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The Key To Death's Door by Mark Tilbury

The Blurb

If you could discover the murderous truth of a past life and seek justice in this one, would you? Teenager Lee Hunter doesn’t have a choice when he nearly drowns after spending the night at a derelict boathouse with his best friend, Charlie Finch. After leaving his body and meeting a mysterious light, Lee is sent back to relive the final days of another life. A life that ended tragically. After recovering from his near death experience, Lee begins to realise that he is part of two lives linked by the despicable actions of one man. Struggling against impossible odds, Lee and Charlie set out to bring this man to justice. Will Lee be able to unlock the past and bring justice to the future? The Key to Death’s Door is a story of sacrifice, friendship, loyalty and murder.

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 fifth novel, The Key to Death's Door published with The Liar's Promise, The Abattoir of Dreams, 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

After each Mark Tilbury book I have read, I ask myself the question, how can Mark Tilbury do better than that? Yet, he does, and 'The Key To Death's Door' was no exception. Teenager Lee Hunter and his friend Charlie Finch are on a fishing trip and Lee drowns when he attempts to swim across the river. His spirit enters the body of a boy, Paul Collins from thirty years ago, who along with his family is about to die. Lee as Paul experiences death for a second time, then is brought back to the life of Lee as his friend Charlie successfully carries out CPR. The spirit of Paul and Lee remain inextricably linked, and combine to avenge the murder of Paul's family and protect his friend Charlie Finch. Mark Tilbury certainly knows how to evoke fear in his readers. It's a fear that most of us will recognise if we dare to look back on our own childhood and remember the irrational fears we had about things that we didn't understand, even if we didn't experience the heinous things that Tilbury put these youngsters through. . It's about fear against evil, and there is none more evil than the man that Lee/Paul is going after. This was breathtaking to read and I could not put it down.

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