Thursday, 21 February 2019

#BlogTour One Last Prayer for the Rays by Wes Markin


Today it's my turn on the BlogTour One Last Prayer for the Rays by Wes Markin. It's crime fiction, but with a horror vibe.
About the Author
Wes Markin is a hyperactive English teacher, who loves writing crime fiction with a twist of the macabre.

​Having released One Last Prayer for the Rays he is now working on the second instalment of DCI Michael Yorke’s wild ride, The Repenting Serpent. 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.​

Follow @MarkinWes on Twitter, on Facebook, Visit wesmarkinbooks.weebly.com
Buy One Last Prayer for the Rays


About the book
DCI Michael Yorke faces his most harrowing case yet.

When 12-year-old Paul disappears from school, Yorke’s only clue is a pool of animal blood. Fearing the worst, he turns toward the most obvious suspect, recently released local murderer, Thomas Ray.
But as the snow in Salisbury worsens, Ray’s mutilated body is discovered, and Yorke is left with no choice but to journey into the sinister heart of a demented family that has plagued the community for generations. Can he save the boy? Or will the evil he discovers changes him forever?

Review
DCI Michael Yorke is called to the scene of what appears to be a brutal crime. A pool of blood in a school toilet and a missing 12-year-old boy suggest that something awful has happened. If someone in the school killed him then where the heck have they hidden the body?

The story takes on a whole different angle when it appears as if the scene of the crime isn't quite what it seems to be and to make matters worse there is a known mentally unstable murderer on the loose.
It's interesting how Markin gives the readers a horror crime scenario, but manages to write it in a way that doesn't present it as overly graphic. The reader gets a sort of birds eye view of the horrific crime scenes or crimes, the author adds in some suggestive descriptions and dialogue, and then leaves the rest up to our imaginations. (Shudder)

It's like a really screwed up episode of Criminal Minds when it comes to the really insane and murderous Ray family. There are just far too many of them for anyone to feel safe. Just take that into consideration the next time you meet someone with the surname Ray. You never know they might be a second cousin twice removed or crazy great uncle Rays illegitimate progeny. Just saying.

It's crime fiction, but with a horror vibe. The type of story that creeps you out and creates an unhealthy measure of distrust. I am hoping the Rays don't procreate any more going forward, there is something seriously wrong with the majority of them.

Buy One Last Prayer for the Rays at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher: Independently published; pub date 29 Jan. 2019, Buy at Amazon com


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