The books just keep on coming from Rob Ashman and I absolutely love it!
Thanks to Bloodhound Books and to the author for the free ebook copy in exchange for my honest review.
THIS LITTLE PIGGY – Rob Ashman (out now!)
This is book two in the DI Rosalind Kray series. Check out my review for book one here!
Kevin Palmer is a regular sort of guy, or he was until his life fell apart. His wife, his money, his business and his reputation are all taken away from him. He tries to fight back and ends up in prison.
There he concocts elaborate fantasies to wreak vengeance. He is sent to work in an abattoir and the final piece of the jigsaw falls into place with chilling consequences. Then a cruel twist of fate changes everything.
DI Rosalind Kray is battling her own demons having returned to work following a brutal attack. She finds herself on the trail of a sick and twisted killer and cracks the macabre pattern of murders. But her boss is unconvinced.
Kray has Palmer squarely in her sights. But he has other ideas …
Can Kray break him in time to save the final victim?
Time is running out.
My Thoughts: 5/5 stars!
I don’t think I’ve encountered a book by Rob Ashman that wasn’t a 5 star read for me! I had recently finished up FACELESS (book one in the DI Rosalind Kray series), so when I saw book two was already coming out, I couldn’t wait to see where he was going to take it. Normally I try to read the synopsis of a book before starting, but I never need to with Ashman’s books because I know I’m going to love it.
In all honesty, you really only need to read the description of the book to get an idea of what you’ll be in for when picking this one up. One thing that is guaranteed in a Rob Ashman novel – you’ll be instantly hooked after that first chapter. Always gritty, graphic, and guaranteed to make some readers squirm, but that never stops a thriller fan! We go back and forth between Kray’s perspective and that of the killer. I’ve said it countless times, but I’ll say it again, I love when authors bring the readers into the mind of the killers. You get to be fully immersed in what makes them tick and you get details that ramp up the gruesome nature of the killings.
This could definitely be read as a standalone, but I highly recommend picking up book one, because it’s another great thrill-ride! Overall, if you are in search of a gory, bloody, and unsettling thriller, then you need to pick up THIS LITTLE PIGGY.
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.