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The Abattoir Of Dreams by Mark Tilbury

The Blurb

The past is never far away. Michael Tate has not had an easy life. With his father in prison, and his mother dead, Michael was sent to Woodside Children’s Home. Now an adult, Michael wakes up from a coma in hospital suffering from amnesia and paralysis. Confused and terrified, he is charged with the fatal stabbing of his girlfriend, Becky. He also learns he attempted to end his own life. Detective Inspector John Carver is determined that Michael is sent to prison. With no way of defending himself, Michael is left in his hospital bed awaiting transfer to remand. But then strange things begin to happen and his childhood comes back to haunt him. Can Michael ever escape the past? Will he ever discover the truth about Becky’s murder? And why is DI Carver so eager to make him suffer? The Abattoir of Dreams is a bitter sweet story of murder, innocence and abuse.

About Mark Tilbury

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 both 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. Mark sends out e-mail newsletters once a month to keep readers updated with news and offering them chances to win exclusive prizes. You can sign up here:

My Review

This book became the Abattoir of my dreams. It must have penetrated my subconscious, because on two separate nights I woke up to read a few chapters and felt myself being physically dragged into a nightmare that I could not have conjured up on my own. Mark Tilbury's prose certainly packed an almighty punch with me. One of the most powerful novels I have ever read. Michael Tate wakes up in hospital paralysed from the waist down, suffering from amnesia, accused of murdering his girlfriend, (who he does not remember), and prey to the police inspector from hell. If that was not enough to contend with he slipped in and out of reality, which was the really clever parts of the book that had such an impact on me. I have never read a book like it, as far as I'm concerned it is in a class of its own. How can you follow that Mr Tilbury?

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