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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, The Last One To See Her will be published 4th June 2020.
When he's not writing, Mark can be found playing guitar, reading and walking.
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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?
The Last One To See Her is a terrifying story of what happens when you’re accused of a crime and no one believes you are innocent.
Praise for The Last One To See Her:
'Twisted Tilbury is back with a vengeance! From the utterly brutal prologue to the shocking conclusion, and everything in between, The Last One To See Her is an incredibly gripping and addictive page-turner.'
5* - Novel Deelights
'Mr Tilbury as totally smashed it, making this is best book yet! It is perfect for fans of Stephen King.'
5* - Bakers Not So Secret Blog
'This has to be my favourite book by the author, it has all the elements I enjoy in a thriller, an excellent plot, strongly depicted characters, tension, scenes that shock, gut punching ones where you really feel for the main character, and a hell of a twist. An excellent read that I would highly recommend to crime thriller lovers.'
5* - The Book Review Cafe
When someone wants you dead, is there anywhere to hide?
Who can you really trust?
Beth couldn’t be happier. She is eight weeks pregnant and married to the man of her dreams. But after returning home from a celebratory meal, she finds a wreath from her sister’s grave hanging above the bed and a kitchen knife embedded in her pillow. There are no signs of a forced entry. Nothing is stolen. And no one other than the cleaner has a key to the house.
Then a campaign of terror begins. Beth becomes increasingly paranoid as it becomes clear that someone close to the family is behind these disturbing events.
But who would want Beth dead?
Does the past hold the clue?
And can Beth find the answer before it’s too late?
Torment is a story of misplaced loyalty, revenge and sacrifice.
Mark Tilbury is the bestselling author of multiple thrillers including You Belong to Me, The Liar's Promise and The Abattoir of Dreams. Torment is a dark and compelling psychological thriller which will appeal to fans of authors like Mark Edwards, Charle Gallagher and John Nicholl.
Would you risk your life to get justice?
Lee Hunter doesn’t have a choice when he nearly drowns after spending the night
in a derelict boathouse with his best friend, Charlie Finch. After recovering from his
near-death experience, Lee realises he is part of two lives linked by the despicable actions of one man.
Struggling against impossible odds, Lee and Charlie set out to bring this man to justice.
Will Lee be able to unlock the past and bring justice to the future?
The Key to Death’s Door is a story of sacrifice, friendship, loyalty and murder.
What everyone is saying about The Key to Death's Door:
"Wow, where do I start there is just something about Mark’s books that is unique and makes outstanding, thrilling reads including this one…" Gemma Myers - Between The Pages Book Club
"Menacing, Horrifying and Gripping." Amy Sullivan - Novelgossip
"It’s a hard-hitting, well-written, compelling, gritty and thought-provoking story that, days later, still has me utterly reeling." Eva Merckx - Novel Deelights
"The writing flows naturally throughout and though the subject matter is frequently shocking it's a book that I was unable to put down." Karen Cole - Hair Past A Freckle
"...an original and enticing read that will really stick with you after you read it." Lorna Cassidy - On The Shelf Reviews
"a tense, mystery, thriller novel interwoven with supernatural and horror aspects, which reminded me of Stephen King style reads." Sassy Brit - Alternative-Read
"an outstanding read from Mark Tilbury, it is more than a read, however, it is an experience and one that I’d urge you to embrace." Sharon Bairden - Chapter In My Life
"the author has again shown us his ability to create a plot that blows you away..." Caroline Vincent - Bits About Books
"A dark, disturbing, horrifically well crafted and impressionable book." Diane Hogg - Sweet Little Book Blog
"an absolute beast of a novel and one that elevates its author to a new level of skill and technical accomplishment." Mark Wilson - Author
"Suffice to say, this is a superb story with a subject matter and storyline that will stay with me for quite some time." Steve Robb - BookieWookie
"A jaw-droppingly brilliant book that will appeal to readers of many genres." Jill Burkinshaw - Books n All
"...this is definitely on my top reads this year, and I can’t wait to see what disturbing tale he comes up with next." Heather Osborne - Eclectic Ramblings Of Author Heather Osborne
"The author has weaved a story that will have you well and truly hooked. I am starting to think Mark is the new Stephen King!" Shell Baker - Chelle's Book Reviews
"This author writes some of the darkest and most disturbed books that I have read – but I will admit that I love them and they are becoming to be a guilty pleasure for me
Can two wrongs ever make a right?
The police never found fifteen-year-old Ellie Hutton. She vanished ten years ago after walking home from school along a disused railway track. But Danny Sheppard knows exactly what happened to her. She is dead and buried in a field near Lassiter’s Brook.
Now Cassie Rafferty has gone missing. Same age. Similar circumstances. And Danny also knows what has happened to her.
Can Danny fight his demons and tell the truth this time?
Or will history repeat itself and leave another innocent girl dead?
Mark Tilbury is the author of dark and compelling psychological thrillers, including The Abattoir of Dreams, The Liar's Promise and The Ben Whittle Investigation Series. You Belong to Me is a twisty and gripping thriller which will appeal to fans of authors like Mark Edwards, John Marrs and Adam Croft.
Ben Whittle’s father, a private investigator, has been taken captive by a cult while investigating the case of a missing girl. When Ben receives a desperate call from his father asking for help, he is drawn into a dark underground world.
As Ben retraces the last known steps of the missing girl, he discovers the only option left is to join the cult and rescue his father from the inside. The leader, Edward Ebb, is a psychopathic egocentric who uses his position to control his small group of followers in The Sons and Daughters of Salvation. When he initiates Ben into the group, it soon becomes apparent how sick and twisted Ebb is. And while Ben tries to find both his father and the missing girl, he may also discover the gruesome secret concealed in a place called the Revelation Room…
The Revelation Room is the first in a new series of psychological mystery thrillers from the author of The Abattoir of Dreams and The Liar’s Promise.
A mother must protect her daughter from an unknown evil in this dark paranormal thriller from the author of the Ben Whittle Investigations.
During a visit to a local theatre, four-year-old Chloe Hollis becomes hysterical. But her mother, Mel, doesn’t realise that this is just the beginning of the nightmare. In the coming weeks, Chloe talks of the Tall Man—of death.
At her wit's end, Mel confides in Charles Honeywell, the headmaster at the school where she works. But what Mel doesn’t know is that Charles is linked to what is happening to her daughter.Will Mel learn the terrible truth? And can she overcome her own tragic past and save her daughter before it’s too late?
Two private investigators search for a missing pregnant woman in this gritty psychological thriller from the author of The Abattoir of Dreams.
Fresh from the horrors of their last case, private investigators Ben and Maddie are plunged into a disturbing world of terror as they search for missing pregnant girl, Hannah Heath.
Drawn to Frank Crowley, a suspect in Hannah’s disappearance, Maddie is about to come face to face with true evil. As she gets close to Crowley, Maddie will learn all is not what it seems. Crowley is just a small part of something much larger. Something so terrible and deranged, it defies reason.
A paralyzed amnesiac must solve his girlfriend’s murder in this psychological thriller from the author of the Ben Whittle Investigations.
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 in hospital from a coma 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 to send Michael 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 murder? And why is DI Carver so eager to make him suffer?