It’s my absolute pleasure to welcome you to my stop on the Blog Blitz for The Key To Death’s Door by Mark Tilbury. I’d like to thank Sarah Hardy at Bloodhound Books for inviting me onto the Blitz and for providing an ARC. Let’s go check it out…….
One thing I have learned from reading Mark’s previous novels is that they are sure to mess with your head! The Key To Death’s Door is no exception to this, as we are taken on a wonderful tale of Life, Death (or near death) and a bit of the afterlife also thrown into the mix. Yes, there is a paranormal element to this that you have to be willing to open your mind to, but I love that kind of thing within books, so reading this was an absolute pleasure.
A lot of the story is based around the friendship of Lee and Charlie as they struggle to deal with their current lives and the aftermath of Lee’s near death experience. This was a beautiful friendship to read about and really had me pulling for both these young lads as they struggle to cope with everything that gets thrown their way. I’ve recently been reading ‘The Body’ by Stephen King, and Lee and Charlie’s relationship was very reminiscent of the 4 boys relationship within King’s great short story. In my mind, this only goes to show what a great storyteller Tilbury is, as he has a knack of getting the reader to buy into his characters.
As with all great, dark thrillers, there needs to be a bad guy and (oh boy) what a nasty piece of work we are introduced to in Daryl Finch. I say ‘bad guy’, but that doesn’t quite cover him. Finch is quite simply evil incarnate and possibly one of the most despicable characters you are ever likely to come across in modern fiction.
This is actually quite a difficult book to review without giving too much away, and I’m trying really hard not to do that. Suffice to say, this is a superb story with a subject matter and storyline that will stay with me for quite some time. If you’ve not had the chance to check out any of Mark Tilbury’s novels to date, then I’d urge you to get on board!! The Key To Death’s Door is a fantastic standalone and as good a place to start as any. Trust me….you won’t be disappointed!!
If you could discover the murderous truth of a past life and seek justice in this one, would you?
Teenager Lee Hunter doesn’t have a choice when he nearly drowns after spending the night at a derelict boathouse with his best friend, Charlie Finch. After leaving his body and meeting a mysterious light that lets him to go back to the past, Lee finds himself reliving the final days of another life. A life that ended tragically.
After recovering from his near death experience, Lee begins to realise that he is part of two lives linked by the despicable actions of one man.
Struggling against impossible odds, Lee and Charlie set out to bring this man to justice.
Will Lee be able to unlock the past and bring justice to the future?
The Key to Death’s Door is a story of sacrifice, friendship, loyalty and murder.
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 serving in the Royal Navy and raising his two daughters after being widowed, 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 his fifth novel, The Key to Death’s Door published along with The Liar’s Promise, The Abattoir of Dreams, and The Ben Whittle Investigations relaunched, by Bloodhound Books.
When he’s not writing, Mark can be found trying and failing to master blues guitar, and taking walks around the beautiful county of Cumbria.