WOW! You Belong To Me is another awesome read from the amazing Mark Tilbury! I have loved everything he has written, and this was no exception. The only thing I regret is not having had the chance to read it until now.
I finished You Belong To Me very late last night. There was no way I was going to sleep until I knew how things were going to pan out. I don’t know how Mark Tilbury does it, but he still manages to shock me in one way or another, although I do naturally expect his stories to be dark (putting it mildly!). If you love a psychological crime thriller which has an excellent mix of likeable and not so likeable, but equally fascinating characters with a compelling story to tell then you will love this book (and all others written by Mark Tilbury).
In You Belong To Me we meet Danny, Josh, Kieran and Rob who were witness to a horrendous crime, almost ten years previously, involving the disappearance of fifteen year old Ellie Hutton. This crime was committed by Danny’s older brother, Calum. Calum is a nasty piece of work who truly made my skin crawl. It’s frightening to know that there are actual real people out there, just like him. His cruelty towards animals is particularly sickening. I felt so sorry for Danny being related to him and I really felt for the all the boys when their plan to get one over on Calum backfires spectacularly. What they find themselves in the middle of is nothing short of horrific. Being young, naïve and completely believing Calum’s threats they feel they have no choice but to keep his secret. They were never going to have much of a chance to go on to lead ‘normal’ lives after such an ordeal and they each have their own ways of attempting to fight their demons having sworn they would never breathe a word of what happened.
When another girl goes missing, in the present day, Danny decides to get the gang back together and try to put Calum in his place once and for all. The four of them, now adults, come back together and agree with the plan and hope they can achieve their goal before anyone else gets hurt. Will their plan work or will it just backfire on them once again? I was absolutely gob-smacked by the end of the book! This author is a genius!
Absolutely outstanding writing, once again! Unique and perfectly executed. Highly disturbing, but completely captivating. LOVED it!
I can’t wait to start Torment now!
happy reading 🙂