Review: “The Last One to See Her” by Mark Tilbury

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

A grab-you-by-the-heart-strings psychological thriller that you will try to put down, because you don’t want anything bad to happen to the lovable Mathew. “The Last One to See Her” by Mark Tilbury is a must read.

About the Book

“The Last One to See Her” by Mark Tilbury

“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?”

My Review

“The Last One to See Her” by Mark Tilbury is a grab-you-by-the-heart-strings psychological thriller that you will try to put down, but only because you don’t want anything bad to happen to the lovable Mathew. All the foreshadowing and gentle twists let you know something might. That it probably will… if you keep reading. But that’s exactly why you won’t put the book down. It’s why you’ll race through the short chapters to find out what happens and deliver Mathew to safety. Or so you hope.

Author Mark Tilbury does a brilliant job at portraying Mathew Hillock. From the very beginning, you know that Mathew has some type of mental disability — before it’s ever confirmed in the story. Even though it’s not written in first person, Tilbury takes you inside Mathew’s innocent, yet sometimes troubled mind. He also takes you inside his pure heart, allowing you to see this character didn’t kill Jodie Willis. He couldn’t. He doesn’t have it in him. Mathew may doubt his innocence. He may give you reason at times. But Tilbury exposes him so well that any doubts won’t linger for long.

Besides, Tilbury gives you a few other suspects who seem far more likely to be the guilty ones. These characters are the antithesis of Mathew. They possess the evilness to kill. They will kill before the book ends. But did they kill Jodie Willis? It won’t take you until the end of the story to figure out. Intentional or not, Tilbury makes it obvious. As with most psychological thrillers, the highlight of the book isn’t solving the mystery. It’s the twist at the end. “The Last One to See Her” by Mark Tilbury will leave you pleasantly satisfied… and stunned.

Thank you to the author Mark Tilbury for a complimentary copy of “The Last One to See Her” in exchange for an honest review.

About the Author

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 is “The Last One To See Her”.

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