How does a mother protect her child from the unknown?
During a visit to a local theatre, four-year-old Chloe Hollis becomes hysterical. But her mother, Mel, doesn’t realise that this is just the beginning of the nightmare. In the coming weeks, Chloe talks of The Tall Man – Of death.
At her wits end, Mel confides in Charles Honeywell, the headmaster at the school where she works. But what Kim doesn’t know is that Charles is linked to what is happening to her daughter.
Will Mel learn the terrible truth? And can she overcome her own tragic past and save her daughter before it’s too late?
The Liar’s Promise is a story of past lives and future torment.
Ever since I read The Abattoir of dreams by Mark Tilbury I’ve been eagerly awaiting his latest offering The Liars Promise, when this one landed on my kindle I was already half way though a book, but I thought I would take a quick glimpse BIG mistake twenty chapters later I was still reading, spellbound by a VERY dark, and VERY twisted tale. It’s not often a book can keep me that engrossed, but cliched or not I really struggled to put this one down. The Liars Promise made is part crime thriller with a supernatural twist, and this book certainly made for an highly original and throughly spine chilling read.
How does a mother protect her child from the unknown? four-year-old Chloe Hollis begins to act very strangely after a visit to the theatre, as her behaviour escalates it appears there is something very sinister a foot, especially when she starts talking about the tall man and death. The author has created some fabulous characters, if you thought Damien from the Omen was scary, then Chloe will terrify you. As for the villain of the piece what a character, evil, warped and highly disturbed don’t even begin to cover it!
I will say one thing for Mark Tilbury he has a unique talent for drawing the reader in, there’s no long drawn out scene setting he just knuckles down and leads the reader straight into the heart of the story. The sense of malice that radiated from each page I read was overwhelming, at one point I had to turn all the lights on as this book rattled me so much which it’s self is testament to the authors writing. As a reader there is nothing more satisfying than picking up a book that captures your imagination, with scenes that can only be described as brutal, gruesome and disturbing, your imagination will go into over drive, and on that note I should mention this may not be the best book for the feint hearted.
Although this book is a fairly grim read, there is a hint of dark humour within its pages which I found surprising, but it’s very much suited to Mark Tilbury’s style of writing. Terrifying and deliciously dark this has to be one of the most original books I have read this year. Yes you will have to suspend belief but in my opinion it’s definitely worth doing so. The Liar’s Promise is twisted and very disturbing and is definitely the most disquieting book I’ve read in a long time. In case you haven’t already guessed I absolutely loved this book, and it has just secured a place on my top reads of 2017 alongside Mark Tilbury’s previous book The Abattoir Of Dreams. I personally can’t wait to see where the authors very vivid imagination takes him next!
Print Length: 310 pages
Publisher: Bloodhound Books (28 Nov. 2017)