The Eyes of the Accused, is the second in the Ben Whittle series, this follows on from the enticingly gripping The Revelation Room, and I would suggest that you read this first as the back story although mentioned in The Eyes of the Accused, works better if you have previously read The Revelation Room.
Ben and Maddie are working for Ben's dad, who really doesn't treat Ben well and I found myself getting so cross with him, but he plays the part well.
Hannah goes missing on her way home from work and is quite early in her pregnancy, Whittle Investigations are called in after the police have several dead ends.
Ben and Maddie are sent out to find as much information as they can, this soon ends up with Maddie getting into very precarious situations.
Mark Tilbury is the master of twisting the knife within the storylines and brings a bleakness within the dark threads of this mystery.
His portrayal of Frank nearly made me throw up, he writes such believable characters that are brought to life through his brilliant descriptiveness, whether they are good, bad, evil or a mixture.
This was all done with slight humour, which kept it a lighter read than could have been and balances the series extremely well. I am definitely on the look out for book 3 and seeing what happens next!