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Private investigator, Bob Blundell, is asked to undertake a seemingly routine surveillance operation at Featherstone Manor. Claudia Pennington believes her husband, Eugene, is having an affair, and she wants Bob to catch him in the act while she’s away in Africa.
But Eugene is not the only one up to no good. With his psychopathic nephew, Reuben, running amok in his own warped fantasy world, Chef’s heavily pregnant wife, Wassana, displaying episodes of feral behaviour and the baby appearing to talk inside her womb, and Eugene’s sister, Nancy, resentful of her brother because he inherited the manor, Bob finds much more than infidelity lying behind the drab stone walls of Featherstone Manor.
A Womb with a View is a chaotic, comic tale, underpinned by revenge, greed, and betrayal.
A Womb With A View
by Mark Tilbury
A Womb With A View is a bit different to Mark Tilbury’s other books in that it is a little less dark. It is equally gripping though and written to the standard expected from Mark Tilbury. He knows how to write characters you will quickly become invested in. The stories they must tell always keep me turning the pages. This book was no exception.
A Womb With A View begins with Lady of the Manor, Claudia, contacting PI Bob Blundell in the hope of hiring him to find proof of her husband’s infidelity. He isn’t keen but can’t afford to turn down the income, so he agrees, with his wife, that it’s worth a look.
Nothing could prepare him for what he will encounter.
This book is full of the most fascinating characters.
I liked Bob immediately. His wife, not so much, but she does seem to have a lot on her plate with her mother. I can’t say I blamed Bob for thinking this job might give him a bit of respite if nothing else.
Claudia and her husband, Eugene, seem to live very separate lives. She is determined to catch him in the act and take him to the cleaners.
Eugene came across as quite pathetic and needy to me. Seemingly happy to blame his behaviour on his wife rather than man up and be honest.
Whilst Bobs sets about finding the evidence his client needs, Reuben, Eugene’s nephew, makes his job as difficult as possible. He’s a strange child. Not one you would easily take to, I don’t think. Not surprising though when you get to know his mother a bit more. She’s a nasty piece of work.
Talk about a dysfunctional family!
There is so much going on in this story and at times it’s a bit bonkers, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Greed, drama, deceit….. I couldn’t wait to see how it would all play out. I never would have guessed in a million years! Just brilliant!
I love how it has Mark Tilbruy’s trademark hint of the supernatural too. I highly recommend!
**Many thanks to Mark Tilbury for my ARC**
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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.
He’s always had a keen interest in writing and after being widowed and raising his two daughters, Mark finally took the plunge and began self-publishing. Mark’s writing has earned him the name #TwistedTilbury due to the dark and twisted nature of his books. He’s published 12 books to date, and his 13th, A Womb With A View, will be published 19th Jan 2023
When he’s not writing, Mark can be found playing guitar, reading and walking.