awe of this talent or slighty scared, but either way I’m a huge fan of his skill and throughly impressed. This is dirty and gritty, Tilbury isn’t afraid of exploring the dark depths of humanity, but once again he uses black humor just enough to take the edge off a rather intense reading experience. I’m really looking forward to the next book and I can’t wait to see what is in store for both Ben and Maddie next.
Overall rating: 4/5
Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.
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 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.