The Last One To See Her by Mark Tilbury @MTilburyAuthor

Book Description:

He says he is innocent. So why did he lie?

Mathew Hillock was the last person to see eleven-year-old Jodie Willis alive. When her dead body turns up four days later in his garden shed, the police think he’s guilty of her murder. So do most people in the town. But there’s no DNA evidence to link him to the crime.  

Battling the weight of public opinion and mental illness due to a childhood head trauma, he sinks into a deep depression. 

Can Mathew do what the police failed to do and find evidence linking the real killer to the crime?

The Last One to See Her is a terrifying story of what happens when you’re accused of a crime and no one believes you are innocent.

My Thoughts:

This story has one powerful beginning and ending and what is between them both had me totally absorbed also.


Mattie is a character that I wanted to protect and brought out the mothering instinct in me. Mentally he is still a bit like a child due to an incident which left him that way. Whilst I have every faith in him being not guilty of the disappearance of a little girl. There is that niggle of doubt through out. In fact there are a couple of likely characters that could be the culprit but the author makes us sit tight and wait until he is ready to show all of his cards.


The mounting tension is almost unbearable at times. I was racing through the pages as I had to know who the killer was. I wasn’t quite sure what to think as the author seriously messes with your head leaving you not knowing what to believe.

The Last One To See Her was an absolutely gripping read that fully captivated me. I love the super natural feel that this author’s stories have to them. They just give that added edge to the story but yet has them feeling believable at the same time. What else can I say other than I loved it. Brilliant read.

My thanks to the author for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

The Last One To See Her is available to purchase from Amazon

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. His latest novel, The Last One To See Her will be published 4th June 2020.

When he’s not writing, Mark can be found playing guitar, reading and walking.

@MTilburyAuthor

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