June is here! What a better way to welcome the new month than with a serial killer thriller?
Thanks to Bloodhound Books and Rob Ashman for the advanced ebook copy in exchange for my honest review.
FACELESS – Rob Ashman (out now!)
After surviving a vicious knife attack, which left her husband dead, DI Rosalind Kray returns to work and is handed a serial killer investigation.
This killer is different, he doesn’t just want to take the lives of his victims, he wants to obliterate their very existence. The murders appear random but the killer selects his quarry with meticulous care.
While fighting her superiors Kray must conquer her own demons, which are tearing her apart.
Kray has the ability to think like a killer and her skills lead to a series of horrifying revelations that turn the case on its head. She believes she is getting close, then her world comes crashing down with devastating consequences.
Will Kray find the murderer and escape with her own life in tact?
The truth is closer than she could have ever imagined…
My Thoughts: 5/5 stars!
So last year I flew through Rob Ashman’s the Mechanic trilogy, and I loved all three books in that series. The reveal at the end of book one, the brutality and darkness of the murders, and so much more just sucked me in. So when I saw Ashman had a new book coming out, I had to jump on it! FACELESS did not disappoint!
Much like the Mechanic trilogy, we get to alternate between persepctives throughout the novel. We get to see through the eyes of those investigating the murders, and then through the eyes of our ruthless killer. Like I’ve mentioned in other reviews, I love being sucked into the mind of the killers, I feel like it gives us special insight into their deviant and dark behavior.
Being a reader that frequents serial killer novels and some true crime, I was shocked that Rob Ashmn was able to create an even more sadistic and twisted killer than I’ve come across so far! Not much scares me when it comes to these genres, but there are certain elements about the killer that will definitely shock readers, even the seasoned vets of the genre!
Much like the Mechanic trilogy, I don’t want to give away much about the book. You want to go into this one with as little informatin as you can. If you want a seriously twisted and deranged serial killer thriller, then look not further! I can’t wait for more from Ashman in the future, and I highly recommending picking this one up if you want an exhilarating page-turner!
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 published the Mechanic Trilogy with Bloodhound Books in 2017 and will be releasing three new books during 2018. These are titled: Faceless, This Little Piggy and Suspended Retribution.