I am delighted to share my review with you on Blog Tour today for Poetic Justice by Mark Tilbury. Which is out now.
Five twisted tales of murder and revenge.
Time doesn’t heal; it just incubates old wounds.
Last Orders – Jeff Tully’s wife has left him. Trying to run his pub single-handedly, he increasingly turns to his barmaid, Alyson, for help. But when Alyson tells him of her own troubles, they hatch a plan to get rid of Alyson’s violent, abusive husband. But will Jeff live to regret he ever got involved with his barmaid?
Lucy’s return – No one remembers Lucy at the school reunion, but she remembers them. Especially one boy who made her life hell, and now she’s going to do the same to him.
Private Museum – Retired nurse Mandy Rostron never thought she’d find love again after her husband died, but in Anthony Mallard she’s found the perfect gentleman. Or so she thinks. Mallard has some very dark secrets in his basement, or his Private Museum as he calls it, and Mandy is about to discover the truth about the man of her dreams.
Ballad of the Unsung Hero – Retired shopkeeper Jennifer Price is at her wits end. Her husband Kenneth thinks more of his fishing than he does of her. But when she meets the man of her dreams at a spiritual church, Jennifer is hell-bent on getting her man – whatever it takes.
The Tallyman – Donna is in debt, and the loan shark is making her life unbearable, with increasingly vile demands when she can’t make her payments. But her elderly neighbour, Elsie, has the perfect solution to get rid of the tallyman once and for all.
Twisted Tilbury is back with something a little different to his normal books. Poetic Justice is a book a five short stories. Each one with a poem at the beginning to set the scene for the story. When I say poem though, bare is mind this is twisted Tilbury so the poems aren’t what I would normally expect. They are dark and creepy.
I have to admit that short stories aren’t normally my thing. But what I liked about this is the fact that you can nip and and out when it suits. But in actual fact I read this book in one sitting! totally addictive reading that’s for sure.
Like all of Tilbury’s other books it is still twisted and full if revenge. All five stories hook you from the beginning and don’t let you go until the very end. You can feel the tension and emotion in the characters.
My favourite was Lucy’s return. With a very clever plot and an awesome twist. I loved how it was written.
Poetic Justice is another winner for Mr Tilbury which I highly recommend.