ASHES TO ASHES by PAUL FINCH #New Release #Serial Killer #Gangs #Heckenburg @PaulFinchAuthor @AvonBooksUK


Ashes to Ashes (Detective Mark Heckenburg, Book 6) by [Finch, Paul]



The Sunday Times bestseller returns with his next unforgettable crime thriller. Fans of MJ Arlidge and Stuart MacBride won’t be able to put this down.

John Sagan is a forgettable man. You could pass him in the street and not realise he’s there. But then, that’s why he’s so dangerous.

A torturer for hire, Sagan has terrorised – and mutilated – countless victims. And now he’s on the move. DS Mark ‘Heck’ Heckenburg must chase the trail, even when it leads him to his hometown of Bradburn – a place he never thought he’d set foot in again.

But Sagan isn’t the only problem. Bradburn is being terrorised by a lone killer who burns his victims to death. And with the victims chosen at random, no-one knows who will be next. Least of all Heck…



Oh wow I just feel like I have been to Hollywood because this is such at action packed thrilling Block Buster book! Talk about when the heat is on, phew, there is a relentless unstoppable killing machine on the rampage with a deadly flamethrower and mercy is not in their vocabulary. This is a wicked character that I was uncertain if they were the hired help, revengeful or just got off on it. One thing for sure was once they got their target there was nothing going to stop them. This killer didn’t know the word collateral damage they were so mind set. Gruesome, most definitely, terrifying, I still haven’t come out, would I recommend it, Oh hell yes!

I was more than happy when Mark Heckenburg, or Heck arrived, what a character he is. Not what you could call a team player, he is more than unconventional in his approach to get a result, love this character. In this book though he is drawn back to his home town of Bradburn where he has to work through his own ghosts from the past. Could John Sagan, normally on hire to the highest bidder for his skill of torture and execution to cause a prolonged and painful death, be the man Heck is after? There is only one course of action, to enter the gangland world of drugs and prostitution to find out. The body count can only increase until the puzzle is solved.

There are some super strong female characters in this book too both of higher rank than Heck neither of them really able to control him, but it is fun to read about. I especially like Superintendent Gemma Piper, former girlfriend of Heck way back in earlier books. So although this can be read as a stand alone there is of course history about key players that you will miss out on. The whole series is worth reading. Although this is a very graphic and violent novel there is some humour woven in amongst it all, just brilliant.

I loved every page I turned in this book that gave me a flamethrower serial killer that was as unstoppable as Jason Voorhees (Friday 13th), and a car chase that would be the envy of The Fast and Furious.  This is book 6 in the series and each one superb!



Paul Finch is a former cop and journalist, now turned full-time writer. He cut his literary teeth penning episodes of the British crime drama, The Bill, and has written extensively in the field of film, audio drama and children’s animation. He is also well known for his work in the thriller and horror fields.

Paul lives in Lancashire, with his wife Catherine and his children, Eleanor and Harry.

His website can be found at:

F O L L O W on F A C E B O O K
F O L L O W on T W I T T E R
F O L L O W on I N S T A G R A M



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