Huge thanks to Mark Tilbury and Bloodhound Books for the opportunity to take part in the blog tour for #Torment.
Before I share my thoughts, here’s what the official blurb says:
Who can you really trust?
Beth Cruikshank couldn’t be happier. She is eight weeks pregnant and married to the man of her dreams. But after returning home from a celebratory meal, she finds a wreath from her sister’s grave hanging above the bed and a kitchen knife embedded in her pillow. There are no signs of a forced entry. Nothing is stolen. And no one other than the cleaner has a key to the house.
And then a campaign of terror begins. Beth becomes increasingly paranoid as it becomes clear that someone close to the family is behind these disturbing events.
But who would want Beth dead?
Can Beth find the answer before it’s too late?
Torment is a story of misplaced loyalty, revenge and sacrifice.
Torment is the tale of Beth and David Cruikshank, a young married couple expecting their first child. Life should be rosy but their happiness is shattered when it becomes very clear that someone is targeting Beth and that somebody wants her dead.
I struggled to connect with Beth despite her tragic circumstances and I guessed the whodunnit element quite early on which meant for me that the pace slowed down at times. However it was still a taut and tense read and one which I think would translate well to the small screen.
Despite my struggle to connect with Beth, it was impossible not to feel for her; watching her being manipulated and toyed with was like watching a cat play with it’s prey before going in for the kill.
Twisted relationships and toxic friendships are the name of the game in this dark, psychological thriller. The tension mounted as the campaign of terror became increasingly disturbing. I could almost hear the scary music play in the background!
Torment is a twisted tale of manipulation and a sustained campaign of torment and it will have you checking your doors at night while wondering if you really can trust all those around you!
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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 is extremely proud to have had seven novels published by Bloodhound Books, including his most recent release, Torment.
When he’s not writing, Mark can be found playing guitar, reading and walking.