One Last Prayer for the Rays

A DCI Yorke Thriller, Book 1
Narrated by: Aubrey Parsons
Series: A DCI Yorke Thriller, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
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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 listening late into the night.

Praise for the book:

"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." (best-selling crime author Stephen Booth)

©2018 Wesley Fletcher-Markin (P)2020 Wesley Fletcher-Markin

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Excellent crime thriller

A boy disappears from school and DCI Yorke must unravel the truth behind a demented family to try and save him.
 
This book starts off with a bang and keeps up the fast pace throughout. Through various twists and turns, the sordid truth unravels leaving the listener on the edge of their seat throughout to hear what happens. This book was a nail-biting crime thriller revealing disturbing secrets of a scary family that you will never believe! Wes created a sinister and captivating story that I could not stop listening to.

The narrator was good and i enjoyed his performance.
 
I recommend this book as an excellent and gripping crime thriller that you will not be bored with and definitely not be able to predict. Warning: do not start this book unless you have a lot of time, you will not be able to put it down! I cant wait to hear the next one!
 
Note: This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this objective review voluntarily.

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More Detective Work and Less Gore

One Last Prayer for the Rays
A DCI Yorke Thriller, Book 1
By: Wes Markin

WARNING ******** If you are sensitive to blood and gore you need to avoid this book!!!

This is a mystery thriller that starts fast and keeps the listener spellbound throughout, If you can get past the gore. The Ray family are the most extremely

dysfunctional kind of people imaginable.

A twelve year old boy disappears from school and the hunt is on. Many twists and turns and some unexpected surprises thrown in.

I probably won't follow this series if it continues like this one. A lot more detective work with less gore would help.

The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Aubrey Parsons gave an exciting performance.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Interesting twist

This was a good listen. At first I thought I needed more backstory on the characters. As the story continues you get all the information you need about the history of the Ray family and their troubles. This story grabbed me from the beginning and I kept coming back to listen. Each character was developed well and the narrator did a great job of making each person their own. I look forward to the next book in this series. I received this book for free for an honest review,

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A great story

Imo this book was a great story, that kept me wanting to just keep listening to it regardless of what I was supposed to be doing. The flow in the story kept you in the story, instead of being interested in this part and just wanting to skip a different part because it just didn't seem quite as part of the story.


I thought that the narration was done extremely well throughout the whole book. This is the first book that I have listened to from this narrator, but I will definitely be looking up more of his work.

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Great Story, Okay Performance

I had read the book before listening to the audio, so I don't know if it would have come across differently if I was hearing it for the first time. I enjoyed the book, and when given the opportunity to get a free copy of the audio in return for an honest review, I jumped on it. The story is just as intriguing when listening, but it took me some time to get used to the narrator's voice. I felt the character differentiation wasn't as clear as it could have been, so it was more like having the book read than a performance of the book. If you have to make a choice, I'd recommend reading the book; if you prefer listening, then the story makes it worthwhile.

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A little uneven <br />

Too many characters! But I suppose that was central to the plot. Yorke isn't very fleshed out so I hope he will be in other books. It held my attention throughout. Some clever plot twists and a rather unique premise for a police procedural!

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Pig Thriller

Felt it was a bit drawn out and with many characters to remember but I did enjoy. There is a lot of action with twists, interbreeding, kidnapping, torture, and sexual scenes best part was the last 1/3 of book with interesting ending. The scenes with the pigs were gross and what the Rays family did. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you

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A Few Chapters in It Will Grab You

The very beginning of the book put me off slightly. Am I ever glad that I read a little bit more; the rest of the book was a great read. There’s lots of action and a few surprises.

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  • MRSHUMPHREYJR
  • 02-04-20

a gripping story

I received a free copy of this audio book in exchange for my honest review. I had not listened to any of this authors books before, but thats already about to change. This is a gripping story that is very well narrated, and keeps you hooked until the very end. An excellent storyline

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  • pointlessgods
  • 01-28-20

great stuff

Aubrey Parsons is a fantasic narrator who brings the story to life and a well written book with great characters

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  • Andromeda's Twin
  • 01-27-20

Weird and 'bloody' entertaining

This is an exciting and rather novel story that starts off with a bang and heads off into the weird and bloody at full speed..

Please note that it's not for the faint hearted, there are some fairly graphic descriptions of torture in this story.

There are some editing issues here though, I'm not sure if they're in the book itself, or within the audio, but having listened to this narrator before, I'd guess that they are within the book, names being muddled up (Paul being referred to as Phil, Lacey being referred to as Lucy on several occasions BEFORE she 'reinvents' herself as Lucy) , mispronunciation of some fairly basic words which are likely the result of typos within the book but I cannot be sure, never having read the physical book myself.

Aubrey Parsons does a great job with the narration as usual, and was a pleasure to listen to.

I was lucky enough to receive a free review copy and I'm delighted to leave this review.

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  • David
  • 01-27-20

A great book and a fantastic narrator!

I rarely leave reviews but this book had me hooked! The story and the narrator made it hard to stop listening! Fantastic!!!

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  • TerryHeth
  • 02-14-20

Cracking. Well worth listening to

Straight off wow.
The story started with a bang & just continued on in that pace. It’s full on with rough edges, really rough people & some unsavoury happenings. Perfect for me.
I love the police force characters. Fun, serious, full people. I could see a new addiction to new people here. Oh dear!
Wes Markin looks like such a nice guy, hmmmmm haha
Narrator was great, kept the tempo going, had fab inflections for characters.
A definite recommendation off me.