Who can you really trust?
Beth Cruikshank couldn’t be happier. She is eight weeks pregnant and married to the man of her dreams. But after returning home from a celebratory meal, she finds a wreath from her sister’s grave hanging above the bed and a kitchen knife embedded in her pillow. There are no signs of a forced entry. Nothing is stolen. And no one other than the cleaner has a key to the house.
And then a campaign of terror begins. Beth becomes increasingly paranoid as it becomes clear that someone close to the family is behind these disturbing events.
But who would want Beth dead?
Can Beth find the answer before it’s too late?
Torment is a story of misplaced loyalty, revenge and sacrifice.
Beth and her husband David are a happily married couple with a lot to look forward to. That changes when they come home and realise someone has been in their house. There on in, poor Beth questions everyone and everything.
Even though Beth has enough on her plate, she still also finds time to comfort her good friend Kim who is in an abusive relationship and invites her to move in with her and David for Kim’s own safety as well as having the comfort of having a friend around whilst some stalker seems to have made it their mission to make Beth’s life hell.
There are a fair few twists and turns, some I saw coming, others that took me by surprise. It certainly makes for a compelling read that kept me peeled to the pages.
Torment is a tense and gripping psychological thriller that will have you hooked. Like Beth, I dreaded every time something came in the post as to what was inside as it certainly sent chills down my spine. Another page turner of a read from one of my favourite authors in this genre.
My thanks to the author for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Torment is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an affiliate link).
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 being widowed and raising his two daughters, 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 had seven novels published by Bloodhound Books, including his most recent release, Torment.
When he’s not writing, Mark can be found playing guitar, reading and walking.