DCI Michael Yorke #1
“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.” – Bestselling Crime Author Stephen Booth
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 turning the pages late into the night.
What Readers Say
‘A pool of blood, an abduction, swirling blizzards, a haunting mystery, yes, Wes Markin’s One Last Prayer for the Rays has all the makings of an absorbing thriller. I recommend that you give it a go.’– Bestselling Author Alan Gibbons
‘It’s a stunning book, and a true testament to wonderful crime writing.’ Radzy Writes
‘Jeez Louise, the opener hit bull’s eye straight away and nothing could stop me from being dragged into the story,’ B for Bookreview
‘A WOW evoking opening and keeps the wows coming throughout. Shocking and at times disturbing, this is an intense, disconcerting and gripping tale.’ Bookworms Corner Blog Spot
‘One Last Prayer For The Rays is a dark and chilling read. There were lots of parts that are left to the imagination that shocked and horrified me but I so enjoyed them all.’ By the
‘An incredibly strong debut… I actually mistook it for one that an author with more published stories behind them would write. There was a moment when I thought wow, I’d so love to read everything this author has written – and I went on Goodreads to see what else is out there. That’s how good it is.’ Swift Coffee Blog
‘It’s twisty, dark, gritty, gripping and exciting, the characters are eclectic, complex, sinister, deeply flawed but wow do they get under your skin,’ Dash Fan Book Reviews
About Wes Markin
Wes Markin is a hyperactive English teacher, who loves writing crime fiction with a twist of the macabre.
Having finished ‘The Repenting Serpent,’ sequel to ‘One Last Prayer for the Rays,’ he is now working on the third instalment of DCI Michael Yorke’s wild ride. 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 living in Harrogate, UK.
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‘One Last Prayer for the Rays‘ is available at Amazon.
|Publisher||Independently Published (20 Jan 2019)|