DCI 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 changes him forever?
One Last Prayer for the Rays introducing DCI Michael Yorke.
I really enjoyed this story, I thought that it was well written and I loved the suspense that the author built up. The book starts off with an action that has implications for the rest of the book’s plot and I thought it was very well planned out and I loved how it developed.
The book is not particularly fast paced but it moves on steadily and gradually builds up momentum as the book gets to its conclusion. I wasn’t a huge fan of any of the characters in particular in this one but I thought that they were well developed and they did work together well as a team.
I read this one without reading the blurb and I have to say that I thought it was really enjoyable – but I also feel that in part the blurb gave away some of the plot and bits that had me guessing so I am glad that I went in to reading it blind, so to speak.
It is four stars from me for this one, this is the first book I have read by this author and I have been really impressed – highly recommended!!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Wes Markin is a hyperactive English teacher, who loves writing crime fiction with a twist of the macabre.
Having released One Last Prayer for the Rays he is now working on the second instalment of DCI Michael Yorke’s wild ride, The Repenting Serpent. He is also the author of Defined, a prequel to his DCI Yorke novels, which takes the reader back to his blood-soaked university days.
Born in 1978, Wes grew up in Manchester, UK. After graduating from Leeds University, he spent fifteen years as a teacher of English, and has taught in Thailand, Malaysia and China. Now as a teacher, writer, husband and father, he is currently living in Harrogate, UK.