A DCI Michael Yorke Thriller
A vicious serial killer slithers from the darkness, determined to resurrect the ways of a long-dead civilisation.
When the ex-wife of one of DCI Michael Yorke’s closest allies is left mutilated and murdered, Yorke and his team embark on their greatest test yet. A deeply personal case that will push them to their very limits.
And as Yorke’s team are pulled further into the dark, the killer circles, preparing to strike again.
The Repenting Serpent is a true edge-of-the-seat, nail-biting page turner.
This is the second book in the DI Michael Yorke series and in my opinion works easily as a stand alone.
As the blurb suggests, this is a deeply personal case for Yorke and his team and boy did my emotions go into over drive in parts. My heart went out for Iain Brooke and his son. Their grief is very raw and for Iain especially, he can not rest until the killer is caught.
There are a couple of threads running in the story and whilst Yorke may be the main character, we really get to see more of his team and get to know them better. It was also good getting to see how they all work together as a team. At times it felt a little bit like Yorke is a father figure, someone who the rest of them look up to and for advice, I actually enjoyed this aspect very much.
This was quite a chilling story. In more ways than one. I don’t want to say to much about what goes on in the story but I think readers will be in for a pleasant surprise with the pure evilness of some people. Obviously not great in the real world but in a world of fiction, it makes it so much more exciting and thrilling.
The Repenting Serpent is a page turner of a read that had me racing through the pages. The parts to do with Iain’s son Ewan, definitely brought a lump to my throat and I thought he was a great wee character. I’m glad that this is a book in a series as I reckon there is so much more to come from certain characters. If you are looking for a compelling and dark read, then would certainly recommend you giving this one a go.
My thanks to Caroline Vincent for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
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Wes Markin is a hyperactive English teacher, who loves writing crime fiction with a twist of the macabre.
Having finished ‘The Repenting Serpent,’ sequel to ‘One Last Prayer for the Rays,’ he is now working on the third instalment of DCI Michael 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.