Firstly I wish to thank Sarah Hardy and Bloodhound Books for the invitation to take part on this Blog Tour For Those that Remain by Rob Ashman
A dark & compelling crime thriller
Lucas is coasting towards retirement in a mundane Florida police precinct when a brutal serial killer, codenamed Mechanic, lands on his patch.
Three years ago, they thought Mechanic was dead. But Mechanic is very much alive and no family is safe from the savage, ritualistic murders that the sadistic killer is compelled to commit.
Mechanic is always one step ahead and Lucas is forced to operate outside of the law.
But who can he trust and who is Mechanic?
Soon Lucas will learn that the truth is more terrifying than he could ever imagine and in order to find the answers he needs, he might have to put his life on the line…
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
This has to be one of the very best debut novels that I have read. From the first chapter the author Rob Ashman unleashes your curiosity, a damaged Police Lieutenant being eased back into work with the support of FBI Officers and what appears to be the delivery of a simple package of innocent items being anything but. It is now that you need to buckle up because the action won’t stop until the end of the book. If you read a lot you will get what I am going to say now. This is one of those moments when you are reading and you connect, you just know that this author is going to become a part of your life as every book he brings out you will buy. It is so darn good!
The identification of a dead psychopath’s finger prints at the scene of a botched burglary soon sets The Florida State Police and Police Lieutenant Edmund Lucas to overloaded. The Mechanic, as this psycho was named, would stage the victims in a gruesome and macabre scene. Absolutely loved this story that was fast moving and heart breaking at the same time. All of the characters are engaging with my favourite having to be Harper, he was just pure entertainment for me. You just got to love a come back.
The best news too is this is a trilogy so two more novels to come from this Welsh man that lives in England and writes about the USA crime scene. What ever he is doing it works superbly. A super book and for myself I am very excited about this author. BUY THIS BOOK
HERE IS A LITTLEABOUT 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 is delighted that all three books in the Mechanic Trilogy will be published with Bloodhound Books in 2017.
Those That Remain – 22 June
In Your Name – 13 July
Pay The Penance – 8 August
Rob now writes full time and has recently completed his fourth novel titled Faceless.
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Website link : http://www.robashman.com