Michael Tate has not had an easy life. With his
father in prison, and his mother dead, Michael
was sent to Woodside Children’s Home.
Now an adult, Michael wakes up from a coma in
hospital suffering from amnesia and paralysis.
Confused and terrified, he is charged with the
fatal stabbing of his girlfriend, Becky. He also
learns he attempted to end his own life.
Detective Inspector John Carver is determined
that Michael is sent to prison. With no way of defending himself, Michael is
left in his hospital bed awaiting transfer to remand. But then strange things begin to happen and his childhood comes back to haunt him.
Can Michael ever escape the past?
Will he ever discover the truth about Becky’s
And why is DI Carver so eager to make him suffer?
WOW! I’m going to start by saying what a fab cover, I love it! This story will drag you straight in from the first chapter alone. The Abattoir of Dreams is mysterious, written well, fast paced and cleverly written. I managed to read this story in less than 48 hours, I loved it and enjoyed this one. It is one of those stories that I won’t forget in a hurry. I absolutely hated DI Carver from the beginning (GRR) what an evil character and poor Michael I felt for him throughout his story.
The Abattoir of Dreams does contain dark and disturbing chapters so you’ve been warned! This book will mess with your head, what is real and what is not?
This story does touch on subjects I don’t normally read as they are personal and sensitive areas (domestic violence, rape and child abuse) but, the author has only touched on these subjects throughout the story and has included them into the story well. It does not focus on these subjects in depth. I understand that some readers may not like reading this story due to these areas included but the author has been very mature about these subjects and has written a brilliant story.
This is the first story I have read by Mark and it will not be the last, I highly recommend this story to you all. You will not want to put it down, a well deserved five stars from me. Bloody brilliant. Enjoy.