I’m absolutely over the moon to be re-sharing my review of Torment today as part of Mark Tilbury’s relaunch celebrations!
When someone wants you dead, is there anywhere to hide? Who can you really trust?
Beth 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.
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?
Does the past hold the clue?
And can Beth find the answer before it’s too late?
Torment is a story of misplaced loyalty, revenge and sacrifice.
Mark Tilbury is the best-selling author of multiple thrillers including You Belong to Me, The Liar’s Promise and The Abattoir of Dreams. Torment is a dark and compelling psychological thriller which will appeal to fans of authors like Mark Edwards, Charles Gallagher and John Nicholl.
Originally published 8th August 2019
Well, what can I say!? Mark Tilbury has done it again! TORMENT is another outstanding read. I never doubted it would be though as Mark Tilbury is an outstanding writer.
What an opening chapter! I defy anyone not to be gripped as instantly as I was.
Beth and David seemingly have it all, with a happy marriage, a decent income, a lovely home, a baby on the way…. However, returning home to find a wreath hanging above your bed where there was once a dreamcatcher (which has been set alight and left to burn) and a kitchen knife in your pillow with R.I.P written in red lipstick, who wouldn’t be at least slightly freaked out!?
This is just the start of Beth and David’s nightmare. Someone seriously has it in for them, but who and why?
Beth isn’t the easiest of characters to like, if I’m honest, but I totally understood her mood swings and insecurities given what she is going through. David doesn’t really help matters, but then I think men often struggle to cope with things they have no control over and can come across as selfish and unfeeling when, really, they are just trying to ‘get on with things’ as best they can. Interfering friends will never help a struggling relationship either. I can understand why Beth confides in and leans on Kim though.
To say this book is full of suspense would be a seriously massive understatement. I had an inkling who might be involved but couldn’t for the life of me figure out why, and I knew I would be wrong one way or another. Once again, I was blown away when all became clear.
A chilling read which would make an excellent film in my opinion.
Many thanks to Mark Tilbury for my review copy.