‘The Abattoir of Dreams’ by Mark Tilbury

The Abattoir of Dreams

Waking up in hospital, Michael Tate learns he has been in a coma. Worse – he’s paralysed from the waist down and has little memory of a past life. When surly Detective Carver turns up making accusations of murder, a nightmare scenario thrusts Michael into a world where it’s impossible to tell who he really is or what he might have done.

But the nightmare really begins when Michael’s imagination apparently goes into overdrive – an emergency door appears in a wall where no door exists, then invisible hands lift him from his hospital bed and transport him back into his own childhood. Slowly fitting the pieces together, Michael struggles to make sense of it all. With Carver out for blood and only one friend who believes him, can Michael work out the truth before it’s too late?

The first few chapters of this dark, psychological thriller had me totally gripped – I couldn’t guess where the story was going or how the hero could possibly get himself out of the horrendous situation he was in. Even as the story progresses, Mark Tilbury keeps his readers in the dark, with only occasional glimpses into the future. Gradually, the story unfolds, but even as I neared the end, I still couldn’t work out what was going to happen.

This is not a tale for the faint of heart, this is a tale of abuse and torture that is well handled and expertly revealed, without resorting to graphic detail at every turn. A thoroughly engrossing read.

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  2 comments for “‘The Abattoir of Dreams’ by Mark Tilbury

  1. 05/03/2017 at 7:54 AM

    This is the second great review of this book I have read today, Colin. I am definitely going to get this book!


    • 05/03/2017 at 9:14 AM

      Yes, Mark’s getting some great reviews. Thanks for dropping by, Robbie.


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