Blog Tour & Review – Pay the Penance by Rob Ashman

I’m so excited to be apart of the blog tour for the third and final installment in the Mechanic Trilogy!


Book Description:

Murder. Corruption. Revenge.

Lucas has been tracking a killer, known as Mechanic, when his world is shattered. Unable to continue his hunt for the murderer he is forced to rely on his friend and colleague Dick Harper. But Harper has a knack for not playing by the rules. He doesn’t disappoint.

Meanwhile Detective Moran is trying to piece her life back together. The police stumble upon new evidence without grasping its significance. She has to divert the investigation if she is to survive.

The police are closer to Mechanic than they realise which puts Moran right in the firing line.

Mechanic, as usual, has other plans and the consequences for Lucas and Harper are terrifying…


My Thoughts: 5/5 stars!

The third and final installment in the Mechanic trilogy! Its been awhile since I have had a series or trilogy where I loved all the books and gave them all 5 stars. PAY THE PENANCE was a fantastic end to this serial killer thriller series. We’re back with the characters we know and love, and love to hate, this was a rollercoaster of book and I couldn’t stop reading!

With Lucas’ world falling apart, he is only focused on one thing, finding and killing the Mechanic. If you’ve read books one and two, THOSE THAT REMAIN and IN YOUR NAME, then you know what the Mechanic is capable of and what a truly sadistic killer they are. With Lucas, Harper and Moran reunited, they are on their final hunt for the Mechanic. But in these situations, are you really the predator, or are you simply the prey of the Mechanic? It seems this killer is always one step ahead of them.

I don’t want to ruin too much of the plot for anyone that either hasn’t read the first two, or is anxiously waiting to pick up book three! All you need to know is that this will not disappoint. We get to see a different side to Mechanic, they have a demon from their past that they need to overcome and you almost find it easier to relate to them, and dare I say it, like the killer. The sadistic and often torturous methods used for killing will make you cringe at times, but I would expect no less from Ashman’s series. This is a truly disturbed and psychotic individual, so you feel so conflicted when you start to feel sorry for them.

Overall, if you want a serial killer thriller with a unique twist (from the first book that carries on) then you definitely need to pick this one up! Not for the faint of heart – there is a lot of violence, but that is what you’ll come to expect from Ashman’s Mechanic series.

I give this book, and the whole series, 5/5 stars!

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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.

Connect with Rob Ashman here:

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