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Publisher's Summary

School should be the safest place in the world. Not this winter. Detective 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 change him forever? 

The shocking and exhilarating new crime thriller will have you listening late into the night.

Praise for the book:

"An explosive and visceral debut with the most terrifying of killers. Wes Markin is a new name to watch out for in crime fiction, and I can't wait to see more of Detective Yorke." (best-selling crime author Stephen Booth)

©2018 Wesley Fletcher-Markin (P)2020 Wesley Fletcher-Markin

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gruesome

First, the narration was terrible. Not so bad that I couldn't get through it, but yeah, it was still very bad. Listen to a clip before buying to see how you feel about it.
The story was straightforward but solid, and very gruesome in spots. I was ok with most of it, but there is a scene of severe animal cruelty near the beginning that I'm still a little upset but. Just an FYI.
The other thing is, one character does not get the ending I wish they did. I hate endings where the bad guy gets away. There is too much of that in real life, you know? But otherwise, I liked it.

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  • Milica
  • 2020-02-05

Excellent crime thriller

A boy disappears from school and DCI Yorke must unravel the truth behind a demented family to try and save him.
 
This book starts off with a bang and keeps up the fast pace throughout. Through various twists and turns, the sordid truth unravels leaving the listener on the edge of their seat throughout to hear what happens. This book was a nail-biting crime thriller revealing disturbing secrets of a scary family that you will never believe! Wes created a sinister and captivating story that I could not stop listening to.

The narrator was good and i enjoyed his performance.
 
I recommend this book as an excellent and gripping crime thriller that you will not be bored with and definitely not be able to predict. Warning: do not start this book unless you have a lot of time, you will not be able to put it down! I cant wait to hear the next one!
 
Note: This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this objective review voluntarily.

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  • Jennypurple
  • 2020-03-01

it needs an in-depth prequel

I enjoy the overall story as I was reading this book I kept feeling I was reading this book out of sequence that there had to be a book that came before it I found that there was a short story written about the main character very well written short story which it answered some of the questions i had about this book but it did not answer all of them I wish there was another book I love the characters in this book but their backstories are foggy to me do you believe this author is on the right track and is going to develop into a incredible storyteller I will definitely be keeping my eye out for more of his books

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  • Toni Parker
  • 2021-03-13

Intriguing

Great storyline with fascinating plot twists along the way. Narration spot on as well. Definitely recommended for those that love psychological thrillers.

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  • Susan
  • 2021-01-22

This was a very interesting story

I will certainly never look at pigs the same way again. A story that made you so mad at times but then Martha would come along. A lot of abuse, trauma, lies & mystery. The characters were all unique in their own way, good or bad. Poor Paul having to witnesses these horrific things & Martha for being forced to participate. I also really enjoyed the narrator.

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  • cora
  • 2020-12-20

Family business pain

Never have I seen or read such graphic doings in and around a family. From pigs to pops as the bones break. My kind of book yes sir I loved it I will recommend it to anybody with the guts to read it come on.

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  • Hepcat89
  • 2020-11-29

Very entertaining

This story was full of energy and some very drastic scenes.

The characters were so well developed I felt very specific ways about them.

Aubrey Parsons made this story come to life.

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  • Friend Zone
  • 2020-11-27

A little hard to follow, but...

...maybe I was distracted. This one just didn't do it for me. Also, the subtitle: "A shocking and exhilarating new crime thriller for 2019 (A DCI Yorke Thriller Book 1)" is really annoying because clearly is for marketing and SEO.

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  • NV Cefalo
  • 2020-07-16

A crime thriller that is a page turner for sure

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4/5

An interesting and enjoyable crime thriller. The characters were rounded (the good and bad ones too), the story kept me at the edge of my earphones, and there was plenty of gore to go around. All in all, this is a solid read that may keep me interested in the Michael Yorke series.

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  • Anne Secher
  • 2020-07-05

A family of killers, the race to save a child.

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A family with a long history of mental health issues, warnings for blood and animal slaughter.

An interesting story that I believe I would have enjoyed more reading it because of a high amount of characters. I was somehow lost a few times because of this.

The narrator was amazing and made me want to finish the story, helping me be interested in it throughout. He kept a good pace, differenciated every character with his voice and narrated properly. I loved his accent.

The characters were well rounded and their stories explained, but I think there are too many for an audiobook.

I enjoyed listening to it, but I believe the descriptions of animal slaughtering and their body parts was horrible. Those were the sections where I lost interest.

If you're not easily impressed by this, I recommend the book.

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  • D. Sturgeon
  • 2020-03-10

Very good story!

This is an awesome mystery story that was quite enjoyable. Both the writing and narration are impeccable.