If you could discover the murderous truth of a past life and seek justice in this one, would you?
Teenager Lee Hunter doesn’t have a choice when he nearly drowns after spending the night at a derelict boathouse with his best friend, Charlie Finch. After leaving his body and meeting a mysterious light that lets him to go back to the past, Lee finds himself reliving the final days of another life. A life that ended tragically.
After recovering from his near death experience, Lee begins to realise that he is part of two lives linked by the despicable actions of one man.
Struggling against impossible odds, Lee and Charlie set out to bring this man to justice.
Will Lee be able to unlock the past and bring justice to the future?
The Key to Death’s Door is a story of sacrifice, friendship, loyalty and murder.
I really enjoyed the friendship between Lee and Charlie. They are just your typical best friends. After Lee’s near death experience the two become tighter than ever.
There is a certain amount of super natural element to the story line with Lee’s outer body experience. I was slightly concerned as to whether I would find it believable but that didn’t really matter as the story had me well and truly gripped so that I couldn’t read through the pages fast enough to see what was going to happen next. I for one am a believer in outer body experiences but at the end of the day it is a work of fiction and a very darn good one at that.
The Key To Death’s Door tackles a few harrowing topics. Some parts make for some highly emotional reading which is something I have come to expect from this authors books. He really has has you feeling a whole array of emotions. I was not only shocked and horrified in parts, I was also deeply saddened and anxious, and yet the friendship between both boys was something so wonderful that made me smile and my heart swell with pride.
This is another heart breaking and gut wrenching novel that will stick with me for a long time to come. What should be the best years of two young boys lives is turned upside down with discovery and a fight for justice. A story that will send your pulse racing and your heart soaring. Another utterly brilliant novel by one of my favourite authors.
My Thanks to Bloodhound Books and NetGalley for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.
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Mark lives in a small village in the lovely county of Cumbria, although his books are set in Oxfordshire where he was born and raised.
After serving in the Royal Navy and raising his two daughters after being widowed, Mark finally took the plunge and self-published two books on Amazon, The Revelation Room and The Eyes of the Accused.
He’s always had a keen interest in writing, and is extremely proud to have his fifth novel, The Key to Death’s Door published along with The Liar’s Promise, The Abattoir of Dreams, and The Ben Whittle Investigations relaunched, by Bloodhound Books.
When he’s not writing, Mark can be found trying and failing to master blues guitar, and taking walks around the beautiful county of Cumbria.