Firstly I wish to thank Sarah Hardy of Bloodhound Books for inviting me to take part on this Blog Tour for IN YOUR NAME by ROB ASHMAN
A chilling serial killer thriller from The Mechanic trilogy
Police detective Lucas has become consumed with tracking down the deranged killer, known as Mechanic, and bringing the murderer to justice. Nothing else matters, not even his wife. His marriage is falling apart.
Mechanic has not killed for eight months and the trail has gone cold, then Lucas receives a terrifying letter. In a desperate bid to reignite the case, he tries to convince his boss to mount an operation in Baton Rouge where the letter was posted.
But was the letter really sent by Mechanic?
Not knowing where to turn, with his marriage in turmoil and his career on the rocks, Lucas begins to spiral out of control and when Mechanic meets the head of a drug smuggling cartel the situation takes a grave turn.
Meanwhile, a bizarre set of murders are taking place in Vegas and Detective Rebecca Moran is put on the case. She will stop at nothing to make a name for herself.
Is there a link between the murders and Mechanic?
Can Lucas apprehend the killer this time or will Mechanic remain one step ahead?
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
Well after the absolutely belting finale of Rob Ashman’s debut novel, Those that Remain, I was holding my breath hoping that he hadn’t thrown everything into it and burnt out because it was one of my top three books of 2016. So I was both eager and apprehensive starting on chapter 1. Well Rob Ashman definitely hasn’t burnt out, this man is on fire!
I will say to you though do read this as a series not as a stand alone. Something bad had certainly gone down as Lieutenant Lucas stood along side an open grave while a priest talked in the background, again he is a broken man. The story then drops back 9 weeks to the 21st March 1983 and his first day returning to work after an eight long months recovering from the injuries he received from The Mechanic, a sophisticated, intelligent and ruthless serial killer. A delivery to work with a single serving of a sugar packet was enough to tip this already damaged officer over the edge, conformation to him that The Mechanic was not dead. The Mechanic was taunting him and wasn’t done yet and neither was he.
I closed this book and felt totally spent as it is absolutely stunning, sorry but I love The Mechanic, yes ok I know The Mechanic is a ruthless killing machine but you just got to be in awe of their coolness. The thing is there wasn’t a lot in life that really mattered to them and now they had scores to settle but being who they are it is done with style. A grand puppeteer that knows which strings to pull and make people dance the tune and dance they do.
There are all my favourite characters from book 1 in this story but now baring the permanent physical and mental scars of their brief encounter with this killing machine that needs a regular fix of death like an addict. The writing has such a natural style so you aren’t thinking about what may happen in the story you just savour every moment as you read it. It is violent and detailed because how else could you describe the sheer pleasure The Mechanic gets from each kill. They savour every single moment and Rob Ashman captures those perfect highs. There is also a wicked dark humour to this writing that just tops it all off. Just perfect! A massive must read series.
HERE IS A LITTLE 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 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