Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Review: A Prayer For The Broken blog tour


A Prayer For The Broken by Mark Tilbury




ABOUT THE BOOK
*****

They promised the boy he’d be safe – they lied!

When eleven-year-old John McCormack’s mother is murdered, he is placed in the care of Pastor Ian Stone and his family. Clearwater House is a far cry from the squalid flats he’s been used to, but John soon learns that Pastor Stone’s perverted form of religion is anything but compassionate. As Stone attempts to purify John’s soul of “dangerous levels of toxicity”, it becomes increasingly clear he’s at the mercy of a madman.

Who can John talk to when no one wants to listen?
Who can he trust when all he knows is betrayal?

A Prayer for the Broken is the story of one child’s desperate fight to escape a sadistic killer who has complete control over him
 

******


My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Yes, I’ve done it. Not done this for a while.......my reserved 5* just had to be dealt out on this one.

Reading this authors books either leaves my stomach churning or I’m in a state of anxious moments for some of his characters or, wanting at least one of his characters to meet an untimely end.

This story had my rollercoaster of emotions all over the place.

Pastor Stone is someone in sheep’s clothing for sure. In British slang “he is what he ain’t”.
And these kids are right at the forefront of his manic, maniac religious nutcase ways!

I was told by a friend how to enable speaking on my Kindle app on IPad or IPhone. I just had to take this book with me today so I was listening to it being read to me.
I couldn’t put the story out of my head.

It’s twisted
It’s ugly
But this author can write to lighten the load now and again in his writing which is a good talent to have.

Reading this was like unravelling a play/drama in my head. The characters were so visual to me I swear I could draw a picture of them as they played out in my head.

I can’t wait to see what he does next time!

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