Title: You Belong To Me by Mark Tilbury
Publisher: Bloodhound Books
Date Published: 4th February 2019
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Can two wrongs ever make a right?
The police never found fifteen-year-old Ellie Hutton. She vanished ten years ago after walking home from school along a disused railway track. But Danny Sheppard knows exactly what happened to her. She is dead and buried in a field near Lassiter’s Brook.
Now Cassie Rafferty has gone missing. Same age. Similar circumstances. And Danny also knows what has happened to her.
Can Danny fight his demons and tell the truth this time?
Or will history repeat itself and leave another innocent girl dead?
I want to thank Bloodhound Books for my copy of this novel and Emma Welton for inviting me on the blog tour.
So I read Mark Tilbury’s previous stand alone novel The key to death’s door (you can read my review here), which I enjoyed so I thought I’d give this one a go.
Four friends come together after not seeing each other for nine years. Josh is an alcoholic, Rob is suicidal, Kieran is a self harmer and Danny is an insomniac. What happened nine years ago that effected them so badly and what does it have to do with missing girl Cassie Rafferty?
In the genre of psychological thrillers there are so many female driven stories, which I do enjoy, but it’s a nice surprise when something a bit different comes along like You belong to me.
This a really dark and disturbing read at times but it’s written so well, with such realistic characters that I personally couldn’t put it down.
I felt very sorry for Danny, in both the past and present. He had to grow up with out his dad after he was murdered, his mother falling apart then on top of that his brother Callum is a complete and utter psychopath intent on making his and his friends lives a living hell.
I will warn you there are some scenes of bullying that are quite uncomfortable to read because Mr Tilbury never makes it easy on his characters and shows the darker side of human nature up close and personal.
I did have a few minor quibbles. I felt that the victims Cassie and Ellie got a little forgotten in the overall story and there were times were it felt more like a novel about friendship than a psychological thriller but of course that’s just my opinion.
A highly suspenseful story of friendship and fractured lives that will make you wonder, do two wrongs really make a right?
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 had six novels published by Bloodhound Books, including his most recent release, You Belong To Me.
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.
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