I’m very excited to be part of the re-release of You Belong To Me by Mark Tilbury and I’m going to reshare my review but first a little bit about the book:
Title: You Belong To Me by Mark Tilbury
Date Published: 10th November 2020
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?
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 affected 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 this novel.
This is 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 without 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 where 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 being widowed and raising his two daughters, 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 having had seven books published by an indie publisher, has decided to return to self publishing. After successfully publishing The Last One To See Her, A Prayer For The Broken is following in October 2020.
When he’s not writing, Mark can be found playing guitar, reading and walking.