#Bookreview of THE REVELATION ROOM by Mark Tilbury

The Revelation Room: A disturbing psychological mystery thriller (The Ben Whittle Investigation Series Book 1) by [Tilbury, Mark]

#Bookreview of THE REVELATION ROOM by Mark Tilbury

BLURB:

The Revelation Room – The first in a new series of gripping psychological crime thrillers written with occasional flashes of dark humor.

Edward Ebb had learned long ago that the truth was best extracted by time and torture. You could set your clock by that.

Whilst searching for a missing girl, private investigator Geoff Whittle is kidnapped by a highly dangerous cult. Close to death, he makes a desperate call to his son, Ben, asking for help. He tells Ben not to call the police because “everyone will die”. Haunted by the phone call and terrified by what they might find, Ben and his friend, Maddie, track down one of the cult members spreading the word in Oxford city centre. They soon realise that their only option is to join the cult and rescue Ben’s father from the inside.

But the Sons and Daughters of Salvation are a group of unhinged, brainwashed people living under the spell of evil psychopath, Edward Ebb. When Ben and Maddie are initiated into the group, they pass into a world where only two choices exist: compliance or death. The odds are impossibly stacked against them and they are about to discover the gruesome secret locked away in the Revelation Room.

MY REVIEW:

I’ve seen a lot of positive buzz about this book so I was looking forward to reading it.  I was not disappointed.  Benjamin and Madeline, sorry, Ben and Maddie, are the furthest thing from the Dynamic Duo, but when Ben receives an urgent, dropped phone call from his father, they have no option but to try and find him.  If they find him, will he still be alive?

Ben’s father, Geoff Whittle, was tracking down a young girl named Emily Hunt who’d taken up with a cult.  As Ben and Maddie follow the scant clues, they realize the only way to find and save his father, is to join the cult.  Boy,did they bite off more than they could chew. 

Edward Ebb, the cult leader, is one of those characters you just LOVE to hate.  Mark Tilbury paints him in such rich detail, that you can easily see the crazy in crazy.  In some ways, I felt Ebb was more fleshed out than our unlikely hero, Ben.  There were a few times I found myself flicking through the pages as fast as I could as Maddie and Ben each faced their own indoctrinations.  

Several reviews mentioned that Mark writes with a different voice, and he does.  It did take a while for me to get used to his writing style, especially all the metaphors.  I’m not a fan of the overuse of metaphors, and they did have the tendency to kick me out of the story on more than one occasion.  The book has also been tagged as a dark comedy.  Maybe it’s the difference between British and American humor, but I really didn’t find anything funny in the story. 

Regardless, I really enjoyed this story and I’m definitely going to read the sequel.  If you love dark, twisted, psychologically thrillers, this book is for you.  I give it 4 feathers.

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The Revelation Room: A disturbing psychological mystery thriller (The Ben Whittle Investigation Series Book 1) by [Tilbury, Mark]

About Sahara Foley

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. One thing I’ve discovered on my new adventure, are all the really awesome and talented Indie Authors. If you find the right community of Indie Authors, all they want to do is help each other. I found that I love promoting them and their books, so that’s how I setup my blog. For readers to meet Indie Authors. Anyway, enough about me. Here’s all my contact information: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/booksbysaharafoley Twitter: https://twitter.com/SaharaFoley Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/saharafoley/ Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SaharaFoley/posts Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Sahara-Foley/e/B00J9ST32U/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
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