Book Review: The File On Thomas Marks by Bentley Turner

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.

This is my first book by the author and I came into reading it with zero expectations. ‘The File on Thomas Marks‘ is a story about the mystery around two mysterious murders discovered within a short time apart from each other and both carried out in a similar fashion. Detectives McConnel and Simmons are assigned to this case and are determined to get to the root of the killings because they suspect they may have a serial killer at large. They soon discover that Thomas Marks was at the scene of both crimes, however there is no evidence he committed the crimes. The investigation takes the detectives 25 years back in time and this unravels very disturbing new information which places almost everyone around Thomas Marks as a suspect.

This book pulled me in and refused to let go. Although I am not a huge fan of mysteries or thrillers, this story was just right. The writing was fluid and clear with short chapters which triggered my curiosity more and more until I was totally invested in the story. The only downside for me was the fact that I didn’t connect with the detective’s character and also some of the other characters nevertheless I loved the way the story ended. Reading this book got me thinking more about why I don’t really read mystery books but thoroughly enjoyed this one. If most mystery stories were written like this one, I would probably be reading more of them.

I recommend this book. It is quick, entertaining and fascinating.

Rating: 4 Stars

Published: June, 2021 by Global Publishing Group

Pages: 233

Genre: Mystery


The Author:

Bentley Turner has written several short stories and numerous poems that have been published in literary journals and anthologies. Under his legal name he has written articles for academic journals, chapters for academic books, entries for encyclopedias and other reference books, and several books of nonfiction.


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