Ending the week with a blog tour!
Thanks to publisher and author for the free ebook copy in exchange for my honest review
TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE LIES – Rob Ashman (Released May 18th, 2020)
Twinkle twinkle, little lies,
How I see them in your eyes …
DS Khenan Malice believes his troubles are behind him. But it’s never that simple. This time … it’s personal.
Detective Kelly Pietersen has decided anti-corruption is not for her. But her previous life hunts her down, sending her world spiralling out of control.
Twinkle is a pillar of the community and an ambassador for the church. She is also a woman for whom lying is a way of life, wrapping those around her in a complex web of deceit. To her it’s a deadly game.
Their paths cross when a decomposed body is discovered.
The past and the present collide with shattering consequences, leaving the three of them fighting for survival.
My Thoughts: 4.5/5 stars
This is book two in the DS Malice series and I’d say you could definitely pick it up without needing the first one – I did and I didn’t feel lost! I love everything I’ve read from Rob Ashman and this was no different. If you want a crime series with a twisted villain, an incredibly quick plot, and one that will keep you guessing then look no further.
It amazes me how he can come up with a new twisted and crazy plot with each book. This genre can feel repetitive but there is always something unique, new, and demented within each of Ashman’s books. Once you start you aren’t going to want to stop, and I made the rookie mistake of starting late at night and just ruining my sleep schedule to finish. No regrets.
Well developed characters, a great bond between Malice and Pietersen, and you really got into the mind of our villain. Just do yourself a favor and pick up anything by Rob Ashman. You can’t go wrong! A big thank you to the publisher and author for the ebook copy in exchange for my honest review. Now to go and get book one!
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 was the result.
Rob published Those That Remain, In Your Name and Pay the Penance with Bloodhound Books and has since written the DI Rosalind Kray series. These are Faceless, This Little Piggy, Suspended Retribution and Jaded which are also published by Bloodhound.
His latest work sees the introduction of a new set of characters – DS Khenan Malice and DC Kelly Pietersen. The first book in the series is titled Killing Pretties and the second is Twinkle, Twinkle, Lies. Both books will be published this year.
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.