Helping round out the end of the blog blitz tour for Rob Ashman’s newest release!
Thanks to Bloodhound Books for the free ebook copy in exchange for my honest review.
SUSPENDED RETRIBUTION – Rob Ashman
Alex Jarrod is a war veteran. When a flesh-eating parasite destroys his face, he returns from Afghanistan with a head full of nightmares. His world crumbles around him until he realises there is work to be done. Another war to fight.
DI Rosalind Kray has her hopes pinned on becoming the new DCI after tracking down another serial killer, but those in charge have other ideas.
After a small-time crook is killed in a hit and run and a serial burglar is brutally murdered, Kray suspects a vigilante is at work. But her bosses disregard her theory – until they discover a third victim.
Once again Kray finds herself on the trail of a serial killer but this one is different. This one lives in his own private war zone.
With her bosses on her heels Kray has her work cut out and the body count is rising.
But he’s not going to stop until the mission is complete … and Kray’s not going to stop until she finds him.
My Thoughts: 4.5/5 stars!
I’ve been a huge fan of Rob Ashman since I picked up book on of his Mechanic series and I haven’t been let down yet! Always fast-paced and a quick read, he immediately sucks you in from the beginning. While you could probably read this as a standalone, I would highly recommend picking up books one and two in the series.
A new challenge for DI Roz Kray as a vigilante is on the loose and taking matters into his own hands. As with the other books in the series, we get a glimpse into the mind of the serial killer – which I will never tire of! We also get to see the effects of PTSD with Alex Jarrod, a war veteran that has suffered horrifically in Afghanistan. He is convinced that there is another war to be had, and he won’t stop until his mission is completed.
As with all his other books, I would recommend this to those looking for a gritty and quick crime fiction novel! How can you say no to a serial killer thriller? I can’t wait for the next release from Ashman.
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.