I’m not at all ready to come back right now (I stick to the beginning of July with that), and I’m crazy behind with my reading… But what I promise, I promise, and I agreed to do this blog tour, so…
Here it is! My review & blog tour post for the second novel by the super talented Wes Markin!
(I still don’t have an internet connection at home, so I’m using my phone now to write this post… If there seems to be any trouble with formatting or typing, that’s the reason… Sorry for that.)
About the Book
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.
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.
The DCI Michael York Thrillers:
About the Author
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.
This time it is going to be a fast, headline-free one. I apologize from everyone who expected me to do this in the usual form I write my reviews in, but in my current situation (both regarding my internet connection and mental health) I can’t do that.
So, talking about the book….
What an awesome sequel it was to the first DCI Yorke novel!
I remember I was surprised back when I read it that it was a debut novel! I was a bit afraid if this second one wouldn’t be such a next hit after all… But I wouldn’t have had to worry! Wes Markin has his place among the best.
I have to admit that after all that happened to me these last weeks, I wasn’t at all in the mood for reading when I started this story. It very soon changed my mind, though! It took my interest, I was hooked, I wanted to know what happened exactly and WHY it happened. There were so many twists and turns of the story, many actions and many feelings… We got to know the characters. There’s such a simple, but beautiful descriptive wording even in the fastest, most violent, chaotic scenes that show the true talent of the writer.
I loved it all! Give me more, please.
The only thing I could say I missed is that I still felt like I would like to see more of Yorke’s private self, which I hoped would happen in this sequel. I even felt like I missed out on many things in his life between the first book and this one. Well… hopefully in the next installment we get to see more of him!
This book is great, seriously among the better ones in the genre. I recommend it to everyone who likes thrillers, either psychological or action-packed ones.
If you’d like to read my review of ‘One Last Prayer for the Rays’, as well, click HERE!
Don’t forget to stop by the other blogs participating in this tour! 😉