Your wedding day should be the most unforgettable day of your life.
And this is one wedding that will never be forgotten.
When a police officer’s wedding day ends in brutality and chaos, DCI Michael Yorke is pulled away from his own wedding into the bloodiest chain of events Wiltshire has ever seen. As a heatwave tightens its grip on Salisbury, Yorke and his team face a race against time to find the most sinister and intelligent adversary they have ever faced. Christian Severance.
But as the team chase Severance into the shadows of a dark past, Yorke’s own history starts to drag itself into the present.
Can they stop Christian Severance before he achieves the unthinkable? And will Yorke survive the revelations that claw at him from the darkness?
The DCI Yorke Series:
#1 One Last Prayer for the Rays : bit.ly/OneLastPrayerfortheRays
#2 The Repenting Serpent: bit.ly/RepentingSerpent
#3 The Silence of Severance: bit.ly/SilenceofSeverance
Hey all, first off, this is the THIRD book in this series, I have reviewed the second one, here, and you don’t NEED to read the other two, but I would strongly recommend at least reading book two before diving into this one.
This book is put into the relatively near future, dealing with the emotional consequences from the terrifying actions and crimes from The Repenting Serpent as well as reflection of things and people from the first book.
Yorke’s finally hitched to Patricia, but before their honeymoon can start, darkness and terror interrupt Yorke’s plans once again.
This time the crimes involve people losing and cutting off tongues, murder, kidnapping, and the threat of his past and the unresolved trauma coming back to haunt him as well as others on Yorke’s team.
More heartache and loss and dark gritty crime. This book spoke to me on a spiritual level. My black little heart enjoyed it just as much, if not more than The Repenting Serpent and unlike the last book, this one finished on a more unresolved note. No tidy bows or complete resolution as the intensity remains until the last page and you’re left there waiting to know what will happen in book 4, what’s instore for Yorke and his team and how much more can they take?
Markin doesn’t cease to impress me with his way to keep you completely on edge for a whole book, it’s like a dark crime thriller gift he’s been bequeathed, or, I don’t know maybe he made a deal with the devil, half jk, but seriously, you’re just left reading this book in one sitting because you want to figure out how everything connects; Markin does not disappoint.
Also, the villains are not purely evil, they’re twisty and complex and some you feel bad for while others you feel the urge to throttle them yourself, or at least cuff them if you have better morals than me. The point though is that you get invested in these characters and stories which doesn’t always happen with thrillers.
I totally recommend this if you enjoy thrillers or if you’ve read and enjoyed any other books in this series.
Thanks to Caroline and Markin for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion as part of the blog tour.
About the Author
Wes Markin is a hyperactive English teacher, who loves writing crime fiction with a twist of the macabre.
Having finished the third instalment in the DCI Yorke series, ‘The Silence of Severance’, Wes is now working on the fourth instalment of DCI Yorke’s wild ride. He is also the author of ‘Defined,’ a prequel to his DCI Yorke novels, which takes the reader back to his blood-soaked university days.
Born in 1978, Wes grew up in Manchester, UK. After graduating from Leeds University, he spent fifteen years as a teacher of English, and has taught in Thailand, Malaysia and China. Now as a teacher, writer, husband and father, he is currently living in Harrogate, UK.
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