2021 · Book review

Book Review: Song of the Psychopath by Mark Tilbury @MTilburyAuthor

I’m sharing my thoughts today on Song of the Psychopath by Mark Tilbury and if you’re into dark and quite disturbing stories then you will not want to miss this one.

About the book

A year after going missing from home, Tommy Scarlett is found unconscious in an isolated country road. He has a fractured skull, broken wrist, and numerous other injuries. Recovering in hospital, Tommy has no recollection of the past. He doesn’t even recognize his own family.

After returning home, Tommy suffers severe headaches and acute depression. Desperate to help him, his father puts him into the care of a private therapist. But Tommy soon learns his troubles are far from over.

As the past is slowly unlocked, it becomes increasingly clear that Tommy has suffered an ordeal so horrendous it beggars belief. And those responsible are determined to silence him by any means possible.

Can Tommy find out what really happened to him and bring those responsible to justice?

Or will the past finally catch up with him and finish him off for good?

Song of the Psychopath is available to purchase now – Amazon

My thoughts

Teenager Tommy Scarlett has been missing for a year when he is found unconscious, he’s been left with a fractured skull and numerous injuries and when he finally comes round in hospital he has no memories. He can’t remember where he’s been, he can’t remember his family or friends, his mind’s a blank and deep depression is setting in. The only thing he has been left with are some horrendous scars from his time away.

Now this book is not for the feint hearted, absolutely not. It’s dark and disturbing but what the author manages to do is to create characters that come to life, that you can really root for and care for. As Tommy’s ordeal is slowly revealed my heart absolutely bled for the young lad and I couldn’t help feeling the anger bubbling inside me.

Along with the characters that you care for, Tilbury also brings to life the characters that you despise and fear, I can’t tell you how many times I had goosebumps and shivers throughout this story and still thinking about those awful characters I get a chill. They are truly awful and twisted.

Like I said previously this book is dark and disturbing and it covers some difficult subjects, some of the details are vivid but it works and although they can be difficult to read it just wouldn’t work the same if they had been toned down. My anger though for what had happened to Tommy was through the roof and the fear I felt for him was too real. This definitely isn’t a bedtime book, I couldn’t sleep after putting down.

It’s a well paced story that is addictive, it doesn’t feel right to say I enjoyed this book due to the subject matter but I found myself totally hooked and I needed to know what had happened to Tommy and find out if the awful, down right evil sods got what was coming to them.

So if you like dark, twisted and disturbing reads then Song of the Psychopath is for you, just be prepared for the nightmares to follow. I can’t wait to see what Mark Tilbury comes up with next, this is going to be a hard one to beat.

My thanks to the author for sending me a copy for review purposes. All thoughts are my own.

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