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Book Review – The Silence of Severance by Wes Markin @MarkinWes @CazVinBooks #BookReview #BlogTour #thriller

Many thanks to Caroline Vincent and Bits about Books for my spot on this Blog Tour.

There was absolute silence, then a hitch followed by a woosh with intermittent




Those were the only sounds that existed when I read this book by a brilliant author Wes Markin. My breath hitched at the various subplots when the adrenaline was at its peak, I wooshed a sigh when the scene slowed down, along with the taps on my kindle.

A cop was mutilated on his wedding day, his tongue was severed and he died of hemorrhage. DCI Michael York was pulled from his own wedding to investigate. And they come across Christian Severance, the most dangerous and intelligent perp. His tongue was severed too…

This was one of the most hair raising thriller that I have read in recent times. My pulse skyrocketed many times when the cops went through so many shocks. The author’s writing was at a high pitch where the subplots were like jigsaw puzzles, strumming in absolute tension.

Nothing fitted smoothly at the beginning, everything seemed frayed. Another case of a missing woman had its links to the cop’s death. There were so many things that I had to pay close attention to, in this story. Till the pages unfurled, and the pieces fitted in almost like magic.

The author’s brain had me in awe. He had to be a brilliant strategist whereby he could get the past and connect it to the present, link 2 cases in such a way that it had the cops in a ditzy and me enthralled. Wes did not shy away at chopping off his characters, emotions were raised with each death.

The book vibrated with sheer tautness of its plot, the writing took me on a roller coaster ride, where every twist was a free fall. Wow!! Do I have to say anymore?

I received a free ARC from Caroline and the author, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

All my reviews can be read here

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.

Your wedding day should be the most unforgettable day of your life.

And this is one wedding that will never be forgotten.

When a police officer’s wedding day ends in brutality and chaos, DCI Michael Yorke is pulled away from his own wedding into the bloodiest chain of events Wiltshire has ever seen. As a heatwave tightens its grip on Salisbury, Yorke and his team face a race against time to find the most sinister and intelligent adversary they have ever faced. Christian Severance.

But as the team chase Severance into the shadows of a dark past, Yorke’s own history starts to drag itself into the present.

Can they stop Christian Severance before he achieves the unthinkable? And will Yorke survive the revelations that claw at him from the darkness

Publication Date: 3rd October 2019

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