The Abattoir of Dreams

The Abattoir of Dreams

Mark Tilbury / Jan 22, 2020

The Abattoir of Dreams The past is never far away Michael Tate has not had an easy life With his father in prison and his mother dead Michael was sent to Woodside Children s Home Now an adult Michael wakes up from a coma

  • Title: The Abattoir of Dreams
  • Author: Mark Tilbury
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  • Page: 167
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  • The past is never far away Michael Tate has not had an easy life With his father in prison, and his mother dead, Michael was sent to Woodside Children s Home Now an adult, Michael wakes up from a coma in hospital suffering from amnesia and paralysis Confused and terrified, he is charged with the fatal stabbing of his girlfriend, Becky He also learns he attempted to enThe past is never far away Michael Tate has not had an easy life With his father in prison, and his mother dead, Michael was sent to Woodside Children s Home Now an adult, Michael wakes up from a coma in hospital suffering from amnesia and paralysis Confused and terrified, he is charged with the fatal stabbing of his girlfriend, Becky He also learns he attempted to end his own life.Detective Inspector John Carver is determined that Michael is sent to prison.With no way of defending himself, Michael is left in his hospital bed awaiting transfer to remand.But then strange things begin to happen and hischildhood comes back to haunt him Can Michael ever escape the past Will he ever discover the truth about Becky s murder And why is DI Carver so eager to make him suffer The Abattoir of Dreams is a bitter sweet story of murder, innocence and abuse.

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      • Mark Tilbury

        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 , 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 fourth novel, The Liar s Promise, along with The Abattoir of Dreams, published, and both The Revelation Room and The Eyes of the Accused re launched 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 Mark sends out e mail newsletters once a month to keep readers updated with news and offering them chances to win exclusive prizes You can sign up here eepurl bNSvJn


    1. Stop everything you are doing.This is the ONLY book I have read in 2016 (I read a very early ARC) that not only leaped into my Top Ten Reads of 2017 Long List, but then straight into my Top Ten Reads of 2017 Short List and barrelled it's way straight into my Top Ten Reads of 2017 (final rank to be decided end of the year). That is what I call an impressive book with some serious wow factor.Mark Tilbury is one of my favourite authors and for very good reason, this is his third novel and in my opi [...]

    2. All of my reviews can be found on novelgossipTilbury is a new author to me and while the blurb sure grabbed my attention, I had no idea what kind of treat I was in for. For the first time I didn’t even post what genre this book fits into, it’s far to special to be slotted into place. Sometimes a book will be labeled as one thing on but after reading it I may add in another that I think it’ll fit under, but this time? This book cannot be properly filed into one, two or even three appropria [...]

    3. I don't even know where to start with this review. It doesn't happen often that I'm lost for words but this book has made that happen.When I started reading, I couldn't help but think how weird it all was and I was worried the book wouldn't be for me. However, I kept going. Then, at one point I set aside the supernatural/paranormal vibe (sorry Mister Tilbury) and ended up completely immersed. I'm so glad I kept going because otherwise I would have missed out on something brilliant.This is one ha [...]

    4. Right! Can we talk book covers first? LOVE this cover as it really depicts the story and the emotions found within the pages: dark, haunting, trapped, fear – perfect for this read! Best get on with my review!Set in Oxford, the reader is faced with childhood trauma, fear, loss, uncertainty, mind-games, betrayal and friendship. There is so much going on and so many questions that need answering – but the author does a great job of unravelling the story and revealing the resolution without conf [...]

    5. This book was highly recommended by several members of my online book club so I started it without even reading the blurb (I know I'm such a rebel!). It kicks off with a killer opening chapter when we meet Michael (Mike) Tate who has woken up in a hospital bed, paralysed from the waist down and accused of murdering his girlfriend and unable to remember anything. So far so gripping! Then we take a slightly unconventional direction from the standard crime thrillers and the book then straddles anot [...]

    6. I picked up this book without having read the description so had no clue what I was going into. To start with I thought it was going to be a supernatural type of story as the main character Michael, has outer body experiences by reliving memories from his past leading up to present day in hospital. I would say the first 30 or 40 percent of the story flicks like that between the hospital and Michael being taken down the tunnel to different events in his past. After that the story pretty much stay [...]

    7. All my reviews can be found at thebookreviewcafeHells bells what a book! Abattoir Of Dreams by Mark Tilbury Is definitely going to be one of my top reads of 2017, it’s dark and very disturbing due to the difficult subject it covers. At times it’s pretty graphic but in the authors defence while it never felt gratuitous within the context of the story, I can see that this won’t be to everyone’s tastes. This is certainly a book that packs a punch, its gut wrenching and makes for an uncomfor [...]

    8. The Abattoir of Dreams, by Mark Tilbury, is a novel that I went into completely blindly. I didn’t read the synopsis, I didn’t bother checking out reviews, instead, I dove in completely in dark without any preconceived notions…and I am so glad that I chose to read this book this way. In keeping with that theme, I will not dive into characters or much into the plot in this review because I truly would not want to ruin the experience of discovering these on your own. The novel opens with Mich [...]

    9. This book has been written with extreme care and sensitively imo, and it is the only book on the subject that I have actually been able to finish and enjoy reading. That in itself I think speaks volumes about the quality of the writing.It focuses more on Michael's story and less on uncomfortable details that frankly I do not wish to read about. Cleverly written and a good solid read.Mark Tilbury has a new fan for sure.

    10. This was one of those rare books that I was keen to dive back into each time I came back to it. From page one, I was hypnotised and knew that I was certain of a good read – the style of writing saw to that. It was crisp, confident and easy to digest, which meant I never had to go back and re-read any passages. The subject on the other hand is shocking, hard-hitting and at times very disturbing. My emotional investment in the story of two young boys Mikey and Liam meant my heart was in my mouth [...]

    11. Wow, this book stirred up so emotions in me whilst reading it. Mark did a wonderful job of creating credible characters and a heartbreaking story. I had no idea where the story would take me when it starts off with Michael waking up in a hospital bed, paralysed from the waist down and suffering from amnesia, as if that isn't enough up pops DI Carver who forces Michael to admit he killed his girlfriend, Becky. There is a surprising supernatural element to the book which uncovers sinister dealings [...]

    12. There are many despicable villains in fiction but few can match DI Carver. To the credit of the author, I really hated this guy. Mark Tilbury has created a well-written story that wasn't always comfortable to read but gave me little choice, I had to see it through. Easy to see why he is so popular. A really good book 5 stars from me.

    13. Excuse my language but this book grabs you by the balls from page one and doesn't let go! I don't think that I've ever felt as much rage when reading a book or for so many different reasons throughout a whole book. The main character is Michael who we follow on a journey of discovery after her wakes up from a coma due to an attempted suicide. He is trying to regain his memory while recovering from his injuries as well as dealing with trying to figure out if he did murder his girlfriend and what [...]

    14. When Michael wakes up in hospital, he has no idea how he got there or why he is being accused of murdering his girlfriend; all he knows is that he is paralysed from the waist down and has no memory of anything at all. DI Carver takes great delight, in what can only be described as torturing Michael with probably the most unorthodox investigation techniques ever! But someone is determined to help Michael piece together his memory and he is taken on a series of ghostly “journeys” in which he i [...]

    15. I am very curious about what, exactly, the cover of this book will entail, but alas, The Abattoir of Dreams won't be published until March, 2017. I have a feeling that it be AWESOME and EPIC and wellcomprehensible.The lovely Maxine has written a review which pulsates with passion and an almost palpable love and respect for the written word. You can read it here:/review/show

    16. I'm not usually at a loss for words when it comes to reviews but this book has left me speechless. . . in a good way!Being a book blogger means that you find out about lots of books before they're published and some books create a real buzz in our community and The Abattoir of Dreams was one of them. Several bloggers that I know and trust were screaming from the rooftops about it so I bought my copy with the plan that I'd sneak it into my schedule at some point, but then I lost my reading mojo. [...]

    17. Wooow this was intense and dark and emotional!I read these author's other two books and i thinkthis is his best so far.A little masterpiece which is mainly thriller but it borrows elements fromsupernatural and paranormal .Some scenes were a little too graphic and detailed for my taste but theplot, rich characterization and depth of this book are that superb that it didn't spoil the experience.This author is skilled, he knows how to write and one of the few that constantly maintains quality andco [...]

    18. The Abattoir of Dreams is a very dark, disturbing read. It's a shockingly powerful work of fiction.Oxford, 1976. Michael Tate wakes up in hospital from a coma. He's paralysed from the waist down and suffering from amnesia. He doesn't know who he is or what happened to him. A rather loathsome cop, Detective Inspector Carver comes to visit him and accuses him of brutally murdering his girlfriend Becky. Michael is informed that after the murder he attempted suicide. Michael is stunned. He doesn't r [...]

    19. Oh My God!! This is the first book by Mark Tilbury that I've read, and it has left me stunned! Michael Tate wakes from a coma in hospital with no recollection of how he came to be there. All he knows is that he is at the heart of a murder investigation, and the police officer investigating him seems terrifyingly familiar. Michael relives his childhood through his dreams and the secrets hidden there are as shocking and as harrowing as they can be. This has to be one of the best books I've ever re [...]

    20. Mark Tilbury just gets better and better.This story has so many turns you just hate putting it down.There are some scenes that some readers won't like. But in my opinion for the story to grab you they were needed to pull it together.His other books are good butis is by far his best to date

    21. Most of you that follow my blog know that I am a sucker for a psychological thriller and what can say, Mark Tilbury certainly doesn't disappoint with this shocking story. From the moment I started this, having read only a couple of pages I knew that it was going to be good. But the plot thickened and it just got better, so much better that I couldn't put it down…eping me up until the early hours of the morning. Seriously you guys are in for one hell of a treat with this story. It is nothing li [...]

    22. Mark Tilbury is a new author to me so I had no idea what to expect when I started reading The Abattoir of Dreams. I’m always apprehensive when I read a new author as I never know if I’ll get along with the author’s style, but I needn’t have worried. Mark Tilbury has written a very interesting thriller.We meet Michael Tate, in hospital after waking from a coma, and he is the prime suspect in the murder of his girlfriend. Becky was found stabbed to death in their flat, and Michael is paral [...]

    23. I was dragged into this book by the author's very clever imagery and writing, and I didn't want to put it down. When you find yourself reading while cooking and eating, you know you've found a good one. I've never read a Mark Tilbury book before, but The Abattoir of Dreams has just swooshed into my top read for 2017 - it is poetic, raw, emotional and gripping. Yes, the subject matter is harrowing, but the author delivers it with the sensitivity required to make you want to read more, not look aw [...]

    24. My blog: thebuzzingbookmarkThis is a difficult book to define. It seems to have a little bit of everything, and it doesn't fit neatly into any one genre. If you love suspense novels, you'll enjoy it. If you love novels with supernatural elements, then you'll enjoy it. If you love family saga's, then you'll enjoy it. There are also small elements of horror and romance. It's a book that slips easily between all these different genres, making is truly unique. This is the story about Michael, a m [...]

    25. I have read Mark Tilbury books before but not like this one. I use to think he was a good author, now he has moved up to awesome!Michael Tate must be the luckiest man alive, well he was for a brief moment anyway, because when he opened his eyes he couldn’t remember anything. He couldn’t remember murdering his girlfriend and afterwards jumping from the roof of the building or even that his legs were now paralysed. For that moment he couldn’t remember that he had been systematically abused [...]

    26. Well that was a weird book. I'm not actually sure how I feel about this one. I mean, it was good. But weird. Even after finishing it I'm not 100% sure what the hell was going on present day. Was it real? Was it the mind playing tricks? A side effect of the drugs? I think I'd have preferred it without the paranormal aspect it had going on though, I found that all incredibly far fetched and completely unnecessary to be honest. But then I really dislike paranormal in most cases and probably wouldn' [...]

    27. When I first started this book, I thought the story was going in a different direction. I have to say I was delighted with where the author took the story. It is a psychological thriller, but more than that, This is the story of Michael Tate and the life he lived. Not one that anyone would like to go through. The story is told through Michael's memories as he gets some help from an unusual outside source, I won't reveal in this review. Just say it is well worth grabbing and the story is a well t [...]

    28. The Abattoir of Dreams will grip you from the outset, it is a very difficult read, one you will want to stop reading as the subject matter is shocking and heartwrenching, but because of the superb writting skill of Mark Tilbury you will just keep turning the pages needing to know how Michael Tate ended up in a hospital bed, with no memory, and the horriffic murder of his girlfriend being investigated by a very disturbing and vile DI John Carver, who is determined to pin it on Michael .We are tak [...]

    29. I'd heard a lot about this book so had very high expectations and I wasn't at all disappointed. I found it such a refreshing change to what I usually choose to read (detectives and crime) and I was hooked from the very first page. I can always tell a good book by the way it niggles at me when I'm not reading, and I couldn't wait to get back to this one. It's a horrifying story of abuse but it is told with compassion. I felt every kind of emotion throughout and I'm in no doubt this book will stay [...]

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