Torment by Mark Tilbury – Book Review




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.



Beth and David return home to find someone has been inside and hung a wreath from Beth sisters grave over their bed….

Beth’s friend Kim, offers support and is trying to get away from her abusive boyfriend, Jonno. So Beth invites her to move in temporarily, partly for selfish reasons, so she can have company when David is at work……and won’t be alone at home.

Then Mr Tibbs disappears, photos received in the mail and David stays out all night….Kim is quick to point the blame on everyone around, maybe David is having an affair, maybe his brother is jealous of their life…..he has a key to the house after all…..

What follows is a mix of heartbreaking trauma for Beth, (poor David’s feelings are put to one side….he’s a man how could he understand) and nail biting thriller.

The tension builds as the ‘stalker’ gets closer with text messages, and more horrific items in the mail….who hates Beth so much ? Beth comes to rely on her friend, she’s her only support….then David is abducted….

A fast, paced, emotion packed and unsettling revenge thriller, believable and nerve wracking….Mars bars have a lot to answer for !!!!

Thank you to Bloodhound Books for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook.  This is my honest, unbiased review. 


You can buy a copy here




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


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