#Bookreview of THE EYES OF THE ACCUSED by Mark Tilbury @MTilburyAuthor

The Eyes of the Accused: A dark disturbing mystery thriller (The Ben Whittle Investigation Series Book 2) by [Tilbury, Mark]

#Bookreview of THE EYES OF THE ACCUSED by Mark Tilbury


Book two in the Ben Whittle Investigation series. The Eyes of the Accused is a psychological mystery thriller written with occasional flashes of dark humour. Best enjoyed after reading The Revelation Room.

Fresh from the horrors of the Revelation Room, private investigators Ben and Maddie are plunged into a disturbing world of terror as they search for missing pregnant girl, Hannah Heath. Drawn to Frank Crowley, an original suspect in Hannah’s disappearance, Maddie is about to learn the true meaning of evil. But all is not what it seems. Crowley is just a small part of something unimaginable. Something so terrible and deranged it defies reason. After Maddie disappears, Ben is left in a desperate race against time to find her and uncover the truth.


After reading and enjoying The Revelation Room, I just had to see what happened to Ben & Maddie next.  The second book jumps right into the action, as we follow Hannah Heath through her kidnapping.  Who nabbed her, and what do they want with her baby?

With his father paralyzed after their ordeal with the crazy cult, Ben tries taking up the reins of the Whittle PI business, but his father fights him at every turn.  Just as Ben’s ready to throw up his hands in defeat, they pick up a case.  A young, pregnant woman has disappeared, and the coppers have no leads.  As Ben and Maddie follow Hanna’s cold trail, hey run across a handy-man named Crowley.  Just reading about him makes you want to wash your hands.  He is such a creep.  But, at the same time, Tilbury gets into his head so much, that we understand, to a certain degree, why he is what he is.  We should all have mother’s like his.  NOT!.  Makes me really appreciate my eccentric family. 

Anyway, as the case moves along, Maddie finds herself, once again, in mortal danger.  Will Ben find her in time?  I always thought Maddie was the stronger person, and she is.  But, Ben does some growing in this story, even facing up to his overbearing father.  I have to admit, I chuckled a few times over some of the words of wisdom that spouted from Geoffrey’s mouth.  Kinda of reminded me of my own father.

The Eyes of the Accused isn’t quite as dark as the first book, but it still delves into the sinister, sick mind of the antagonist.  Mark Tilbury does an excellent job as we jump from suspect to suspect, trying to figure out who the kidnapper is, and for what nefarious reason they want Hannah’s baby.

The story moves along at a good pace, but there were places with unnecessary info dumps about Crowley’s past that slowed down the reading.  I didn’t feel they advanced the story at all, and some of it was repetitive to boot.  Also, everyone seemed to have voices talking to them.  Internal dialogue is expected, but these seemed like disembodied voices.  Most people don’t have ‘voices’ talking to them all the time.  Or, do they?

This is a well-written story that kept me on the edge of my seat, especially the end. If you enjoyed the first book, you got to try this one.  I give it 4 feathers. 

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The Eyes of the Accused: A dark disturbing mystery thriller (The Ben Whittle Investigation Series Book 2) by [Tilbury, Mark]

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Bio: Until my husband died on Christmas 2012, I never thought about becoming a writer. In fact, the act of writing a story terrified me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading, just never had the knack for writing. The thought of writing dialogue scared the bejeebers out of me. See, Bob was the writer. He wrote stories for years but could never get a traditional publisher interested enough to publish even one. Now I understand why, as they were unpolished outlines. Then, after 30 years together, Bob passed away and my life was turned upside down.

About a month later, I was sitting around my apartment, trying to adjust to the worst event in my life, when a little voice spoke to me. Why not publish Bob’s stories? To be truthful, ever since the advent of self-publishing, I always wanted too, that’s how much I believed in his stories. But I knew I would have to fight him for every little change I made to his outlines. Sorry, honey, but they had to be done.

So, I pulled out the box of stories, dusted them off, and started on a new adventure: The World of Self-Publishing. Boy, did I have a lot to learn. I finally published several short stories early in 2014, then my horror novella, It Lives in the Basement. While I was working on them, I was slowly learning the craft of writing, and getting The Secret of Excalibur ready for publication. Excalibur was my favorite story of them all, and in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted a publisher. One day on Twitter, I ran across a tweet from Creativia Publishing, and that was another game changer for me. I signed up with them in December of 2014, and it was the best decision I’ve made.

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