Excited to be a part of the blog tour with Bloodhound Books for the second installment in the Mechanic Trilogy by Rob Ashman! Book one is THOSE THAT REMAIN. A gripping thriller about a brutal serial killer known as The Mechanic.
Police detective Lucas has become consumed with tracking down the deranged killer, known as Mechanic, and bringing the murderer to justice. Nothing else matters, not even his wife. His marriage is falling apart.
Mechanic has not killed for eight months and the trail has gone cold, then Lucas receives a terrifying letter. In a desperate bid to reignite the case, he tries to convince his boss to mount an operation in Baton Rouge where the letter was posted.
But was the letter really sent by Mechanic?
Not knowing where to turn, with his marriage in turmoil and his career on the rocks, Lucas begins to spiral out of control.
When Mechanic meets the head of a drug smuggling cartel the situation takes a grave turn.
Meanwhile, a bizarre set of murders are taking place in Vegas and Detective Rebecca Moran is put on the case. She will stop at nothing to make a name for herself.
Is there a link between the murders and Mechanic?
Can Lucas apprehend the killer this time or will Mechanic remain one step ahead?
My Thoughts: 5/5 stars!
With series there’s always the question as to if the next books will be as good as the first one. Well, Rob Ashman did not disappoint and delivered a knock out sequel to THOSE THAT REMAIN in book two of the Mechanic Trilogy – IN YOUR NAME.
Lucas has been pouring himself into trying to catch Mechanic, but after 8 months of no murders, the case begins to go cold. When he receives a terrifying and disturbing letter, post marked from Baton Rouge, he tries to convince the police chief to move the operation there – he is convinced it’s Mechanic.
His life is spiraling out of control. His obsession with this case is ruining his marriage and his job, but he’s convinced he can catch Mechanic and finally not be one step behind. But when the head of a drug cartel joins forces with the killer, things take an awful turn for the worse. Murders are occurring over in Vegas now, with Detective Rebecca Moran on the case. She’s determined to stop these murders and the reader can’t help but wonder, are these the work of Mechanic?
This book did a fantastic job of keeping the characters human. Lucas’ inner struggles feel real and you empathize with him over his marriage and work issues. Meanwhile, Mechanic is a serial killer you never thought you’d like, but that is one awesome character. After the twist at the end of book one, I loved the killer even more. The new characters are also well developed and Ashman does a great job letting the readers connect with them.
Warning, this is not for the squeamish. If you aren’t a fan of blood and gore then I’d recommend a different book series to read. However, hardcore crime fans will love this one!
I give this 5/5 stars! Let’s keep this series strong and I can’t wait for book three!
Big thanks to Bloodhound Books and Sarah Hardy for the advanced ebook copy in exchange for my honest opinion.
About the Author:
Rob is married to Karen with two grown up daughters. He is originally from South Wales and after moving around with work settled in North Lincolnshire where he’s spent the last twenty-two years.
Like all good welsh valley boys Rob worked for the National Coal Board after leaving school at sixteen and went to University at the tender age of twenty-three when the pit closures began to bite. Since then he’s worked in a variety of manufacturing and consulting roles both in the UK and abroad.
It took Rob twenty-four years to write his first book. He only became serious about writing it when his dad got cancer. It was an aggressive illness and Rob gave up work for three months to look after him and his mum. Writing Those That Remain became his coping mechanism. After he wrote the book his family encouraged him to continue, so not being one for half measures, Rob got himself made redundant, went self-employed so he could devote more time to writing and four years later the Mechanic Trilogy is the result.
When he is not writing, Rob is a frustrated chef with a liking for beer and prosecco, and is known for occasional outbreaks of dancing.
Rob is delighted that all three books in the Mechanic Trilogy will be published with Bloodhound Books in 2017.
Those That Remain – 22 June
In Your Name – 13 July
Pay The Penance – 8 August
Rob now writes full time and has recently completed his fourth novel titled Faceless.
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