DCI Michael Yorke faces his most harrowing case yet.
When 12-year-old Paul disappears from school, Yorke’s only clue is a pool of animal blood. Fearing the worst, he turns toward the most obvious suspect, recently released local murderer, Thomas Ray.
But as the snow in Salisbury worsens, Ray’s mutilated body is discovered, and Yorke is left with no choice but to journey into the sinister heart of a demented family that has plagued the community for generations. Can he save the boy? Or will the evil he discovers changes him forever?
The first book in a series always brings a lot of new people that you have to get to know on the scene. Sometimes it might be a bit distracting you from the storyline, but the author certainly did not let that happen.
Jeez Louise, the opener hit bull’s eye straight away and nothing could stop me from being dragged into the story. The whole way through there was suspense, but a creepy kind of suspense that made the chills run down my spine.
It was a very fast paced and dark book, but oh so good. Sometimes I had to swallow a few times before I could go on. The author did a splendid job in being not to descriptive but leaving it all to the reader’s mind to see it they way they wanted it to see. I have a rather vivid imagination, so … do I need to say more? LOL.
I hope the second book will be published soon. I am looking forward to it and I guess you will be too once you have devoured this one.
Thank you, Wes Markin and Rachels Random Resources.
Book received courtesy of publisher/author.
About the author
Wes Markin is a hyperactive English teacher, who loves writing crime fiction with a twist of the macabre.
Having released One Last Prayer for the Rays he is now working on the second instalment of DCI Michael Yorke’s wild ride, The Repenting Serpent. He is also the author of Defined, a prequel to his DCI Yorke novels, which takes the reader back to his blood-soaked university days.
Born in 1978, Wes grew up in Manchester, UK. After graduating from Leeds University, he spent fifteen years as a teacher of English, and has taught in Thailand, Malaysia and China. Now as a teacher, writer, husband and father, he is currently living in Harrogate, UK.